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Eric Tsui's presentation at the Global Mindset Conference - Future of Higher Education & Skills Training in the Australasian Region – ‘Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Digitisation event on ...

Eric Tsui's presentation at the Global Mindset Conference - Future of Higher Education & Skills Training in the Australasian Region – ‘Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Digitisation event on 10th April 2013 held in Sydney, Australia. Details of the event is available at http://www.slideshare.net/eric_yh_tsui/the-future-of-higher-education-skills-training

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Use of blended learning & the journey to adopt MOOC at HKPolyU Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Use of Blended Learning & theJourney to adopt MOOC at TheHong Kong Polytechnic University Professor Eric Tsui Chair, Advisory Committee on Elearning & Facilitator, CoP on the use of Learn@PolyU for good Teaching & Learning
  • 2. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • 3. Background• Largest university in Hong Kong with 27,000 EFT students (local, mainland China & overseas)• A considerable proportion of students routinely travels to mainland China for business• Transitioning from a 3 years to a 4 years UG system (double cohort)• Gained prior experience on delivering E-Learning via HKCyberU (for about a decade)• “Blended Learning” has been set a target in 2 consecutive 5 years Strategic Plans
  • 4. Use of E-Learning in teaching(Source: Educational Development Centre)
  • 5. Co-Creation of learning contentwith students
  • 6. PolyU’s use of Virtual World toenhance teaching
  • 7. The M.Sc. in KM programme
  • 8. Delivery via a blended set of F2F, internet lectures & self-paced online study Face-to face lectures & workshopsOn-line Tutorial System On-line Learning platform
  • 9. Games & Simulation exercises
  • 10. Scenario-Based Learning withanimated & talking characters
  • 11. Student Graduate Student Guest Student Student Student Student Graduate Graduate Student Teacher Student Teacher GuestGraduate Guest Student Student Student Graduate Student Student Student Graduate Teachers Students Graduates Guests
  • 12. A student’s Learning Online classes Environment Online learning content In-person activities Blackboard/WebCT/ PLE&N Text book(s) Books from library Papers & Notes
  • 13. Catalysts and stimulants• Blended Learning Advisory Committee (BLAC) & appointment of E-Learning Advocates (2010-2012)• Advisory Committee on Elearning (2013-)• Community of Practice on leveraging Learn@PolyU for good Teaching & Learning (2013-)• Individual, Cross department/faculty & Institutional-wide Teaching & Learning development grants established (2013-)
  • 14. PolyU’s Journey into MOOC• To MOOC or not to MOOC? (Not a binary answer) – Embed links to incorporate one or more MOOC lectures in existing PolyU subjects – Use entire MOOC subject with/without own assessments, & with/without own support – License & adopt the entire MOOC subject – Maintain the right degree of mix in a program portfolio• Leverage on the MOOC journey & experience to advance blended learning & enhance quality of on-campus subjects• Experimenting with the “Flipped Classroom”• Appears to be a “WIN (Teachers)-WIN (Students)-WIN (University)“ proposition that warrants further exploration• Planning to host a MOOC forum on 3-4th July 2013 in Hong Kong
  • 15. The “Flipped Classroom”
  • 16. Current landscape for MOOCs
  • 17. Many challenging issues remain …• What subjects are more suitable hence should go first?• Would students (staff) embrace this new paradigm of learning (teaching)?• How to assess the Quality of a MOOC subject/course?• Assessment? Online? In-person? How to conduct?• Credit transfer between universities in a MOOC Consortium?• How to maintain PolyU’s own branding, reputation, & our niche?• How to “reverse engineer” (exit plan) from a MOOC?• …
  • 18. Use of Blended Learning & theJourney to adopt MOOC at TheHong Kong Polytechnic University Professor Eric Tsui Chair, Advisory Committee on Elearning & Facilitator, CoP on the use of Learn@PolyU for good Teaching & Learning