Paula Hodgson

Paula Hodgson
University of Wollongong College Hong Kong

DBA
Redesigning curriculum for active and self-regulated learning in synchronous and asynchronous mode of learning space

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Introduction
Advocating goood educational practice and how this contributes to accomplishment to effective learning and achieve the intended learning of the programme and Whole Person Education
Additional affiliations
September 2015 - present
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Position
  • Professional Consultant
Description
  • Advocating innovative teaching, learning and assessment in higher education, I actively promote active classroom learning with flipped teaching and research good practices and effective pedagogies used in mass open online courses (MOOCs).
December 2013 - present
Hong Kong Baptist University
Position
  • Project Manager of Programme Assessment
Description
  • Adopting outcome-based evidence for assessment of the General Education programme, I triangulate the students’ perceptions through invited focus group discussions with the survey results from GE courses on the programme intended learning outcomes.
December 2011 - November 2013
City University of Hong Kong
Position
  • Senior Education Development Officer
Description
  • Embracing inquiry-based and advocating creativity in student learning, I provided support to academics in implementing the institutional strategic plan.
Education
August 2014 - November 2014
Case Western Reserve University
Field of study
  • Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence
July 2014 - August 2014
University of Melbourne
Field of study
  • Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills
July 2014 - August 2014
Harvard University
Field of study
  • HarvardX GSE2x: Leaders of Learning

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University educators anticipate better engagement with students through the adoption of the three-dimensional visualization made possible by immersive virtual reality (IVR). Materials can be captured in 360° video for viewing through smartphones bracketed in head-mounted displays (HMDs) with motion sensors. Alternatively, materials can be viewed on...
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Instilling a creative mind is the foundation to prepare future architecture students. University educators can adopt an iterative approach in which students go through cycles of learning. This paper reports student experiences on a three-cycle team project in an architecture course that was part of a master program. This consisted of the group deve...
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The capability of rational decision making is imperative for future marketers, who will influence the competitiveness of an organization in the twenty-first century. This involves key transferable skills, including problemsolving, communication, critical thinking, and leadership. To build such a capability, educators can consider using a decision-m...
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) started in late 2011 and had attracted 58 million learners for 6,850 courses provided by more than 700 universities around the world by 2016. Oxford University became the leader in world rankings in 2017 with 35 percent of international students in regular campus-based programs, and it launched its first MOOC ‘Fr...
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Post-digital architectural education aims to empower future architects by developing open-mindedness and technical skills for the design of non-standard spatial configurations. Students can learn through exploration and experimentation, using three-dimensional graphic design software to generate initial designs and quality feedback, with a mixed mo...
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Creativity is one of the central critical competences for all architecture students. It is not a unitary process but requires conscious and unconscious information processing. A variety of strategies can be adopted, including critical analysis, imagination, habit breaking, relationship seeking and the use of interpersonal skills. This paper discuss...
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The Covid-19 pandemic has caused over 1.3 million deaths worldwide as of November 2020, and Hong Kong has experienced waves of infections since January. Educational institutions closed all regular classes in February in response to the outbreak of cases. As a safety measure to protect both teachers and students, classes were swiftly switched to vid...
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Engaging all students at the same pace of learning is impossible for educators, and many low academic achievers commonly have low self-perception, low motivation and a lack of self-regulation for academic study. This paper attempts to explore the academic performance problems faced by Generation Z in the bottom quartile studying service marketing a...
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Teachers in higher education have a growing interest in embedding virtual reality in learning and teaching. This means that students can have a virtual exploration or a simulated experience in a range of situations. They can have an immersive virtual reality (IVR) experience using their smartphones mounted with cardboard boxes. Alternatively, table...
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Higher education is undergoing an emerging disruption with permeation of artificial intelligence (AI) in industries. Key skill sets have shifted from basic physical and manual skills to higher cognitive skills, social and emotional skills, and technological skills. In preparing future graduates for the next decade, learning cannot be about being le...
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Due to the constraints of a traditional classroom teaching, there have been urgent needs for exploring innovative pedagogical designs in addressing the needs of Generation Z university learners. One of the possible solutions is to create a discovery approach for engaging learners in learning with mobile devices as supported with location-based tech...
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Pharmacy practice goes beyond drug dispensing and prescription checks. More importantly, it is about connecting patients and continuously performing medication reviews because patients' health conditions change over time [1]. This case study reports how a pharmacy educator redesigned the curriculum so that students could gain both cognitive knowled...
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Pharmacy practice goes beyond drug dispensing and prescription checks. More importantly, it is about connecting patients and continuously performing medication reviews because patients’ health conditions change over time [1]. This case study reports how a pharmacy educator redesigned the curriculum so that students could gain both cognitive knowled...
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Generation Z university learners show a variety of talents and cannot feel satisfied in a traditional classroom. To match the needs of learners' multiple intelligence in the learning environment, educators can consider creating a discovery approach by learners using mobile devices in a classroom with location-based technology. With iBeacon transmit...
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Technologies such as notebook computers, virtual reality devices and mobile applications can be useful tools to prepare pharmacy students in the 21st century [1]. Pharmacy educators start getting their students to use mobile applications and technology to enrich the learning experience, and students can find useful and reliable medical references a...
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Admission scores for universities in Hong Kong vary from program to program because they may want to attract different potential students to enrol. Nevertheless, there is much information in admission scores when students eventually choose a university. Each year, universities can see results in the form of the upper, median and low quartiles of th...
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The use of differentiated assessment (DA) is not novel in the western countries. However, very limited evidence regarding DA usage is known in the higher education context in the Asian region like Hong Kong. This paper thus aims to fill this critical research gap by investigating students’ perspectives on DA implementation in a public university in...
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To prepare competent student pharmacists, university educators can adopt a mixture of augmented reality and immersive virtual reality in the curriculum so that students have more exposure to professional pharmacy practice before starting their internships. Students are exposed to using augmented reality from drug information to patient case evaluat...
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If accepted following blind peer-review, this abstract appears the conference program. Please be sure the abstract is free of reference to author(s), institution/company, city/state, or your country. • The use of differentiated assessment (DA) is not novel in the western countries. However, very limited evidence regarding DA usage is known in the h...
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Across decades, educators have had limited resources to meet the diverse needs of large classes, from addressing differences in prior knowledge to shorter attention spans for many 21st-century learners. The University of Deakin has used IBM Watson cognitive computing technologies to provide just-in-time responses handling student questions on campu...
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AI can surely provide timely responses on a large scale and on a 24/7 basis that regular human resources cannot provide. Administrative and learning management systems powered by AI can provide efficient and effective communication with administrators, program leaders, course leaders. AI can spontaneously check patterns of learning behaviour, inclu...
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Prior academic achievement and strong academic performance in the first year are key predictors of academic success in university study (Montmarquette, Mahseredjian & Houle, 2001). High English proficiency is an additional factor contributing to academic performance for non-native English-speaking (NNES) students taking programs of study offered in...
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Since the early 1990s in Hong Kong, universities have undergone a facelift in outcome-based education. To ensure the delivery of quality programs in universities, periodic audits are conducted by the Quality Assurance Council (QAC) of all universities in Hong Kong funded by the University Grants Committee. A “fitness for purpose” approach has been...
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Internationalization in higher education in Hong Kong has brought many enriched learning opportunities for students, because international recruits create an alternative learning culture that embraces global perspectives and international research to the curriculum. However, those new to teaching and with non-Asian backgrounds may experience a stee...
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To provide patient-centred care, healthcare professions work collaboratively to arrive at the best outcomes. However, collaborative patient-centred practice may not happen unless students studying medical sciences and healthcare programs have an inter-professional education experience. This is one of the main objectives for CU-CHAMPION, to have stu...
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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been promisingly providing equal opportunities for people around the world to attend so long as they have access to the internet. However, learner diversity is a common benefit and challenge in any MOOC. Participants can be at different educational attainment levels, from individuals with no prior knowledge...
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The SMART assessment project, funded by two rounds of Teaching Development and Learning Enhancement grants between 2015 and 2019, aims to invite faculty to adopt best practice on assessment in the university. Being smart in assessment design, educators may consider (1) the synthesis of information to knowledge; (2) the measurement of student perfor...
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Research has suggested that factors contributed to perceived academic success in higher education include prior academic achievement, satisfaction with the course, effective study approaches, good grade point average and good time management. The First Year Experience is particularly crucial for students to build a good foundation for university le...
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Dispensing medications to patients requires adoption of structured processes, logical thinking skills and patient counselling techniques. Pharmacy students often lack opportunities to practice dispensing medications prior to their graduation. In this project, we developed a CUHK version of a virtual pharmacy (MyDispense) currently used in overseas...
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The concept of internationalization of the curriculum has been explored in the university since 2015, when departments were invited to consolidate the notion of an internationalized curriculum, including learning outcomes, content, learning activities and assessment in courses, while setting up online modules to help achieve an internationalized cu...
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Education 4.0 aspires to embrace innovative knowledge production by individuals and in teams, through which they make direct input while receiving ongoing feedback that supports local and international interactions and learning opportunities. Many universities have had programs with a component of international exchange and learning management syst...
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Research showed the benefits of having an immersive experience for rehabilitation more than a decade ago, and the use of head-mounted virtual-reality displays has since been attracting interest and gaining momentum in higher education in Hong Kong. Despite most university students here being considered digital natives, adopting technologies for edu...
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Educators can observe digital footprint when their students get access to learning materials to making comments in the forum activities in the 21 st century learning environment. Nowadays, educators can view student online behavior as the learning management system have archived all the access from the course is released to the end of a semester. E...
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Social media have played a significant role in modern life through popular platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WeChat. In a MOOC, ‘Making Sense of News’, global learners participating in the course discussed local journalism practices in different countries. Over 900 messages were posted in the course during a period of six weeks. This paper ex...
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This paper explores one of the principles ‘Agency and Self-direction’ and examine how university students may be transformed in their journey in the university life to becoming being independent with a positive self-conception in the preparation for multiple complex situations at work and in life.
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Learning analytics focuses on learners and their learning behaviour, and data from course management and student information systems can be collected to identify factors that may contribute student success. Research has shown that student data sets can be used to develop models for analysis and visualization to reveal patterns in teaching and learn...
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Learning analytics can provide teaching professionals an opportunity to describe student learning behaviour, and enable them to change how they design and teach their courses. Data archived in a learning management system (LMS) can show student access patterns while some access the LMS throughout a course, visiting at the beginning of a course or t...
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Paper-based cases are frequently used to prepare pharmacy students for different health conditions. They are given detailed information on medical history, such as body mass index, and electrocardiogram and chest X-ray results. However, students tend to examine the medical data and pay less attention to the whole process of onsite observation of a...
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Adult learners can take advantage of the flexibility of the online environment to acquire knowledge and skills through self-paced or weekly, structured, live mass open online courses (MOOCs). Nowadays, learners have direct access to courses offered by internationally renowned professors from world-class universities via popular platforms such as ed...
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for Teaching and Learning Expo 2017 SMART assessment 2.0: Unfolding student expectations and the approaches adopted for academic performance The SMART assessment project was started in 2015, and meetings were held with teaching staff on assessment design and the perceived impact on student learning. With funding support from TDLEG 2016-19, an exten...
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Media literacy has become a increasingly necessary capability for both educators and 21st-century learners because advances in technology have provided a much wider scale of media penetration in the educational environment in Hong Kong. Many educators take advantage of the open availability of video webcasts on YouTube to enrich their PowerPoint or...
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Learning in massive open online courses (MOOCs) embraces an unexpected learning outcome that educators have not fathomed, enriched learning experiences through social interactions with learners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Active learners were studied in the MOOC, ‘Making Sense of News’, which was offered in 2015. The methodology of th...
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Chinese learners in traditional classroom settings are commonly described as passive learners in the literature because culturally they expect educators to be the source of knowledge. However, they may exhibit different behaviour in the online environment. This paper is a case study exploring Chinese learners in an online environment in a massive o...
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Socially and culturally diverse learners can learn and build competence in media literacy through the experience of international intellectual discussion by attending massive open online courses (MOOCs). This study explores active learners in Canada, China, Hong Kong, India and the United States on a MOOC, 'Making Sense of News', offered in 2015. T...
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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) open unprecedented opportunities for global learners. Among the diverse options offered, certificate earners must undergo different types of assessment task, including quizzes, written assignments and participation in forum activities. Certificate earners can choose either honour code or identification verificati...
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Learners may benefit through learning in a flipped classroom. However, providing enriched learning resources before class is only one part of the learning experience. There are also the enhanced learning experiences that students have during and after class. The arrangement of the classroom environment can contribute to the process by facilitating...
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How do the 21st century citizens learn around news when fake news or alternative facts flooding in our social media platform minutes by minutes? Although some countries may have professionally trained journalists to report news, many citizens are more ready to share or retweet information without checking sources of information or not being aware o...
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University students now attend a variety of general education courses to provide a foundation and broader perspective of knowledge across disciplines in Hong Kong. Among the variety of learning activities in such general education programs, students may have undergone different facets of transformation in university life. Students voluntarily prepa...
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Learners develop cognitively by attending massive open online courses (MOOCs), facilitated by experienced professors from renowned universities or accredited agencies. Although they can go through structured materials independently in a MOOC, there are also many opportunities for international intellectual exchanges through forum discussions. This...
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Students may be exposed to video-based lectures in a flipped classroom. In class, however, they often revert to the traditional mode of learning, where they are required to examine cases in fields such as science, medicine, law, business and sociology. Paper-based cases are conveniently prepared by educators, but students might perceive them as bei...
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With the ever-changing demands on a workforce in the 21st century, practitioners and professionals need to keep on learning. Therefore, university students need to acquire both self-directedness in learning and the ability to reflect on ways and approaches to learning, i.e. self-regulated learning skills when they are preparing for their future car...
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The completion rate for massive open online courses (MOOCs) is approximately 15 percent, mainly because students typically need five to eight weeks to complete one, including assessment tasks. Having completed ten MOOCs, the authors explore the design features of the variety of learning and assessment tasks from three platforms: edX, Coursera and F...
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The completion rate for massive open online courses (MOOCs) is approximately 15 percent, mainly because students typically need five to eight weeks to complete one, including assessment tasks. Having completed ten MOOCs, the authors explore the design features of the variety of learning and assessment tasks from three platforms: edX, Coursera and F...
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Students can broaden the scope of their learning experience through massive open online courses (MOOCs), which offer the possibility of learning from world-class scholars. Although conventional classroom teaching is dominant in universities in Hong Kong, blending an online learning experience has been attracting interest from some educators, who ha...
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Creating digital videos may be about pressing a button with smartphones. While this may capture authentic events, it is not only about making digital records for sharing but can also be good evidence to elaborate both the process and outcome of planned activities. This paper explores a case of an interdisciplinary general education course with the...
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Massive Open Online Courses aim to provide opportunities for anyone with an interest in learning but with no prior academic entry qualifications. This type of online learning simulates in-class teaching, in which content is delivered as recorded lectures or with embedded animation in the videos. Apart from watching weekly videos with questions for...
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Many educators take advantage of the open availability of video webcasts on YouTube to enrich their PowerPoint or Prezi presentations in universities in Hong Kong. Such digital videos, whether produced as animation, documentaries, movies or staged speeches such as TED Talks, can be used to engage the shrinking attention span of learners. Teachers c...
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The student population has been declining in schools, and there is a growing resource concern by the sector that offers self-financed post-secondary qualifications in Hong Kong. Consequently, the offering institutes need to consider providing the best-fit learning experiences given the fiscal constraints. In this paper, we first examine the challen...
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University students of this generation in Hong Kong are all digital natives and are ready to use technologies such as smartphones, tablets and notebooks in their university study. This is a case study to explore our assumptions and examine what works and what does not work when students write group reports in wikis as summative assessment in a thre...
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This chapter sheds light on how a leadership general education (GE) course, called “Leadership in Sustainability”, which adopted a mixed pedagogy and andragogy approach, succeeded in facilitating students’ leadership development. Upon conceptualisation of the course, research was conducted on learning approaches and two areas of knowledge domains—n...
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To exercise service leadership in educational community, university students can creatively design a variety of service activities that challenge and excite school students on their personal and social responsibility in environmental sustainability. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the importance of empowerment in fostering creativity in...
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To serve Chinese communities, university students need to be equipped with core competences such as problem solving, organization and time management. However, emotional intelligence (EI), which was first postulated by Peter Salovey and John Mayer (1990), is the cornerstone when working with people. They defined this concept as the interaction betw...
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Many free mass open online courses (MOOCs) are offered by top universities around the world and this becomes a great opportunity for learners to pursue independent and lifelong learning at fit for interest of individuals. Although duration of courses is different from the traditional credit courses offered at universities, the commitment required t...
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Conventional assessment entails students providing answers for educators to make judgments on student performance. Responses to the assessment tasks can either be constructed or open-ended answers providing solutions with appropriate justifications and reasoning. Based on learner responses, educators awarded grades and marks for summative assessmen...
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In preparing graduates for the changing world of the twenty-first century, General Education (GE) in the four-year curriculum in Hong Kong offers students a chance to experience broadening and interdisciplinary academic experiences through which they can build all-round skills in preparation for the challenges ahead. Despite the need for quality as...
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English, as an international language, is the medium of instruction in most universities in Hong Kong, even though the majority of students are Chinese speakers. Hong Kong’s Chinese university students have had different opportunities to interact locally and sometimes overseas, and this enables them to develop global perspectives. This paper report...
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Because they live in the 21st century, students of marketing in higher and further education are open to the challenges of ongoing changes in the business environment. Although the job market may provide indicators of their career expectations, educators need to align the teaching, learning and assessment experiences to be provided in the curriculu...
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The implementation of a new academic structure, the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education, in 2012 has led to revised common descriptors for associate-degree and higher-diploma programmes released by the Education Bureau in Hong Kong. Both types of programme are now required to have generic content of at least 60 and 40 percent, respectively, in...
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The internationalization of higher education has provided extended opportunities for students to have international experiences such as student exchange programmes or overseas internships. This is a noticeable change in the learning environment, because there is a growing population of international staff and students in universities. The growth in...
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Students are exposed to many and varied types of literacy in university study in different disciplines. To build competence in critical literacy, they need enough time to read and analyse printed or digitized materials like videos and audio scripts. This is often being seen as one of the key factors to allow students to build cognitive and linguist...
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Case studies and simulation games have been widely adopted by business educators in teaching their students to build capabilities in strategic management and leadership development. Educators can select online simulation games from Harvard Business Publishing to allow students to test their assumptions and practise theoretical concepts. This paper...
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Connectivity is the central pillar of social networking, but creativity is the principle endeavour for the sound cloud computing in which an online community aggregates experimental groups of music composers, bands and professional musicians to test original work. The online community provides a channel for people from all walks of life to post cre...
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Because Hong Kong is a service economy, employers are continually looking for potential employees who can provide added-value services for and bring competitive advantage to organizations. To prepare university graduates in the workforce with professional knowledge and skills, educators need to provide opportunities for their students to develop a...
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Active participation in learning activities and reviewing assessment activity can facilitate learners engaged in these processes. This case study reports student experiences of the process of peer assessment with teacher guidance in a group project for a first-year nursing course with 153 students. Twenty groups of students were assigned roles in e...
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Universities in Hong Kong has adopted an outcome-based approach has been adopted by universities in Hong Kong for almost a decade. The change from three to four years undergraduate curriculum offers an excellent opportunity for change. The university describes in this paper has gone through the process and each programme has been reviewed and modif...
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A variety of assessment tasks as good assessment principles have been adopted as common practice in universities in Hong Kong. It is essential for first-year students to receive feedback on how they perform in the tasks as the expectations and standards required in university programmes are markedly different from schools. Students may receive just...
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University study tends to be didactic when learners are expected to acquire declarative and procedural knowledge. As educators reconsider process and outcomes of learning, embedding discovery as part of the learning process may encourage learners to build both intuition and capacity to learn and empower them to build knowledge as they make meaning...
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In the current assessment practices, learners are often unable to realize their learning process and to take prompt actions because mechanisms on early diagnosis and feedback are not widely available. From the perspective of social networking analysis, students' peer interaction in the collaborative learning activities can provide a clue on their e...
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What do students "do" in lectures? Undoubtedly, they will be listening most of the time, and hopefully they will also be actively engaged in their minds. However, the experience of the majority of professors reveals that it is not easy to engage students actively in lectures. For example, it has been estimated that 70 percent of medical students do...
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Early detection and provision of feedback on learners' performance are essential mechanisms to allow learners to take prompt action to improve their approach to learning. Although students may learn how they perform in mid-term quizzes, the results cannot reflect how they might perform in the final examination. However, quiz results with set answer...
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Although the international practice of outcome-based education has been adopted by universities for less than a decade, the concept has received strong support from the University Grants Committee (UGC] in Hong Kong. It aims to provide quality assurance of graduate standards for both the government and the public at large. The concept of alignment...
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Cultivating a discovery-oriented attitude in university students is an essential part of their learning journey, because once they have established the habit of discovering aspects of the world around them it will have a lifelong impact. Facilitating a culture of learning through discovery has been adopted by faculty in the discovery-enriched curri...
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With the discovery-enriched curriculum®, which is embedded in outcome-based teaching and learning approach in City University of Hong Kong, students are expected to demonstrate the ability to discover, be creative and develop innovative ideas and solutions when they study in the university's programmes. With traditional course-end paper-based asses...
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An outcome-based approach to teaching, learning and assessment has been strongly advocated by the University Grants Committee (UGC) in Hong Kong in recent years, so all courses now need to have teaching and learning activities and assessment tasks that are clearly aligned to enable students to demonstrate the intended learning outcomes. This paper...
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One common type of assessment for undergraduate courses in Hong Kong is a group project, which often involves a group presentation in addition to a written group report. The advantages of having students engage in a group project include learning via peer collaboration and allowing individuals to develop communication skills through interaction wit...
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The process of formative assessment in universities has the potential to engage students in reflection and to take greater ownership of their learning. We report on a study involving 104 students taking a statistics course in a degree programme in rehabilitation science in Hong Kong. The assessment strategy was redesigned to include a weekly online...
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First-year university students have to go through a transition from learning dependence to learning autonomy once they have successful outcompeted fellow students from their high schools in public examinations. However, the transition period provides an excellent opportunity for students to reflect on their conceptions of learning and assessment, a...
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Lifelong learning is not simply flavour of the month but standard practice across many industries in Hong Kong. In a working environment where change is ongoing, employees are required to seek continuous updates and to enrich their knowledge and skills if they want to perform effectively at work. However, there are limitations to on-the-job learnin...
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The curriculum for journalism is being forced to change because the traditional print‐based and broadcast modes are being challenged by wide and easy access to online mass communication. Primarily, students need to develop proficiency in writing, editing and publishing. However, they are also expected to be skilled in the Web medium as they venture...
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Although students can practise nursing skills in laboratory sessions, it does not replicate any authentic situations as that in hospitals or health clinics. There is a growing trend in using human patient manikins to build professional nursing skills in nursing programmes such that student nurses can be better prepared for their future careers with...
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Using a wiki in a group project can be a valuable experience, particularly when students are able to learn about collaboration between group members. Because they are not given a defined structure, students can flexibly design content with multimodality through the use of a wiki. However, students commonly experience some form of technical difficul...
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There is growing demand for continuous improvement in the workplace in the knowledge economy of the twenty-first century in Hong Kong. Full-time employees are being challenged by greater demands on quality and the introduction of new practices through the use of new technologies. To review what they have been practising, employers may consider prom...
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Based on the practical experience of developing web-based educational games in a joint universities project in Hong Kong, the authors discuss a `even-stage rapid game development model' with a `dynamic fine tuning' of team composition. Reflection on lessons learned from the practical experience is described.
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Students in Hong Kong commonly have some form of part-time work, so the question is 'do they need to gain more workplace experience?' However, the purpose of work-integrated learning (WIL) is not to generate income, as is the case with a part-time job. Indeed, WIL can be of benefit in four main areas: academic, personal, skill development and caree...
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Patient safety can be at risk when errors are made in communication in a clinical setting, but good, accurate communication by clinical professionals can both increase patient safety and reduce unnecessary suffering. When preparing student nurses for their profession, communication serves as an integral part of their training, which means that they...
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Students may experience learning challenges when they start their first year of university study. Apart from becoming encultured into university life, they need to build a repertoire of professional terms as part of their introduction to any professional field. By the time they graduate, they are expected to be both competent and fluent in the use...
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Full-time employees can continue improving their performance through the on-the-job training or studying part time while working full time. Through the modes of learning, employees can gain theories or practical skills, but they may not have the opportunity to learn international professional practices. The case is to report a cooperative education...
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There is now increasing interest among educators in schools and universities in engaging learners through the use of web logs (blogs), which enable learners to articulate ideas readily and also to publish reflections on their learning experiences. They also have the potential to facilitate collaboration and peer interactions, so they can become a b...

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Are there suggestions to make differentiation for learners? What principles or learning theories are used when designing MOOCs? Would there be any differences in design for science / humanity / business disciplines?

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Advocate engaged learning experiences, deepening understanding, creatively maximizing learner capability while meeting needs of learner diversity and multiple intelligence.
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Assessment for student engagement in university The project aims to explore how assessment tasks are designed to ways to active student engagement for learning. The project includes: - Differentiation of assessment tasks - Variation in reporting format: paper-based; blog-based; wiki-based; electroninc portfolio-based - Student learning strategies on different types of assessment tasks - Community of practice on student learning