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2020 - 2021
Training Workshop on ZOOM

21 September 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In order to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading on campus, the University announced on 27 January 2020 that we will move to an interactive online learning environment starting from 7 February 2020 until further notice. All classes will be delivered online and in real time, according to the original timetables. The interactive online learning classroom will be conducted through Zoom via the Canvas. As such, SCOPE arranged a tailor-made training workshop for Part-time teaching staff on 21 September 2020. The response was encouraging and attendees found the workshop very useful and helpful to their online teaching.

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2019 - 2020
Professional Development Seminar #7: How AI is changing the education industry?

2 February 2020 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Webinar
Due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus, the seminar was held online using ZOOM. At the beginning of the seminar, the speaker, Mr. Benny Lam gave a brief introduction about the definition of artificial intelligence (AI) and outlined the major milestones of AI. After introducing the impacts of AI towards the employability in education industry, topics on the Big Data, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, AI and Blockchain were presented to the audiences. Then, applications of AI in learning processes and the technologies required for AI-based education were explored and discussed. Finally, a comparison of practical and AI teaching systems was provided to audience to conclude the seminar. Audiences raised several inspiring questions such as “How does the certificate of somebody be protected in Blockchain from participating universities?”, “Is it true that AI solution all based on statistics?”, " Is AI a move forward of data mining?", "What is the possibility of having AI to help marking assignments and exams?", "How AI handles uncertainty?" during the Q & A session. This webinar finally ended with much appreciation messages from audiences in the chat room.

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Professional Development Seminar #6: The ABC’s of OBTL, 2 November 2019

In this seminar, Dr. Paul Corrigan, Senior Educational Development Officer in EDGE, CityU, introduced Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs), Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs), and Assessment Tasks (ATs). During the seminar, there were some activities in which participants were able to define, describe, create, and apply ILOs, TLAs, and ATs within the Outcome-Based Teaching and Learning approach. After the seminar, participants shared with their views and experiences with the speaker. Participants found the seminar very useful and interesting in enhancing their teaching by applying OBTL approach more effectively. A group photo was taken afterwards.

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Orientation Session for Part-time Teaching Staff, September 2019

An orientation session for part-time lecturers was successfully held on 27 September 2019 at L1-2610 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm to network with fellow teaching and professional staff, and to receive updates on the latest developments of SCOPE. The orientation session was kicked off by a welcome speech given by Dr. Louis Ma, Director of SCOPE. Dr. Ma also gave a presentation about SCOPE's programme operations and the future development of SCOPE. After Dr. Ma's presentation, Dr. Paul Corrigan, senior education development officer of EDGE, City University of Hong Kong, gave an introduction about the staff development courses offered by EDGE. It was followed by Ms. Mimi Chan, Academic Services Manager, who outlined and discussed the important administrative matters a part-time teaching staff should pay attention. The PTL Corner, an e-portal on the SCOPE’s website, was also introduced to the attendees. Finally, a group photo was taken and all attendees were served with light refreshment while networking with each other . It was a wonderful event for both current and new part-time teaching staff to mingle with the management and all participants enjoyed the orientation very much.

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2018 - 2019
Professional Development Seminar #5: How Augmented Reality(AR)/ Virtual Reality(VR) is Going to Change Teaching and Learning.

In this seminar, Mr. Tarloff Im, Educational Development Officer in EDGE, CityU, introduced the history of development of AR and VR. Then, he showed movies to demonstrate how AR and VR can be applied in different areas such as marketing, training, medical diagnosis and exploration of heritages sites. The challenges and limitations facing AR and VR are discussed. After the presentation, participants discussed actively with the speaker about the future trend of AR and VR. Then, they enjoyed the refreshments and exchanged views with each other to explore further collaboration opportunities.

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Professional Development Seminar #4: : Lecturing Made Easy as P.I.E., 24 November 2018

In this seminar, Dr. Paul Corrigan, Senior Educational Development Officer in EDGE, CityU, started his presentation with the value of teaching through lectures. Then, he continued his presentation on how to use the OBTL format to plan lectures (Plan), deliver lectures interactively (Implement) and evaluate the effectiveness of the lecture (Evaluate). Throughout his presentation, Dr. Corrigan posed several stimulating questions for participants to get involved discuss actively together. It was an inspiring, enlightening, informative and entertaining seminar. After the presentation, participants enjoyed the refreshments and exchanged views with each other.

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Orientation Session for Part-time Teaching Staff, September 2018

An orientation session for part-time lecturers was successfully held on 28 September 2018 at L1-2610 to network with fellow teaching and professional staff, and to receive updates on the latest developments of SCOPE. The orientation session was kicked off by a welcome speech given by Dr. Louis Ma, Director of SCOPE. Dr. Ma also gave a presentation about SCOPE's programme operations and the future development of SCOPE. After Dr. Ma's presentation, Dr. Paul Corrigan, senior education development officer of EDGE, City University of Hong Kong, gave an introduction about the staff development courses offered by EDGE. It was followed by Ms. Mimi Chan, Programme Officer, who informed our Part-Time Lecturers of some important administrative matters they need to pay attention. Finally, a group photo was taken and all participants were served with light refreshment while networking with each other.

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2017 - 2018
Professional Development Seminar #3: [以愛為教、以專為學] Teaching and Learning Professional Programs with Love and Heart by Professor Joseph Yau, 18 May 2018

In this seminar, Professor Yau gave us a very fruitful and enjoyable speech. He started his speech with a brief introduction of his background, followed by ten techniques on motivating and impressing our younger generation to have a good learning attitude as well as a positive view of life by quoting some real examples from his past teaching experience. The points he covered were so interesting and aspiring that it has opened our eyes as well as minds, especially his perseverance, determination, selfless dedication and devotion in helping students. After his presentation, participants enjoyed the refreshments and exchanged views with each other.

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Professional Development Seminar #2: Facilitating Tutorial Discussion Effectively by Dr. Paul Corrigan, Senior Education Development Officer, EDGE, CityU , 16 March 2018

In this seminar, Dr. Corrigan started with a description of what a discussion is. Then, he identified the six types of discussions, explained how to apply five solutions to problems with discussions, four reasons for using discussions, three ways to start discussion, two effects of discussion on student and how to create discussion plan for tutorial. After the seminar, participants exchanged their teaching experience and views with Dr. Corrigan while enjoying the light refreshments outside the classroom.

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Professional Development Seminar #1: Outcomes-Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) for Effective Student Learning by Dr. Louis Ma, Director (SCOPE),12 January 2018

In this seminar, Dr. Ma gave an interesting and fruitful talk on how to apply Outcomes-Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) approach for effective student learning. At the beginning, Dr. Ma gave an overview of OBTL, followed by a presentation on how to enhance Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO). Finally, he shared his practical experience in OBTL with the participants. After the seminar, participants were served with light refreshments while sharing their experiences and views on OBTL.

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Orientation Day for Part-time Teaching Staff, September 2017

An "Orientation Day for Part-time Teaching Staff" was organized in 2015, 2016 and 2017, aiming to enhance the communication between CityU SCOPE and the part-time lecturers. Part-time lecturers as well as full-time academic and administrative staff were invited to join the event. Participants were updated with the latest developments of the School, arrangements on administrative support and staff development courses that were available for part-time lecturers. The event also included a sharing session on specific educational topics, such as “Education beyond Teaching”, “Real Value of Networking” and so on. Participants exchanged ideas on teaching and learning while enjoying light refreshments after the event.

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