The project aims to build a Community of Practice on eLearning in CUHK, where enthusiastic academics connect and learn from one another, to promote and enhance the use of technology in teaching and learning. As well as facilitating the dissemination, sharing and advancement of good practice, pedagogies and strategies through teachers’ forming close communities and giving each other mutual support.
Activities, process and outcomes
The eLCoP has gathered academics from different faculties who are interested in eLearning and teaching. Seven sub-groups have now been formed. Several kinds of activities and social events were organised (i.e. group meetings, workshops, seminars and visiting tour) during the project period. Apart from simply sharing of teaching tips, some of the sub-groups have initiated new developments.
Deliverables and evaluation
We facilitated and supported a number of sub-groups focusing on various aspects on eLearning. Members appreciated that the eLCoP has provided an opportunity for them to extend their academic network, they were supported and had been carrying out innovative teaching, which was inspired after their exploratory discussions in group gatherings.
Dissemination, diffusion, impact and sharing of good practices
A project website has been launched and serves as a platform where members and academics showcase good practices and resources that are useful for staff development, and which is kept updated on the achievements of communities. The project team also actively promoted the community through different and eLearning related events within CUHK. The community also explored presentation opportunity outside CUHK, to facilitate the academic exchange with other institutions.