HERDSA Webinar Series 2022

Developing Student Agency through Student-as-Partners Projects

Date: Thursday 5 May 2022
Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm AEST (UTC+10)
11:00am – 12:00noon HKT (UTC+8)
Format: Online (via Zoom)
Language: English
Speakers: HERDSA Hong Kong Branch Research Team
Event Website: https://www.cuhk-tlcop.net/news-and-events/herdsa_webinar2022_sap

Organiser:
Hosted by HERDSA Hong Kong Branch in collaboration with The Teaching and Learning Community of Practice (T&L CoP), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Note:
This event will be held using Zoom video conferencing software. Please register here to obtain the Zoom login link and passcode.

Redesign of Student Learning Experience in Higher Education 2021 Results

Click the award to see the photo of the team. The group photo is also available here.

Award Institution Project Topic Student Team
Winner The University of Hong Kong Students as Educators: Pedagogical innovation through a student-driven near-peer teaching (NPT) initiative for medical students Team 6 members:
CHAN Hui Yan Vernice and CHAN Hui Yi Evelyn
Project Adviser:
Dr Julie CHEN
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
First Runner-up The University of Hong Kong Gamification of Empathy Learning in Medical Education Team 16 members:
TSUI Ming Yan Serena and TANG Fong Yi Fanny
Project Adviser:
Dr Julie CHEN
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Second Runner-up The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Gamification in a laboratory course Team 5 members:
CHOW Chun Sing and YEUNG Tsz Ching
Project Advisers:
Dr LAM Ka Sin,
Miss KWOK Wun Wun
Department of Ocean Science
People’s Choice The University of Hong Kong Students as Educators: Pedagogical innovation through a student-driven near-peer teaching (NPT) initiative for medical students Team 6 members:
CHAN Hui Yan Vernice and CHAN Hui Yi Evelyn
Project Adviser:
Dr Julie CHEN
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Merit The University of Hong Kong “WeTogether – Engaging University Students in Online Mentoring to Remedy COVID Learning Loss for Disadvantaged School Pupils” Team 2 members:
LEE Katherine KW, WONG Hannah YH, LUO Jiahui
Project Adviser:
Dr Cecilia CHAN
Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
Merit The Chinese University of Hong Kong Transforming Legal Education in Hong Kong: Facilitating Students Participation and Engagement in Online Classroom Discussions Team 4 members:
SONKAR Sumit and CHOY Lai Yee
Project Adviser:
Professor Michael LOWER
Faculty of Law
Merit The Education University of Hong Kong Building a Community of Practice (CoP) for pre-service teachers to support online teaching and learning Team 8 members:
CHAN Chun Wa, FAN Hiu Lam, SO Fei Sophie, TO Cheuk Ying, TONG Nga Sin and WONG Kai Yi
Project Adviser:
Dr Sophia LAM
Department of Chinese Language Studies
Merit The University of Hong Kong Trans-forMEr – Training for Future Human Relations Leaders in Healthcare Profession Team 9 members:
LI Hei Long Jackie, LI Pui Yi, ASIF Kainaat, FAN Sze Lok Zoe, GO Ming Yeung and SIU Tsz Kar
Project Adviser:
Dr Pauline LUK
Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education
Merit The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology META – Innovating Case Teaching and Learning Under the New Normal Team 11 members:
CHAN Wai Yee and Inika KANDWAL
Project Adviser:
WONG Ka Lei James
MOK Ho Ying
Division of Social Science
Merit The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Development of an augmented reality tool for enhancing scientific and engineering education Team 17 members:
PARK Jungjin, LIU Kai Kong, YIM Shung Chit, WOO Hoi Hin, LAM Hei Cheuk, KAN Ho Hung and Jasmine June ALBERTS
Project Adviser:
Professor Larry LI

RSLEIHE 2021 Short-listed Proposals

HERDSA Hong Kong Branch
Redesigning Student Learning Experience in Higher Education (RSLEIHE)
Project Award Scheme 2021

Short-listed Proposals

The Selection Committee is pleased to announce that a total of 17 proposals have been selected to participate in the RSLEIHE Project Award Scheme 2021. The list of proposals is shown in the table below:

Team ID Project Name Institution
1 Uth Volunteer CUHK
2 WeTogether – Engaging University Students in Online Mentoring to Remedy COVID Learning Loss for Disadvantaged School Pupils HKU
4 Transforming Legal Education in Hong Kong: Facilitating Students Participation and Engagement in Online Classroom Discussions CUHK
5 Gamification in a Laboratory Course HKUST
6 Students as Educators: Pedagogical innovation through a Student-Driven Near-peer Teaching (NPT) Initiative for Medical Students HKU
8 Building a Community of Practice (CoP) for Pre-service Teachers to Support Online Teaching and Learning EdUHK
9 Trans-forMEr-Training for Future Human Relations Leaders in Healthcare Profession HKU
10 Using Gamification to Enhance Students’ Course Engagement, Intrinsic Motivation, and Learning Performance in Online Learning HKU
11 META – Innovating Case Teaching and Learning Under the New Normal HKUST
12 Flip Your Class: Teaching to Learn, Learning to Teach HKU
14 ”Smart” Technology Learning with Virtual Hands-on Experience HKUST
16 Gamification of Empathy Learning in Medical Education HKU
17 Development of an AR-based Communication Tool for Scientists and Engineers HKUST
18 Computing Learning Channel PolyU
20 Crystal clear! A Self-discovery Journey through Digital Storytelling and Self-empowerment Workshop HKU
21 Faculty-student Co-creating New Pedagogy for the New Reality Initiative HKBU
22 Miles Apart, Close at Heart: Cross-cultural Friendships for Enhancing Intercultural Communication Competence OUHK

Selection Committee for HERDSA (Hong Kong) Awards for Student Projects
21 February 2021

HERDSA Webinar 9

From Band-aid to Sustainable Transformation? 

Thursday 28th January 2021
(4-5pm NZDT; 2-3pm AEDT; 11am-12pm AWST; 11am-12pm HKT) 

Hosted by HERDSA Hong Kong Branch in collaboration with Centre of Learning Enhancement And Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

HERDSA Hong Kong Branch are pleased to announce an online panel discussion facilitated by Dr Anna KWAN to share and discuss arrangements of online learning, teaching and assessment during the COVID-19 outbreak and implications for higher education.

The panel will discuss major shifts and experiences in learning and teaching across six Hong Kong institutions, providing valuable insights for those of us working across Hong Kong and for our colleagues teaching well beyond Hong Kong.

Prior to the discussion, the session will start with panel members’ very brief sharing of Hong Kong experience.

Panel Members  Topic 
Dr Kevin CHAN

Department of Applied Social Science
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

Infrastructure for online teaching and learning

Dr Theresa KWONG 

Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning
Hong Kong Baptist University

 

Mixed mode teaching – Pedagogical decision

Dr King CHONG 

Teaching and Learning Centre
Lingnan University

 

Tools for blended learning in new normal

Dr Beatrice CHU 

Centre for Education Innovation
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

Virtual laboratory for remote hands-on experience

Dr Crusher Wong 

Office of the Chief Information Officer
City University of Hong Kong

 

Online assessments in new normal

Prof Paul LAM 

Centre of Learning Enhancement And Research
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Perception of students and teachers

Registration: Please complete the online form at https://forms.gle/5hsjd4qDWNm5356B7.

Enquiry: herdsa.hk@gmail.com

RSLEIHE Briefing Session Registration

To help candidates understand the details of the Award Competition, a briefing session will be organised for students and advisers.

  • Date & time:
    Friday, 4 December 2020 (5:30 – 6:30 pm)
  • Zoom meeting:
    Zoom meeting link will be sent to registered participants near to the event date.
  • Registration:
    To register for the briefing session, please complete the online form at https://forms.gle/rovCKirJm18PMi4D6.

HERDSA (Hong Kong) Awards: Redesigning Student Learning Experience in Higher Education (RSLEIHE) 2021

  1. Background
    The HERDSA (Hong Kong Branch) was established in 1997 as a local chapter of HERDSA (Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia) which is a scholarly society based in Australia for people committed to the advancement of higher and tertiary education.

According to research and observation of higher education practitioners, if higher education aims to provide students with meaningful and relevant learning experiences, the existing learning arrangements may need to change considerably. Student and teacher partnership approach should have high potential for creating meaningful change.

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of HERDSA Hong Kong Branch in 2017, we initiated an award scheme Redesigning Student Learning Experience in Higher Education (RSLEIHE). Students were invited to conduct evidence-based projects to inform us their needs, their ideas and views on optimal arrangements of university education processes.

The 1st and 2nd RSLEIHE in 2017 and 2019 were highly successful. A total of 20 project teams were invited to share their experience and ideas in the Symposium with the same title (RSLEIHE) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Participants were greatly impressed by students’ presentations and their ideas for redesigning student learning experience in higher education. Please visit our websites for student presentation recordings: RSLEIHE 2017 and RSLEIHE 2019.

Same as the 1st and 2nd RSLEIHE, up to eight awards will be provided for open competition. The selected teams will be invited to share their experience and ideas in the Symposium on Redesigning Student Learning Experience in Higher Education at Hong Kong Baptist University in late June 2021.

The Hong Kong Baptist University, Lingnan University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the University of Hong Kong are co-organisers of RSLEIHE 2021.



 

Online briefing session will be arranged on 4 Dec, 5:30-6:30pm. Click here to register.

  1. Awards
    Two types of awards are opened for competition:
Type of Awards Number of Awards Amount
(HKD)
Distinguish Awards

 

The Winner 1 10,000
1st Runner-up 1 7,500
2nd Runner-up 1 5,000
Awards of Merits 1,500
each

The People’s Choice Award (HKD 1,000) will be awarded to the team based on the result of a public vote in the Symposium RSLEIHE 2021 on 26 June 2021.

 Funding Sources

The 3rd RSLEIHE Project competition and the Symposium are funded by:

    • The HERDSA Hong Kong Branch
    • The University Grants Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals
      • “Teaching and Learning Community of Practice (CoP): Extension of the Existing eLearning CoP to Address a Wider Scope of Teaching Needs and Innovations” (TDLEG, 2019-2022)
      • “Driving Cultural and Educational Shift: Providing Support, Activities and Professional Development in the Pedagogy, Assessment and Evidence of Student Learning in Holistic Competencies” (HKU9/T&L/16-19) 
  1. Eligibility
    All full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students who are studying in a local university or tertiary institution are invited to form teams to submit a project proposal. 
  1. Participation
    Each team should include at least two students and one academic or professional staff member as adviser and contact person. 
  1. Project aim & key words
    The RSLEIHE project aims to create and share local examples of student-centred, student-initiated, future orientated teaching and learning experiences which can engage and empower students and directly meet their future needs in a meaningful manner.
    The following key words further illustrate the expectation of the projects:
Student Student engagement and self-directed learning

Creating learning environments to promote student engagement and self-directed learning

Future Future trends and meeting future needs

Providing the most relevant learning at the university to meet students’ needs in life and career

Innovative Innovative organisation of learning

Providing students with a highly stimulating learning experience that creates a positive impact

  1. Themes of projects

Main theme: Learning in the era of “New Normal”: Post-Pandemic Learning

Students can propose any meaningful learning experiences which address the project aim (Point 5) and the main theme. These projects can be student exploration of innovative learning opportunities, mini research study or others.

To hear students’ views on current innovations in higher education, below sub-themes are encouraged in this round: 

    • Pedagogical Change in Pandemic
    • Alternative Assessment
    • Holistic Competences/Graduate Attributes
    • Self-regulated Learning
    • Student Development Programmes
    • Other education innovations

Please refer to Point 16. Resources to learn more about these themes.

  1. Duration of project
    The project should last for at least one semester. Each approved project should be completed by May 2021. 
  1. Timeline
Time Activity
2020 21 November Teams start to submit proposals
2021 08 January Proposal submission deadline
15 January Proposal selections & announcement of results
Mid-January to May Teams implement projects
End of May Teams conclude projects & write up reports
6 June Report submission deadline
7 to 25 June Teams prepare for sharing presentation
26 June Teams present at the Symposium on Redesigning Student Learning Experience in Higher Education
July to August Teams consolidate revised project reports for publication

 

  1. Language
    The proposal, report and presentation must be presented in English. 
  1. Proposal
    The one-page proposal should be submitted by Friday, 8 January 2021 and address:
    • The project, its purpose and expected outcomes
      What are you planning to do and for what purpose(s)? What are the expected outcomes?
    • Rationale
      Why is the project so important for student learning of higher education?
    • Implementation
      How would you carry out this project? What are the steps involved?
    • Assessment
      How would you collect evidence to show the success and impact of your project?
    • Ensuring success
      Will there be any problems that would inhabit the success of the project? How would you prevent and solve these problems?
  1. Proposal selection criteria
    The submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Committee using three related criteria:
    • Evidence of needs and benefits
    • Potential Impact
    • Quality of design and feasibility 
  1. Enquiry & proposal submission
    Participation form, including the template of the one-page proposal, can be downloaded here. For enquiries and proposal submissions, please send e-mail to herdsa.hk@gmail.com
  1. Criteria of awards
    The awards will be based on the quality of an individual project in terms of its:
    • Achievement of the aimof the RSLEIHE project (please refer to Project aim & key words and Themes of projects)
    • Implementation of the project and the learning from it
    • Implications and recommendations for teaching & learning in Higher Education*

as indicated in the team written report (70%) and presentation (30%).

  1. Report & presentation
    The team report (3 to 4 pages) should be submitted by Sunday, 6 June 2021. A report template will be provided at a later stage. Major contents of the report include:
    • Project Objectives
    • Project Methodology/Process
    • Project Evaluations, Results and Findings (should be based on evidence)
    • Project Impact (Learning and Reflection) *
    • Implications and recommendations for teaching & learning in Higher Education *

*The last two parts should be presented in a detailed manner.

Based on the report, the team will make a 10-minute presentation followed by a 2-minute Q&A session. All student team members are expected to take part in the presentation.

  1. Briefing session
    To help candidates understand the details of the Award Competition, a briefing session will be organised for students and advisers.
    • Date & time:
      Friday, 4 December 2020 (5:30 – 6:30 pm)
    • Zoom meeting:
      Zoom meeting link will be sent to registered participants near to the event date.
  1. Resources
  • Pedagogical Change in Pandemic 

Bonk, RJ., Kefalaki, M., Rudolph, J., Diamantidaki, F., Rekar Munro, C., Karanicolas, S., Kontoleon, P. (2020). Pedagogy in the time of pandemic: From localisation to glocalisation. Journal of Education, Innovation, and Communication, Special Issue,17-64. Retrieved from https://coming.gr/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/1_SP_JEICOM_JUNE_2020_Bonk-et-al_Pedagogy-in-the-Time-of-Pandemic.pdf 

Hodges, C., Moore, S., Lockee, B., Trust, T., and Bond, A. (27 May, 2020). The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning. EDUCAUSE Review. Retrieved from https://er.educause.edu/articles/2020/3/the-difference-between-emergency-remote-teaching-and-online-learning

Supiano, B. (August, 2020). How the pandemic is pushing professors to improve their pedagogy. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from https://www.chronicle.com/article/how-the-pandemic-is-pushing-professors-to-improve-their-pedagogy

Wong, H. K. A., & Cheung, J. (May 2020). Survey findings on working from home under COVID19. Lingnan University. Retrieved from https://www.ln.edu.hk/f/upload/48728/Survey%20findings%20on%20Work%20From%20Home_Eng.pdf 

  • Alternative Assessment 

Assessment, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
https://sally-brown.net/kay-sambell-and-sally-brown-covid-19-assessment-collection/

Online Learning and Assessment in Higher Education: A Planning Guide
https://www.sciencedirect.com/book/9781843345770/online-learning-and-assessment-in-higher-education

Transforming Assessment in Higher Education
https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/guidance/teaching-and-learning/transforming-assessment 

  • Holistic Competences/Graduate Attributes

Chan, C.K.Y., & Fong, E.T.Y. (2018). Disciplinary differences and implications for the development of generic skills: A study of engineering and business students’ perceptions of generic skills. European Journal of Engineering Education, 43(6), 927-949. Retrieved from https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/xGrkPqRQWtNVSqbeN2ee/full

Simon C. B. (2007). A conceptual framework for the teaching and learning of generic graduate attributes. Studies in Higher Education, 32(4), 439-458.

Institute for the Future for the University of Phoenix Research Institute, Future Work Skills 2020 Report [SR-1382A] https://www.iftf.org/futureworkskills/

Brandmo, C., & Berger, J-L. (2013). Fostering self-regulated learning: An introduction. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology,12(2), 127-137.
Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262143627_Fostering_self-regulated_learning_An_introduction

Broadbent, J., & Poon, W. L. (2015). Self-regulated learning strategies & academic achievement in online higher education learning environments: A systematic review.The Internet and Higher Education, 27, 1-13.
Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2015.04.007 

  • Research Methodology/Process

Phillips, A.C., Lewis, L.K., McEvoy, M.P. et al. (2016). Development and validation of the guideline for reporting evidence-based practice educational interventions and teaching (GREET). BMC Med Educ. 16, 237. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-016-0759-1