Online learning platform for University Chinese Grammar in Use

Principal Supervisor

Dr. Felix L.Y. Chao, Independent Learning Centre


3 years

Approved Budget

HK $150,000

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

Project Objectives

  • To teach Chinese grammar to enhance students’ writing and reading abilities;
  • To encourage independent learning and critical thinking; and
  • To facilitate the incorporation of self-directed and autonomous learning into a school curriculum.
  • Key deliverables expected and timelines for completion

    By Jul 2013
  • Collect and analyze materials from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature (CHLL)
  • Compose introductory learning resources

  • By Dec 2013
  • Compose in-depth learning materials
  • Introduce relevant online resources
  • Create discussion forum

  • By Jul 2014
  • Compose materials on controversial grammar points
  • Compile recommended book lists
  • Develop self-assessment tools

  • By Dec 2014
  • Review the effectiveness of the platform and refine existing resources
  • Present the completed project to the open public

  • Arrangements for evaluation of project deliverables/outcomes

  • All materials will be trial run by the CHLL. Modifications will be made based on the feedback of their staff and students.

  • Effectiveness of the project outcomes can be assessed by evaluating students’ study progress. This can be done by: (a) keeping track of students’ login records and scores on our platform; and (b) comparing their final scores in the University Chinese course relative to their time spent using our platform.
  • Means for disseminating project deliverables/outcomes

    Students taking the University Chinese course under the new 3+3+4 curriculum will be required to use our platform. All materials will be made accessible online. Students are encouraged to set their own learning objectives and study at their own pace