Teaching and Learning Experience Sharing (TALES) Seminar Series (2015/16 1st)

2017/18 1st | 2016/17 2nd | 2016/17 1st | 2015/16 2nd | 2015/16 1st | 2014/15 2nd | 2014/15 1st2013/14 2nd | 2013/14 1st | 2012/13 2nd | 2012/13 1st | 2011/12 2nd |
2011/12 1st 2010/11 2nd | 2010/11 1st | 2009/10

Your Attendance RecordsRegister

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. Exploring e-Portfolios and Using Assessment Rubrics 23-24 Sep ACC 209
2. Preparing and Reviewing Programme Documents – OBTL and Constructive Alignment in Action *30 Sep ACC209
*6 Oct ACC209
3. Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs 15 Oct ACC 209 Room 402K, Learning Commons
4. Introducing the Knowledge & Education Exchange Platform (KEEP) – An eLearning Aggregator 20 Oct ACC 209
5. Sustaining CoPs and Implementing Evidence-Based Innovations: Recommendations From Implementation Science 27 Oct ACC 209
6. Showcasing Teaching and Learning Innovations at HKBU 17 & 19 Nov ACC 209
7. What Can the Results of Your Course Feedback Questionnaire Tell You? 3 Dec ACC 209
* identical sessions

Your Attendance RecordsRegister

TALES 1 – Exploring e-Portfolios and Using Assessment Rubrics

TALES 1 Topic Date Time Venue
1. e-Portfolio: Function, Practical Avenues and Decisions 23 Sep 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. ACC209
2. From Rubrics to an Extended Course Flow: Expectations and Action 24 Sep 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
Participants are welcome to join anytime during the session
Facilitator/s:
Click here to enlarge

Dr Susan D’ALOIA

Pedagogy Consultant
Client Success Manager, Blackboard Inc.

Workshop 1 – Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Title: e-Portfolio: Function, Practical Avenues and Decisions
Abstract: Portfolios can be a useful and imaginative way to collect evidence, assess activity output and reflect on learning objectives. In this workshop, Blackboard’s e-Portfolio functions will be covered as well as other tool usage that can create purposeful course projects. Some examples of e-Portfolios and experiences in the successful transition to e-Portfolio adoption will also be shared in the session.

Participants are invited to bring in specific learning objectives/outcomes from their courses and/or project ideas for portfolio usage. You can also bring along your laptops/mobile devices for workshop activities, but this is not essential.

Specific Toolkits will be used during the session to facilitate enactment of the issues discussed. Participants can take away these Toolkits for reference and use thereafter.

Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Venue: ACC209
TOP
Workshop 2 – Thursday, 24 September 2015
Title: From Rubrics to an Extended Course Flow: Expectations and Action
Abstract: Rubrics can set the tone of an entire course. They can serve as a trusted compass for both learners and facilitators to navigate through goals, expectations and parallel awareness of the process of mastery of learning objectives. At HKBU, teachers can develop rubrics for assessment based around the department/programme-agreed rubrics and the rubrics for the HKBU’s Graduate Attributes (GAs). In this workshop, participants can learn about adopting appropriate rubrics to suit their assessments. With critical thinking skill being one of the important elements of the HKBU’s GAs, the discussion will also focus on using an appropriate rubric to help teachers assess students’ critical thinking skills so that students can improve on them.

For optimal results participants should bring in their own rubrics to facilitate the discussion in the session. Please also take your laptops/mobile devices with you for hands-on activities.

Purposely developed Toolkits will be used during the session to help participants experience the pedagogical use of rubrics. You can keep these Toolkits as help guides for further use after the workshop.

Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. (light lunch from 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
TOP
Your Attendance RecordsRegister

TALES 2 – 30 September 2015 (Wednesday) & 6 October 2015 (Tuesday)

TALES 2 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Preparing and Reviewing Programme Documents – OBTL and Constructive Alignment in Action *30 Sep 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. ACC209
*6 Oct 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. ACC209
* identical sessions (Note: light lunch from 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.)
Title: Preparing and Reviewing Programme Documents – OBTL and Constructive Alignment in Action
Facilitator/s: Dr Eva WONG (CHTL)

Dr Theresa KWONG (CHTL)

Abstract: As a standard quality assurance practice, programme directors review programme documents on a regular basis to ensure programme quality and effectiveness. For new programmes, directors are also required to prepare programme documents based around certain standards as set out by the University. To facilitate programme directors to prepare and review their programme documents, this workshop aims at providing a recap on the OBTL adoption in the University. Constructive alignments amongst course intended learning outcomes (CILOs), programme intended learning outcomes (PILOs), and Graduate Attributes (GAs), as well as the integration of the Evidence Collection Initiative (ECI) exercise into the Whole Person Education (WPE) assessment will be shared and discussed. While examples in postgraduate programmes will primarily be used to facilitate the discussion, participation of programme directors at all levels in the session is welcome.
Date and Time: * 30 September 2015 (Wednesday), 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

* 6 October 2015 (Tuesday), 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

(* Identical Sessions)

Venue: ACC209
TOP
Your Attendance RecordsRegister

TALES 3 – 15 October 2015 (Thursday)

TALES 3 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs 15 Oct 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209

Room 402K, Learning Commons

Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title:

Facilitator/s:

Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs

Dr Eva SUM

Educational Psychologist
HK EP Services Centre Limited

Biography: Dr. Eva Sum is a Chartered Educational Psychologist of British Psychological Society and a Registered Educational Psychologist of Hong Kong Psychological Society. She worked as a Specialist (Educational Psychology) in the Education Bureau (EDB) for over 15 years and subsequently a Teaching Consultant of the Master of Educational Psychology Programme in the University of Hong Kong training Educational Psychologists until 2010. Dr. Sum has extensive clinical experience working with children and adolescents with different learning and psycho-emotional needs. Her specialty areas include gifted and talented, twice exceptionality, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Specific Learning Difficulties in Reading and Writing (SpLD) and mental health issues. In addition to her current capacity as an Educational Psychologist in the HK EP Services Centre Limited, Dr. Sum is also currently the professional supervisor of the School-based Educational Psychologist Services for three Christian school sponsoring bodies, supervising a total of 13 Educational Psychologists who are now serving over eighty local primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong.
Abstract: In line with the ethos of providing equal learning opportunities to all students, the University endeavors to support students with special educational needs (SEN) to ensure that they have equivalent learning experience at HKBU. The establishment of the Unit for Students with Special Education Needs (USSEN) in 2014
under the Office of Student Affairs further streamlines the support and provides a one-stop service to students with SEN. To provide colleagues with further information on how to create a positive learning
environment for our students, Dr. Eva Sum, a practicing educational psychologist, has been invited to share her experience in supporting students with SEN. An overview of knowledge about SSEN and teaching
strategy with focus on support to students with hearing and visual impairments as well as information of service of the USSEN, will also be shared in this workshop.
Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209 Room 402K, Learning Commons, 4/F, Academic & Administration Building, Baptist University Road Campus

(Please bring along with you the staff card in order to have access to the Learning Common)

TOP
Your Attendance RecordsRegister

TALES 4 – 20 October 2015 (Tuesday)

TALES 4 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Introducing the Knowledge & Education Exchange Platform (KEEP) – An eLearning Aggregator 20 Oct 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Introducing the Knowledge & Education Exchange Platform (KEEP) – An eLearning Aggregator
Facilitator/s:

Professor Irwin KING

Principal Investigator of KEEP,
Associate Dean (Education),
Faculty of Engineering, CUHK

Professor Sandy LI (EDUC)

Project Investigator of KEEP,
Head & Professor,
Department of Education Studies, HKBU

Biography: Professor Irwin King

Professor Irwin King is the Associate Dean (Education) of the Engineering Faculty and Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also the Director of Rich Media and Big Data Key Laboratory at the Shenzhen Research Institute. His research interests include machine learning, social computing, Big Data, data mining, and multimedia information processing. Recently, Prof. King has been an evangelist in the use of education technologies in eLearning for the betterment of teaching and learning.

 

Professor Sandy Li

Professor Sandy S C Li is the Head of Department of Education Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). Before joining HKBU, He served as the Deputy Director for Information Technology in Education (CITE) at the University of Hong Kong from 1998 to 2001. Since then, he has been engaging in a wide range of research pertinent to Technology in Education, which includes educational leadership and ICT implementation in schools, information literacy, computer modelling and science education, pathological internet use, social media and collaborative learning, mobile learning, etc. He has been serving on the Steering Committee on Strategic Development of Information Technology in Education for the HKSAR government.

Abstract: Integration of innovation and technology into teaching and learning is a global trend in nowadays education. As an inter-institutional initiative funded by the UGC, the Knowledge & Education Exchange Platform (KEEP) is a cloud-based eLearning platform developed for supporting innovative teaching and learning in higher education. KEEP provides a personalized educational portal for users to easily search, subscribe and access different education resources through the cloud ecosystem. After a year of development since its launch in Summer 2014, various KEEP products (KEEPCatalog, KEEPCourse, KEEP Search, KEEPoll) as well as the Web-based Annotation & Sharing Platform (WASP) software developed by the Department of Education Studies, HKBU will be showcased in this workshop. Participants can explore those functions through mobile devices. For details of KEEP, please visit: https://keep.edu.hk/
Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
TOP
Your Attendance RecordsRegister

TALES 5 – 27 October 2015 (Tuesday)

TALES 5 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Sustaining CoPs and Implementing Evidence-Based Innovations: Recommendations From Implementation Science 27 Oct 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Sustaining CoPs and Implementing Evidence-Based Innovations: Recommendations From Implementation Science
Facilitator/s:

Milton D. COX, PhD
Director, Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching
Editor-in-Chief, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and the
Learning Communities Journal
Center for Teaching Excellence
Miami University

Biography: Dr. Milton D. Cox is founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching, and University Assessment at Miami University. He initiated and directs the International Lilly Conference on College Teaching and is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and the Learning Communities Journal. Milton has been director of grants establishing faculty learning community programs at other institutions, is co-editor of the book, Building Faculty Learning Communities, and has visited over 100 institutions in the U.S. and abroad to consult on various opportunities to improve teaching and learning in higher education. Since Summer 2013, Milton has been helping HKBU colleagues establish Communities of Practice (CoPs) in the University. While guiding them to maintain the momentum of their CoP projects, Milton also provides useful advice to HKBU colleagues as to the collection of evidence on student learning and the promotion of scholarship of teaching and learning.
Abstract: Implementation is the art and science of incorporating evidenced-based innovations, interventions, and programs into typical human service settings to benefit the clients of practitioners. Implementation science research confirms that CoPs are one of the few purveyors in higher education that effectively enables instructors and professionals to implement and sustain teaching and learning interventions for their students and programs. In this session we will investigate the strategies, processes, and assessment that implementation science recommends to sustain CoP programs and their teaching interventions.

Details of the approved CoP projects at HKBU can be found at: http://chtl.hkbu.edu.hk/main/cops-funding/

Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
TOP
Your Attendance RecordsRegister

TALES 6 – Showcasing Teaching and Learning Innovations at HKBU

TALES 6 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Showcasing Teaching and Learning Innovations at HKBU 17 Nov & 19 Nov 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
Title: Showcasing Teaching and Learning Innovations at HKBU
Facilitator/s:

Colleagues from Different Faculties/Schools

Abstract: Use of technology in teaching and learning is becoming a global trend in nowadays education. Teachers at HKBU always cherish the opportunities brought about by innovations and develop different eLearning initiatives to enhance teaching and student learning quality. Building on the fruitful experience in sharing their exemplary work in the eLearning Forum Asia (eLFA) 2013 conference organized at HKBU two years ago, a delegation led by our Vice-President (Academic), consisting of 15 colleagues from different Faculties/Schools, attended the eLFA2015 conference held in Singapore in June 2015. Our pedagogical innovations such as using mobile applications, e-portfolios and different e-learning tools in teaching and learning were showcased in the conference. In these two TALES sessions, colleagues will share their observations at eLFA2015 with an update of their presentations, including the trend of eLearning development in Asia region. Details of the presentations in each session are set out in the following tables:

Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Title of Presentation Presenter(s) Time (Tentative)
Custom made mobile apps for your students (and for your teaching portfolios) Prof Christopher KEYES, MUS

Dr Ronnie SHROFF, MUS

Dr Warren LINGER, SCE

12:30-12:55p.m.
Pedagogical implications of a crossword puzzle mobile application for language learning Dr Ronnie SHROFF, MUS

Prof Christopher KEYES, MUS

Mr Dave FUNG, MUS

1:00-1:25p.m.
Using mobile devices as simultaneous media in class and out of class, for research, collaboration, and measuring real-time engagement Dr Warren LINGER, SCE 1:30-1:55p.m.
New dynamic interaction game-based learning tool for Chinese medicine Mr Yiu On LI, LIB

Ms Lisa SONG, LIB

2:00-2:25p.m.
Thursday, 19 November 2015
Title of Presentation Presenter(s) Time (Tentative)
E-portfolio assessment in general education – a practitioner’s perspective Dr Simon TO, MATH 12:30-12:55p.m.
Development of critical thinking abilities in Traditional Chinese Medicine through online case-based learning at Blackboard Prof Hong Qi ZHANG, SCM

Dr Feng TU, SCM

Mr Chun Hoi CHEUNG, SCM

1:00-1:25p.m.
Learning about academic integrity and ethics using mobile technologies and augmented reality Mr Eric CHOW, CHTL

Dr Mark PEGRUM

Dr Dimple R THADANI

Dr Eva Y W WONG, CHTL

1:30-1:55p.m.
An application of clickstream tracking for mobile learning Mr Joey CHAN, CHTL

Mr Rex CHIU, CHTL

Ms Grace NG, CHTL

Dr Theresa KWONG, CHTL

2:00-2:25p.m.
Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. (light lunch from 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
TOP
Your Attendance RecordsRegister

TALES 7 – 3 December 2015 (Thursday)

TALES 7 Topic Date Time Venue
1. What Can the Results of Your Course Feedback Questionnaire Tell You? 3 Dec 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. ACC209
* Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: What Can the Results of Your Course Feedback Questionnaire Tell You?
Facilitator/s: CHTL Colleagues
Abstract: Student feedback can provide valuable information to teachers for the review of teaching effectiveness and student learning quality in a course. At HKBU, the Course Feedback Questionnaire (CFQ) is a standard instrument used to collect student feedback at the end of a course. The CFQ has two major sections – “Quality of Teaching” and “Reflection on Learning”. In this session, we shall explore together how to make use of the CFQ to enhance teaching and learning. On a related but macro issue, we shall also share with the audience some preliminary results of the Whole Person Education (WPE) assessment to measure student attainment of the HKBU graduate attributes at the programme level. This initiative had provided helpful evidence at the recent UGC-QAC audit to demonstrate the University’s effort in promoting its WPE philosophy.
Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
TOP