CLAP-TECH

HKBU is now pioneering a new school-to-work learning initiative in Hong Kong, CLAP-TECH Pathway, leading from secondary school to tertiary education, with multiple entry and exit points. Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, CLAP-TECH provides authentic learning opportunities and meaningful employer encounters including mentorship, workplace learning, industry exposure and internships. CLAP-TECH complements the existing mainstream education system by offering an Applied Learning course at the senior secondary level and an under-development Higher Diploma programme. CLAP-TECH is built upon a tripartite partnership of secondary schools, university and industry partners to foster talent development in information technology as the first track, with supporting industry partners including IBM, Microsoft, Towngas, UBS, ASTRI, Equinix and more. Given the early success findings in the first track, HKBU is now launching a second track in creative media, and is inviting applications for the following position to lead, manage, coordinate and develop this evolving learning pathway. For more information, please visit www.claptech.hk.

Curriculum Writers (PR0151/21-22)

Responsibilities:

The CLAP-TECH project is looking for qualified persons to design the curriculum for a new Applied Learning course provided by HKBU, in which it incorporates career and life development in its curriculum delivered through various media with storytelling skills and technological adaptations. This student-centered learning modules aim:

1) To give students a taste of the real working environment across creative media and industries; and

2) To instill their passion for developing a career in related fields.

Activities in the modules include but not limited to company visits, hands-on content co-creation as well as mentorship scheme and interactive workshops.

The following modules are to be designed:

1) Content creation 內容創作 (40 contact hours)

  • Target audience and situation analysis
  • Generating and communicating ideas
  • Content creation process
  • Copywriting

2) Multimedia production 多媒體製作 (45 contact hours)

  • Basic production techniques: images, video, sound, illustration
  • Visual communication: Basic Principles and culture
  • Digital photo and video editing
  • Data visualization
  • Digital media platform management

3) Creativity and design thinking 創意及設計思維 (25 contact hours)

  • Developing creativity
  • Six thinking hats method
  • Basic design thinking

Requirements:

  • A master’s degree or above in Creative and Multimedia design, Communication or a related discipline with several years of curriculum development, teaching, technical writing, educational writing, and/or instructional materials delivery.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) and should specify the module that he or she is interested to design and submit a 3-4 page package with a sample lesson plan for a 90-minute class session, course contents and an in-class activity. Those not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://hro.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

Offer(s) will be in the form of a service contract. The University reserves the right not to make the offer(s), and the offer(s) will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications will begin in late Sep 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

 
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