Without time and location constraints, e-learning can effectively complement traditional classroom teaching. Since the onset of the COVID-19, an increasing number of e-learning tools has been developed, and it is expected that e-learning will play a more significant role in future. This paradigm shift calls for new learning and teaching models, such as MOOCs, flipped classrooms and learning analytics, which synergize contents, pedagogies and technologies to provide an optimal learning environment for students.
E-learning at CPCE
With its commitment to teaching excellence, CPCE strives to empower its teachers and students with the tools and resources they need to leverage the benefits of online e-learning environments. E-learning has been utilised on many fronts at CPCE. For more than a decade, Moodle has been used by teachers as as a Learning Management System (LMS) to disseminate teaching materials, collect assignments, conduct quizzes, and facilitate communication between lecturers and students.
Since September 2017, the following e-learning modules has been delivered through our digital platforms to facilitate student learning and improve outcomes:
- Online Tutorial on Academic Integrity is a compulsory online module developed to raise students’ awareness of CPCE’s expectations for academic honesty and integrity. Students of PolyU SPEED and PolyU HKCC will receive an e-Certificate upon completion of this online tutorial.
- E-learning module on Service Learning is an e-learning module developed and delivered by the Office of Service-Learning at PolyU to prepare students who take service-learning subjects for their service-learning experience. This module consists of readings, exercises, and assessments designed to introduce students to the concept and practice of service-learning.
In the post-pandemic era, CPCE will continue to invest in development of technology-enhanced pedagogies and pedagogical research initiatives for the benefits of its teachers and students, not the least for empowering the latter with the knowledge and skills needed for success in college and the workplace. Please click here for details about the e-learning services offered by the Information Technology Unit (ITU) of CPCE.
Blended Learning @ PolyU SPEED
As a popular e‐learning model in higher education, blended learning (BL) can help improve students’ competence in self-regulated learning and nurture them to become effective lifelong learners – skills which are critical to their future continuous professional development. In 2020, PolyU SPEED was awarded a fund under the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS), which objective was to help teachers understand BL and implement it to improve students’ learning effectiveness and success.
Please click here to visit the website of the QESS project.