Teaching and Learning Experience Sharing (TALES) Seminar Series (2018/19 Semester 2)

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2016/17 S1 | 2015/16 S2 | 2015/16 S1 | 2014/15 S2 | 2014/15 S12013/14 S2 | 2013/14 S1 |
2012/13 S2 | 2012/13 S1 | 2011/12 S2 | 2011/12 S1 2010/11 S2 | 2010/11 S1 | 2009/10

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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 eLearning;

 

Series Outline

TALES Series Date Venue
1. Evaluating teaching and learning projects on internationalisation: How to maximize and measure short-term impact and plan for long-term sustainability 22 Jan ACC209
2. Getting published with data from your class – educational research is not just for the education discipline 24 Jan ACC209
3. Research Ethics at HKBU – Past, Present and Future 19 Feb ACC209
4. Authentic Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Roundtable Discussion 5 Mar ACC209
5. My Story of Designing Blended Learning Using the FutureLearn Platform 12 Mar ACC209
6. Why Does “Brain Health” Matter to This Techno-Generation? 14 Mar ACC209
7. e-Learning Week (I): How to use e-tools to enhance my teaching? 20 Mar ACC209
8. e-Learning Week (II): Use of e-Tools to Assess My Students’ Learning Performance and Facilitate My Classroom Presentation 21 Mar ACC209
9. e-Learning Week (III): Enhancing Classroom Interaction by Using Personal Response Systems 22 Mar ACC209
10. Book Launch cum Sharing of Successful Application of Higher Education Academy Fellowship 2 Apr ACC209
11. Join-the-Conversation: How Does Virtual Mobility Enhance Internationalisation of the Curriculum? 17 Apr ACC209
12. Innovative Ways of Enhancing My Students’ Learning at HKBU 2 May ACC209
13. Automation: Transcribing Lectures, Presentations and Interviews Automatically 22 May ACC209
14. My Successful Application of Teaching & Learning Grants at HKBU 4 Jun ACC209

 

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TALES 1 – 22 January 2019 (Tuesday)

TALES 1 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Evaluating teaching and learning projects on internationalisation: How to maximize and measure short-term impact and plan for long-term sustainability 22 Jan 12:45-2:15p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Evaluating teaching and learning projects on internationalisation: How to maximize and measure short-term impact and plan for long-term sustainability
Facilitator(s): Dr Wendy GREEN
Senior Lecturer (Adjunct), School of Education,
University of Tasmania, Australia
Abstract:

This workshop is supported by the UGC-funded, inter-institutional Project entitled “Fostering the Integration of Local and Non-local Students for the Enhancement of Internationalisation and Engagement with Mainland China (PolyU10/T&L/16-19)”.

Governments and universities world-wide are investing heavily in the development of innovative practices which will enable them to reap the benefits and address the challenges of internationalisation. How do we know if such well-meaning interventions are successful, and more importantly, why some interventions are successful, while others are not? What can we learn from an internationalisation project conducted in one context – a particular discipline, for example – that can be applied in other contexts? Robust evaluation of a project requires a well-designed evaluation plan from the outset – a plan that provides sufficient guidelines for identifying and achieving the changes desired and for interpreting, sustaining and transferring the changes that are achieved. This practical, introductory workshop will discuss the principles of evaluation and introduce an evaluation planning framework, and will be divided into two parts:

Part 1 will introduce the concept and practice of evaluation and provide an evaluation planning framework. This session is open to all those interested in learning more about evaluating educational projects well.

Part 2 will be a facilitated discussion focussing on the evaluation of the micro-projects which are contributing to the overall project: Fostering the Integration of Local & Non-local Students for the Enhancement of Internationalisation & Engagement with Mainland China. Those involved in the micro-projects are strongly encouraged to attend.

Biography:

Wendy Green, PhD is a Senior Lecturer (Adjunct) in the School of Education, University of Tasmania, Australia. Wendy is Executive Editor of Higher Education Research and Development and Past Convenor of the International Education Association of Australia’s (IEAA) Internationalisation of the Curriculum (IoC) Network. Wendy has published widely on various dimensions of international education. Her Australian National Teaching Fellowship supports her current research and practice on engaging students as partners in global learning.

Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 2 – 24 January 2019 (Thursday)

TALES 2 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Getting published with data from your class – educational research is not just for the education discipline 24 Jan 12:45-2:15p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Getting published with data from your class – educational research is not just for the education discipline
Facilitator(s): Dr Wendy GREEN
Senior Lecturer (Adjunct), School of Education,
University of Tasmania, Australia
Abstract:

Co-organiser: HERDSA (Hong Kong Branch)

What are the characteristics of quality research on teaching and learning in universities? Why should I consider publishing scholarly inquiry into my own teaching context and how can I plan my educational interventions so that my work is publishable? What do reviewers and editors of Higher Education and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) journals look for? What are the common reasons that papers are rejected? This interactive workshop will provide a range of practical strategies to identify and overcome the challenges often experienced by those new, and not so new to higher education research, writing and publication. Participants will have the opportunity to apply these strategies to their own work. With this in mind, participants are encouraged (but are not required) to bring along some of their own work-in-progress to the workshop.

Biography:

Wendy Green, PhD is a Senior Lecturer (Adjunct) in the School of Education, University of Tasmania, Australia. Wendy is Executive Editor of Higher Education Research and Development and Past Convenor of the International Education Association of Australia’s (IEAA) Internationalisation of the Curriculum (IoC) Network. Wendy has published widely on various dimensions of international education. Her Australian National Teaching Fellowship supports her current research and practice on engaging students as partners in global learning.

Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 3 – 19 February 2019 (Tuesday)

TALES 3 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Research Ethics at HKBU – Past, Present and Future 19 Feb 12:45-2:15p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Research Ethics at HKBU – Past, Present and Future  
Facilitator(s): Dr King Ho CHEUNG
Chair, Animal Research Ethics Panel
Associate Professor, School of Chinese Medicine

Professor Jiming LIU
Chair, Research Ethics Committee
Associate Vice-President (Research) and Chair Professor,
Department of Computer Science

Professor Nai Ki MAK
Chair, Clinical Research Ethics Panel
Professor, Department of Biology

Dr Odalia WONG
Chair, Human (Non-clinical) Research Ethics Panel,
Principal Lecturer, Department of Sociology

Professor Ken, Kin Lam YUNG
Chair, Research Postgraduate Studies Committee
Executive Associate Dean, Graduate School
Professor and Associate Head, Department of Biology
Abstract:

HKBU commits to fostering academic and research excellence to enhance and sustain our global significance as a research-led liberal arts University. It is therefore important for colleagues to be aware of the latest research ethics policies when applying for ethical clearance for research and teaching development projects.

In line with the development of the University’s research strategies, a new research committee structure was approved by the Senate last academic year (AY2017/18). Under the new research committee structure, the Committee on the Use Human & Animal Subjects in Teaching & Research (HASC) has been renamed as Research Ethics Committee (REC) with an extended remit to uphold the standard for research ethics. Experienced academic colleagues from various disciplines and in their capacities as chairpersons of related research committees/panels will start the sharing to recap our general practices before and then the new Governance structure for conducting research at HKBU. Our facilitators will also share the roles and responsibilities of each research committee and the respective panels under the new research committee structure to enhance colleagues’ understanding when developing their ongoing/future research and teaching projects in relation to the new research ethics policies.

Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 4 – 5 March 2019 (Tuesday)

TALES 4 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Authentic Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Roundtable Discussion 5 Mar 12:45-2:15p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Authentic Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Roundtable Discussion  
Facilitator(s): Dr Lisa DENG (EDUC)
Professor Gerard PRENDERGAST (MKT)
Dr John WINZENBURG (MUS)
Dr Man Kong WONG (HIST)

Abstract:

Authentic teaching and learning centres on designing course content and assessment that connect students directly with the real world, usually in the form of experiential learning or service learning. In fall 2018, a series of TALES workshops was organised to explore this salient approach spearheaded by a showcase of some exemplary adaptations in our University.

This session brings facilitators of the well-received workshops together to lead a roundtable discussion. After briefly recapping their previous sharing, they will raise issues that are pertinent to designing, implementing, and evaluating experiential and service learning initiatives and discuss with the participants. Colleagues are also welcome to send us discussion questions by emailing chtl@hkbu.edu.hk (we will keep you anonymous). It is hoped that by the end of the session, you will be able to identify ways to incorporate authentic teaching and learning initiatives into your teaching.

Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 5 – 12 March 2019 (Tuesday)

TALES 5 Topic Date Time Venue
1. My Story of Designing Blended Learning Using the FutureLearn Platform 12 Mar 12:45-2:15p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: My Story of Designing Blended Learning Using the FutureLearn Platform  
Facilitator(s): Professor Kara CHAN (COMS)
Dr Kristen LI (COMP)
Abstract:

The University has taken an initiative to develop Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs) with FutureLearn as an e-Learning development platform since AY2017/18 to promote blended learning and Internationalisation at Home. In this workshop, our facilitators will share their fruitful attempts on developing online learning courses with international dimension to enhance teaching and learning experience.

Through the stories of our two facilitators, you will discover more distinctive features of the blended learning pedagogy facilitated by the online learning platform. Specifically, the facilitators will walk you through their different ways to integrate online and in-class teaching, the various approaches to internationalise learning through the collaboration with overseas partners. They will also share the various means to assess students’ learning performance. It is hoped that by the end of the workshop, colleagues will take away a number of prompts to think through the opportunities and challenges of adopting the blended learning pedagogy in their own courses.

Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 6 – 14 March 2019 (thursday)

TALES 6 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Why Does “Brain Health” Matter to This Techno-Generation? 14 Mar 12:45-2:15p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Why Does “Brain Health” Matter to This Techno-Generation?
Facilitator(s): Dr. Philippe A. SOUVESTRE
CTCMA of BC Past-Vice Chair, AsMA Fellow, AsHFA Past-President
France: MD, CEA/PhD Neurosciences, BCP Naval Medicine, CES Aerospace Medicine, CES Sports Medicine,
Univ. Dipl. Chinese Medicine,
Canada: RRP, RAc
USA: DMO, ND, NGAOM
Founding President, Medical Director, Director of Programs, NeuroKinetics Clinic
Fly-in Biomedical Traumatology Clinic
Corporate Member, International Academy of Aviation & Space Medicine
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Abstract:

“Brain Health” is fundamental for everyone not only to achieve good health and wellness but also to perform well physically and mentally at once, hence enabling us off to happiness, safety, and success. This presentation explains how human brain performs and works from a unique multidisciplinary scientific point of view. It is generally believed that significant poor habits and traumatic impacts adversely affect brain controls governing all necessary physical, cognitive, and mental functions.

Dr. Souvestre’s comprehensive training and expertise in brain performance-focused Life Sciences, and Sports, Aerospace, and Outer Space exploration medical operations, combined with first-hand interactions with challenging man/technology interfaces in various hostile environment, clearly demonstrate via describing situational mishaps, why key brain mechanisms’ complex nature and associated positive values are relevant to the “Six Pillars of Brain Health” model.

Effective tips will be provided regarding how to utilize our brain make up to optimize physical and mental health and performance.

Emerging eHealth paradigm and concepts for application rapidly increase worldwide popularity of using social media and virtual reality in our daily life. Impact of man-technology interface on Health and Performance is reviewed towards discriminating risk from harmlessness.

Last but not least, mentorship and leadership are reflected upon regarding how to build ourselves up in order to empower others in navigating the Present towards making the World a better place.

Biography:

A “Blue Planet Citizen” at heart, Dr. Philippe Souvestre is a passionate multidisciplinary physician, scientist, airman, explorer, innovator who, for over three decades, pioneers effective neurobiomedical approaches towards shifting mainstream Medicine paradigms to benefit severely incapacitated chronic trauma patients lingering without relief and solution. An internationally peer-recognized mentor in Aerospace, Western and Eastern Medicines, Neurosciences, Bioengineering, and Human Factors Investigation, his leadership leads to achieve ground-breaking brain-focused advances enhancing Human Performance, Traumatology, and Aerospace Medicine.

Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 7 – 20 March 2019 (Wednesday)

TALES 7 Topic Date Time Venue
1. e-Learning Week (I): How to use e-tools to enhance my teaching? 20 Mar 12:45-2:15p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: e-Learning Week (I): How to use e-tools to enhance my teaching?  
Facilitator(s): Mr Chris CHAN (LIB)
Mr Chun Hoi CHEUNG (SCM)
Mr Leo YU (LC)
About e-Learning Week:

To cultivate an accommodative environment for our students who were raised in the digital age, teachers are encouraged to deploy e-tools to facilitate classroom teaching and learning. This workshop is organised to familiarise colleagues with popular and centrally supported e-tools that help to enhance the classroom learning experience.

Abstract:

This is a hands-on workshop. Through live demonstrations, our facilitators will share how various G Suite tools as well as Mentimeter can be utilised to improve lesson organisation and enhance student learning. Specifically, you will learn how Google Sheets, Google Forms, Google Docs, and Google Sites can help facilitate attendance management, formative evaluation, collaborative learning and e-Portfolio building. You will also see how Mentimeter can facilitate student interaction and real-time feedback in large lecture settings. All are welcome regardless of your level of experience with these e-tools.

Remark: Please bring along your laptop/mobile device to the workshop.

Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 8 – 21 March 2019 (Thursday)

TALES 8 Topic Date Time Venue
1. e-Learning Week (II): Use of e-Tools to Assess My Students’ Learning Performance and Facilitate My Classroom Presentation 21 Mar 12:45-2:15p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: e-Learning Week (II): Use of e-Tools to Assess My Students’ Learning Performance and Facilitate My Classroom Presentation  
Facilitator(s): Professor Mark SHUTTLEWORTH (ENG)
CHTL colleagues
About e-Learning Week:

To cultivate an accommodative environment for our students who were raised in the digital age, teachers are encouraged to deploy e-tools to facilitate classroom teaching and learning. This workshop is organised to familiarise colleagues with popular and centrally supported e-tools that help to enhance the classroom learning experience.

Abstract:

This is a hands-on workshop with live demonstrations, our facilitators will share how to use the built-in learning analytic model of Moodle to assess students’ learning performance at classroom level. Different ways of supporting teachers to identify students’ learning progress through the available analytics graphs will be discussed. Participants will also learn how to use centrally supported software called “Mirroring360” to facilitate classroom presentation. By using Mirroring360 to wirelessly mirror and record your Chromebook, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac screens to your PC or Mac without the need for hardware or cables. You can also share your screen to students’ computers or mobile devices. It is hoped that colleagues can identify how the experience can be transferred to their own classrooms. All are welcome regardless of your experience with the above e-tools.

Remark: Please bring along your laptop/ mobile device to the workshop.

Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 9 – 22 March 2019 (Friday)

TALES 9 Topic Date Time Venue
1. e-Learning Week (III): Enhancing Classroom Interaction by Using Personal Response Systems 22 Mar 12:45-2:15p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: e-Learning Week (III): Enhancing Classroom Interaction by Using Personal Response Systems  
Facilitator(s): Dr Kevin CHAN (APSS, PolyU)
Dr Shan Shan CHUNG (BIO, HKBU)
Mr Henry FUNG (COMM, HKBU)
About e-Learning Week:

To cultivate an accommodative environment for our students who were raised in the digital age, teachers are encouraged to deploy e-tools to facilitate classroom teaching and learning. This workshop is organised to familiarise colleagues with popular and centrally supported e-tools that help to enhance the classroom learning experience.

Abstract:

This is a hands-on workshop with live demonstrations and guided practices. Our facilitators will share how they used personal response systems (PRSs), respectively Ureply, Echo360, and Kahoot!, to stimulate responses and identify students’ learning needs during their lessons. You will also learn more about the pros and cons of using these systems with reference to different class composition and disciplines. It is hoped that colleagues can identify how the experience can be transferred to their own classrooms.   All are welcome regardless of your experience with the above e-tools.

Remark: Please bring along your laptop/ mobile device to the workshop.

Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 10 – 2 April 2019 (Tuesday)

TALES 10 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Book Launch cum Sharing of Successful Application of Higher Education Academy Fellowship 2 Apr 12:30-2:30p.m. ACC209
Note: book launch will be held from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.; light lunch from 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
Title: Book Launch cum Sharing of Successful Application of Higher Education Academy Fellowship
Facilitator(s): Dr Gray HO (CHEM) – FHEA
Dr Glos HO (MKT) – SFHEA
Dr Vicky LEE (PROV) – SFHEA
Dr Angus YOUNG (ACLW) – FHEA
Abstract:

In line with international best practices, HKBU is delighted to become an institutional Access Partner to the Higher Education Academy of Advance (HE) since April 2018. This demonstrates HKBU’s commitment on the provision of quality teaching and learning in Higher Education. The Higher Education Academy (HEA) of Advance (HE) is a national body in the United Kingdom which champions teaching excellence in higher education across the globe to improve students’ learning. The HEA/Advance (HE) awards four different categories of Fellowship, namely Associate Fellowship (AFHEA), Fellowship (FHEA), Senior Fellowship (SFHEA) and Principal Fellowship (PFHEA) which provides individuals with recognition of their good practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning. Such comprehensive progression pathway aligns with the core objectives of HKBU. There are more than 100,000 HEA Fellows worldwide today.

To better prepare any interested parties for the application, our facilitators holding different categories of the Fellowship are invited to share tips on making successful applications. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to identify the Fellowship category that is most suitable for you at this stage of your career and have solid ideas on how to prepare for the supporting documents effectively.

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. (book launch will be held from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.;light lunch from 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 11 – 17 April 2019 (Wednesday)

TALES 11 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Join-the-Conversation: How Does Virtual Mobility Enhance Internationalisation of the Curriculum? 17 Apr 12:45-2:15p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Join-the-Conversation: How Does Virtual Mobility Enhance Internationalisation of the Curriculum?
Facilitators: Dr Susan BRIDGES
Assistant Dean (Learning & Teaching), Faculty of Education/
Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, HKU

Dr Tushar CHAUDHURI
Associate Head of Department,
Department of Government & International Studies, HKBU

Dr Suk Wai Winnie LEUNG
Lecturer, Division of Integrative Systems and Design,
School of Engineering, HKUST
Abstract:

With the growing capabilities of modern information and communication technologies, higher education institutions around the globe are exploring different online learning platforms to facilitate cross-cultural learning experience without having students leaving home. It is hoped that students will be able to develop the knowledge and skills required in the 21st century. This contributes to realising the concept of “an internationalised curriculum” as suggested by Leask (2004). The boom of telecommunication applications and collaborative online learning platforms allow curriculum designers to create opportunities for international contact and cross-cultural exchange for all students with less physical and time constraints. Building on the theoretical potential of virtual mobility in promoting “Internationalisation at Home”, this workshop has invited three speakers to share with us their experience in designing and implementing virtual exchange initiatives. Specifically, you will learn how they use technology to integrate cross-cultural dimensions into the content and the approach of teaching and learning; what the main benefits and practical constraints are; and in what ways virtual mobility complements physical mobility in their courses/contexts.

Biography:

Dr Susan BRIDGES joined The University of Hong Kong in 2007 and is currently Assistant Dean (Learning & Teaching) at the Faculty of Education / Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. In 2014, she was appointed as Adjunct Professor to the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education at the Australian Catholic University (ACU). As an award-winning teacher, researcher and curriculum designer, Dr Bridges is passionate about her field. Her higher education initiatives focus on professional education, particularly integrated curriculum designs and inquiry-based learning and how educational technologies can support and enhance these. Dr Bridges’ research explores the ‘how’ of effective pedagogy and communication through interactional and ethnographic approaches. Her funded research has resulted in over 170 publications and 34 invited presentations. She serves as an Editorial Board member of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning and is co-editor with Lap Ki Chan and Cindy Hmelo-Silver of Educational Technologies in Medical and Health Sciences Education (Springer, 2016) and with Rintaro Imafuku on a forthcoming volume with Purdue University Press, Interactional Research into Problem-based Learning.

Dr Tushar CHAUDHURI is Senior Lecturer in European Studies and Associate Head of Department, Department of Government & International Studies at the Hong Kong Baptist University. He teaches German Language and Area Studies. His researches in Technology in Education and Telecollaboration in Foreign Language Learning. Dr Chaudhuri holds a PhD in German as a Foreign Language from the University of Giessen, Germany. He currently holds an UGC grant under the Funding Scheme for Teaching & Learning for Language Enhancement.

Dr Suk Wai Winnie LEUNG is a systems designer, educator and entrepreneur. Faculty of the Division of Integrative Systems and Design (ISD), she creates and teaches project-based blended learning elements and serves as the Industry-Partnered Capstone Program Manager for the intensive experiential-focus degree program. She is also an affiliated faculty with the Robotics Institute. Prior to joining HKUST, Dr Leung worked in both academics and industries (e.g. MDRobotics, IBM, Deloitte Consulting), equipping her with cross disciplinary vantage points. In 2010, she co-founded miniDSP, a HK-based pro-audio company which delivers digital audio solutions in application areas spanning conferencing to AR.

Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 12 – 2 May 2019 (Thursday)

TALES 12 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Innovative Ways of Enhancing My Students’ Learning at HKBU 2 May 12:45-2:15p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Innovative Ways of Enhancing My Students’ Learning at HKBU  
Facilitators: Dr Mark LAU & Ms Silian WONG(MATH)
CHTL colleagues
Abstract:

This workshop looks into two approaches initiated and implemented at HKBU to enhance the learning of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Two facilitators invited from the Department of Mathematics will talk about their headline-making initiative <MathRomance> —introducing mathematics and love through making micro-movies and related educational gadgets—with reference to its rationales, application, and feedback from students. Dr Lau and Ms Wong will share their decision makings behind the scene and inspiring tips throughout the development of the project. Facilitator from the CHTL will walk you through her team teaching experience on enhancing the learning performance of Research Postgraduate students in a training course via a SPOC-Flipped classroom approach and blended learning pedagogy. It is hoped that, by the end of this workshop, you will be able to identify the usefulness or suitability of adopting these approaches into your own teaching and/or discipline.

Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 13 – 22 May 2019 (Wednesday)

TALES 13 Topic Date Time Venue
1. Automation: Transcribing Lectures, Presentations and Interviews Automatically 22 May 12:45-2:15p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: Automation: Transcribing Lectures, Presentations and Interviews Automatically  
Facilitators: Dr Simon WANG & Ms Peggy LAI(LC)
CHTL colleagues
Abstract:

Transcripts are useful for teachers to reflect on our own teaching and lecturing, to assess students’ learning performance in oral presentations, and to analyze interview data for education research purposes. With the advent of natural language processing technologies, English audio can be transcribed automatically with a high degree of fidelity. In this workshop, participants will learn to use e-platforms such as Otter and YouTube to generate transcripts for English video and audio files. The applications of techniques will be discussed in a variety of contexts including teaching oral presentation skills, preparing online courses on FutureLearn, and compiling interview reports. All are welcome regardless of your experience with technologies.

Remark: Please bring along your notebook/laptop to the workshop.

Time: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. (light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.)
Venue: ACC209
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TALES 14 – 4 June 2019 (Tuesday)

TALES 14 Topic Date Time Venue
1. My Successful Application of Teaching & Learning Grants at HKBU 4 Jun 12:45-2:15p.m. ACC209
Note: light lunch from 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Title: My Successful Application of Teaching & Learning Grants at HKBU  
Facilitators: Mr Pili HU (JOUR)
Dr Angela MAK (COMS)
Dr Kangning REN (CHEM)
Abstract:

The University provides different funding opportunities to encourage adoption of innovative pedagogical approach(es) and staff collaboration(s) to enhance the quality of teaching and learning. Spearheading the two aspects of support are respectively the Teaching Development Grants (TDG) and the Communities of Practice (CoPs) Funding.

In this workshop, three successful applicants of the aforementioned grants are invited to share their projects of diverse foci and scales – Mr Hu’s TDG Seed Funding project on open source concept and software development; Dr Mak’s CoP on preserving digital cultural heritage of HKBU’s School of Communication; Dr Ren’s TDG project about promoting student-oriented teaching and learning in major elective courses. Specifically, the facilitators will share their decision makings and things-to-note throughout the proposal writing and project implementation process. 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.

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