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Learner Reviews & Feedback for University Teaching by The University of Hong Kong

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About the Course

University Teaching is an introductory course in teaching and learning in tertiary education, designed by staff at the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Hong Kong. With input from instructors, guests and interviewees, including teaching award winners, students, and experts in the fields, you will be exposed to research evidence in relation to effective university teaching and practical instructional design strategies. You will also be exposed to multiple examples of effective teaching, and hear the views of teachers whose teaching has been judged to be excellent. More specifically, University Teaching 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? After completing the learning tasks in this course, you will be able to: - Discuss the teaching and learning context in higher education and reflect on the potential challenges and opportunities you might encounter. - Explain key teaching and learning concepts and relevant evidence in relation to effective university teaching. - Analyse the relationships between various aspects of teaching and student learning. - Identify a range of instructional strategies to support effective student learning. - Apply key concepts to the structuring of course outlines and lesson plans in order to create learning experiences to support successful student learning. Course trailer: Course outline:

Top reviews

Sep 2, 2020

Dear Instructors and course co-ordinators,\n\nI really enjoyed this course. You explained all concepts very clear and in a simple manner. I wish to attend more courses from you. Keep going. Love you.

Oct 10, 2020

Very well laid out and explained. The short videos are clear and on topic, and the quizzes at the end of each module are well reflective of the content. I feel like I learned a lot!

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By Evode M

Jan 21, 2021

I think this course could be strengthened if the major theories of learning were also in taught. This include behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism (social-constructivism) and connectivism.

For example, Benjamin Bloom interprets "knowledge" as student ability to memorise, recall or recognition. In social constructivism, knowledge is "co-constructed in a discourse between people doing things together".

Another issue, I think, you could think of is about the seven principles of effective learning. I like the way you introduced them based on Checkering and Gamson. To make the discussion stronger, I think, principles of effective teaching align with theories of learning. Depending on the focus on a specific theory, you can have different principles.

By Zigui L

Feb 14, 2019

This course is in general very helpful. Prepared the future university teacher to be an all round understanding in a very practical way. Would be better if could be more specific in different discipline. Teachers in Humanities, Computer Science, Business or Engineering might have different challenges while common in their own field. All in all it's been a fruitful experience.

By Moises L d S

Aug 3, 2019

The first two modules too theoretical but after the course becomes very practical and interesting. Another suggestion would make the module on feedback a little shorter. In general it is a good course, well structured and organized.

By Hemant G

Sep 16, 2021

Course was excellent, and content was also relevant to the University Teaching and Learning. Only problem is that coursera does not give credits grades when someone passes the course, that we usually need in our universities.

By Richelle N

Jan 5, 2018

Thank you for this course. I can definitely show of the new things I've learned. Looking forward to the follow up; if an advanced course could be organised it would be highly appreciated.

By Ju M

Feb 15, 2020

Some lectures are too long with unnecessary material that distracts the listener. Streamline slightly some lectures to keep focus, even if some examples are shortened.

By Tata V S R

Aug 21, 2020

An excellent eye-opener, especially in this current situation and aspects are equally applicable to offline teaching too.

Sincere thanks to the team.

By Aron M

Sep 20, 2021

Very interesting course. I got an overview of HE teaching and learning and hoping to get more information and experience after this.

By Sivaji G K

Aug 11, 2020

A well planned course to understand and learn the teaching skills as required by every University teacher.

By Madonna L

May 22, 2020

The course has helped me in being able to draft effective learning outcomes and assessment methods.

By David F M O

Aug 12, 2020

Very recommended course for all people teaching or willing to teach at the university level.


Aug 31, 2021

Well structured and conducted course. Gives adequate time for study and completion of Quiz.

By Dariusz B

Sep 30, 2020

ok course, but some of the instructors should be more engaging, some might be changed.

By Dr S S

Aug 20, 2020

Very useful indeed and helpful in organising and structuring the class work

By Dr S B

Jan 14, 2021

Very Informative course .Learnt a lot of new techniques.Thanks a lot

By Wikum H J

May 19, 2020

Very good course for university teachers to improve their skills.

By Abdulkadir S

Jul 1, 2020

absolutely important for those seeking to teach at universities.

By abhishek s

Aug 29, 2020

The course is good and very excellent for online teaching