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Learning and Teaching Projects




Education Bureau–Quality Education Fund

In October 1997, the Chief Executive announced in his Policy Address the establishment of the Quality Education Fund (QEF) to finance projects for the promotion of quality education in Hong Kong. The establishment of the QEF is one of the major recommendations of the Education Commission Report No.7 (ECR7). Formally established on 2 January 1998 with an allocation of $5 billion, the QEF provides an effective channel for worthwhile projects from the school education sector to be funded.


University Grants Committee – Teaching Development Grant Projects 

The University Grants Committee (UGC) introduced the Teaching Development Grants (TDG) in 1994-95 to provide funding support to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in local institutions: new initiatives that involve collaboration among faculties/departments/programmes or by individual teachers or subject/ programme teams to enhance learning and teaching across multiple programmes and/or subject disciplines.


Strategic Plan Initiatives to Enhance the Student Learning Experience through the Use of Interactive Pedagogies

In PolyU’s current Strategic Plan Shaping the Future for 2019/20-2024/25, eLearning development features prominently. The overarching goal for learning and teaching highlights the University’s commitment to enhance learning experience via a refined curriculum that features an effective blend of face-to-face and online modes of learning and appropriate application of interactive pedagogies and education technologies. Enhancing the student learning experience through the use of interactive pedagogies has an important place in this plan.


University Grants Committee – Strategic Development of Virtual Teaching and Learning

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, online teaching has been widely adopted and has become the prevalent mode of teaching and learning as the universities suspended face-to-face classes most of the time. Both the UGC and the QAC believe that, after the pandemic, universities will continue to make use of VTL to enhance the overall effectiveness and experience of teaching and learning. The UGC introduced this special grant in late January 2021 to support “the strategic move towards more intensive and systematic adoption of VTL”. 


Departmental Learning and Teaching Grant

The DLTG is established with a view to

  1. enhancing the quality and performance of our faculty members in a wide range of learning and teaching activities defined under the University’s ‘teaching domain’ for the benefit of student learning and staff career development.
  2. encouraging faculty members to engage in exchange and collaboration in learning and teaching activities.
  3. providing faculty members with opportunities to explore and develop diverse and innovative learning and teaching ideas and methodologies for applying external grants in the next stage.


Grant for Online Teaching Development and Educational Research

This is a Quality Incentive Scheme established with funding support up to $50 million for academic departments, teaching centers, independent schools, and relevant non-academic units with a view to enhancing online teaching and motivating departments to make continuous improvement.



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