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 edge@cityu.edu.hk) 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 (Paul.Corrigan@cityu.edu.hk) of EDGE.