From Principles to Strategies to Practice: A Series on Online Course Design for Better Learning Experience, 26 Jan – 24 Feb 2022

Message from Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Organiser

Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, The University of Hong Kong

About the Series

Designing a course is an iterative and creative process that uses learning theories and frameworks, course planning, content expertise, and technology integration to create a seamless learning experience. For the past two years, teachers and course designers have faced the challenges of constant change and uncertainties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, teachers need to be flexible in implementing their course design in different modes, from face-to-face, blended, hybrid, and fully online.

In this series, we have curated several cases focusing on various course design that centers on students’ learning experiences. We will look into different principles and strategies to help you design for both in-class and out-of-class activities. We will also identify several learning apps that will add value to your teaching.

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Session 1: Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 12:30pm-1:45pm

Topic: Using Miro to Enhance In-class Collaboration

Speaker: Donn Gonda, CETL, HKU

Session 2: Thursday, 10 February 2022, 12:30pm-1:45pm

Topic: Using an Instructional Design Model to Enhance Moodle Learning Experience

Speaker: Donn Gonda, CETL, HKU

Session 3: Thursday, 17 February 2022, 12:30pm-1:45pm

Topic: Engaging Online Students Using Chatbots

Speaker: Dr. Timothy Hew, Associate Dean (Research Higher Degrees), Faculty of Education, HKU; Ms. Huang Weijiao (Ph.D. Candidate, 3rd Year), Faculty of Education, HKU

Session 4: Thursday, 24 February 2022, 12:30pm-1:45pm

Topic: Design Thinking as Methodology to Innovate Multidisciplinary Teaching and Learning

Speaker: Dr. Tris Kee, Senior Lecturer, CETL, HKU

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Lavina Luk at ytluk89@hku.hk.

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Join-the-Conversation: If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed – Stanley Kubrick


Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Centre for Applied English Studies, and the Common Core

Date : 13 January 2022 (Thursday)
Time : 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Hybrid Venue : Zoom and Digital Interactive Lab, Main Library
Speakers : Ms. Ming Yee Cheung (Union Crown Studio), Mr. Nikolas Ettel (Architecture)
Facilitator : Mr. Donn Gonda (CETL), Dr. Michelle Raquel (CAES), and Mr. Simon Boynton (CAES)
For face-to-face participants: To ensure that the seminar is held according to the guidelines on infection control measures for HKU events, limited seating of up to 45 people will be implemented. Please note that registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further guidelines on infection control measures for HKU events, please refer to https://covid19.hku.hk/events-crowd-management/guidelines/

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Abstract
Video creation is one of the most popular course assessments at HKU as it allows students to enhance written and oral text with visuals, sound, and digital effects. The art of creating a video that successfully communicates ideas and has an impact on the audience is undeniably challenging. This session features a professional film maker and a colleague from the Faculty of Architecture who will share their experience in film creation. It aims to give participants an insight into film making which they can use to help their students produce effective and engaging video assignments in their courses.

About the Speakers
Ms. Ming Yee Cheung has been working as an independent producer/director for the last 10 years. She co-directed two public television commissioned animation shorts, among which Winter Rest (2010) was selected by international film festivals and was awarded Team Award at the 2010 Ecofilms in Rhodes, Greece. Her ADC funded short narrative film This File Cannot Be Deleted (2011) won Special Mention at the Fresh Wave International Film Festival in Hong Kong.

Mr. Nikolas Ettel is a Lecturer in HKU’s Division of Landscape Architecture. He coordinates the Faculty Interdisciplinary Courses and teaches the Common Core Course 24 Frames: Communicating Ideas through Film. He is a Dr.techn. Candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where he explores films as an investigative research method. His research is shared in a TEDx talk (HKU, 2021), and has been exhibited and published internationally. Nik’s latest exhibition Alleys in Wonderland (PMQ, 2019 + City Gallery, 2021), a Design Trust Seed Grant awarded VR-project was displayed at the Hong Kong Pavilion for the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale 2021.

For information, please contact:
Ms. Lavina Luk, CETL
Phone: 3917 5272; Email: ytluk89@hku.hk

Join-the-Conversation: The Write Stuff – Enhancing Student Writing Skills in Undergraduate Courses

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Date: 2 December 2021, (Thursday)
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: ZOOM
Speakers: Ms. Rebecca Poon, Mr. Gavin Coates, Dr. Michael Rivera
Facilitators: Mr. Donn Gonda (CETL), Dr. Michelle Raquel (CAES), and Mr. Simon Boynton (CAES)

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Abstract

Many undergraduate courses have a writing component and students need to gradually develop and improve their writing skills over the course of their undergraduate career. One way to achieve this goal is to have engaging, relevant writing assessments in courses and provide students with writing support and teaching and learning activities that align with these assessments. In this join-the-conversation event, the speakers will share their experiences of teaching writing skills in one of their undergraduate CI-badged courses.

Applications for Communication-intensive Courses badging are welcome all year around. If your course has embedded any two of the following communication literacies: written, oral, visual, and digital, please contact us at cics@hku.hk or visit https://cics.hku.hk/ 

About the Speakers

Ms. Rebecca Poon is a Lecturer at the School of Nursing at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. She is a registered nurse, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing (Gerontology) and Center on Ageing, and a Board of Director of Pi Iota At-Large Chapter. She is also the Executive Director of Hong Kong Allergy Association. Her research interests are in the field of gerontology, health care ethics, health promotion and higher education.

Mr. Gavin Coates is a senior lecturer in the Division of Landscape Architecture at HKU, focusing primarily on planting design, landscape technology and biophysical systems. In 2016 he designed and co-taught a Common Core Course entitled ‘Nature in the City, Beyond the Concrete Jungle’ focusing on the relationship between humanity and nature – this course was rerun as a summer course in 2018, 2019 and 2020 as a hybrid face-to-face and online course. In 2021, Gavin was awarded an HKU Teaching Innovation Award for his submission ‘Continuing and Enhancing Field Trip Learning Experiences in the Online and Dual-Mode Teaching Environment’. He is also well known as a children’s book author and illustrator.

Dr. Michael B. C. Rivera is a bioarchaeologist and biological anthropologist specializing in the study of human history, evolution and skeletal biology. He is the lead archaeologist managing the excavation of the remains of a US Navy plane that crashed in Hong Kong in 1945. Dr. Rivera has also worked extensively in making archaeological research and scientific work accessible through various forms of teaching, social media and public engagement.

Event website: https://www.cetl.hku.hk/cic211202/

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Lavina Luk at ytluk89@hku.hk

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[1Dec-9Dec] Winter Sandbox Series: Agile Learning Design using Purpose-built Learning Design Studio

Message from Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to have you join us in our Winter Sandbox Series! Let’s create more engaging learning experiences for our students with agility using Learning Design Studio!

This series will be delivered in a hybrid format, and participants can choose to join the session via Zoom or face-to-face. Each session will adopt a workshop format, and our recommendation is to join the face-to-face session for a better learning experience.

Kindly check the details of each session here: https://www.cetl.hku.hk/sandbox2021w/

About the Series

Built on the experiences of previous Sandboxes, this series introduces a purpose-built learning design tool, the Learning Design Studio (LDS, developed in CITE, HKU), to be used within the context of four themes in agile learning design: (1) Mission-focused inquiry approach for student success in different disciplines, (2) Case-based learning and designing for aligned assessment, (3) Student-staff partnerships and engagement, and (4) Learning spaces and learning environments. The workshops will highlight how LDS can facilitate the sharing and adaptation of design patterns for agile (re-)design, using the design patterns embedded in the four Sandboxes. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to explore how to make use of design patterns within the context of their own course (re-)designs.

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Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Project Sharing Seminar [Join us online, 16 Nov 2021]

Message from Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to join our TDG Project Sharing Seminar – Getting Students Interested presented by Dr. Luke Fryer, Associate Professor/Assistant Director (Programmes), CETL, HKU.

Date: 16 November 2021 (Tuesday)

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Venue: Zoom

Speaker: Dr. Luke Fryer, Associate Professor/Assistant Director (Programmes), CETL, HKU

Principal Investigators: Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Dr. Luke Fryer, Dr. Alex Shum

Register here

For more details, please visit: https://www.cetl.hku.hk/sem211116/ 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Lavina Luk at ytluk89@hku.hk.

See you online!

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[Join us online] Students as Partners (SaP) Series, 5-30 November 2021

Message from Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Organiser

Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, The University of Hong Kong

About the Series

Students as Partners draws much attention from educators around the world as the partnership becomes a global trend to engage students to contribute to curriculum design, pedagogical conceptualisation, decision-making, implementation, investigation, and analysis in higher education. It creates excellent opportunities for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, curriculum development, and faculty professional development.

In this series, we invited global practitioners and researchers to talk about the best practices based on their successful projects or research works at different universities in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Concerns and perspectives at different levels (e.g., daily teaching, curriculum/programme design, and institutional framework) will be discussed. Student partners will co-present in some sessions.

Join us and get inspired to start your own journey towards involving students as partners.

Registration

Session 1: Friday, 5 November 2021, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Topic: Student-Academic-Industry Partnerships in Third Space: Insights from Transdisciplinary Higher Education

Speaker: Dr Giedre KLIGYTE, Lecturer, Transdisciplinary School, University of Technology Sydney

Session 2: Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Topic: Ako in Action: A New Zealand Perspective on Student-Staff Partnerships in Learning and Teaching

Speaker: Dr Kathryn SUTHERLAND, Associate Professor, Centre for Academic Development, Victoria University of Wellington, Australasia

Session 3: Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Topic: It’s Time to Try ‘Students as Partners’: And you might already be doing it

Speaker: Dr Mollie DOLLINGER, Equity-First, Students as Partners Lecturer, Deakin University, Australasia

Session 4: Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Topic: Nurturing Changemakers in Community Leadership: Students as Partners in the Community Development Space

Speaker: Dr CHNG Huang Hoon, Director of Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Centre, National University of Singapore, Singapore

(with Ms KUAH Ting Ting, Ms CHUA Wan Xuan, Ms Sheryl SEET and Ms Eunice TAN)

Session 5: Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Topic: Book Projects on Shaping the Higher Education Agenda with Students in Contrasting Institutional Settings: University College London, Northumbria University, and the American Geophysical Union

Speaker: Dr Vincent TONG, Associate Professor and University Director of Learning & Teaching, Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Click here for more details regarding the series.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Lavina Luk at ytluk89@hku.hk.

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CETL Reflection of the Week

Message from Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Dear colleagues,

We, at the Centre for the Enhancement in Teaching and Learning (CETL), strive to support you in your teaching and learning journey. Starting this month, we will be sharing with you relevant “Reflections, Tips, and Quotes” from the teaching and learning community (yourself included). We hope you will find them useful and interesting.

This week’s reflection is drawn from research conducted by Canning and colleagues (2019).

JOIN US in promoting teaching and learning at HKU!

Teaching and learning are best nurtured when we are part of a community of teachers and learners. We would like to collect relevant teaching and/or learning reflections, quotes, and tips that you’ve come across. Send me a quick email at Cecilia.Chan@cetl.hku.hk. We would love to hear from you and we hope to collect inspirational tips from the community.

Keep safe and smile always,

Regards

Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Check out more pedagogical support from CETL here: https://www.cetl.hku.hk/
Check out our Motivating and Engaging our Students Series here: https://www.cetl.hku.hk/motivate2021/   
Check out our Virtual Summer Sandbox Series: Ready, Steady, Learn! here: https://www.cetl.hku.hk/sandbox2021ss/            
Check out insights from international experts from our Education 4.0 series here: https://www.cetl.hku.hk/edu4/
Check out written and video resources on Technology Enhanced Learning here: https://www.cetl.hku.hk/tel/
Check out the Assessment Resources Website here: https://ar.cetl.hku.hk/index.php 

Seminar 1: Motivating and Engaging our Students Series

Message from Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Date: 16 September 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Ronnel B. King, CETL, HKU
Session Facilitator: Dr. Cecilia Chan, CETL, HKU

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Abstract

As we start the new semester, teachers might be asking themselves the question: How can I better motivate and engage my students? In this talk, I will draw on the educational psychology literature to illustrate how key facets of the teaching and learning environment can facilitate or inhibit students’ motivation and engagement. Particular attention will be paid to the role of environmental and personal factors and how teachers can leverage these in their own practice. I will draw on different theoretical perspectives and also my own research to present evidence-based insights which might be useful for teachers as they start the new semester.

About the Speaker

Dr. Ronnel King is an Associate Professor at the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. He also holds honorary appointments at The University of Macau and The Education University of Hong Kong. He is recognized as among the top 2% of the most highly-cited education scholars in the world. His research focuses on understanding the factors that underpin student motivation and well-being and designing interventions to promote these optimal states. He has published more than 100 scientific papers on these core topics. He is currently guest editing special issues on teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic in Educational Psychology and Educational and Developmental Psychologist.

About the Motivating and Engaging our Students Series

This series, organized by the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL), aims to offer evidence-based principles and strategies to use in motivating students to learn. During this series, we will have the chance to listen to educational experts on motivation and engagement as they share with us their research and what implications these might have for teaching and learning in higher education. We have speakers from Hong Kong, Singapore, and Korea to share with us their work and how this might be relevant for teachers at HKU.

Click here for more details regarding the series.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Lavina Luk at ytluk89@hku.hk

See you online!

Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

TDG Workshop 1: Walkthrough the Simulation Ward Activity, HKU T&L Festival 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to join our online TDG Workshop 1: Walkthrough the Simulation Ward Activity presented by the Quality and Safety Education Subcommittee, School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine.

This workshop will be held on 21 April 2021 (Wednesday) at 1:00pm – 2:00pm (HKT) via Zoom.

Registration: https://www2.cetl.hku.hk/cetlevents/regist/462/registEventAll.php?eventId=462  

Abstract

It is more common to use simulation-based education in undergraduate nursing programme as many studies documented simulation activity is a teaching strategy in increasing students’ clinical competence, critical thinking, satisfactory and self-confidence. However, the mode of simulation-based teaching in many simulation studies is the use of one simulator to a group of nursing students. In fact, in reality, one nurse has to take care of more than 10 patients within a duty, a single simulator to a group of nursing students is not sufficient to enhance their competence. Therefore, an innovative project named “The Use of ‘Simulation Ward’ Teaching Model to Promote Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Clinical Performance Competence” (Simward Project) is designed in where students are required to provide nursing care with the knowledge that they learnt to mixed human simulators.

It was a longitudinal study with convenience sampling. Thirty-five Year IV undergraduate students were recruited in this project. They were required to participate in the ‘Simward’ activity for three to six sessions, depending on their availability. The result shown students had significant improvement in clinical competence in the domains of knowledge, skills and attitude (KSA) elements. Additionally, their self-confidence and satisfaction also increased by self-evaluation.

About the Speaker

The Quality and Safety Education Subcommittee has been established in 2017 with the focus of developing teaching innovations using technology in the School of Nursing. Our team has been growing from small team to a team of 11 members. Four of them have successfully received the qualification of accredited simulation educator while some of them have specialized simulation education training in Australia and Germany. Recently, we were recognized by the University and received Teaching Innovation Team Award 2021. What we begin a simple idea to help nursing students be more competent has evolved into new projects. Our team has been successfully obtained several UGC Teaching Development Grants to build teaching innovations. Currently, we are having three sub-groups in working on high fidelity simulation, virtual reality and educational robot. Apart from providing quality education to our School, we also welcome interprofessional education. Over the past years, we conducted Interprofessional Clinical Skill Competition, interprofessional blended team-based learning and interprofessional simulation education with medical and pharmacy students. To facilitate knowledge exchange with local and international educators, we conduct International Simulation Workshop annually to educators from universities in South-East Asia and local education institutes.

More information about the workshop: https://www.cetl.hku.hk/tdgfest21/event/workshop-1/

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Lavina Luk at ytluk89@hku.hk

See you online!

Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning 

Online poster showcase and open classroom observation, HKU T&L Festival 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Join our online poster showcase session and be amazed by our teachers’ innovation and creativity in their teaching development grants (TDGs). Being online does not mean we cannot have exciting chats and interactions with peers. In fact, this is far more exciting than a usual poster session in a traditional conference. Let’s celebrate the wonderful achievements of our colleagues.

Date: 14 April 2021 (Wednesday)

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm (HKT)

Venue: Conducted via Zoom

Details of the poster showcase session: https://www.cetl.hku.hk/tdgfest21/poster-showcases/  

Register here: https://www2.cetl.hku.hk/cetlevents/regist/462/registEventAll.php?eventId=462

Following the poster showcase session, there will be an open classroom observation session offered by Dr. Peter Cobb from the Faculty of Education and Faculty of Arts on the same day. In this session, Dr. Cobb will explore the stuff of the past to understand our own and others’ lived experiences. This class will work together to explore the past and its relationship to the present – while simultaneously considering the things in our own daily lives. Below is the information for the first classroom observation:

Date: 14 April 2021 (Wednesday)

Time: 2:30 pm – 4:20 pm (HKT)

Course title: CCHU9080: Dead People’s Things: Excavating the Past with Archaeology

Venue: Conducted via Zoom

More information here: https://www.cetl.hku.hk/tdgfest21/event/cchu9080/  

Register here (Open classroom observations are exclusive to HKU teachers): https://www2.cetl.hku.hk/cetlevents/regist/463/registEvent.php?eventId=463

About the festival

The HKU Teaching and Learning Festival 2021 aims at celebrating the achievements of teaching innovation and development by HKU teachers through various endeavours, including, but not limited to, teaching development grants (TDGs). Starting from early April to late May 2021, multiple events – keynote speeches, workshops, open classroom observations, and poster showcases will be taking place. Among these events, the open classroom observations and poster showcases are the two highlights that will offer exciting opportunities for witnessing and experiencing how excellent teaching creates a positive impact on student learning in a virtual environment. Check out which events interest you and join us online! All are welcome.

Event website: https://www.cetl.hku.hk/tdgfest21/

Kind regards,

Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning