Teaching and Learning Innovation Projects (TLIP)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS - SPRING 2024
With the University’s goal of achieving effective learning by enhancing students’ motivation and active engagement through a variety of active learning pedagogies, the fundamental aim of the Teaching and Learning Innovation Projects (TLIP) is to encourage faculty and teaching staff to initiate and experiment innovative ideas in their teaching.
Generative AI & Education
Since the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, the world of Generative AI has been rapidly evolving and its impact on education remains a topic of debate. To help faculty stay informed on the various aspects of Generative AI and understand how HKUST is responding to it, CEI has compiled a list of relevant information and resources. We will continue to update this list, so please check back regularly.
CEI Podcast - EnLITe
CEI brought to you our new podcast EnLITe: Education Leadership and Innovative Teaching. Our vision is to advance education innovation in every HKUST course, giving our students a well-rounded education that prepares them for success in the ever-changing world. With EnLITe, we aim to showcase innovative teaching practices and provide a platform for our faculty members to share teaching innovations and insights.
Adopting Online Teaching & Learning
In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, HKUST adopted Real-time Online (RTO) teaching for classes starting Spring 2019/2020. During this period, CEI provided faculty members with training resources, best practices, and guidelines to assist them in delivering their courses through Zoom and assessing students using online exams in Canvas.
What is Blended Learning?
Blended Learning (BL) has been extensively used in Higher Education for many years. With advancements in computer technologies, students now have new ways to access and interact with knowledge and people. However, new information and communication technologies on their own do not necessarily lead to good learning experiences. Good pedagogy and well-designed courses are crucial.
Learner-Centered Course Design
The term learner-centered is akin to "user-centered" focus of a product. If a course is designed in a learner-centered way, it means extensive attention has been given to the needs, interest and skills of our learners when we design our course. As oppose to content-centered course design, where teacher usually works up a list of topic and decides how much time to spend on each, the heart of learner-centered approach is to decide first what students can and should learn in relation to this course, then how to assess students' performance and figured out how such learning can be facilitated. By shifting from content-centered to learner-centered, instructional design becomes learning experience design.