Professor CHIU Chi Ming Lawrence

School of Life Sciences


Awardee. SCGE Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education 2012

Awardee. Faculty of Science Exemplary Teaching Award 2012

Co-supervisor. “Mobile Game-based Learning of 300 Essential Biology Terminologies in University Education To Enhance Student Performance”, Teaching Development Grants for 2012-2015 Triennium

Poster Commendation. Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2011

Poster Award. Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2009

Principal Supervisor. “Development of Online Self-learning Systems with Multimedia-enriched Pre-laboratory Talks and Pre-class Tests for Biology Laboratory Courses”, Teaching Development Grants for 2009-2012 Triennium

Co-supervisor. “Developing an Integrative Teaching Strategy for Large Class Students To Learn Cell Biology and Beyond”, Teaching Development Grants for 2009-2012 Triennium


Using Online Self-learning Systems to Elevate the Teaching and Learning Quality and Efficiency of Laboratory Classes

The traditional teaching mode of laboratory classes was rigid, with post-graduate tutors giving out lectures before each laboratory session. Students relied heavily on these pre-laboratory lectures to feed them up with the information about the experiments, instead of reading the laboratory manuals themselves. This resulted in spoon-fed teaching and learning pattern. Class time was inefficiently spent as the tutors endeavored to instruct the students stepwise. The students also failed to undergo cognitive learning via achieving the various problem-based tasks in the experiments. To improve the situation, Online Self-learning Systems (OSS), which consist of Echo360 lectures, online demonstration videos and quizzes, were developed to help students build up expectation for the experiments, and hence allowed them to identify any deviations from the expected results for moreadvanced investigations. As a result, students displayed more active participation in the laboratory classes since they were better prepared for the experiments and the class time could be contributed to more in-depth discussion.