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Preparing Teaching Materials for “Religions in Hong Kong” COC 1038 Project Leader: Dr Sin Wai Lam William

Fund Source: EMI Enhancing Grant 2015-16 (2nd round)

“Religions in Hong Kong” is an EMI Co-Curricular Course. The Course discusses various local religions, such as Islam, Buddhism, and Taoism in Hong Kong’s context. Some of the religious doctrines and practices are primarily expressed in Chinese. Since it will require huge efforts to gather teaching materials in English, the objective of this project is to support the course lecturer by translating the relevant teaching materials into English and preparing relevant information. We will use the EMI Enhancement Grants to employ an RA to help with the task.

EMI Lecture Enhancement in the HKIEd Global Classroom Project Leader: Dr Tamara Savelyeva

Fund Source: EMI Enhancing Grant 2015-16 (2nd round)

Guest lectures which are delivered by the world-renewed professors from top American universities provide HKIEd students with an opportunity to learn about cutting age scientific discourses as well as open doors to the global classroom, where students can learn together with their peers from other countries. However, not all students can follow the s complex scientific terminology delivered by the guest-lecturers in American-English language.  In addition, students cannot attend  the real-time course lectures and have to watch a stream-recording of the lectures posted on the course website due to a time-zone difference between New York state and Hong Kong, HKIEd.  These creates a challenge of the disconnect from their global classroom and significantly decreases students’ learning curve.

The proposed projects aims to transcribe six video streamed lectures  and provide them with  English subtitles to ensure (a) students’ full comprehension of course lecture materials, (b) their active participation in a follow up virtual class discussions with their international peers from other universities, and (c) quality presentations at course videoconferences. The guest lectures in this course are the same every year. They will be presented as part of the collaborative ‘Global Seminar’ international initiative during the Sem. II, 2016.