Each of these Guidebooks and Hands-on Guides listed below are available in both hard and soft copy. The soft copies are available below. If you would like a hard copy, you may feel free to print the pdf versions, or contact the Teaching and Learning Centre

Online OBE Repository

The CAOBE has collected an extensive OBE repository which will house articles and other scholarly works focussed on best practice in OBE, as well as practical tools for teaching OBE (course outlines, rubrics, assessment guides, etc). The repository is divided into 4 sections:

  1. Introduction to OBE
  2. Research and Scholarship
  3. Best Practice
  4. OBE for Students

To view the original Repository to date, click here. To view the updated professional version, click here. If you would like to make any contributions to the repository, or have any queries relating to OBE materials, please contact us.


Mobile Book Repository

The CAOBE now has a collection of OBE-related books available for Lingnan staff to browse and borrow. Topic areas covered include OBATL principles, action research, rubrics, assessment, teaching practice, and more. Click here to find out more information and view available titles.


Collections of rubrics can be found in these places:

  1. CAOBE Newsletter #7 on Criterion-based Assessment included a number of sample rubrics.
  2. CAOBE Newsletter #9 features some sample rubric sections from the Online OBE Repository (above)
  3. The Best Practice section of the Online OBE Repository contains many sample rubrics organized by task type/skill.
  4. The TLC workshop on Criterion Referenced Assessment includes practical advice on constructing and using rubrics; links to rubrics featured are listed at the bottom of the page.
  5. The Open Forum, From rubrics to grades includes notes and handouts exploring different ways of scoring rubrics and converting them into final grades.

Student Voice

The concept of Student Voice in faculty development is that rather than students being passive recipients of change, they become active partners with faculty in determining their own learning. This can cover a wide range of activities and student roles, such as consultants, researchers, collaborators, etc. At Lingnan University two of the ways that Student Voice takes shape are in the Professional Development Programs, the Student Consultant Program and the TOTAL Teacher Experience, in which students partner with teachers in different ways in order to enhance the teaching and learning experience and to ultimately enable students to better achieve the intended learning outcomes.

The CAOBE has put together a comprehensive range of resources relating to ‘Student Voice in faculty development’.  The Student TLC Voice Collection includes Lingnan library books, ebooks, open access articles, journal articles and websites. Those resources not freely available on the web are either available in the Lingnan University Library or via Interlibrary Loan.

  1. To find the books in Lingnan University library, under ‘Books, AV & More’, do a Title search for ‘TLC Student Voice’ - or go directly to this link:
  2.  A list of the complete Student Voice collection can be found in the CAOBE’s Online OBE Repository in 'Student Voice in Faculty Development' in the Theory section. The direct link is here.  Note that this section is available only to staff of UGC-funded institutions in Hong Kong; you will need to send an email from your institution email address requesting the password.