Online Forum: Academic Integrity and Ethics for Virtual Teaching and Learning

Programme Information

Topic Reinforcing Academic Integrity and Ethics for Virtual Teaching and Learning
Date 10 May 2021 (Monday)
Time 15:00 – 16:30 (Hong Kong Time)
Venue via ZOOM
Registration Fee Free
Abstract Upholding academic integrity and ethics (AIE) is crucial to maintain quality education in the 21st Century, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when virtual teaching and learning has become a critical part of the ‘new normal’. To increase students’ awareness, different universities/colleges have used technology to assist with the AIE issues. Based on an international collaborative project supported by the United Board, this workshop is organized to exchange the good practices and challenges of partner institutions in Philippines, India and Hong Kong, promoting a culture of impeccable academic integrity in Asian tertiary education contexts. Through an overview, virtual experience of Trail of Integrity and Ethics (TIE) and a panel discussion, participants of this online forum will learn more about the application of technology and approaches in facilitating AIE for VTL, as well as how teachers enhance students’ awareness towards ethics issues in VTL contexts.
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Biography

Mr Kevin Henderson
Director, Digital Content and Programming, United Board


Kevin Henderson is Director of Digital Content and Programming for the United Board, a nongovernmental organization which supports higher education in 16 countries and regions in Asia. Kevin oversees thematic and country-based programming related to digital education, digital ethics, and technology-assisted teaching and learning within higher education in Asia. His role includes the enhancement and expansion of the United Board’s digital capacity, as well as the development of various platforms for continuous learning and engagement.
Dr Theresa Kwong
Director, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning(CHTL), Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK


As the Director of the CHTL, Theresa’s major responsibilities include: leading the promotion of a quality culture of learning and teaching; advancing the scholarship of teaching and learning; providing expertise to teachers regarding pedagogical issues, e-learning adoption and outcomes assessments; and promoting innovative pedagogical and assessment methods. Theresa received a number of teaching and learning grants and her research interests include academic integrity, technology enhanced learning, faculty professional development, and outcomes assessment.
Please refer to: https://chtl.hkbu.edu.hk/main/about-chtl/staff-information/theresakwong/
Dr Lisa Law
Senior Teaching and Learning Officer, CHTL, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong


Dr Lisa Law is currently working as Senior Teaching and Learning Officer at the Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning (CHTL) in Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). Lisa’s major responsibilities include: providing consultation to academic staff to facilitate their pedagogical development in supporting the University’s implementation of Outcomes-based approach to teaching and learning, e-learning application etc. Lisa’s current interests include technology-assisted learning, and internationalization.
Dr Dave E. Marcial
Director, Silliman Online University Learning, Silliman University, Philippines


Associate Professor DAVE E. MARCIAL held various positions in many leading professional organizations in the Philippines. Recipient of the 2016 Most Productive Faculty Award of Silliman University and 2nd Place Finalist of 2015 Philippine DigiBayani Award for Digital Literacy. Among his research interests are e-learning, local knowledge computing, and digital trust. A United Board Fellow, and Director for Silliman Online University Learning, Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines.
Dr Binu Thomas
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Applications
Coordinator – Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
Joint Director Marian Institute for Innovative Teaching-Learning and Evaluation (MIITLE)


Dr. Binu Thomas is an Associate Professor at Marian College Kuttikkanam (www.mariancollege.org). Presently he is heading the Quality Assurance Cell of the College and also serving as the Joint Director of Marian Institute for Innovative Teaching-Learning and Evaluation (MIITLE). This centre is involved in training teachers in innovative teaching learning methodologies. He is associating with CHTL of HKBU and CLEAR of CUHK to implement latest innovative teaching learning projects in India. During Covid 19 pandemic period, Dr Thomas Served as the resource person for six international webinars and sixty two national level webinars and faculty training programmes in India.
Dr Eva Wong
Principal Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK
Consultant to Vice-President (Teaching & Learning), Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong


After working in tertiary education institutions in the UK and HK in the past 35 years, Eva retired from Hong Kong Baptist University in January 2021. She became a Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy in 2018, affirming her contributions to teaching and learning. In 2020, Eva received the University Grants Committee Teaching Award (Team), the most prestigious teaching award for universities in Hong Kong. Eva now takes on consultancy on interesting education projects.
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Programme Rundown (Time periods below are based on Hong Kong Time Zone)

Welcome
15:00–15:05 Welcome Greetings
Overview on the Importance of Reinforcing Academic Integrity & Ethics
15:05–15:35
  • The Importance of Reinforcing Academic Integrity in the Virtual Teaching and Learning
    • Speaker: Dr. Theresa Kwong
  • Exploring an online Trail of Integrity and Ethics (TIE)
Panel Discussion: Ways of Reinforcing Academic Integrity and Ethics in the Virtual Teaching and Learning Environment
15:35-16:25
  • Panel Discussion – Perspectives from Partner Institutions
    • Panelists:
      Mr Kevin Henderson
      Dr Dave E. Marcial
      Dr Binu Thomas
      Dr Eva Wong
    • Facilitators:
      Dr Lisa Law & Dr Theresa Kwong
16:25-16:30 Closing
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