Standards, Synergies & Support
ESTABLISHING A SHARED QUALITY ASSURANCE FRAMEWORK & STANDARDS FOR ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING
Welcome to the Inter-institutional Collaborative Activities (IICAs) Project, “Standards, Synergies and Support - establishing a shared Quality Assurance Framework and Standards for Online Learning and Teaching." A consortium of six participating universities led by Lingnan University (LU), with collaboration and funding from, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and City University of Hong Kong (CityU), and in-kind support from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will work together to create a HK Quality Assurance Framework and Standards for Online Learning and Teaching and associated Quality Assurance of Online Learning and Teaching Toolkit /Resources.
BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT
Leverages best practices internationally and adapted/aligned to the Hong Kong context;
Establishes a shared understanding around various historical and emergent terminology broadly captured under online learning and teaching (c.f. eLearning, blended learning, hybrid learning, hyflex learning, emergency remote teaching and learning, real-time online teaching and learning, etc.);
Ensures clarity of what constituents form the core components of online learning and teaching and in which Hong Kong modes of delivery (i.e., fully-online, various approaches to blended learning, curriculum models, etc.);
Enables more interoperability and collaboration across institutional projects based on a shared understanding and framework.
Adopts a proactive approach to ensuring QA specific to online learning and teaching driven from stakeholder goals and action plans rather reactive responses;
Promotes Hong Kong as a sector leader in this regard and in particular within the Greater Bay China area;
Establishes a sector wide framework that would make the collation of data related to the area of online learning and teaching more systematic and synergistic (and aligned to the QAC 3rd round audit theme).
Conduct systematic reviews of quality assurance (QA) processes for the purposes of establishing relevant benchmarking indicators, mechanisms and methodologic processes in VTL that are aligned and tailored to the local Hong Kong context;
Identify and review existing governance and quality assurance frameworks and standards for virtual teaching and learning (VTL) from existing sources and evaluate whether these standards can be potentially employed or suitably modified to serve as frameworks specific to the relevant local Hong Kong context;
Embed virtual teaching and learning (VTL) quality assurance (QA) standards cross-institutionally to ensure that these standards are adequately met and appropriately integrated into guided and professional best practices of VTL.
Where We Are
Inter-institutional Collaborative Activities (IICAs) Project,
2/F, B. Y. Lam Building,