GHELC Seminar Series : Evaluation of Experiential Learning Course – Business Consulting Practicum

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The Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre (GHELC) seminar series offers faculty members valuable information on experiential learning, providing fundamentals of various key components of experiential learning, its practice and implementation. Through these seminars, the benefits for faculty members will be: intellectual stimulation; developing working relationships, especially interdisciplinary relationships; building a greater sense of intellectual community; learning new teaching and research methods; and learning about new opportunities.

Date: 9 April 2013 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Run Run Shaw Building Room321, The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Dr. Winnie Leung and Professor Patrick Y.K. Chau (Faculty of Business and Economics)

Abstract
Building from the core principles of experiential learning, the speakers will be discussing the challenges and opportunities present in evaluating experiential learning course. The speakers will describe the assessment methods of student reflections, building relationships with community and obtaining feedback, and how faculty scholarship can emerge from implementing service learning.

About the Speakers
Dr. Winnie Leung joined HKU as Teaching Consultant in 2010. She is a CPA in Hong Kong with practical experience in banking and accounting. Dr. Leung is passionate towards teaching and learning. Her enthusiasm and devotion in teaching has earned her high recognition for teaching excellence. She was given the Outstanding Teacher Award (Undergraduate Teaching) by the Faculty of Business and Economics in 2012. Beyond the classroom, Dr. Leung has been the programme coordinator of “Business Consulting Practicum” which is an experiential learning course for students to gain practical experience of working with business clients (local SMEs and social enterprises) in solving “real-life” problems related to their studies. Dr. Leung’s research interests include Financial Accounting and Corporate Governance.

Professor Patrick Chau is Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong. His research interests include issues related to IS/IT adoption and implementation, information presentation and model visualization, electronic commerce and knowledge management. He has been Associate Dean (Undergraduate) in the Faculty and a Visiting Professor in different universities including Dalian University of Technology, Tsinghua University (Beijing), Australian National University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Zhejiang University. He has received many international awards and recognitions including Top 1% Scholar based on ISIs Essential Science Indicators (ESI) in 2009 and 2010, and Chang Jiang Scholar by the Ministry of Education, the People’s Republic of China in 2010.

URL: http://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=21886

Should you have any enquiries, please send email to Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre at ghelc@hku.hk.

CETL Seminar: Evaluation of the flipped classroom at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

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Presentation by Dr Neel Sharma

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Presentation by Mr Darren Harbutt

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Abstract
7Flipping the classroom, a term synonymous with Professor Eric Mazur at Harvard University and Salman Khan of the now very well-known Khan Academy, involves delivering relevant and concise video materials to students prior to a class or lecture hall session. Class time is then utilized to encourage instructor-peer interaction with focus on application of theory to workable examples and case problems.

From a medical perspective, there is limited evidence of the merits of such a platform. During this seminar, we plan to discuss the findings of a mixed methods study evaluating the use of the flipped classroom at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. The teaching approach and our findings will be relevant to a wider audience and in particular to anyone who is thinking of flipping a classroom.

Speakers:
Dr Neel Sharma (Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU),
Dr Iain Doherty (CETL, HKU),
Mr Darren Harbutt (CETL, HKU)

Date: 19th April, 2013 (Friday)
Time: 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building, HKU

About the speakers
Dr Neel Sharma graduated from the University of Manchester, School of Medicine, in 2007, after which he moved to London to complete foundation and core medical training posts. Neel has a keen interest in medical education having been appointed as a Clinical Lecturer at the Centre for Medical Education at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and in September last year joined the Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education as an Honorary Tutor.

Dr Iain Doherty is Director of the University’s e-learning Pedagogical Support Unit. He has been involved in e-learning for over ten years and during this time he has developed expertise in teaching and learning theory, learning design, technologies for teaching and professional learning for teaching staff. Iain also leads in e-learning strategy, operations and management.

Mr Darren Harbutt graduated from the University in Manchester in 1987 with a BA (Econ) (Hons). Since then, Darren has spent over 20 years working in education, the last six years of which are in the tertiary sector. To extend his interest in education and technology, Darren completed an MA in ‘Digital Technologies, Communication and Education’ and is currently an Instructional Designer in the e-learning Pedagogical Support Unit, part of the CETL.

For details and online registration, please go to:

http://www.cetl.hku.hk/seminar130419/

For enquiries, please contact Ms Ivy Lai by email at laichun2@hku.hk.

CITE Seminar: A demonstration of the virtual environment for learning experimental procedures in a laboratory – the SWIFT lab

Screen Shot 2013-03-23 at 6.28.26 PMYou are cordially invited to attend the following seminar jointly organized by the Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE) and the Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (IMHSE):

Speakers
Mr Brant Knutzen Learning Designer Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

About the seminar
This seminar will present the current state of the technology for virtual simulations of an experimental laboratory. The primary demonstration will be the SWIFT virtual laboratory (http://www2.le.ac.uk/projects/swift) and the simulated lab bench setups, developed and hosted by the University of Leicester in the UK. Previously these lab benches were set up to host virtual experiments testing for blood samples for Sickle Cell Anemia, Huntington’s Chorea, and other genetic disorders.

The equipment on the benches are virtual representations of PCR thermocyclers, UV transilluminators, protein gel tanks, dye gels, power packs, and a desktop computer. Students are presented with a series of multiple choices testing their ability to recognize the equipment, follow the lab procedures to correctly analyze the blood samples, analyze the DNA testing results, and make the correct diagnosis.

Students are also expected to learn safety procedures such as when to wash their hands, put on a lab coat, wear nitrile gloves, dispose of contaminated waste, use the autoclavable disposal bag holder, etc.

Recently the SWIFT lab has begun setting up a new experiment using Restriction Fragment Analysis and a water bath machine, which includes a 3D animation to graphically show the RFA process.

This seminar is designed to help HKU teaching staff and administrators develop awareness of recent developments in virtual simulation technology at other universities around the world.

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Venue: Telemedicine Centre (MTC), 2/F William MW Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam
ALL ARE WELCOME!

Please make your reservation via
http://www.imhse.hku.hk/v2/portal/?event=seminar-a-demonstration-of-the-virtual-environment-for-learning-experimental-procedures-in-a-laboratory-–-the-swift-lab

For inquiries, please contact Ms Michelle Pun 2819-9841.

Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom tells you 5 things you need to know about China

History Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom from UC Irvine offered some valuable advice to students on putting China issues into perspective at the fourth Common Core Distinguished Lecture held on March 4, 2013.

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GHELC Seminar Series – Building Overseas Partnerships – Flooding Bangkok: Experiential Learning in the Planning Disciplines – Mar 21

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Message from Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre

The GHELC seminar series offers faculty members valuable information on experiential learning, providing fundamentals of various key components of experiential learning, its practice and implementation. Through these seminars, the benefits for faculty members will be: intellectual stimulation; developing working relationships, especially interdisciplinary relationships; building a greater sense of intellectual community; learning new teaching and research methods; and learning about new opportunities.

Date: 21 March 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Run Run Shaw Building Room 321, The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Ms. Dorothy Tang (Assistant Professor, Division of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, HKU)

Abstract
This seminar will address two challenges: establishing an experiential learning course overseas, and pedagogical strategies to incorporate experiential learning into large scale planning and design. Speaker from the Faculty of Architecture will share experiences working with an overseas partner in Thailand to engage both academic and industry communities to allow students to participate in a “real-life” project. Discussions will focus on (1) resources for initiating such courses at HKU and maintaining course sustainability, (2) the importance of developing and fostering community partnerships, and (3) challenges that are unique to working in a non-local setting.

About the Speaker
Dorothy Tang is an Assistant Professor of landscape architecture at the University of Hong Kong. She directs the undergraduate program and teaches design studios and seminars that explore the role of landscape strategies at the intersection of everyday social operations and large-scale infrastructural systems. Dorothy’s current research investigates landscape change due to production, infrastructure development, resource extraction, and urbanization at multiple scales. She is particularly interested in the rehabilitation of environmentally degraded landscapes due to mining, infrastructural systems in informal settlements or slums, and the relationship between urbanization and water resources. This research forms the basis for landscape design proposals that address these various issues.

Learn more about the GHELC seminar series at Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre

Registration: http://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=21840

For enquiries, please email to Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre at ghelc@hku.hk

e-Learning and m-Learning Initiatives at HKU SPACE – Apr 12

CETL EPSU Seminar

Speakers:
Dr. Weiyuan Zhang, Head of Centre for Cyber Learning, HKU SPACE
Ms. Jeanne Lam, Associate Head of Centre for Cyber Learning, HKU SPACE

Date: 12 April, 2013 (Fri)
Time: 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building, HKU

Abstract:
e-Learning and m-Learning have become an increasingly important part of learning and teaching with evident advantages of flexibility, richness, resource-sharing, and cost-effectiveness. This seminar is intended to provide an overview of e-Learning and m-Learning initiatives at HKU SPACE. The design and use of Learning Management System (SOUL 2.0) will be introduced. The underlying principles of instructional design for e-Course development will be illustrated. Examples of engaging and interactive content and activities for effective e-Learning and m-Learning will be showcased.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

For information on registration, please contact:
Ms Ivy Lai , CETL
Phone: 3917 8996; Email: laichun2@hku.hk.

Advanced Teaching and Learning @ HKU, 2013

The ‘Advanced Teaching and Learning @ HKU’ programme is one of the foundation programmes in teaching and learning at the University of Hong Kong.  It is a mandatory programme for all new academic and academic-related staff with full-time teaching responsibilities commencing on or after September 1, 2011.  The overall aim of this programme is to provide staff with an opportunity for in-depth application of the principles and concepts of scholarly, evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning.  To offer staff greater flexibility we are pleased to offer the programme in two modes, as follows:

Mode 1: Weekly Seminar Mode
Date: April 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; June 3 (Mondays)
Time: 3pm-6pm
Venue:  Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building, HKU

Mode 2: Intensive Mode
Date: June 4, 5, 6 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Time: 9:30am – 4.30pm
Venue:  Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building, HKU

For details and online registration, please go to: http://www.cetl.hku.hk/atl/

For enquiries, please contact Ms Ivy Lai by email laichun2@hku.hk

GHELC Seminar Series – Designing and Implementing Experiential Learning Course – Mingde Project

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Message from Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre

The GHELC seminar series offers faculty members valuable information on experiential learning, providing fundamentals of various key components of experiential learning, its practice and implementation. Through these seminars, the benefits for faculty members will be: intellectual stimulation; developing working relationships, especially interdisciplinary relationships; building a greater sense of intellectual community; learning new teaching and research methods; and learning about new opportunities.

The first seminar will be held with the following details:

Title: Designing and Implementing Experiential Learning Course – Mingde Project
Date: 27 February 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Run Run Shaw Room321, The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Professor L. G. Tham (Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering, HKU)

Abstract
Basic principles of experiential learning will be reviewed and perspectives on experiential learning experiences from faculty, students, and community partners will be provided. Speaker will also share his experience in setting up experiential learning courses and the specific challenges and rewards of experiential learning

About the Speaker
Professor George Tham is the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Senate, Academic Board, Curriculum Development Committee, Steering Committee on 4-Year Undergraduate Curriculum. His interests cover foundation engineering, rock engineering, slope engineering and engineering education. His outstanding achievement in teaching has been recognized in the field and he has been awarded the University Distinguished Teaching Award (Team Award) for the Mingde Projects.

Learn more about the GHELC seminar series at Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre

Registration: http://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=21564

For enquiries, please email to Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre at ghelc@hku.hk

CETL Seminar: Using Feedback to enhance Assessment and structure Student Learning – Feb 6

Date: Wednesday 6th February 2013
Time: 12:45 – 14:00
Venue: Run Run Shaw Building, Room 321
Presenter: Dr Suki Ekaratne, Associate Professor, CETL,HKU

About the Seminar
We need to assess students for various purposes including certification, which can mean certification of both student learning and even our own teaching. Therefore, both students and faculty can become disillusioned when assessment grades fall below expectations. Feedback can enhance the effectiveness of both our teaching and student learning / grades and has become the subject of increased discussion in Higher Education, as when scores from National Student Surveys (NSS) or student experience questionnaires are analysed institutionally. Even student unions, such as in the UK, have selected feedback as an important area in facilitating student development. Such interest has generated several inquiries on this topic and in this short seminar, participants will examine and discuss a variety of ways that can be used to enhance student learning by the use of feedback and within the context of limited time availability, using examples drawn from disciplinary contexts.

At the end of the workshop, participants would have:
• Identified different types of feedback that can enhance subject learning & student skills
• Analysed when feedback is able to enhance learning and when it is not
• Discussed ways to give feedback to improve student performance and their learning
• Developed a rationale for feedback-supported teaching

For details and online registration, please go to http://www.cetl.hku.hk/seminar130206

For enquiries, please contact Ms Ivy Lai by email laichun2@hku.hk.

About the speaker
Suki has just joined the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. He comes here from the University of Bath, UK where he designed and taught faculty training courses and workshops as well as conducted other professional development activities for faculty. Prior to that he has taught in the USA and in Sri Lanka where he was Professor of Marine Ecology and from 1997, Founder Director of the Staff Development Centre at University of Colombo. He has served on editorial boards of both marine ecology and faculty development journals and has published extensively in these areas. Suki has been a UK Commonwealth Scholar, a Royal Society Research Fellow, a double Fulbright Senior Fellow and holds International Scholar status in US universities. He has founded the Sri Lanka Association for Improving Higher Education Effectiveness (www.slaihee.org) and the Field Ornithology Group (www.fogsl.net) and holds a doctorate in marine ecology from the UK. Suki was recently awarded the Spirit of ICED award by the International Consortium of Educational Development for leadership in international educational development (http://icedonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Suki-citation.pdf).

Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme & Workshop – Jan 25

Applications are invited for the Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme, which was introduced by the Teaching and Learning Quality Committee in 2010-11.

Objectives
The Scheme aims to enhance the scholarship of teaching at the University through enabling academic staff members to share experience and to collaborate on teaching and curriculum development initiatives at reputable universities where excellent pedagogical practices or curriculum innovation are being implemented, and to facilitate reciprocal visits to the University by academic staff of these institutions. The Scheme is a measure also to ensure that our curriculum and pedagogy are benchmarked against international best practice.

Eligibility
All full-time teaching staff with a minimum of two years of service at the University are eligible to apply.

Deadline for Application
Interested colleagues are encouraged to attend the CETL Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme Workshop at January 25, 2013, which will provide an overview of the Scheme and advice on the preparation of the application. All applications and supporting documents should reach Ms. Synthia Chau, Secretary of the Teaching and Learning Quality Committee (c/o Academic Development and Quality Assurance Section of Registry) on or before March 15, 2013. Enquires may be directed to Ms. Synthia Chau at 2859 2440 or via email to schau@hku.hk.

Applicants will be notified of the results in April/May 2013.

For more details, please read the circular below.
Announcement circular from the Chairman of TLQC (document 139/1112) (HKU Portal login required)

Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme Workshop
Organized by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
Facilitator: Dr. Gayle Morris, CETL, The University of Hong Kong
Date: 25 Jan, 2013 (Fri)
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building

Abstract
This workshop provides an overview of “Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme.” This workshop is open to all teaching staff who are interested in finding out more about the Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme. Staff will be provided an overview of the scheme, the key objectives, eligibility and advice in preparing an application. Staff who are thinking about applying in the next round are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff who are not sure, or would simply like to know more about the scheme, are most welcome.

Registration

For registration, please contact:
Ms Ivy Lai , CETL Phone: 3917 8996; Email: laichun2@hku.hk.