Cross-institutional Online Problem-based Learning (COPBL) with Moodle

Updated: 3:07pm, 8 Nov, 2022
8 November 2016 (Tue)
Room 101, 1/F., Runme Shaw Bldg., HKU
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It is a cross-institutional education innovation project lead by HKU and collaborated with Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CDUTCM). A design of a cross-institutional online problem-based learning (PBL) environment using Moodle and Panopto will be introduced.

The result from students’ interaction will also be discussed. It shows that significant differences about information technology competency and frequency of using Moodle were found between students from HKU and CDUTCM. Students from both institutions are positive towards the perceived usefulness and neutral response about the difficulties in use. They are positive towards the experience in learning with constructivist approach which forms the basis of PBL. Also, students are curious in their learning and show exploratory learning behavior during the experience.

The innovation shows the possibility of achieving internationalization by utilizing readily available resources in HKU. It is an international and innovative pilot project showing that the learning management system (Moodle) is affordable to achieve internationalization without the need to travel.

Further information:
A case about cross-institution collaboration in Chinese medicine education---‘Teaching and Learning Connections’ Fourth issue (January 2017) Internationalisation of Teaching and Learning

J.P. Chen, T.P. Yum, Q.B. Ye, B. Jia (2016) Cross-institution Collaboration in Chinese Medicine Education: Challenges and Implementation. 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research. Australia.(Best paper award in education)

T.P. Yum, T.X.P Zou, Q.B. Ye, H. Peng & J.P. Chen. (2016) Cross-institution Online Problem Based Learning in Chinese Medicine Education. 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research. Australia.

About the speaker(s):

<p>Dr. Jianping CHEN, Associate Professor, School of Chinese Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU. Dr. Chen&rsquo;s research areas include prevention and treatment on breast cancer and educational innovation. She obtained award of Outstanding Teacher in Mainland China in 1985. After joining HKU, she has been dedicated in both experimental and clinical research related to breast cancer, but also various educational innovation in the School of Chinese Medicine. She has driven the development of using multimedia and cross-institutional education in teaching and learning with the support of various TDG and LKK funding.<br /><br /></p>

<p>Mr. YUM Tin Pui, Research Assistant, Faculty of Education, HKU. His research interests focus on cross-institutional education, community of practice, problem-based learning and instructional design. Following his graduation of Bachelor in Chinese medicine, he joined the HKU family. He has transformed from a teaching role to a research one in order to pursue his interest in educational research.&nbsp; He has engaged in various research projects as a co-investigator including &ldquo;Effects of Acupressure Among the Frail Elderly in the Elderly Homes&rdquo;, &ldquo;Chinese Medicine Culture in a Nutshell &ldquo; and &ldquo;Cross-institutional Online PBL in Chinese Medicine Education&rdquo;.<br /><br /></p>

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