Building Whiteboard Animations for Flipped Classrooms in GEF Courses
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AbstractThe General Education Foundation (GEF) Programme consists of two foundation courses, namely UGFN1000 In Dialogue with Nature and UGFH1000 In Dialogue with Humanity, which require all undergraduates from different disciplines to read and discuss the classics in science and humanity. Despite their interest in reflecting on the classics, they find it difficult to have in-depth discussion due to the lack of prerequisite knowledge and concepts. A lot of time in tutorial classes is thus used to explain the knowledge and clarify the concepts. In view of this, a pilot work was initiated to developed two micro-modules to flip the classroom in UGFN1000 using whiteboard animations last year. Whiteboard animations enable step-by-step illustrations with voiceover narrations to explain complicated and abstract ideas in an attractive and enjoyable way. The feedback from both students and teachers showed that the whiteboard animations are engaging and helpful in teaching and learning in UGFN1000. With these encouraging results and the positive feedback, we have expanded the flipped classroom with whiteboard animations in UGFN1000 in this year and extended it to the other GEF course UGFH1000 for the first time. A total of four short whiteboard animations have been tailormade in two micro-modules, namely “Origin of Species” for UGFN1000 and “Ideal Society” for UGFH1000. The micro-modules are available online for students’ self-paced learning. The effectiveness will be assessed by conducting questionnaire surveys. This poster presentation gives an overview of the production of whiteboard animations and their use to flip the classrooms in the GEF courses.
Acceptance Date05/11/2017
All Author(s) ListLI Ming Kenneth, LAI Chi Wai Kevin, SZETO Wai Man, WONG Bon Wah Baldwin
Name of ConferenceCUHK Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo 2017
Start Date of Conference07/12/2017
End Date of Conference07/12/2017
Place of ConferenceHong Kong
Country/Region of ConferenceHong Kong
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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