Innovative CityU-Learning Awards 2020

Innovative CityU-Learning Awards 2020

1. Eligibility

All current CityU full-time academic faculty and teaching staff.

2. Focus

The Innovative CityU-Learning Awards aim to recognize innovative initiatives that enhance the quality of e-teaching and e-assessment at CityU. Initiatives implemented since the 2019/20 academic year are welcome to apply.

Initiatives should produce demonstrable benefits within the framework of the Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning Approach. Benefits should include either innovative Teaching & Learning Activities (TLAs) and/or Assessment Tasks (ATs) within CityU’s burgeoning online learning environment.

Online TLAs
Innovative online TLAs may include, for example, but not be limited to:

  • effective ways to use video conferencing and lecture videos to enhance teaching and learning;
  • online techniques to promote active learning and interactive teaching;
  • pedagogy innovation using different applications for online learning;
  • newer technology implementations like adopting AR/VR to create teaching materials for online use;
  • creating high-quality videos for use while delivering online lectures.

Online ATs
Innovative online ATs may include, for example, but not be limited to:

  • effective summative assessment techniques to carry out online tests and quizzes, student presentations, group work, studio and lab work.

3. Application and Approval

Eligible persons need to submit a “Description of Initiatives” to the Innovative CityU-Learning Awards Panel (via email to by 5pm, 16 October 2020 using the template appended. Applicants should state at the outset the title of their initiatives and how effective the initiative is in achieving online TLAs and/or online ATs. The following sections should be included in the submission:

  1. Description of the innovation and how it is implemented;
  2. Intended outcomes / expected impact of innovation on student learning/assessment;
  3. Transferability of innovation to other courses and/or disciplines; and
  4. Evaluation and evidence of impact.

A panel chaired by Associate Provost (Quality Assurance) will be formed to evaluate submissions. Up to five awards may be approved by the panel. Each awardee will receive a $15,000 cash award plus a $35,000 grant to be spent on equipment or a small project to be claimed before 30 June 2021.

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4. Notification and Other

If the awardee chooses to use the $35,000 grant on a small project, the project should be
e-learning related, and be implemented by end of June 2021. The awardee will also be invited to:

  1. submit a completion report for sharing among the CityU community; and
  2. share with the CityU community the unique teaching approach via the University’s teaching and learning-related activities, and/or in the Innovative CityU-Learning Series (a faculty development online module series).

5. Enquiries

For reference of past winning projects, please refer to the EDGE website.  

For enquiries, please contact Dr Paul Corrigan ( of EDGE.