Teaching and Learning Experience Sharing (TALES) Seminar Series (2014/15 1st)

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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 Series Date Venue
1. Are Your Students Internet Addicts? 9 Oct ACC209
2. eLearning Week 14-17 Oct
3. Managing the Classroom and Relating to Students 30 Oct
4. Developing Your Teaching Portfolio 6 Nov
5. Supervising Research Postgraduate Students 13 Nov
6. Challenges of Taught Postgraduate (TPg) Students 20 Nov
7. Communities of Practice (CoPs) Sharing 3 Dec
8. Undergraduate Academic Advising 9 Dec

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TALES 1 – Thursday 9 October 2014

TALES 1 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Are Your Students Internet Addicts? 9 Oct 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Are Your Students Internet Addicts?
Facilitator/s: Professor H K MA (EDUC)
Professor Lauren PFISTER (REL)
Abstract: The use of the internet in society has increased significantly in recent years and has become an important part of student life. Whereas the academic use of the internet is primarily intended for learning and research, students subsequently need to learn how to find a healthy balance between their online and offline lives. In this roundtable discussion, we shall address issues related to the use and abuse of digital devices, common forms of internet problems such as excessive messaging and compulsive surfing as well as a breakdown of communication and social relationships. The discussions will revolve around our understanding of student’s needs underlying their compulsive behavior, how it impacts the lives of our students both psychologically and physically, as well as our role as educators in helping students deal with this addictive behavior and reach a healthy balance.
Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 2 – eLearning Week

eLearning Week Date Venue
1. Using iQlickers for Effective Peer Instruction 14 Oct ACC209
2. Creating Turnitin Assignments to Prevent Plagiarism 15 Oct
3. Creating Surveys with Qualtrics 16 Oct
4. Using e-Portfolios to Enhance Student Learning 17 Oct
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Session 1 – Tuesday 14 October 2014
Title: Using iQlickers for Effective Peer Instruction
Facilitator/s: Dr Gloria LEE (TRAN)
Mr Leo YU (LC)
Abstract: Do you want to learn how to use student response systems such as iQlickers effectively to engage students and improve their learning? Or, are you new to student response systems – and how peer instruction can work in your classroom? This workshop is a follow-up to Professor Eric Mazur’s talks on the techniques of peer instruction we learned from him back in December 2013. In this hands-on workshop you will learn the essentials of peer instruction using iQlickers in the classroom, the benefits of this tool, how to implement it effectively and how to write effective clicker questions that hit various levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, engaging students, sparking their curiosity and subsequently helping them to learn more effectively.
Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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Session 2 – Wednesday 15 October 2014
Title: Creating Turnitin Assignments to Prevent Plagiarism
Facilitator/s: Professor Kathleen AHRENS (LC)
Dr Elizabeth BANKOWSKI (LC)
Dr W L KWOK (REL)
Abstract: Turnitin is a web-based plagiarism prevention tool that can be accessed within a Blackboard course to deter plagiarism. A Turnitin Assignment can be created in Blackboard allowing students to submit their work for automatic scanning. Any instructor on the course can then view the results and check the reports for signs of plagiarism. This session will provide participants with knowledge of Turnitin, how to use it appropriately and how to use it as part of their teaching, learning and assessment strategy when teaching courses. Participants will learn the basics of how to use Turnitin including creating an assignment and accessing the originality report.
Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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Session 3 – Thursday 16 October 2014
Title: Creating Surveys with Qualtrics
Facilitator/s: Dr Candy HO (MKT)
Mr Alex LIU (MKT)
Abstract: This workshop will introduce you to the basics of Qualtrics, HKBU’s online survey tool available to support teaching, research and administrative operations. In this session you will learn how to create and customize a survey using various question types, explore survey style options, how to activate and distribute a survey and review the results. Moreover, participants will learn how key decisions on survey design and administration can impact the number of responses received. We shall also provide practical yet effective techniques for getting more people to participate in your survey.
Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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Session 4 – Friday 17 October 2014
Title: Using e-Portfolios to Enhance Student Learning
Facilitator/s: Dr Tushar CHAUDHURI (GIS)
Dr Ronnie SHROFF (CHTL)
Dr Simon TO (MATH)
Abstract: This workshop is designed to help faculty members think about the nature and purposes of student learning portfolios. The first part of the workshop will examine the purpose and function of learning e-portfolios to enable students to capture learning artifacts and subsequently reflect on the learning process, with the aim of supporting the achievement of the HKBU Graduate Attributes. The second part of the workshop will discuss the experiences, practices and reflections thus far in the Communities of Practice (CoP) project on creating a model for student e-portfolios as a tool for life-long learning and assessment.
Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 3 – Thursday 30 October 2014

TALES 3 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Managing the Classroom and Relating to Students 30 Oct 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Managing the Classroom and Relating to Students
Facilitator/s: Mr Tony LAI (EDUC)
Mr Ryan MAN (ECON)
Mr Siu Wing YEUNG (EDUC)
Abstract: Knowing how to recognize the signs of situations which have the potential to become difficult or confrontational and then defuse them, is an essential skill in classroom management. In this discussion, we shall share experiences as well as techniques which have worked well in maintaining a positive classroom environment. The discussions will revolve around identifying shared common classroom management issues and concerns, establishing guidelines and expectations as well as handling disruptive students. The discussions will also share practical advice on refining classroom management strategies.
Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 4 – Thursday 6 November 2014

TALES 4 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Developing Your Teaching Portfolio 6 Nov 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Developing Your Teaching Portfolio
Facilitator/s: Professor Atara Sivan (EDUC) & Member(s) of the Teaching Portfolio CoP
Abstract: The teaching portfolio is one of the tools faculty can use to document their scholarly work in teaching. This workshop focuses on developing a personal teaching portfolio, the  criteria and evidence that can be included in a teaching portfolio and ways in which a well-constructed portfolio can be used for a variety of purposes including as a reflective tool to improve teaching. Participants will not only learn about the process involved in constructing a teaching portfolio but also begin to formulate ideas that can be incorporated into their personal teaching philosophy for their professional development.
Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 5 – Thursday 13 November 2014

TALES 5 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Supervising Research Postgraduate Students 13 Nov 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Supervising Research Postgraduate Students
Facilitator/s: Professor Henry FOCK (MKT)
Professor Colin SPARKS (JOUR)
Professor Ken YUNG (BIOL)
Abstract: The role of academic staff as doctoral supervisors is an increasingly important aspect of academic practice. This sharing session will revolve around the role of supervisors in the MPhil/PhD process and the manner in which research postgraduate students are optimally supported. The discussions will also share practical advice on managing the student/supervisor relationship and research process effectively and approaches to help our research postgraduate students toward completion and thereby rising as independent researchers in their respective discipline.
Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 6 – Thursday 20 November 2014

TALES 6 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Challenges of Taught Postgraduate (TPg) Students 20 Nov 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Challenges of Taught Postgraduate (TPg) Students
Facilitator/s: Dr Weiqi CHENG (ACLW)
Dr Shan Shan CHUNG (BIOL)
Abstract: The purpose of this roundtable discussion is to address the challenges and issues pertaining to plagiarism and moral judgment as well as ensuring the maintenance of academic standards for our TPg students. The aim is to contribute to the discussions by examining how these challenges are addressed and to provide participants with an opportunity to make their voices and concerns heard as the discussions progress.  The discussions will also share practical advice on a broad concept of challenges for our TPg students.
Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 7 – Wednesday 3 December 2014

TALES 7 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Communities of Practice (CoPs) Sharing 3 Dec 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Communities of Practice (CoPs) Sharing
Facilitator/s: Professor Siu Yin CHEUNG (PE)
Professor Kevin YUE (SCM)
Professor H Q ZHANG (SCM)
Abstract: This sharing session will allow CoPs’ members to discuss their experiences, practices and reflections thus far in their respective funded CoPs projects. The objective of this session is to exchange ideas on new developments, foster interaction and collaboratively reflect on CoP members’ involvements and experiences in their projects, building a culture of scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) by identifying common solutions, sharing good practices and ideas and thereby, subsequently opening vital channels of communication between members of the various CoP projects underway.
Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 8 – Tuesday 9 December 2014

TALES 8 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Undergraduate Academic Advising 9 Dec 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Undergraduate Academic Advising
Facilitator/s: Academic Advisors from various Faculties/Schools/AVA
Abstract: In this roundtable discussion, we will share experiences with colleagues in academic advising roles and explore key issues related to how we can better enable our students to effectively balance their personal responsibilities with the academic demands of HKBU. The discussions will revolve around issues such as the multiple demands of students’ academic responsibilities and personal lives, the balancing of students’ extra-curricular/hall activities and academic studies, handling of overwhelming workloads and adjusting to the new teaching and learning environment. The discussions will also share practical advice of academic advising for student success as well as the opportunity to share approaches to developing awareness of student’s personal, social, and academic needs.
Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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