The University of Hong Kong

University Teaching

Taught in English

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Dr. Lily Min Zeng

Instructor: Dr. Lily Min Zeng


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17 hours to complete
3 weeks at 5 hours a week
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There are 7 modules in this course

What's included

1 video3 readings1 quiz

This module focuses on a wider scope of what it is like teaching in higher education, such as, what responsibilities are involved, where challenges and opportunities might occur, and how experienced academics approach their teaching development, to help you to think about your teaching role in a broader context.

What's included

8 videos1 reading2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This module focuses on a selection of established research evidence on effective university teaching in higher education for you to learn what works, what doesn’t, what helps, and what hinders. No overwhelming literature review. These are only selected essentials.

What's included

8 videos1 reading2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This is a practical module where you will be introduced to some key ideas you can immediately apply in your instructional design. You will also hear directly from the founders of one of the concepts in this module, Professor John Biggs and Dr. Catherine Tang.

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8 videos1 reading2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Module 4 presents a range of real instructional examples from different disciplines, hoping to inspire you to design your own course. Depending on your interest and discipline, you are invited to choose three (or more) examples to watch. For almost every example, there are one or two readings for those who are interested in exploring more.

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9 videos4 readings2 discussion prompts

This module will provide you with some principles and practical examples for designing assessment that is effective and enhances students’ learning. It will introduce the purpose of different types of assessment, the design principles, and a number of exemplary practices.

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8 videos1 reading3 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This module will offer advice and strategies on providing constructive and high-impact feedback to students. We will show examples supported by evidence and theories. We will also look at some common concerns among teachers on giving feedback and discuss possible solutions to make feedback manageable and sustainable.

What's included

5 videos2 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt


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Dr. Lily Min Zeng
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