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The Academy of Education Excellence

The Academy of Education Excellence (AEE), facilitated by CEI, will be open to all faculty members at HKUST who have demonstrated a commitment to improving their teaching skills and have contributed to the development of good teaching practices at the university.

AEE Micro-credential Courses

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.

Teaching and Learning Innovation Projects (TLIP) CALL FOR PROPOSALS - FALL 2023

Generative AI and Education Online Course Series

We are excited to announce the launch of a new self-study online course series on Generative AI and Education. This 3-course series aims to enhance your teaching skills and help you stay ahead in the Gen AI era.

Generative AI and Education Online Course Series

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.

Generative AI and Education

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.

CEI Podcast | EnLITe

Virtual Teaching & Learning Resource Hub

We understand Instructors might need some help adapting to the online and later hybrid teaching approach. CEI has been hosting Virtual Teaching and Learning workshops, and you can find some tips and tricks that we have summarized from the workshops here.

Virtual Teaching & Learning Resource Hub

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.

Adopting Online Teaching and Learning

Mixed Mode Teaching

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, HKUST adopted Real-time Online (RTO) teaching for classes starting Spring 2019/2020. As the situation has improved, HKUST has decided to transition to a Mixed Mode Teaching (MMT) approach for most classes in Fall 2020/2021.

Mixed Mode Teaching

Coursera for HKUST

Our MOOC partner, Coursera, is offering USTers free access to two of their programs. You can get full access to courses in the program catalogs, interact with other students from all over the world and earn a free certificate upon course completion.

Coursera for HKUST

Assessment for Learning

Assessment is an intrinsic part of students’ learning process. From the student point of view, assessment defines the actual curriculum. It directs attention to what is important; acts as an incentive for study, and steers student’s learning behavior.

Assessment for Learning

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.

What is Blended Learning?

Learner-Centered Course Design

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.