Development of a practical model to support teachers at CUHK to create courseware for enhancing teaching and learning

Principal Supervisor

Professor Raymond Yeung, Academic IT Steering Committee/ Department of Information Engineering
Professor Poon Wai Yin, Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research / Department of Statistics
Ms. Carol Chiu, Information Technology Services Centre


2 years & 8 months

Approved Budget

HK $1,950,000

  • Project Objectives
  • Key deliverables expected
  • Evaluation of deliverables/outcomes
  • Dissemination of deliverables/outcomes

Project Objectives

The project is to:
  • develop coursewares for dedicated teachers;
  • identify good practices adopted by these teachers with a view to devising a generic model for courseware development; and
  • further promote this generic model for use by a wider teaching community.

Key deliverables expected and timelines for completion

  • Coursewares developed at Phase 1;
  • Good practices identified to build a generic model at Phase 2;
  • Use the generic model at Phase 3 to build coursewares for specific courses;
  • Launch a showcase website and organize workshops to disseminate the identified methodologies, technologies, pedagogies, and/or ready-to-use authoring tools at Phase 4; and
  • Extended use of the generic model by more teachers for developing coursewares to enrich student learning experience by the end of the project.
Tentative Timeline
2012-13 2013-14 2014-15  
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Phase 1 - Courseware development                                      
                      Phase 2 - Model building                                    
                                Phase 3 - Plot testing of the devised model              
                                                      Phase 4- Promotion      

Arrangements for evaluation of project deliverables/outcomes

The project will pay particular attention to the special requirements of teachers during the course development cycle. Qualitative and/or quantitative methods will be used to elicit feedback for evaluation of the model and the outcomes.

Means for disseminating project deliverables/outcomes

Dissemination will be done through websites and workshops to publicize and promote to teachers of CUHK and other tertiary institutions.