Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)
Course design is a creative and iterative process. In the past year, many Course Coordinators at HKU experienced course re-designs, initially trying to adopt emergency remote teaching due to the sudden outbreak of Covid-19 and later focusing on planned course designing. The Summer Sandbox organised by the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) has effectively assisted over 150 colleagues in their course designing process.
Built on the Summer Sandbox experiences, this Winter Sandbox aims to continue supporting Course Coordinators at HKU in their course designs in various aspects, including integrating effective online and blended components into their courses. Participants are encouraged to share and discuss their work-in-progress on course-level re-designs.
The Winter Sandbox consists of six sessions. Four hands-on sessions will be offered to allow space for creative thinking and expert feedback and time to workshop your iterative re-designs. The other two sessions will provide expert input on learning design and blended learning respectively.
Each of the hands-on sessions adopts the following format:
- The first 20 minutes (12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.): A presentation on various aspects of course design
- The rest of the session (12:50 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.): Course Coordinators will join discipline-based breakout rooms to workshop their planned redesigns with a learning community of peers including fellow Coordinators, CETL academics, TELi instructional designers, and disciplinary experts. Depending on time and discussion flow, there might be a debriefing and final discussion in the big group consisting of all participants.
We strongly encourage participants to join all the sessions in this Series. Course Coordinators are recommended to bring their current course templates and ideas for planning for the Spring Semester (January-May) in 2021.
In the breakout room sessions, we will have the following facilitators and experts:
Dr. Susan Bridges, Dr. Cecilia Chan, Mr. Donn Gonda, Dr. Peter Fat-man Lau, Dr. Ada Lee, Dr. Lillian Luk, Dr. Jannie Roed, Dr. Lily Zeng, and Dr. Tracy Zou
TELi instructional designers:
Mr. Terence Cham, Ms. Hanah Fjelddahl, Ms. Sharon Keung, Dr. Tyrone Kwok, Mr. Edmund Lau, Dr. Leon Lei, and Ms. Cindy Liang
Prof. Michael Botelho (Dentistry), Dr. Matthias Buehlmaier (Business & Economics), Dr. Tomasz Cecot (Medicine), Dr. Janet Chan (Science), Dr. Kennedy Chan (Education), Dr. Sarah Chan (Medicine), Dr. Julie Chen (Medicine), Dr. Monaliza Chian (Education), Ms. Tanya Kempston (Education), Dr. Leon Lei (Engineering), Dr. Pauline Luk (Medicine – Communication), Prof. Gina Marchetti (Arts), Mr. Mathew Pryor (Architecture), and Ms. Nicole Tavares (Education)
For information, please contact:
Ms. Lavina Luk, CETL
Phone: 3917 5272; Email: email@example.com