The objective of the project is to explore, develop and implement the integration of e-learning platform and classroom responding methods into undergraduate laboratory classes. The applications of e-learning technologies in laboratory classes will be explored in the following ways:
Setting up a centralized repository to collect students’ experimental results in lab classes.
Allowing students to view and compare the results obtained by each other.
Facilitating the instructors to monitor the performance of the students instantly.
Facilitating the polling of the students’ data together for turning a lab session into a bigger investigative project.
Providing learning resources for students to improve their practical skills for lab activities.
Key deliverables expected and timelines for completion
E-learning applications developed for collecting, organizing, and showing students experimental data. The formats of the data to be collected could be numbers, texts, photos, videos, and may possibly be hand-sketch drawings. Key deliverables also include collections of instructional materials of image and video formats on lab skills.
Sept 2013 – May 2014:
Completion of prototype of e-learning applications for trials in classes
Completion of instructional resource materials on lab skills
Sept 2014 – May 2015:
Completion of revised e-learning applications for actual implementation in classes
Arrangements for evaluation of project deliverables/outcomes
Surveys will be conducted at the end of each course which has used the e-learning applications. Students’ and teaching assistants’ views will be collected in the evaluations. The evaluation will include questionnaire survey in classes and focus-group discussion.
Means for disseminating project deliverables/outcomes
Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPOs organized by CLEAR and ITSC
A leaflet/booklet for introducing this project
Other possible ways of dissemination such as:
- Publish in international peer-reviewed education journals
- Share in workshops organized by CLEAR