Important Notes on Obtaining Ethical Clearance for your ProposalGuidelines (with sample screenshots) for Obtaining Ethical Clearance from the Research Ethics Committee (Download here!)
You must submit your proposal to the Human (non-clinical) Research Ethics Panel to obtain ethics/safety clearance in parallel while the TDG Panel is reviewing your application. The TDG Secretariat will confirm that you have obtained clearance from the said Panel after the review. Please note that TDG cannot support any project without ethical clearance. You are strongly advised to follow the above Guidelines for the procedures and an example of applying for ethical clearance from the REC.
Depending on when your proposal will be finally approved, the actual start and completion dates of your project may differ from your proposed ones.back to top
Providing more cross-cultural learning opportunities to our students and promoting internationalisation are the priorities in the Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028. In this light, our University has been promoting blended learning and developing partnership with overseas universities.
Developing Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs) and other blended learning initiatives are good examples of such endeavours, through which our students can learn alongside their peers in other universities with different cultural backgrounds. Teachers can also co-teach with overseas partners, opening up more opportunities for joint programmes.back to top
Seed Funding for Initial Establishment
To provide incentive and support in setting up a new SPOC, teachers can apply their innovative blended learning ideas and put together a proposal for a seed funding managed by the TDG Panel. Up to HKD100,000 can be allocated for each successful proposal. Proposals will be processed on a first come, first serve basis, until the fund is exhausted.back to top
Application Formback to top
At least one partner in a non-local university/organistation must be identified at the time of application. Each SPOC should have a minimum duration of 3 weeks. Teachers are however not expected to produce a 13-week SPOC like the regular lectures.
Each proposal will be evaluated by three reviewers based around the following criteria:
- Ways to facilitate students to learn alongside their peers in other overseas institution(s)
- Ways to facilitate co-teaching with overseas partner(s)
- Intended outcomes of the proposed SPOC(s)/blended learning initiatives
- Project design including the implementation details and timeline
- Budget plan
- Ways to evaluate effectiveness and collect evidence of success
FutureLearn as Platform
FutureLearn is chosen to be our SPOC platform as it has already established a number of courses with other universities. With such a well-established connection, it provides us with a good starting point to collaborate with the potential overseas partners. To explore the learning environment under this platform, please enrol in any free online courses through: https://www.futurelearn.com/.
Showcase of HKBU Online Courses
Please visit: http://chtl.hkbu.edu.hk/main/onlinecourse/.back to top
For any enquiries, please feel free to contact Dr Theresa Kwong, Director of the CHTL (ext.8083, email: email@example.com)back to top
of these online courses.
establishment or development of the SPOC can be sought from the CHTL. Please contact the CHTL via email
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone on 3411-5351.
have to register 2 accounts before submission of the assignments.