EDGE Courses

Office of Education Development and Gateway Education (EDGE) is a unit in City University of Hong Kong to deliver services that aim to enhance student learning and/or facilitate the professional development of staff. Below is a list of EDGE's courses you may find useful for professional development.

2018 - 2019
Expert Educator Seminar Series (EESS)
Topic : Why, when and how to flip: Strategies learnt from a flipped classroom project in higher education
Speaker : Dr. Paul Lam
Date : 10 April 2019

For details, please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/edge/staffdev/eess/

 
Expert Educator Seminar Series (EESS)
Topic : Active learning across the curriculum: Strategies for enhancing student learning and engagement
Speaker : Dr Brit Tover-Lindsey
Date : 27 February 2019

For details, please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/edge/staffdev/eess/

 
Expert Educator Seminar Series (EESS)
Topic : Analytics, AI & VR for teaching & learning: What? Why? How?
Speaker : Dr Crusher WONG
Date : 12 November 2018
Time : 12:30 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Venue : G4-702, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building

For details, please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/edge/staffdev/eess/

 
Expert Educator Seminar Series (EESS)
Topic : How can a lecture promote my students’ critical thinking?
Speaker : Dr. William Rando
Date : 9 October 2018

For details, please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/edge/staffdev/eess/EESS_201819A_1.png

 
Staff Development Online Series by EDGE

The Office of Education Development and Gateway Education offers a wide selection of online staff development modules and series. Faculty and instructional staff may learn more about each of them by clicking on the links below.

For details, please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/edge/staffdev/

 
2017 - 2018
Generic Introduction to Part-time Teaching at CityU

In this online module you will:

  • Learn about the background of our students, how they live, and the challenges they face;
  • Find out how to make the most out of meeting students for the first time;
  • Learn a few fundamentals on using discussions in your teaching;
  • Acquire some basics of effective lecturing;
  • Pick up some essentials of assessment and grading;
  • Discover about student diversity and inclusion;
  • Get an idea about teaching with technology; and,
  • Learn about additional resources at CityU to help you develop in your teaching.

The module video is about 12 minutes long. Participants will be requested to take a short mini-quiz before they start the module and again at the end of the module. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those who successfully complete the module.

For more information , please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/edge/staffdev/nfm.htm

 
Key Issues in Teaching Series (KIITS)

This series is to engage faculty and instructors in some of the most important issues in university teaching and guide them towards reflecting how they can apply that knowledge to their own teaching. Modules will be available through Canvas as online videos of about 30 minutes each with supporting materials. A degree of interactivity for each module would be achieved through the posing of question prompts in the supporting materials which will be linked to particular points in the video. Participants may base their written reflections on those prompts as part of a larger teaching portfolio.

Modules in the series include these topics:

     Module I - Course Design
     Module II - Lecturing
     Module III - Facilitating Discussion
     Module IV - Assignments and Assessment
     Module V - Diversity and Inclusion
     Module VI - Reflective Teaching and Teaching Portfolios

This series is to engage faculty and instructors in some of the most important issues in university teaching and guide them towards reflecting how they can apply that knowledge to their own teaching. Modules will be available through Canvas as online videos of about 30 minutes each with supporting materials. A degree of interactivity for each module would be achieved through the posing of question prompts in the supporting materials which will be linked to particular points in the video. Participants may base their written reflections on those prompts as part of a larger teaching portfolio.

For more information , please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/edge/staffdev/sd_teaching.htm

 
Outcome Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL)

Outcome based teaching and learning is a student-centered approach to learning. The approach is about expressing learning outcomes from the students’ point of view, organizing our teaching around those student outcomes, and then creating assessment which will provide evidence to show the extent to which an individual student has achieved those outcomes. The three modules in this series provide faculty and teaching staff with basic details on the outcome based teaching and learning approach at CityU. Modules are available through Canvas with online videos of about 10-12 minutes each with some supporting materials. Faculty and teaching staff who register for a module will be requested to take a short quiz before they start the module and to do so again at the end of the module. Faculty and teaching staff who complete all three modules and complete a short written reflection are then eligible for an in-house staff development credit. Participants planning to complete all three modules are recommended to take the modules in sequence.

Modules in the series include:

     Module I - Intended Learning Outcomes
     Module II - Teaching and Learning Activities
     Module III - Assessment Tasks

For more information , please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/edge/staffdev/obtl.htm

 
Innovative Teaching Techniques

Innovative Teaching Techniques shows faculty and instructional staff several innovative, simple-to-plan and simple-to-implement techniques for boosting student learning. The five techniques can be used in your lecture or tutorial to increase student attention while promoting deep learning. Besides the techniques presented in the first five modules in the series, a sixth module introduces you to Action Research so that you can create, implement, and assess your own innovative teaching techniques.Modules are available through Canvas with online videos of about 6-8 minutes each and with some supporting materials. Faculty and instructors who register for a module will be asked to take a short quiz before they start a module and to do so again to complete the module.

Modules in the series include:

     Module I - Introduction and the Classification Table Technique
     Module II - One-Sentence Synopsis
     Module III - Recognizing the Problem
     Module IV - Identifying the Principle
     Module V - Conducting Opinion, Values and Attitudes Surveys
     Module VI - Introduction to Action Research

For more information , please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/edge/staffdev/itts.htm