Summer BOLT Foundation Course 2016


About the Course

Summer BOLT foundation course (BOLT Summer Course) is a summer module jointly conducted by Hong Kong Baptist University and The Hong Kong Institute of Education and based on the course developed by PolyU’s BOLT team. This summer module comprises six sessions and is offered over the summer at a very relaxed pace. During this module, participants can take part in both face-to-face and online learning sessions to explore pivotal learning tools, technologies and techniques on the move. A variety of learning activities and range of other input sources such as videos and readings will be provided in the online platform.

Please click to view the course syllabus and promotional poster.


Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

By the end of BOLT Summer Course Module 1 (Designing Blended Learning), you will be able to:

  • describe a variety of blended and online learning approaches, techniques and tools;
  • critically evaluate these approaches, techniques and tools; and
  • apply these approaches, techniques and tools to your own teaching and learning context.


Course Facilitators

  • Dr Theresa Kwong , Assistant Director of CHTL, HKBU
  • Ms Angela Ng , Acting Head of Language Centre, HKBU
  • Dr Emma Buchtel , Assistant Professor of Psychological Studies, HKIEd
  • Mr Brant Knutzen , Blended Learning Consultant, HKIEd
  • Mr Darren Harbutt , BOLT co-project Leader & Educational Development Officer of EDC, PolyU


Time Required

Approximately 2-3 hours per session over the 14 week summer period (May 23 – Aug 31, 2016).

Course Schedule

Period Session Topic Learning Mode
May 23 – 25 Session 0 Course Introduction Online Learning
May 26 – June 5 Session 1

Deep Dive 1

Setting the Scene

Cloud- Based Tools

Face-to-Face Session*
(May 26, 12:30-2:30p.m. at ACC209) &
Online Leaning
June 6 – 19 Session 2

Deep Dive 2

Teaching Online

Discussion Forum

Online Leaning
June 20 – July 10 Session 3

Deep Dive 3

Learning Online

Blogs & Social Media

Synchronous Session
(June 27, 3:00p.m.)
& Online Leaning
July 11 – 24 Session 4

Deep Dive 4

Collaborating and Learning


Online Learning
July 25 – August 14 Session 5

Deep Dive 5

21st Century Learning

Assessment & Feedback Tools

Online Learning
August  15 – 31 Session 6 Learning on the Move Face-to-Face Session

& Online Learning

*Note: light lunch will be provided.



The BOLT Summer Course offers a certificate of completion for all participants who complete the required activities. We have implemented a system of achievements/badges to record your progress, some of which you assign yourself on completion of activities and some of which the instructors will assign. In order to receive the certificate, you must earn eight of the following nine completion badges (one badge can be dropped):

  • Complete the Learning Innovation Plan: 1 badge (this is the main assessed task of the course and cannot be dropped)
  • Complete Session 1-5 online (self-assign): 5 badges
  • Attend (or watch the video capture of) the face-to-face sessions in Week 1 and Week 6: 2 badges
  • Attend the online synchronous session: 1 badge

Additionally, if you watch the first Deep Dive video in each series (i.e. Deep Dive 1.1, Deep Dive 2.1 and so on), there are five additional badges to earn.  If you earn the nine completion badges plus the five additional badges, that makes you a BOLT Champion!