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2012 Annual Dinner and November Talk

In order to celebrate the 28th Anniversary of the Chartered Institute of Linguists Hong Kong Society, a celebration dinner will be held in early November. Details of the anniversary dinner are as follows:



3 November 2012 (Saturday)



Cocktail reception starting at 6:30 pm

Buffet dinner starting at 7 pm



3/F, Function Room, YMCA,

Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon



HK$200 for members of CIoLHKS &

HK$300 for non-CIoLHKS members


CPD Talk at Annual Dinner on

Open Educational Resources and Language Learning

by Dr K C Li

PhD, MA(DE), MA(TESL), MA(ChinLing), MA(Ling), BEd, LLB, 
DipEd, TCert, DipTrans, AdDipTrans, PgDipTESL, MHKTS, FCIL

President, Chartered Institute of Linguists Hong Kong Society

Director, Research Centre, The Open University of Hong Kong


Profile of the Speaker:

Dr K C Liis active in the academic and professional communities. Besides being the President of Chartered Institute of Linguists Hong Kong Society, he isHonorary Chair Professor and Visiting Professor of a number of tertiary institutions in China and the United Kingdom, Advisor of the Doctorate of Professional Studies programme of Middlesex University, and Subject Specialist of Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. He has contributed as an advisor in a broad range of study and training programmes and as a key member in committees of various professional bodies; for example, Dr Li was the founding Chairman of the Council of Hong Kong Professional Associations. His current research interestsfocus on open education and modes of learning.



An increasing number of institutions and governments are joining the open educational resources (OER) movement, which is re-shaping learning and teaching worldwide. More and more organizations are sharing resources for learning on websites, Wikibooks, Bookboon, YouTube, open access directories and other OER repositories. This talk will offer an overview of the movement from MIT’s OpenCourseWare project started in 2001. It will highlight the status of OER development in Hong Kong, in particular the various types of OER available for language learning, including a project to develop open textbooks for English language education. It will also briefly analyze the phenomenon that Hong Kong appears sluggish in recognizing the global altruistic benefits of the OER movement, despite its advanced ICT infrastructure and educational development.


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