Useful Links

Online and Blended Learning

Technology-enhanced Learning by the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at HKU

This website aims to assist colleagues and practitioners in adopting technology-enhanced learning in their teaching by providing resources including: guides on course design and facilitation, information about technological tools, and videos demonstrating online course designs and teaching practices by HKU teachers.

Resources for Online Teaching by The Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education

This page contains 7 practical guides on online course design, which cover the topics of exams, mobile learning, collaboration, and assessment and feedback.

HyFlex Course Design by University of Louisiana at Lafayette

This page includes strategies and steps to create a HyFlex Course.

Online Learning Good Practices by Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

This page assists teachers who have had to rapidly change into online teaching and learning. Resources are categoriesd into different types, e.g. Guide, Article, Toolkit, Webinar, Checklist, and Videos. Some resources are tailored for beginners.

Resources for Teaching Online by Macquarie University

This page uses a blog style to share good teaching practices online. Those blogs cover all kinds of topics from making an online video to designing a course or a curriculum.

Motivation and Retention in Large Online Classes By University of Toronto

This page supports teachers to design large online undergraduate courses. It includes a literature review, example strategies, and two guides on how to make use of course analytics and online learning readiness.

Engage Your Students in Your Online Course: 20 Proven Ways! By TeachingOnline.CA

This page offers 20 design ideas to engage students online based on a community of inquiry framework.

Designing Online or Hybrid/Flex Study Away Experiences by Centre for Engaged Learning at Elon University

This page curates publications (mostly in education journals) that help inform teachers’ decision marking on students’ study abroad experiences during a pandemic. Examples are virtual exchange and intercultural activities ‘at home’.

How to facilitate online sessions? By Greenwich Learning and Teaching at University of Greenwich

This blog, authored by Dr Alison Gilmour, Lecturer in Higher Education Learning and Teaching, describes 10 elements important to online session facilitation. One key message is to allow sufficient space for discussion around key questions in addition to the contents.

Responsive Blended Learning (RBL) by Learning and Teaching Academy at Heriot-Watt University

‘Responsive Blended Learning (RBL) combines active, supported online learning with contextually appropriate face-to-face learning opportunities.’ This page provides students with guideline on how to start responsive blended learning, which can help overcome restrictions in a pandemic.

Typology of Free Web-based Learning Technologies by Matt Bower and Jodie Torrington published on EDUCAUSE (April 20, 2020).

This article (two versions: 2020 Typology and 2015 Typology) arranges a list of 226 technologies into 40 categories and 15 groups that can be used via a browser for interactive online learning.

Foundations for good practice: The student experience of online learning in Australian higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic

This report presents the outcomes of the first stage of a Student Experience of Online Learning Quality Project initiated by Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) based in Australia. Students’ experiences in the transition from face-to-face to online learning are reported. P.7-9 summarise the positive and negative views from students about their online learning.


Assessment resources at HKU by the Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre

This website hosts conceptual and practical information relating to the development, innovation and research for assessment in higher education.

Interactive Oral Assessment; an authentic and integral alternative to examination by Dr Amanda Daly, Dr Sangita De, Associate Professor Popi Sotiriadou, Griffith University

This page contains definitions of and practical steps to design interactive oral assessment. Examples from business disciplines are included.

Groupwork and Its Assessment by University College Dublin

This page provides an overview of assessing groupwork online and supplies several examples of assessment rubrics and worksheets.

Inclusive Teaching Practices

10 Inclusive Teaching Practices by Association of College and University Educators

This page presents 10 inclusive teaching practices. More resources regarding online teaching practices can be accessed via the links on the page.

Preparing for Teaching in a Blended Learning Context by Portsmouth University

This page provides easy-to-use guidelines for blended learning with an emphasis on being inclusive and supportive.

Course Design based on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Principles

This page describes how to plan and design for a diverse student population present in today’s higher education classrooms. It is based on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as an educational framework that embeds flexibility and inclusivity in the curriculum.

Facilitating online learning using low-data tools and technologies by Mathew Hillier published in Learning and Teaching Blog at Macquarie University (April 8, 2020).

This article focuses on low bandwidth options for teachers to conduct online learning. It promotes teaching and interaction strategies that use low communication traffic whilst maximising the benefit of it.

COVID-19 — Resources for the Higher Education Sector by National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education in Australia

This page has a rich collection of research articles, resources, presentations and webinars, information sheets, and case studies on providing inclusive and equitable learning experiences for all students.

General Resources on Teaching and Learning

Great Teaching Toolkit – Evidence Review (June 2020) published by Evidence Based Education in partnership with Cambridge Assessment International Education

This is a comprehensive toolkit on good teaching practices, which covers 1) understanding the content, 2) creating a supportive learning environment, 3) managing the classroom, and 4) activating students’ thinking. The toolkit applies to both online and face-to-face learning.

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