Professional development for blended learning in a faculty: A case study of the Education University of Hong Kong

Cher Ping LIM, Tianchong WANG

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Abstract

This case study examines how blended learning professional development for teaching staff is driven and implemented in the Faculty of Education and Human Development (FEHD) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Professional development at EdUHK was first implemented by equipping teaching staff with the technical knowhow to incorporate blended learning into their teaching practices. This Institute-based attempt resulted in a growing number of teaching staff using blended learning. The technology-driven professional development approach was rethought to encourage more teaching staff to adopt blended learning in their courses. Based on strategies identified from the literature, a faculty-driven approach for professional development was developed in the FEHD. This approach included pedagogically focused capacity building strategies that aimed to enhance learning engagement and outcomes and scale up blended learning practices in the faculty. Concerted efforts have also been made at both the institutional and faculty levels to create an environment conducive to supporting blended learning. Based on the challenges identified, future directions are discussed in this paper. Copyright © 2016 UNESCO.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlended learning for quality higher education: Selected case studies on implementation from Asia-Pacific
EditorsCher Ping LIM, Libing WANG
Place of PublicationBangkok
PublisherUNESCO Bangkok Office
Pages187-208
ISBN (Print)9789292235642, 9789292235659
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Blended Learning
university education
Hong Kong
UNESCO
teaching practice
education

Citation

Lim, C. P., & Wang, T. (2016). Professional development for blended learning in a faculty: A case study of the Education University of Hong Kong. In C. P. Lim, & L. Wang (Eds.), Blended learning for quality higher education: Selected case studies on implementation from Asia-Pacific (pp. 187-208). Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok Office.