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Advancing Blended Learning@LU

Advancing BL to the next Stage Project

The Senate-approved paper “Enhanced Innovative Teaching and Learning: An Implementation Proposal” and it’s associated eight recommendations and the top-sliced Teaching Development Grant project “Advanced Blended Learning @ Lingnan to a New Stage” all align with the strategic intent to increase the quality and quantity of blended learning across the University.

 

Blended learning is defined as the combination of face-to-face classroom learning and technology-enabled learning. In order to facilitate technology-enhanced learning and meet the expectations of our students and employers, one of the University’s Strategic Areas in 2019 – 2025 is “To develop smart teaching and learning and other cutting-edge pedagogies with the help of new digital education technology to support teaching and learning endeavours to meet students’ new learning needs in a rapidly changing world where new knowledge and skills continue to appear and workplace requirements are constantly changing”. This Project aims to promote the adoption of blended learning across the University via several initiatives. The eventual goal is that 100% of all Course at LU have incorporated some eLearning / Blended Learning by 2022.

 

AIMS

  • To increase the quantity and quality of Blended Learning across the University
  • To provide for staff and students a suite of resources and professional development opportunities as related to Blended Learning
  • The creation of various communities of practice as agents of change to enhance sharing of ideas re blended learning
  • Collaboration on BL Initiatives with partnering with the interested institutions in AALAU (Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities) and GLAA (Global Liberal Arts Alliance)

 

Building Exemplary Blended Learning Courses for Showcase (1st Stage)

During stage 1 the focus will be on developing the following;

  • a suite of online videos and written materials about the blended learning
  • a self-paced online professional development module for STAFF on the theories of blended learning mapped to practice
  • a self-paced online professional development module for STAFF on blended technologies mapped to pedagogy
  • a self-paced online professional development module for STAFF on OUTCOME BASED EDUCATION
  • Consultancies on Blended Learning
  • a self-paced online professional development module for STUDENTS on getting started with blended learning
  • a set of self-paced online professional development module for STUDENTS on various technologies - DIGITAL FLUENCY STUDENT WORKSHOP SERIES
  • the use of an iPortfilio for students
  • a set of self-paced online professional development module for STUDENTS on getting started with blended learning
  • Small-Scale Blended Learning Funded Projects

 

Blended Learning Expansion (2nd Stage)

During stage 2 the focus will be on developing the following;

  • Various Communities of Practice for staff and students and video case studies
  • A Common Blended Learning Evaluation Instrument to ensure our efforts align with quality endeavours
     

Reaching out to AALAU and GLAA (3rd Stage)

A key aspect of the project is to collaborate with the interested institutions in AALAU (Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities) and GLAA (Global Liberal Arts Alliance) to diversify and augment students’ internationalised learning experiences on campus. Areas for collaboration include but are not limited to sharing of course materials, development of course materials and online courses, co-teaching, virtual study tours (e.g. by augmented reality), and online collaborative learning.

 

If you have feedback or would like to discuss any aspect of this project please feel free to contact the PPS
- Prof. Peter Duffy – TLC Director on peterduffy@LN.edu.hk
-  Mr. Carter Lam (Instructional Designer in TLC) Email: carterlam@ln.edu.hk