My STEM courses for Secondary School students have not been affected by COVID-19. Early in 2021, we completed another PGT Winter Program 2020 course titled ‘Applied Biochemistry I‘; and this course series was first offered five years ago in 2017. In 2021, the courses were held online on 23 and 30 January and 6 February. Eighteen brilliant students completed the course successfully. Owing to the challenge of COVID-19 and although my PGT courses were conducted online for up to one year, I still wish my students to gain some relevant knowledge of biochemistry from the courses. By this, they can … Continue reading PGT Winter Program 2020
I am feeling a good start of 2021; after receiving a certificate from International Center for Supplemental Instruction in America last month, I can have another opportunity to serve as a reviewer again for Athens Institute for Education & Research … Continue reading Reviewer continued
In my previous post, I listed some questions about the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 recently confirmed in the United Kingdom (UK). Here, let us follow up … Continue reading B.1.1.7 follow up
I have completed an online training workshop titled ‘Supplemental Instruction Supervisor Workshop’ offered by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction. The workshop was scheduled from 6 to 8 January and we were interacting globally with the instructors from Kansas City … Continue reading First achievement of 2021
After one of my previous posts, there are some updates of the statistics of my online teaching. Until December 2020, I have totally conducted 19 online courses: 6 before July and 11 from August to December 2020. Among those 11 … Continue reading 2020 Online teaching statistics
Right after we learnt about B.1.1.7, another highly infectious variant of SARS-CoV-2 has captured public attention before Christmas. This variant was known as ‘501.V2’, which was believed to be from South Africa. According to Dr Julian Tang from the University … Continue reading 501.V2, another unfortunate coincidence!
Here let us try to take a closer look at the genome of the new lineage of SARS-CoV-2 recently identified in the Greater London Area of the United Kingdom. According to Andrew Rambaut et al (2020), there was a number … Continue reading A closer look at B.1.1.7
There has been a breaking news from the United Kingdom that a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.7) was confirmed to acquire 17 effective mutations. Until today … Continue reading B.1.1.7, what a bad coincidence!
As the coordinator of the capstone courses, such as LSCI4000 Literature Review, in the School of life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, we have adopted the distance learning mode. I would humbly suggest one of the highlights of … Continue reading A new approach to capstone courses
It has been the third offering of CUSA3003 Biological Science Student Knowledge Enhancement Course since 2016. Unlike the previous two classes, the class in 2020 went … Continue reading CUSA3003 went online