Our department’s E-learning projects are tasked to explore different media platforms in assisting students’ learning as well as professional development.
Project leaders: Dr. Pauline Chan and Dr. Catalina Ng
Blended instruction combining online and face-to-face (F2F) learning elements have significant impacts on students’ learning. To harness the power of blended learning, teachers need to reorganize the learning materials and shift the delivery mode from F2F to online learning. The purpose of using online learning is to encourage students to take charge of their learning and to facilitate the development of a learning community. It aims at encouraging and providing support to course teachers for them to change some classroom learning materials to online learning materials in order to create an interactive and effective online learning environment which will benefit student learning. Ample technical support will be provided for the ten course coordinators to design online learning activities to promote active learning.
ECED’s Implementation and Participation in E-Learning Initiatives
Examples of one course one online lesson
Using IPad for teaching supervision
Examples of e-Learning package
E-Learning Package initiated by FEHD (Children’s Health and Care: Common Childhood Accidents)
Online Case study with Story Jumper
Principal Project Supervisors: Prof LIM, Cher Ping; Dr TANG, Yee Fan Sylvia; Prof LEE, Chi Kin John
Co-supervisors: Dr FONG, Wai Tsz Ricci (C&I); Dr HU, Xinyun (ECE); Dr LEE, Tai Hoi Theodore (EPL); Ms VAN DERMIJNSBRUGGE, Elke Maria F (IELL); Dr YEE, Ting Sum Lydia (PS); Ms LAU, Suk Han Polly (SEC)
The goal of this proposed initiative is to harness online technologies for access to quality learning in the Faculty of Education and Human Development (FEHD) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Building upon and extending the existing promising practices in FEHD, three key and inter-related areas of e-learning innovations are featured. First, high quality digital learning resources will be developed in all education studies core courses and selected core education/human development courses. Second, such digital resources and the hosting platform will be made mobile-friendly so that students’ needs for “on-demand” and “on-the-move” learning are addressed. Third, free learning, an approach to learning and curriculum that affords students to monitor and manage their own learning, will be implemented. These three areas taken together will position FEHD as an international leader for the innovative use of online technologies in its teacher education and education/human development-related courses to enhance learning engagement and outcomes, and develop lifelong learning competencies of students, education communities, and society at large. A prototype of innovative e-learning policies and practices, and support mechanisms and strategies could be developed for potential scaling up in the university.
Project leaders: Paul Yau-ho Wong and Ellie Lai-ping Chung
Teaching practicum is a core element in teacher training programs. However, most of field supervisors’ feedbacks rely on traditional way of teacher-centered approach that solely based on retrospective memory and paper-pencil record. Consequently, the quality of feedback and students’ understanding of their own teaching capabilities and limitations are inevitably diminished. This project was the first to investigate the impact of using video analysis on promoting self-efficacy among pre-service kindergarten teachers. Sixteen field supervisors and 128 pre-service teachers (studying for their Higher Diploma and Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education) participated voluntarily, in which each supervisor was trained on using an iPad to capture video of students’ teaching moments when conducting their teaching practicum for later reflections. Results indicated that there was a significant increase in teachers’ self-efficacy after going through the process of video reflection by using iPads. Furthermore, both supervisors and pre-service teachers showed positive attitudes towards the use of iPads. Findings have important implications for teacher training institutions and pre-primary education settings in relation to the use of video reflection in promoting pre-service and in-service teachers’ self-efficacy.
Project leaders: Dr Pauline Chan and Dr Barry Lee
The project aimed to provide supervisors and student teachers the experience to use multi-media records as a kind of assessment evidence in teaching supervision. Positive feedback from academic/ teaching staff and students who participated in the project is received: (1) the multiple media evidence can facilitate post-teaching discussion and reflection; (2) the electronic supervision form can support the production of e-portfolio; (3) the culture of integrating technology into teaching is enhanced. The ECE department will expand the use of iPad in teaching supervision to other programmes.
Project leaders: Dr. Lam Bick Har, Dr. Bryant Darren.
ECE Ambassadors: Dr. Christina Han, Dr. Vivienne Leung, and Dr. Annie Hu
The Project is an inter-departmental platform that connects colleagues from six departments in pilot-testing blended learning instruction in various programmes. The University will build the capacity of academic departments for blended learning by adopting a grassroots approach towards development. Each department has several blended learning ambassadors to support colleagues in their use of technologies and pedagogies. The emphasis will be on the formation of professional learning communities, customized department-based support, and creation of a common vision and development of a prototype alternative model of professional development in higher education. Our experience of promoting pedagogical innovation at the Faculty level will be shared to encourage institutional support for teachers.