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Teaching and Learning Centre

202112
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Dear Staff and Students of Lingnan University,

Here are some important news and updates from the TLC.

Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) wishes all staff and students a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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WANT A CHANCE TO WIN AN I-WATCH FOR CHRISTMAS?

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TLC is seeking staff and students' (academic, non-academic, undergraduate, postgraduate and LIFE) views on eLearning via a survey open to all. The survey is open from 3 December 2021 (Friday) until 16 December 2021 (Thursday). The drawn for the winners (one staff and one student) will take place on 17 December at midday in the TLC Office.

Click on the link for a chance to win!

STAFF SURVEY - click HERE

STUDENT SURVEY - click HERE

We look forward to your active participation!
Please refer to the
Terms and Conditions for details.


UPDATES FROM INNOVATION WEEK

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The 2021 Innovation Week was successfully held on 22nd to 26th November 2021. Highlights of the week included:

  • A Guest Lecture from Prof. Carmen Wong (CUHK) - UGC Teaching Award Winner
  • LMS Test Drive lunchtime sessions under the Skylight    
  • A seminar from Blackboard “Innovation in Personalised Learning” by Mr. Ethan Dengate (Solution Engineer)
  • A seminar from Canvas “Realizing innovative pedagogies in CANVAS” by Mr. Colt Kwong
  • A seminar facilitated by Prof. Gary Wong and the Furhat Social Robot vender “Meet Lingnan Genius - Our AI Robotics Innovation”
  • A session on a new innovative pedagogical technology “Introducing STACKLE”
  • A session on Mobile Learning in our Community of Practice (Learning Innovation)
  • A seminar with an international panel on Micro-credentials and its potential for education

LMS REVIEW

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TLC has been conducting the LMS Review since the beginning of term, with both Canvas and Blackboard being piloted. These pilots have taken place in several courses including in a cross discipline undergraduate common core course with 351 students enrolled, an undergraduate course in Global Liberal Arts programme and a postgraduate course in the Faculty of Business. In total, over 400 students participated in the pilot.

A working group has also been formed comprising members from the Learning Innovation Community of Practice including academic staff and TLC staff members. In addition, academic staff were invited to pilot and/or test Blackboard and Canvas via email. A total of 11 two-hour long lunchtime test drive sessions with staff and students were conducted to help inform this LMS Review.  

If you are still interested in giving further feedback and comments on the LMS Review, including your views on Moodle, please contact jameschong@ln.edu.hk or complete our survey.

The LMS test drive sessions attracted over 53 students and 7 teaching staff members and 11 administrative staff members tested either Blackboard and/or Canvas on various aspects such as file uploading, assignment creation/submission, online discussion and other new features such as automatic conversion of lecture notes to audio. The participants were asked to fill in the LMS evaluation survey at the end of their test. 71 completed responses were received.


ABLE@LU: REGISTRATION OPEN!

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Want to experience being an online learner and learn about how to design blended learning for your students?

We are now accepting registration for our new blended professional development programme Active Blended Learning Enhancement at Lingnan (ABLE@LU). For more information about the course and register READ MORE..


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WANT TO GAIN RECOGNITION FOR YOUR TEACHING USING LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES?

As part of the “Lingnan Certified Educator” initiative, TLC is offering staff an opportunity to gain formal certification through the CMALT scheme (Certified Member of Association for Learning Technology (ALT), UK. The scheme enables people whose work involves learning technology to have their experience and capabilities certified by peers and to demonstrate that they are taking a committed approach to their professional development. The basis of the accreditation process is a portfolio which contains both evidence and reflection in relation to a number of key criteria.
If you are interested in becoming CMALT recognised please contact Dr. Hennie Yip for more information (hennieyip@ln.edu.hk)

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ACCREDITED PROGRAMMES FOR STAFF

TLC are going through the final stages of gaining international accreditation for our new professional development programmes via SEDA (Staff and Educational Development Association).

These new programmes have been designed to demonstrate a particular design ethos and approach (eg. Blended learning; Problem Based Learning) and aims to provide an authentic and experiential learning environment for teaching staff to ensure the appropriate and relevant balance between the theory, practice and applicability of learning and teaching approaches and methodologies.

To find out more about these programmes

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

TLC deliver regular workshops and events for both staff and students. See the Events section of our website for more upcoming.

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STRATEGIC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (SPDP)

Recently TLC has reached out to each Faculty, LIFE and GS to initiate a process to allow us to seek feedback annually on how best TLC can support each area across the University and to discuss avenues of Professional Development. It is envisaged that this annual process will allow us to more effectively look for synergy across areas of support and to be able to plan our resources to best support all areas.


ACTING ON STUDENT FEEDBACK

As part of this process TLC will produce for relevant stakeholders the Teaching and Learning Data Planning Form, i.e. “TEACHING AND LEARNING DATA COMMENDATIONS AND ACTIONS PLANNING”. This form identifies from respective survey data areas of commendation and areas for potential improvement. It will also include some TLC recommended options for addressing the actions as well as seek input from Faculties/ Departments / Units / Programme Leaders on their approach and timeline.

The timing of the provision for the “TEACHING AND LEARNING DATA COMMENDATIONS AND ACTIONS PLANNING” form will align with the current timing of the associated survey instruments and be sent to Faculties / Departments / Units / Programme Leaders as per usual practice.

Teaching and Learning Data Action Process

TEACHING AND LEARNING DATA PROCESSES


TEACHNIG EXCELLENCE AWARD SCHEME (TEAS)

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TEAS is established to recognize and reward distinguished teachers of Lingnan University who have demonstrated outstanding performance in teaching. The Awards consist of Individual Faculty Members; Teams; and Outstanding Teaching Award for Early Career Faculty Members.

This year, (2021/2022), we have received 11 nominations (3 Individual Faculty Members, 3 Teams and 5 Early Career Faculty Members).

Results will be announced in early March 2022. Please refer to our website (click HERE) for updates.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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Funding for Small-Scale Blended Learning (BL) Projects

This is a FINAL CALL for BL funded-projects!

The funding will be on a competitive basis and interested faculty members will be invited to submit proposals for vetting during 2020-22. Since 2020-21, a total of 9 applications totalling HK$492,839 were approved.

Please refer to our website (click HERE) for details of eligibility and application.

The Top Sliced TDG Project hosted by TLC “Advancing Blended Learning @ Lingnan to a New Stage” has set aside dedicated funding to support staff in incorporating Blended Learning and Innovative Pedagogies into their Courses. These projects are specific to Blended Learning and are separate to the broader TDG/Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) call for Projects. The funding allocated is HK$600,000 over the duration of the three-year project (with an indicative amount set aside of approximately HK$50,000 per Small-Scale BL Funded Project.

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Need funding to attend a conference?

The Conference Grant for Teaching and Learning Development provides funding for all staff for attending conferences that are related to higher education and university teaching and learning.

Please refer to our website (click HERE) for details of eligibility and application for the Conference Grant.


FORMING A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WORKING GROUP

In response to a noted downward trend in the area of “Learning Environment”, and the question seeking student feedback on, “Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the learning environment, including the learning resources such as the Library, IT access and study space and opportunities (e.g. student exchange programmes, hostel life, internships, ILP and community services) to engage with teachers and other students”, the President’s Group has tasked TLC to form a Working Group to review and improve the Learning Environment at Lingnan. If you have any feedback on this area please feel free to forward to the Chair of the WG - Prof. Peter Duffy - peterduffy@ln.edu.hk

                  NEED HELP AND SUPPORT?

For Staff

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Did you know that you have a dedicated TLC staff member who is your primary point of contact for any pedagogical support?

*Others including for example – SSC, ITSC, Registry, Core Curriculum and General Education Office, Science Unit, Office of Service-Learning, School of Graduate Studies, Global Liberal Arts Programme

A GUIDE TO TLC SERVICES
View our Guide to TLC Services to find out more about our responsibilities, and the different ways we can work with you to support innovative learning and teaching practice at Lingnan.

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Download guide to TLC Service

 

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FEEDBACK
We welcome all feedback on any area of TLC’s work.
Please feel free to contact us -  

General Enquiries
Phone: (852) 2616-7117
Fax: (852) 2572-5706
E-mail: tlc@LN.edu.hk 
Address: 2/F, B Y Lam Building, Lingnan University,
Tuen Mun, The New Territories, Hong Kong.

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