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The Open Platform Project 

at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


AIM:

  • Adapt and share our EWR (General Education) writing support materials
  • Create new teaching materials, including videos, to support EWR and other GE courses
  • Develop an online website to host these resources for open access

 

AUDIENCE:

  • Students – at PolyU (EWR), Hong Kong, and worldwide (L2 targeted, L1 may use as well)
  • Language Teachers – at PolyU (ELC), Hong Kong, and worldwide
  • Discipline Teachers – at PolyU (CAR EWR), Hong Kong and worldwide

 

MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT:

Support for EWR assignments for 19+ assignments across seven PolyU faculties and schools.  

 

The specific writing support materials being developed include:

  • Genre Guides (for students and Language teachers)
  • Genre Checklists (for students and Language teachers)
  • Videos (for students and Language teachers)
  • Genre Analyses (for Language and Discipline teachers)
  • Feedback comments (for Language and Discipline teachers)
  • Enhanced Assignment Guidelines (for PolyU EWR students)

 

THE PLATFORM:

Our platform is in its development phase and can be viewed at: http://www.ewrite.info.  

  • Materials searchable by both assignment genre and PolyU course name
  • Can include other pedagogical resources, e.g. genre-specific error detector, links to referencing information, and links to CILL, ICOSA, and other resources
     

WHAT’S NEXT:

  • Enhancement and testing of website and migration to the PolyU ELC web server
  • More materials development
  • Hiring of project assistant
  • Pilot studies, testing and feedback
  • Completion in December, 2018

 

CONTACT US:

Shari Lughmani, Project Leader                                                                            ecshari@polyu.edu.hk

Chrissy Burns, Project Coordinator and materials development                    ceburns@polyu.edu.hk

Janice Chan, Video creator and materials development                                   janice.ly.chan@polyu.edu.hk

Dr. Dennis Foung, IT Coordinator                                                                        dennis.foung@polyu.edu.hk

The EWRite Platform                                                                                             http://www.ewrite.info

 

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About this website

This website is an open access website to share our English Writing Requrement (General Education) writing support materials to support these courses