HKBU-led project team receives prestigious UGC Teaching Award

The Academic Integrity and Ethics-Augmented Reality (AIE-AR) team led by Dr Eva Wong, Director of the Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning at HKBU, has received the University Grants Committee (UGC) Teaching Award 2020 in recognition of its outstanding impact on student learning and achievement. The team received the prestigious award from Mr Carlson Tong, Chairman of the UGC, at the award presentation ceremony held on 28 September.


The AIE-AR team also includes Professor Cheung Siu-yin, Professor of the Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health at HKBU, as well as academics from The Education University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


The AIE-AR team introduced a unique pedagogy that uses augmented reality to present case-based scenarios of abstract issues of academic integrity and ethics. Since the project’s inauguration in 2014, a total of 12 “Trails of Integrity and Ethics” (TIE), which cover ethical issues in various disciplines, have been established on university campuses in and outside of Hong Kong to introduce real-life situations to students in an innovative digital learning environment. 


Professor Roland Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU, said this is the second year in a row that HKBU has won the prestigious UGC Teaching Award. This resounding achievement shows HKBU colleagues’ teaching excellence and commitment to high quality education. The project shows the team’s innovative spirit and creativity, and turns the learning of an abstruse and extremely important subject of academic ethics into an inquisitive journey for students.


Dr Eva Wong said that she was deeply grateful for the recognition from the UGC. She pointed out that the project team’s approach has combined case studies with situated learning, bringing the cases into real-life settings through the use of technology.