Integrating Service-Learning and Virtual Teaching and Learning Technologies: A Collaborative Project with Teachers and Community Partners (VTL-SL)
With this initiative, CISL aims to investigate ways of virtual teaching and learning (VTL) method on service-learning (SL) with the application of new tech under the new normal. Collaborated with our community partner, Innovation and Technology in Social Work Ltd (SITSW), this 1.5-year project would take a collaborative approach to devise, deliver and evaluate VTL in SL to ensure the relevance and quality of learning of our mixed-mode/online SL. Through the virtual format, we wish to deliver our service to the people in need without physical boundaries.
In this inititative, we hope:
1. to grasp the latest experience and applications of new tech in social/community services
2. to lobby community partners and ensure that the VTL-SL strategies will suit the real needs and scenarios of our community partners and service users
3. to alleviate the demand for manpower for such a labour-intensive project
Workshops for Course Instructors
This project adopts a train-the-trainers approach in which all staff, teachers and community partners involve in building new VTL-SL courses/projects or transforming existing SL courses/projects into VTL-SL. Workshops are held at the beginning of the semester to let all parties acquire transferrable knowledge and skills on VTL.
AY2021-2022: 4 courses
AY2022-2023 Semester One: 2 courses
AY2022-2023 Semester Two: celebration and finale
ORGC2025/PRAD2037 Interpersonal Communication
Course Instructor | Dr Henry Fung
In this course, each HKBU student was paired up with an underprivileged secondary student who was going to take the DSE exam to give valuable advice, arrange workshops, and prepared a virtual mock interview for them. The finale was a “real” online group interview session hosted by university staff members. Towards the end of the project, our students also wrote Christmas cards together with a care pack filled with stationary, masks, and candies to the secondary school students.
TRAN4047 Translation Workshop
Course Instructor | Dr Janice Pan
The course provided a chance for students to collaborate with Hong Kong Neurofibromatosis Association to produce brochures about NF1 and NF2 in Chinese for the public. Students had a challenging time to go through all the technical and medical jargons, but they all reflected that they were very happy with the experience as they could help the general public to understand more and arouse their attention about rare diseases in the local language given most information was only available in English.
Check out the Students' Deliverables (Click Here)
If you would like to know more, please reach us at 3411-2472 / firstname.lastname@example.org
This intitiative is a funded project under Special UGC Grant for Strategic Development of Virtual Teaching and Learning (VTL).