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Teaching and Learning Experience Sharing (TALES) Seminar Series (2020/21 Semester 1)

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 eLearning;

TALES 1 – Introducing Webex for Online Meeting– Backup Solution

Topic Date Time Venue
TALES 1 – Introducing Webex for Online Meeting– Backup Solution 2 September 10:00 – 11:30 am Online session via ZOOM
3 September
(Identical to 2 September session)
2:30 – 4:00 pm Online session via ZOOM
TitleIntroducing Webex for Online Meeting– Backup Solution
Facilitator(s)Colleagues from Cisco Webex, CHTL & ITO
AbstractIn view of the heavy demand for real-time online teaching/meeting in the upcoming semester, the University has recently subscribed to a second video conferencing software, Cisco Webex, primarily as a backup. Similar to Zoom, Webex provides colleagues with many useful functions for facilitating online teaching and meeting.

In this session, experienced trainer from the Cisco Webex together with colleagues from CHTL and ITO will give an overview on Webex Meetings. Topics include: how to plan and schedule a class, invite participants into classes and conduct an online class with activities to interact with students. Best practices and ways of using Webex to perform ongoing collaboration after classes will also be covered.

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:
  • Use basic functions of Webex for your online teaching/meeting;
  • Relate some practical tips on teaching your course with Webex.
TimeWednesday, 2 September, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, 3 September, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.(Identical to 2 September session)
VenueOnline Session via ZOOM
Notes We will send the invitation link and other details to you for joining the session after your registration.
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TALES 2 – Demonstration of Setting up Mixed-mode Teaching

Topic Date Time Venue
TALES 2 – Demonstration of Setting up Mixed-mode Teaching (Mixed-mode session) 22 September 3:30 – 4:30pm AAB707 &
Online via ZOOM
23 September
(Identical to
22 Sep session)
11:30am– 12:30pm WLB103 &
Online via ZOOM
25 September
(Identical to
22&23 Sep session)
12:00 – 1:00pm LMC509 &
Online via ZOOM
29 September
(Identical to
22&23 Sep session)
12:30 – 1:30pm AAB708 &
Online via ZOOM
TitleDemonstration of Setting up Mixed-mode Teaching (Mixed-mode session)
Facilitator(s)CHTL Colleagues
AbstractFurther to the announcement made on 15 September 2020 by the e-Learning Support Team regarding the tips of mixed-mode teaching with students attending on-campus and online, the purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate the digital setup available inside the classroom and the use of extra electronic devices for facilitating the mixed-mode teaching. Colleagues can get themselves familiar with the digital setup inside the classroom and the support team can address some of the technical issues that colleagues may have encountered for the mixed-mode teaching.
TimeTuesday, 22 September, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 23 September, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Identical to 22 September session)

Two Additional Sessions
Friday, 25 September 2020 / 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.(Identical to 22&23 September session)
Tuesday, 29 September 2020 / 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.(Identical to 22&23 September session)
VenueMixed-mode session
Tuesday, 22 September’s session: AAB707 & online via ZOOM
Wednesday, 23 September’s session: WLB103 & online via ZOOM

Two Additional Sessions
Friday, 25 September’s session: LMC509, HSH Campus & online via ZOOM
Tuesday, 29 September’s session: AAB708 & online via ZOOM
Notes We will send the invitation link and other details to you for joining the session after your registration.
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TALES 3 – Enhancing Student Learning in Mixed-mode Teaching

Topic Date Time Venue
TALES 3 – Enhancing Student Learning in Mixed-mode Teaching October 9 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Mixed-mode session
(ACC209 & Zoom)
TitleEnhancing Student Learning in Mixed-mode Teaching
Facilitator(s)Ms Bonnie CHIU(JOUR)
Dr Benjamin Luke MOORHOUSE(EDUC)
AbstractThe University has adopted mixed-mode teaching since 28 September 2020 to facilitate a flexible resumption of face-to-face instructions. While students are encouraged to attend their classes on-campus, those who are constrained by travel restrictions or quarantine requirements may join the classes online.

To support teaching colleagues in this endeavor, we have invited two experienced facilitators who had adopted mixed-mode teaching with positive student feedback to share their good practices. Specifically, Ms Chiu will talk about how she engages students on-site and online in effective synchronous learning through leveraging electronic resources in different classroom settings (e.g. lecture hall, classroom computer lab/studio); Dr Moorhouse will walk you through how he incorporates the approach of ‘virtual flipped classroom’ into mixed-mode delivery to enhance students’ participation in synchronous learning.

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:
  • Explore a number of asynchronous and synchronous e-tools to facilitate mixed-mode teaching;
  • Identify some tips of using the ‘virtual flipped classroom’ approach in mixed-mode teaching.
TimeFriday, 9 October, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
VenueMixed-mode session (ACC209 & Zoom)
Notes We will send the invitation link and other details to you for joining the session after your registration.
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TALES 4 – Collecting Evidence of Student Learning Performance through Digitally Supported Assessment

Topic Date Time Venue
TALES 4 – Collecting Evidence of Student Learning Performance through Digitally Supported Assessment October 23 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Online session via Zoom
TitleCollecting Evidence of Student Learning Performance through Digitally Supported Assessment
Facilitator(s)Dr Mathew HILLIER(Macquarie University, Australia)
AbstractDigital technology can help with the design and delivery of assessment by providing a means to gather evidence of student learning performance in the online and blended contexts.

This session will focus on three examples of using technology already available at HKBU to enhance assessment delivery and monitoring. This includes 1) using lesser known Moodle quiz features for automated formative feedback, 2) using Moodle reports to investigate the efficacy of quiz questions (analysis reports) and to monitor student activity (logs) and 3) exploring how to conduct peer assessment using Moodle tools such as the workshop activity.

The session will be presented by Dr Mathew Hillier, e-Assessment Academic from Macquarie University, Australia. Dr Hillier is currently an e-Assessment consultant to HKBU.

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:
  • Identify ways to use Moodle quiz for automated formative feedback;
  • Identify sources of evidence related to student engagement and activity in Moodle;
  • Implement online peer assessment using Moodle.
TimeFriday, 23 October, 11:00 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
VenueOnline session via Zoom
Notes We will send the invitation link and other details to you for joining the session after your registration.
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TALES 5 – Skills Transformation by Coursera

Topic Date Time Venue
TALES 5 – Skills Transformation by Coursera November 4 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm ZOOM
TitleSkills Transformation by Coursera
Facilitator(s)Ruchira Sharma(Heads Skills Transformation for APAC)
Deepak Gupta(Heads Implementation team for APAC)
Bibin Shivas(Heads Customer Success for APAC)
Tarun Nallu(Enterprise Account Director)
Shubhangi Sood(University partnership for APAC)
AbstractCoursera is a massive open online course (MOOC) provider based in the USA. A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. Coursera works with universities and other organisations to offer online courses, specializations, certifications, and degrees in a variety of subjects, such as engineering, data science, machine learning, mathematics, business, financing, computer science, digital marketing, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, 4300 plus variety of courses giving students a very broad range of information & experience in different fields including guided projects for improved hands-on learning.

The session would be an interactive one, representatives from Coursera will share their approach to blended learning and how faculty and universities across the world are making the transition during the last few months and beyond. Some key skills needed in the new normal, tools and technology in that space and how Coursera helps in the overall journey.
TimeWednesday, 4 November, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
VenueOnline session via Zoom
Notes We will send the invitation link and other details to you for joining the session after your registration.

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TALES 6 – 21st Century Learning Analytics

Topic Date Time Venue
TALES 6 – 21st Century Learning Analytics November 11 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm ZOOM
Title21st Century Learning Analytics
Facilitator(s)Professor Dragan Gašević (Monash University)
About the FacilitatorDragan Gašević is Professor of Learning Analytics in the Faculty of Information Technology and Director of the Centre for Learning Analytics at Monash University. Before his current post, he was Professor and Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics in the Moray House School of Education and the School of Informatics and Co-Director of Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. A computer scientist by training and skills, Professor Gašević considers himself a learning analyst developing computational methods that can shape next-generation learning and software technologies and advance our understanding of information seeking, sense-making, and self-regulated and social learning.
AbstractLearning analytics involves the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners for the purpose of understanding and improving learning. Professor Gašević will draw on his extensive research and development expertise in learning analytics as we harness this emerging discipline to develop novel pedagogies for the 21st century. In this workshop, you will learn how to develop models to predict learner outcomes and student performance, how to identify students who are struggling and understanding what can be done to assist them in course level to provide evidence-based decision making for teaching and learning improvement.
TimeWednesday, 11 November, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
VenueOnline session via Zoom
Notes We will send the invitation link and other details to you for joining the session after your registration.
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TALES 7 – Assessing Student Learning Performance through the Development of Students as Partners: From a Song to a Concert (to be conducted in Cantonese)

Topic Date Time Venue
TALES 7 – Assessing Student Learning Performance through the Development of Students as Partners: From a Song to a Concert (to be conducted in Cantonese) November 23 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm TriAngle, DLB306 & ZOOM
TitleAssessing Student Learning Performance through the Development of Students as Partners: From a Song to a Concert (to be conducted in Cantonese)
Facilitator(s)Dr CHOW Yiu Fai (HMW)
Presenting students: CHAN Tsz Kwan & Jacky WONG
AbstractPedagogical approaches that foster partnership help create supportive learning relationships between teachers, students and even members of the public, which in turn enhance student learning performance. CHTL and CISL jointly organise this workshop by inviting Dr Chow Yiu Fai – prominent lyricist and Associate Professor from the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing – to share his experience in engaging students in his course “Chinese Song Lyric Writing” as active learners and contributors. In the last two academic years, Dr Chow’s students interviewed different subjects in the society, ranging from socially marginalised figures and unsung heroes to people with broken hearts, and wrote lyrics about them. Dr Chow empowered these students by cultivating their leadership and letting them plan and organise concerts in which they performed their own songs and invited some of the interviewees to attend. The concerts received extremely positive feedback, showing the enormous success of the “students as partners” model. In this session, Dr Chow will share with participants his expertise in developing creative partnerships with students and his passion in exploring the boundless possibilities of teaching and learning. He will also share ways to assess student learning performance through this type of pedagogical approach.
TimeMonday, 23 November, 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.
VenueTriAngle, DLB306, David C Lam Building, Shaw Campus
Notes We will send the invitation link and other details to you for joining the session after your registration.
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TALES 8 – My Successful Application and Implementation of Teaching Development Grants at HKBU

Topic Date Time Venue
TALES 8 – My Successful Application and Implementation of Teaching Development Grants at HKBU November 30 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Online via Zoom
TitleMy Successful Application and Implementation of Teaching Development Grants at HKBU
Facilitator(s)Dr Simon HAN(SCM)
Dr Kristen LI(COMP)
Dr Lei SU(MKT)
AbstractThe University provides different funding opportunities to encourage adoption of innovative pedagogical approach(es) and staff/overseas partners collaboration(s) to enhance the quality of teaching and learning. Spearheading the three aspects of support are respectively the Teaching Development Grants (TDGs), the Communities of Practice (CoPs) and the funding for developing Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs) with FutureLearn (FL).

In this workshop, three successful applicants of the aforementioned grants are invited to share their projects of diverse foci and scales – Dr Su’s TDG/CoP projects about big data analytics education; Dr Han’s TDG project about the establishment of pedagogical video database for quality analysis of Chinese Medicine; Dr Li’s SPOC-FL project on developing an online course for data visualisation. Specifically, the facilitators will share things-to-note throughout the proposal writing and project implementation process. More importantly, the impact of student learning quality after the implementation of the projects. It is hoped that by the end of the workshop, colleagues will be able to propose their teaching and learning initiatives and learn the practical tips to succeed in the application process.
TimeMonday, 30 November, 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Venue Zoom
Notes We will send the invitation link and other details to you for joining the session after your registration.
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TALES 9 – Crossing the Boundary: Interdisciplinary Faculty Partnership in Course Design and Delivery

Topic Date Time Venue
TALES 9 – Crossing the Boundary: Interdisciplinary Faculty Partnership in Course Design and Delivery December 7 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm Zoom
TitleCrossing the Boundary: Interdisciplinary Faculty Partnership in Course Design and Delivery
Facilitator(s)Mr Kingsley NG(AVA)
Professor Fu Rong ZHU(PHYS)
AbstractInnovative collaborations among colleagues from diverse disciplines can provide students with the opportunity of interdisciplinary learning experience. The new General Education (GE) curriculum is a timely response to the growing call for interdisciplinary studies to meet the dynamic needs of todays’ students as global citizens in a highly interconnected world. The Level 2 Interdisciplinary Thematic Course GTSC2045 Seeing the World from Artistic and Scientific Perspectives under the category of “Science, Technology and Society” is one of the notable GE courses designed and delivered through cross-faculty partnership. The course instructors, Mr Kingsley NG (AVA) and Professor Fu Rong ZHU (PHYS), will share their insights and experience in (i) designing an interdisciplinary course which crosses the traditional faculty boundary to bring together art and science; (ii) overcoming the challenges encountered in course delivery; and (iii) assessing student learning performance in this kind of interdisciplinary course. The facilitators will also share with colleagues the useful tips on how to foster and enhance cross-faculty collaboration in interdisciplinary teaching and learning. This talk should not be missed by colleagues who are interested in the fast-growing interdisciplinary field in both teaching and research on teaching and learning.
TimeMonday, 7 December, 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.
VenueZoom
Notes We will send the invitation link and other details to you for joining the session after your registration.
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TALES 10 – My Experience of Using Alternative Assessment in Realty

Topic Date Time Venue
TALES 10 – My Experience of Using Alternative Assessment in Realty December 14 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Online via ZOOM
Title My Experience of Using Alternative Assessment in Realty
Facilitator(s) Mr Dean COX(JOUR)
Professor Mark SHUTTLEWORTH(TIIS)
Abstract Innovative way of using educational technology and e-tools provide alternative means for teachers to assess student learning effectiveness in both formative and summative approaches. Good use of e-tools can also help teachers to re-design assignments to facilitate students’ individual and team work when they cannot attend classes physically.

In this workshop, two passionate and experienced teachers will share how the adoption of different e-tools can facilitate their teaching and student learning in this semester – Professor Shuttleworth will talk us through his implementation process of using Moodle Quiz to provide a “Certainty-Based Marking” setting. With this approach, students will gain more credit for correct answers for which they claim a high degree of certainty, but at the same time will be penalised for any confidently stated wrong answers. Dr Cox will present how the use of e-tools like Padlets (padlet.com), EdPuzzle (edpuzzle.com), Moodle Quiz etc together with appropriate hardware enable him to re-design/re-structure all his assignments, lectures when his students are not able to work in teams or attend classes physically in a multimedia journalism course.

It is hoped that by the end of this workshop, colleagues will be inspired to re-think the advantages of using alternative assessments and tips of re-designing assignments with e-tools to enhance student learning quality.
Time Monday, 14 December, 2:30 p.m – 3:45 p.m
Venue Online session via ZOOM
Notes We will send the invitation link and other details to you for joining the session after your registration.

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TALES 11 – Showcasing the Smart Classroom at HKBU

Topic Date Time Venue
TALES 11 – Showcasing the Smart Classroom at HKBU December 21 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm ACC204
Title Showcasing the Smart Classroom at HKBU
Facilitator(s) ITO Colleagues
Abstract With the advancements in technology today, conducting teaching in a Smart Classroom that fully equipped with high-end digital technology, learning devices, special software products with high quality of visual and audio systems is indeed necessary. Especially, to meet the extra needs of conducting online and mixed-mode teaching and learning these days.

With the concerted effort of colleagues from the Office of Information Technology (ITO) and Estates Office (EO) that they have revamped a traditional classroom into a Smart Classroom. As a sample model for our future classroom at the University, this Smart Classroom has been in operation as a pilot for facilitating effective teaching and learning in this fast moving digital world.

In this workshop, colleagues from ITO will showcase how the different features available in this Smart Classroom can enhance teaching to make learning more interesting and enjoyable. Participants will have the opportunity to experience this well-equipped Smart Classroom with fun.
Time Monday, 21 December 2:30 p.m – 3:45 p.m
Venue ACC204
Notes We will send the invitation link and other details to you for joining the session after your registration.
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