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Approx. 15 hours to complete

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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Introduction

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1 video (Total 2 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
3 readings
Course outline10m
Course communication10m
Course entrance survey10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation quiz8m
3 hours to complete

What does it look like teaching in higher education?

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....
8 videos (Total 78 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Teaching and learning spaces6m
Student voice: What are we looking for in university education?8m
Student voice: What kind of teaching engages us?13m
Student diversity in learning (I) : Three examples6m
Student diversity in learning (II) : Implications for teaching4m
What does it involve teaching in a university? – Interviews with colleagues16m
What options do we have for long-term professional development? – Interviews with colleagues18m
1 reading
Reading list45m
2 practice exercises
Self assessment10m
Module quiz20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

What does research tell us about effective teaching in higher education?

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. ...
8 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Three domains of learning and levels of understanding6m
Teaching and learning approaches9m
Factors that influence student learning (I)6m
Factors that influence student learning (II)5m
Seven principles of effective teaching (I)4m
Seven principles of effective teaching (II)4m
Seven principles of effective teaching (III)3m
1 reading
Reading list30m
2 practice exercises
Self assessment15m
Module quiz20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

How shall we go about curriculum and instructional design?

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. ...
8 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Constructive alignment8m
Interview with Biggs and Tang8m
Writing learning outcomes (I)5m
Writing learning outcomes (II)5m
Writing learning outcomes (III)2m
Compiling a course outline9m
Planning a lesson4m
1 reading
Reading list20m
2 practice exercises
Self assessment15m
Module quiz30m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

What pedagogical options can we find from successful examples? – An instructional toolbox

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....
9 videos (Total 100 min), 4 readings
9 videos
Problem-based learning (I) : PBL in practice10m
Problem-based learning (II) : Rationale, design and practical experiences23m
Audience response system15m
Think-pair-share8m
Teaching a large class7m
Flipped learning4m
Team-based learning3m
Experiential learning24m
4 readings
Information sheet – Problem-based learning10m
Information sheet – Experiential learning10m
Reading list40m
Self-reflection on the instructional examples30m
Week
5
2 hours to complete

How to design effective assessment?

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. ...
8 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
8 videos
The impact of assessment on students’ learning and the backwash effect2m
Decisions framework for assessment design5m
Contexts of assessment: Learners’ characteristics4m
Contexts of assessment: Standards-based assessment and norm-based assessment4m
Interview with Prof. Royce Sadler on understanding standards8m
Groupwork assessment8m
Principles of good assessment practices7m
1 reading
Reading list30m
3 practice exercises
Practice quiz10m
Assessment design (Scenario 1)15m
Assessment design (Scenario 2)15m
Week
6
2 hours to complete

How to provide constructive and high-impact feedback?

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....
5 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Feedback that makes a difference8m
Small changes in feedback practices making a big difference7m
How to make feedback sustainable?6m
Principles of good feedback6m
2 readings
Reading list35m
Course exit survey10m
2 practice exercises
Practice quiz10m
Feedback design25m
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By CCJan 13th 2019

It is a very complete course that not only shows how to put into practice some important methods for deep learning but explains its importance.

By JASep 13th 2018

Excellent course. I need to get up to speed with modern University teaching methods and have found this course very helpful and engaging.

Instructors

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Dr. Lily Min Zeng

Assistant Professor (course designer)
Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
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Tracy, Xiaoping Zou

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Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

About The University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong is the territory’s oldest institute of higher learning and also an internationally recognized, research led, comprehensive university. It engages in frontier research and academic endeavours that reflect and address the needs of a fast changing, knowledge-based world....

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  • The course will help you to address the following questions:

    - What does teaching in higher education involve?

    - What does research evidence tell us about effective teaching in higher education?

    - How can we ensure that our instructional design will help our students achieve their intended learning outcomes?

    - What pedagogic options do we have to make our teaching successful?

    - What assessment and feedback practices can help our students learn more effectively?

  • If you are thinking about becoming an academic teacher, or you have just got an academic teaching post, or you just have an interest in understanding the essentials of university teaching, this course is for you.

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