Teaching and Learning Experience Sharing (TALES) Seminar Series (2012/13 1st)

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Introduction

The transition to the 4-year Degree coupled with the adoption of outcome-based teaching and learning (OBTL) present staff with significant challenges and opportunities for professional development. The Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning (CHTL) has an important role to work with academic colleagues for the enhancement of student learning.

The TALES seminar series is designed to assist both new and experienced academic staff to adapt to the changing nature of the environment in which they work. TALES will help colleagues understand how our students learn, and provide resources, academic support and learning opportunities with OBTL and e-learning. The CHTL team will work with teachers to develop effective pedagogy in a holistic environment to enable our students to take proactive action to better manage their own learning.

Intended Learning Outcomes

At the end of TALES, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the HKBU Graduate Attributes and their importance in the OBTL implementation;
  2. Develop constructively aligned Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs), Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs) and Assessment Methods (AMs) for their respective courses;
  3. Experiment with new and innovative teaching activities through the deployment of e-learning.

 

Series Outline

TALES 1 - eLearning Workshops

Abstract

The first semester of the new academic year has started. To better assist colleagues in preparing their course rooms at the two HKBU eLearning platforms, Blackboard and Moodle, this workshop series will facilitate participants in course creation, course management and application of rubrics through hands-on exercises.

 

TALES(eLearning Workshop)
Topics
Date Time Venue
1. Moodle Basics (Cancelled)
2. Moodle Intermediate 25 Sep 12:30pm – 2:00pm OEE702B
3 Blackboard Basics 26 Sep 12:30pm – 2:00pm OEE702B
4 Blackboard Intermediate 27 Sep 12:00pm – 1:30pm OEE702B
(Note: Light lunch will be provided in OEE605 20 minutes before the session)
All workshop materials for the above sessions are available at CHTL8100 Online Materials in BU eLearning (Login required)
Session 1 – Monday, 24 September 2012
This workshop is CANCELLED, in light of low enrollment
Title: Moodle Basics
Speaker/s: Colleague(s) of the CHTL

Outline:
  • Logging in the HKBU Moodle and understanding the interface;
  • Adding/editing course materials (e.g. course announcements, upload a file); and
  • Setting up a discussion forum.
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: OEE702B
Session 2 – Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Title: Moodle Intermediate
Speaker/s: Colleague(s) of the CHTL

Outline:
  • Managing courses by assigning roles and sending messages
  • Adding assignments (e.g., assignments, Turnitin assignments)
  • Adding rubric to an assessment task ; and
  • Grading assignment submissions with?rubrics.
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: OEE702B
Session 3 – Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Title: Blackboard Basics
Speaker/s: Colleague(s) of the CHTL
Outline:
  • Logging in HKBU Blackboard and understanding the interface;
  • Changing system language;
  • Changing course menu;
  • Adding/editing course materials (e.g. creating an announcement, building content – create files); and
  • Setting up discussion forum;
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: OEE702B
Session 4 – Thursday, 27 September 2012
Title: Blackboard Intermediate
Speaker/s: Colleague(s) of the CHTL
Outline:
  • Managing courses by making courses available and sending messages
  • Adding assignments (e.g., assignments, Turnitin assignments)
  • Adding rubric to an assessment task ; and
  • Grading assignment submissions with?rubrics.
Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm
Venue: OEE702B
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TALES 2 - Open Seminars on Outcomes Assessment

Abstract

To help establish an initial foundation for the collection of evidence on student learning, the Blackboard consulting team will assist the build-up of capacity to conduct effective, manageable and sustainable educational evaluation processes using the Blackboard Outcomes software. The engagement of the Blackboard consulting team will focus on outcomes at programme and institution levels – not the classroom. Specifically, this engagement will result in:

  • Introduction to and initial use of Blackboard Outcomes
  • Recommendations of effective practice and methodologies of educational assessment for HKBU’s consideration for incorporation
  • Recommended designs for initial Blackboard Learn for Outcomes projects

 

TALES (Open Seminars on
Outcomes Assessment) Topics
Date Time Venue
1. Overview of Concepts of Outcomes Assessment 16 Oct 11:00am-12:30pm ACC209
2. A Framework of Quality Improvement
(incorporating Q&A and assessment
advisement for programmes)
18 Oct 12:00nn – 2:00pm ACC209
3 Exit Briefing and Summary of Planning &
Implementation
19 Oct 2:00pm – 3:30pm ACC209
All workshop materials for the above sessions are available at CHTL8100 Online Materials in BU eLearning (Login required)
Session 1 – Tuesday 16 October 2012
Title: Overview of Concepts of Outcomes Assessment
Speaker/s: Dr. Karen Yoshino, Blackboard Consultant on Outcomes Assessment
 

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: ACC209
Session 2 – Thursday, 18 October 2012
Title: A Framework of Quality Improvement
(incorporating Q&A and assessment advisement for programmes)
Speaker/s: Dr. Karen Yoshino, Blackboard Consultant on Outcomes Assessment

Time: 12:00 nn – 2:00 pm?(lunch included)
Venue: ACC209
Session 3 – Friday, 19 October 2012
Title: Exit Briefing and Summary of Planning & Implementation
Speaker/s: Dr. Karen Yoshino, Blackboard Consultant on Outcomes Assessment
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 3 - Sharing Innovations – Ingredients of a successful TDG proposal

Session Details – Wedesday 14 November 2012
Title: Sharing Innovations – Ingredients of a successful TDG proposal
Speaker/s: Chair of the TDG Panel:
Professor N H Cheung (PHYS)  

Principal Investigators of TDG projects:
Dr Victor Lai (AVA)
Professor Helan Yang (MUS)

Dr Jing Huang (EDUC)

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm(Light lunch will be provided from 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: OEE601-603
Abstract

For the third triennium running, the University Grants Committee (UGC) provides the ear-marked fund, Teaching Development Grants, targeted at assisting local Universities to further enhance their teaching and learning endeavours and practices. At HKBU, the TDG is used in line with the University’s vision on quality teaching and learning (Vision 2020 Strategic Themes and Action –?http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/vision2020). As such, colleagues are encouraged to put forward innovative ideas in teaching practices and learning enhancement, both within and outside of the classroom, to facilitate better student learning.

Putting good initiatives about teaching development into a proposal and then into action is no mean feat. Yet our students are most fortunate, as there is no shortage of innovations and enthusiasm amongst our colleagues in trying out new pedagogies to encourage and engage students in learning. In line with the call for TDG proposals in this new 2012-2015 triennium, we have invited 3 Principal Investigators from among the 20 plus ongoing projects to share their experience in writing “successful” proposals, and then continue to enact their projects. The new Chair of the TDG Panel will also share his views on the continuous enhancement of teaching and learning at HKBU.

At the end of this TALES session, participants should be able to:

  1. identify the ingredients of a successful TDG proposal;
  2. generate some innovative ideas for teaching and learning enhancement, and put these ideas into a proposal for the TDG.

Schedule

1:00 Opening Remarks from Professor N H Cheung (PHYS), Chair of the TDG Panel
Experience Sharing by 3 PIs
1:10 Dr Victor Lai (AVA)
Applying Knowledge-based Approach to Drawing and Painting Courses in the BA in Visual Arts Programme
1:35 Professor Helan Yang (MUS)
Incorporating Problem-based Learning to Facilitate OBTL in the Teaching of Music History
2:00 Dr Jing Huang (EDUC)
Co-teaching, Co-authoring and Co-publishing: Fostering Student and Teacher Autonomy in University Education
2:25 Wrap-up
2:30 End of TALES session
All workshop materials for the above sessions are available at CHTL8100 Online Materials in BU eLearning (Login required)
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TALES 4 - eLearning Workshops

Abstract

To better assist colleagues in preparing assessments in Blackboard, this workshop series will facilitate participants in creating assessment tasks and grading with rubrics through hands-on exercises. There will also be an open Q&A session for participants to ask questions regarding Blackboard during the Workshop session.

Outline

  1. Creating assessments in Blackboard
  2. Grading with rubrics
  3. Q&A Sessions

Intended Outcomes
At the completion of this workshop series, participants should be able to:

  1. Adapt and adopt available eLearning tools to assess students;
  2. Apply rubrics into their OBTL teaching repertoire

 

TALES (eLearning Workshops) Topics Date Time Venue
1 Blackboard: Assignments with Rubrics 27 Nov* 12:45pm-2:00pm OEE702B
28 Nov* 12:45pm-2:00pm OEE702B
* Identical Sessions (Note: Light lunch will be provided at OEE605 from 12:30 p.m)
All workshop materials for the above sessions are available at CHTL8100 Online Materials in BU eLearning (Login required)
Session 1 – 27 & 28 November 2012
Title: Blackboard: Assignments with Rubrics
Speaker/s: Colleague(s) of the CHTL
Outline:
  1. Set up assignments with rubrics; and
  2. Grading assignment submissions with?rubrics and feedback; and
  3. 20-min Q&A Session
Date and Time: * 27 November 2012 (Tuesday), 12:45 – 2:00 p.m.
* 28 November 2012 (Wednesday), 12:45 – 2:00 p.m.
(* Identical Sessions)
Venue: OEE702B
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All are welcome. For enquiries, please contact us atchtl@hkbu.edu.hk. As seats are limited, it would be very helpful if you could register your attendance at here.