Teaching and Learning Experience Sharing (TALES) Seminar Series(2014/15 2nd)

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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. Showcase Teaching Excellence through your Teaching Portfolio 28 Jan ACC209 AAB818
2. The Future Has Already Arrived: Emerging Trends in Educational Technologies 4 Feb ACC209
3. Preparation for the UGC-QAC Audit 12 Feb ACC209
4. eLearning Week 3 – 6 Mar MLC
5. Teaching Excellence @ HKBU: Recognizing and Highlighting Excellent Teaching at HKBU 26 Mar ACC209
6. Evidence Collection Initiative (ECI) – Outcomes Assessment Results with the Blackboard 23 Apr ACC209
7. Effective Research Students Supervision 15 May ACC209

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TALES 1 – Wednesday 28 January 2015

TALES 1 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Showcase Teaching Excellence through your Teaching Portfolio 28 Jan 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. AAC209 AAB818
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Showcase Teaching Excellence through your Teaching Portfolio
Facilitator/s:
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Professor Isabella Wai-Yin POON
Associate Vice President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Director, Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR)
Professor, Department of Statistics

Professor Christian WAGNER
Associate Provost (Quality Assurance), City University of Hong Kong
Chair Professor, Social Media

Biography: Professor Isabella Wai-Yin POON

Professor Isabella Wai-Yin Poon obtained her BSc in Mathematics and MPhil in Statistics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, her PhD in Biostatistics from the University of California at Los Angeles, and an MBA with Distinction from the University of Hull. Professor Poon joined the Department of Statistics at CUHK in 1987 and is currently a Professor at the Department. She concurrently serves as the Director of the Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research, and the Associate Vice-President of the University. She also served as Associate Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Science from 2004 to 2014.

Professor Poon has a passionate interest in teaching and teaching development, and is now leading several large-scale inter-institutional teaching development projects. In 2011, Professor Poon was conferred the University Grants Committee Teaching Award, with the award citation given as follows: ‘Professor Poon Wai-yin is a fully committed and selfless academic in advancing learning and teaching in higher education. Her own development as an educator has greatly contributed to her adopting learner-centred approaches in her work, as well as the spreading of such practices. As a driver for change, her leadership in bringing a cultural shift within her institution has been most impressive. Prof Poon indeed exemplifies exceptional commitment to and excellence in teaching, and she will contribute significantly to the UGC sector in this area.’

 

Professor Christian WAGNER

Christian Wagner is Associate Provost for quality assurance at the City University of Hong Kong, and Chair Professor for Social Media at CityU’s School of Creative Media. Prof. Wagner previously also served as Associate Dean of the School of Creative Media, Associate Dean of the College of Business, and Acting Head of the Information Systems Department. In his current role, Christian looks at all matters of quality assurance, including quality audits, external reviews, teaching evaluation, teaching excellence awards, and the quality assurance committee, as well as at specific quality initiatives. Previously he was responsible for the College of Business EQUIS accreditation process, among several college quality initiatives.

Christian is an award winning researcher and teacher. He has authored or co-authored approximately 120 research articles, several of which have won best paper award recognition. Christian previously also received a CityU Teaching Excellence Award, and a teaching award from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School. Christian’s research has been supported by grants from several national granting agencies, including the RGC.

Prof. Wagner’s academic background is diverse. Originally trained as an Industrial Engineer in Germany, he moved to Canada to obtain a PhD in Information Systems at the University of British Columbia. He then held a faculty appointment at the University of Southern California, before joining CityU’s Information Systems Department in 1996. In 2011, Wagner joined the School of Creative Media, but remains affiliated with the Information Systems Department and the College of Business through an inter-disciplinary appointment.

 

Abstract: Teaching excellence in tertiary sector is receiving greater emphasis around the world, and the teaching portfolio is integral to teaching excellence where one can demonstrate one’s ability to evaluate and reflect on one’s teaching. But what constitutes teaching excellence and what goes into a teaching portfolio seem unclear to many colleagues. This experience sharing by two award-winning academics will highlight specific components of a champion teaching portfolio, including tips for providing evidence of your teaching philosophy, organising your course feedback, and incorporating your research-related teaching experiences into your teaching portfolio.
Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: AAC209 AAB818 (EDUC’s Teaching and Research Lab)
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TALES 2 – Wednesday 4 February 2015

TALES 2 Topic Date Time Venue
1. The Future Has Already Arrived: Emerging Trends in Educational Technologies 4 Feb 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: The Future Has Already Arrived: Emerging Trends in Educational Technologies
Facilitator/s:
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Professor Mark PEGRUM
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
The University of Western Australia
Perth, Australia

Biography: Professor Mark PEGRUM

Professor Mark Pegrum is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia, where he teaches in the areas of e-learning and mobile learning. His current research focuses on digital literacies, and the learning of language and literacy through mobile technologies. His recent books include “Brave New Classrooms: Democratic Education and the Internet”, co-edited with Joe Lockard, and published by Peter Lang in 2007; “From Blogs to Bombs: The Future of Digital Technologies in Education”, published by UWA Publishing in 2009; and “Digital Literacies”, co-authored with Gavin Dudeney and Nicky Hockly, and published by Pearson in 2013. He is now working on a new book on mobile language learning. He currently teaches in Perth, Hong Kong and Singapore and has given presentations and run seminars on e-learning in Australia and New Zealand, East and Southeast Asia, and the UK and Europe.

For more information, please see http://e-language.wikispaces.com/mark-bio

 

Abstract: This seminar gives an overview of future developments in educational technologies, arguing that the future of e-learning and mobile learning will be determined at the intersection of today’s major technological trends and educational trends. Firstly, we will focus on hardware developments, including mobiles, wearables, embeddables/implantables, the internet of things, 3D printers, smart vehicles, drones and robots. Secondly, we’ll look at key technological trends, including shifts towards natural user interfaces, augmented reality, big data, and empathic systems, and we’ll raise some questions about artificial intelligence. Thirdly, we’ll consider existing educational trends and how these are likely to intersect with technological developments and trends; we’ll talk about shifts towards contextualisation (e.g., through augmented reality); personalisation (e.g., through learning analytics); diversification (e.g., through MOOCs); student support (e.g., through virtual assistants); student engagement (e.g., through gamification); student creativity (e.g., through design and new learning spaces); and wider collaboration (e.g., through social media and networking platforms).
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 12 February 2015

TALES 3 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Preparation for the UGC-QAC Audit 12 Feb 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Preparation for the UGC-QAC Audit
Facilitator/s: Professor Terry YIP
Special Advisor to Vice-President (Academic) on QAC Audit
Professor, Department of English Language and Literature
Abstract: The Quality Assurance Council under the University Grants Committee (UGC-QAC) kicked off the second round of the academic quality audit following a review on the first audit cycle in 2012 and the release of an audit manual in July 2013. This round of audit is expected to be carried out over a two-year period in 2015 and 2016, and the Audit Panel will visit HKBU in May 2015. To prepare for this important exercise, colleagues at various levels have already started collecting evidence of our success and identifying areas for further improvements, culminating in a self-evaluation document that serves as a major source of information for the Audit Panel. In this workshop, Professor Terry Yip, Special Advisor to Vice-President (Academic) on QAC Audit, has been invited to share how the University prepares for the imminent arrival of the audit. Given that the Audit Panel will meet with various stakeholders of the University, Professor Yip will also highlight some key issues colleagues may need to be aware of when they are being invited for an interview with the Audit Panel.
Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 4 – eLearning Week

eLearning Week Date Venue
1. Blackboard Basic 4 Mar MLC
2. Turnitin and eResources 5 Mar
3. Qualtrics and iQlickers 6 Mar
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Session 1 – Wenesday, 4 March 2015
Title: Blackboard Basic
Facilitator/s: Mr Eric CHOW (CHTL)

Dr Dimple THADANI (CHTL)

Abstract: This practical workshop aims to provide an overview of Bb Learn and guidance on preparing a course room in Bb. This is a hands-on session for those who wish to use Blackboard Learn for teaching or organize student activities. The workshop will also give participants the opportunity to explore the latest release of the Bb Learn environment as well as usage of specific tools and functions.
Time: 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m)
Venue: Multimedia Lab, MLC, 4/F Library, Shaw Campus
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Session 2 – Thursday, 5 March 2015
Title: Turnitin and eResources
Facilitator/s: Mr Chris CHAN (LIB)

Mr Kendall YAN (CHTL)

Abstract: This session will explore Turnitin on Blackboard (Bb), and discuss how to use it appropriately as part of the strategy for teaching, student learning and assessment. Participants will learn the basics of Turnitin including creating an assignment, reading originality report, etc. In addition, with the use of
e-resources, we will discuss how academic, Library and CHTL colleagues can work together to enhance student understanding on the importance of academic integrity. We will showcase Library’s resources /services /technologies, with a focus on electronic resources, the customizable Library Toolkit available in Blackboard, and the Library Course Guides.
Time: 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m)
Venue: Multimedia Lab, MLC, 4/F Library, Shaw Campus
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Session 3 – Friday, 6 March 2015
Title: Qualtrics and iQlickers
Facilitator/s: Dr Vincent LEUNG (MKT)

Mr Alex LIU (MKT)

Abstract: Do you want to use a student response system, such as iQlickers for your teaching? In this workshop, you will learn about the benefits of iQlickers and how to use it to enhance student learning in classroom. This workshop will also introduce the basics of Qualtrics – an online survey tool available at HKBU to support teaching and research, as well as administrative processes. You will learn how to create and administer a survey using various question types. We shall also provide practical and effective techniques to help you encourage more people to participate in your survey.
Time: 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m)
Venue: Multimedia Lab, MLC, 4/F Library, Shaw Campus
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TALES 5 – Thursday 26 March 2015

TALES 5 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Teaching Excellence @ HKBU: Recognizing and Highlighting Excellent Teaching at HKBU 26 Mar 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Teaching Excellence @ HKBU: Recognizing and Highlighting Excellent Teaching at HKBU
Facilitator/s:
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Professor Sung Nok CHIU
Professor, Department of Mathematics

Mr Chi Kuen LAU
Principal Lecturer, Department of Journalism

Abstract: Our University is honoured and privileged to have a group of enthusiastic and devoted teachers who not only cultivate the best teaching and learning environment for our students, but are also willing to spend time with our students outside normal class time and facilitate their development of the Graduate Attributes (GAs) through various learning activities.

To honour our dedicated teachers, the University organizes the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance scheme for Academic/Teaching Staff every year to recognize exemplary teaching practices. We are honoured to have invited Professor Chiu Sung Nok and Mr Lau Chi Kuen, the recipients of the President’s Award in Outstanding Teaching for AY2014-15, to share with us their outstanding teaching strategies and ways to enhance student learning experience.

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 23 April 2015

TALES 6 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Evidence Collection Initiative (ECI) – Outcomes Assessment Results with the Blackboard 23 Apr 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Evidence Collection Initiative (ECI) – Outcomes Assessment Results with the Blackboard
Facilitator/s: Colleagues from the CHTL
Abstract: Under Outcomes-Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL), it is important to collect evidence to help ascertain how well our students have achieved the intended learning outcomes (ILOs) at course and programme levels, and by constructive alignment, the Graduate Attributes (GAs) – HKBU’s institutional learning outcomes based on our Whole Person Education (WPE) ethos.

The Evidence Collection Initiative (ECI) is designed as a three-tier data collection mechanism to provide an aggregate set of evidence for outcomes assessment, that is, to ascertain how well students have achieved the GAs. The ECI has now been incorporated as part of the WPE assessment and in AY2014-15; besides GE courses, some major core courses are also included in the exercise. Hence HKBU has established a mechanism in evaluating the effectiveness of WPE and value-addedness of our HKBU education.

This workshop aims to briefly introduce the structure and instruments of ECI. Particularly, it will explain how evidence from course assignments is collected to help assess the students’ learning progress in achieving the GAs, assisted by Blackboard; some preliminary results will also be shared.

Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 7 – Friday 15 May 2015

TALES 7 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Effective Research Students Supervision 15 May 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Effective Research Students Supervision
Facilitator/s: Professor Eva MAN (GS)
Professor Michael NG (MATH)
Abstract: Due to the particular nature of instruction and guidance, research supervision is considered as one of the most intensive forms of teaching in higher education. Although it requires personalizing your teaching approach to individual students and a commitment of time and energy, it is also one of the cornerstones of a successful academic career.
With the aim of building research supervision capacity, this workshop introduces the key elements of supervision, and covers a range of topics including:

  • Supervisors’ roles and responsibilities
  • Information about University support and academic enrichment
  • Facilitating the timely completion of graduate research
  • Monitoring the quality of research in progress
  • Assisting graduates to develop transferable skills and prepare for their careers
Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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