College activities

Staff and student training and support are essential when they go through unprecedented challenge in the teaching environment. The College teachers have the well support service from LTC in UOW, the College can provide customized support and training.

Concepts and practical aspects were introduced to teaching faculties via webinars in 2020/2021. These are:

Workshop 11 & 12:  A/V facilities and electronic tools in the classrooms of the Tai Wai campus: introduction and demonstration


Dr Charlie Choi

Date and time

Workshop 11: 2:30 - 3:30, 3 August 2023

Workshop 12: 4:00 - 5:00, 16 August 2023


The College has recently relocated to the Tai Wai campus and has implemented cutting-edge technology to support blended learning, including audio/video call-in and call-out capabilities. Two workshops were held to familiarize academic staff with these new tools. The workshops aim to train staff on using Cisco products and laptops to facilitate blended learning.

Workshop 10: Learning analytics: an initial student learning patterns observed in Moodle


Dr Paula Hodgson and Judy Kiu

Date and time

11:00 - 12:00, 31 May


Colleagues may observe how students respond to teachers’ questions and participate in group discussions in synchronous activities. However, it may be more difficult for them to observe students in large classes or doing asynchronous activities during flexible hours. Subsequently, they may not be able to provide timely advice or note any students who had failed to do tasks on time. To observe student learning behaviour unobtrusively, reports on student learning and assessment activities can be extracted through Moodle when colleagues have set up the Activity Completion function in the LMS. Relating to good correlation of synchronous and asynchronous activities observed in the student survey in 2020–2021, this webinar/seminar will share an initial observation of a pilot study on student behaviour in the learning and assessment activities set by teachers in the College.

For more details, please check out the presentation slides. 

Workshop 9: Gamification in course design – move to digital gamification in asynchronous and synchronous tasks


Dr. Pavandeep Ahuja, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Date and time

14:00 - 16:00, 13 May


The unprepared push into the complete digitisation of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has led educators facing new challenges stemming from less self-disciplined students and students losing attention quickly.

Gamification makes the learning experience more enjoyable and engaging. Applying elements of gamification may motivate learners to complete specific tasks, and thus, increase user retention with content. Furthermore, digital gamification may promote more engaging interaction to serve as a powerful pedagogical tool for blended learning, especially when considering asynchronous and synchronous interactions as a required condition of learning.

Through this presentation educators will understand how teaching material and asynchronous and synchronous tasks in learning may be built for gamification.

For more details, please check out the presentation slides

Workshop 8: Further exploration of OBTL & CRA applications


Dr Theresa Kwong & Prof Lilian Vrijmoed

*Dr. Theresa Kwong is the Director of the Centre of Holistic Teaching and Learning (CHTL) in HK Baptist University.


This sharing session aims to refresh colleagues’ understanding of the basic principles of OBTL and CRA and explore how the current practices can be improved to enhance students’ achievement of learning outcomes coupled with CILO-aligned assessment tasks and rubrics.

For more details, please check out the presentation slides.

Workshop 7: Integrate SMART assessment in iBL: an alternative approach

SMART Assessment as a project serves to provide faculty development support for fine-tuning of assessment practices for graduate success in the 21st century. Colleagues may consider having students do low-stakes high-frequency tests. This webinar/seminar shows how assessment tasks (traditional and technology-mediated) are deployed to enable knowledge formation and knowledge building, and how to develop transferable academic skills through a variety of assessment tasks beyond course assignments. Apart from knowing what SMART assessment is, colleagues may see examples of a variety of assessment designs and some student outputs from two universities in Hong Kong for educational sharing. In addition, some good examples of assessment tasks from General Education in the College will also be illustrated. Through this event, colleagues are encouraged to consider redesigning assessment tasks as an alternative approach to better engage learners and deepen knowledge for their future professional and self-development.

For more details, please check out the presentation slides.

Workshop 6: Learning analytics: A way to provide timely feedback on student learning behaviour towards students and staff

Teachers can easily observe student learning behaviour in small classes, but it can be more difficult in large classes. Despite class sizes, teachers can still have a holistic view of student engagement because of students’ digital footprints for both learning and assessment activities in Moodle as asynchronous activities after class. When teachers set the ‘Activity Completion’ function in Moodle for activities such as reading, discussion in forum, self-assessment tasks and summative assessment tasks, a ‘Progress Bar’ will be displayed on the student dashboard in the course. It serves as feedback to students on their commitment to having “Time on Tasks”, one of the “Seven Principles for Good Teaching”. More importantly, teachers can easily retrieve reports and can make early detection if there is any at-risk student, so that they can provide just-in-time support.

In this workshop, you will learn to set the ‘Activity Completion’ function in Moodle, because Ms Judy Kiu will guide you step by step to set up Activity Completion in Moodle in your courses. She will also share with you how to retrieve reports and how this has enhanced her teaching. In addition, Dr Paula Hodgson will share good practices in the adoption of learning analytics for enhanced teaching and learning.

For more details, please check out the presentation slides.

Workshop 5: Interactive Blended Learning Series 2

Learning through actions is the key of building skills and knowledge when preparing future-ready graduates in synchronous and asynchronous learning environments. In this online workshop, four iBL pioneers will share some of their work including building collaborative activities, independent study, alternative assessment tasks that replace examination and learning analytics that are available in “Activity Completion” Tracking in Moodle. By the end of the workshop, you will get the first-hand experiences from our iBL pioneers and this will enable us to gain new insights on preparing for the next academic year.

For more details, please check out the presentation slides.

Workshop 4: Interactive Blended Learning Series 1

iBL offers a good opportunity for students to join in learning sessions at home or at the campus. If learning only means to listen attentively, teachers can consider having students to learn through a variety of actions in iBL sessions. In this interactive online workshop, we will explore how educators in local and international renown universities engage their students. In addition, you are invited to join us with both your desktop computers and smartphones to share good practices of getting students to learn through ‘doing’. By the end of the workshop, we will be able to have a comprehensive view of student learning through actions.

For more details, please check out the presentation slides.

Workshop 3: Making a difference through interactive blended teaching, learning & assessment (2): possibilities in the online platform

In the coming semester, we will continue deploying effective strategies to engage students in the online learning environment through the adoption of synchronous and asynchronous activities. It is time for us to reflect collectively and extend what tools can be used to create interactive and conducive synchronous activities for learning. Based on 7 Principles of Good Practices in Undergraduate Education, we will experience through a variety of tools, including using Chat, Polling, Mentimeter and Padlet to construct student-to-student interactions. This serves to translate face-to-face traditional synchronous mode into an online setting for better student engagement.

For more details, please check out the presentation slides.

Workshop 2: Making a difference through blended teaching, learning and assessment (1)

We have been engaging our students online in the past few months during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this seminar, we will first reflect on how we are doing through teaching with videoconferencing platforms, then discuss some practical ideas collected from our college colleagues on ways to improve student engagement in this mode of learning.

For more details, please check out the presentation slides.

Workshop 1: Blended Learning for 21st Century Learners

Disruptive innovation creates opportunities for preparing our future graduates. As teachers are engaging students with online teaching during the COVID-19 crisis, this seminar will share ways to redesign our teaching with blended learning through the adoption of synchronous and asynchronous activities to maximize opportunities to engage and prepare our digital native students for an ever-changing world.

For more details, please check out the presentation slides.