Tablets help Hong Kong students learn

Form 1 students use their iPads at Pui Ching Middle School in Ho Man Tin. Photo: May Tse

It's morning assembly, and Form One students at Pui Ching Middle School, have their iPads ready. It's the same story in their English and Chinese classes.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 9:50am 1 comment

Apple prepares to fight e-book conspiracy claim

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Photo: Reuters

US antitrust watchdogs allege Apple orchestrated a collusive shakeup of the e-book business in early 2010 that resulted in higher prices. Apple is expected to argue its actions shook up a sector that had been dominated by Amazon, and boosted competition.

3 Jun 2013 - 4:53am

Amazon to sell Kindle in China, say reports

Amazon may soon sell Kindles in mainland China, reports say. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Amazon will start selling its Kindle e-book reader and tablet on mainland China next month, according to several Chinese media reports, in a bid to officially enter an e-book reader market that is booming but fiercely contested.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Fanling school shows that e-learning involves a lot more than just e-books

The moment you enter the Buddhist Po Kwong School in Fanling, things look different.

Laminated A4-sized flash cards are posted on chairs, bins and doors, and dot playground and hallways.

Each card has a QR (Quick Response) code, square barcodes that hold all sorts of data.

23 Dec 2012 - 4:55am

Short Science, December 23, 2012

The science fictions of Arthur C. Clarke will go electronic.

Scientists at Europe's CERN research centre said they may be able to definitively announce in March that they have discovered the elusive Higgs boson.

23 Dec 2012 - 6:11am

Letters to the Editor, December 17, 2012

Children are at ease with e-books. Photo: David Wong

Revamp old factories for artists' studios

17 Dec 2012 - 4:02am 4 comments

Letters to the Editor, December 16, 2012

No need for shark's fin soup on the menu. Photo: SMP

Standard hours law is morally right

In the report ("Warning of 'euro mess' over standard working hours", December 3), a deputy chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries said that legislation on standard working hours would jeopardise business competitiveness and such legislation had "caused riots and unrest in some countries".

16 Dec 2012 - 3:35am 1 comment

Amazon sells e-books on China site

Amazon's China site does not offer its Kindle devices. Photo: The New York Times

Amazon.com, the world's largest e-commerce company, has started selling e-books through its China site, a week after the company announced it was doing the same in Brazil.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

Hong Kong should press ahead in promoting e-books in schools

Officials say the e-books approved are expected to be on average 20 per cent cheaper than the printed ones. Photo: Dickson Lee

Soaring textbook prices are a headache for Hong Kong parents. The situation is further complicated by sales tactics in which publishers tie the teaching aides and study guides with textbooks to inflate the prices. After years of futile negotiations with the industry to unbundle the materials, the government has decided to finance e-publishing with a view to nurturing a rival market.

6 Dec 2012 - 3:27am 2 comments

Doubts raised over plans to develop school e-books

The government's HK$50 million subsidy to develop the e-textbook market in an attempt to cut the rising cost of school books drew criticism from industry representatives at a briefing session yesterday.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Three cheers for small-class teaching

I support the proposal for small-class teaching in some schools.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am


E-books make reading easier

I agree with the writer of a recent letter that welcomed the arrival of e-books.

E-books reduce storage problems and do not get old and yellow like real books.

3 Mar 2010 - 12:00am


Life in Form Six can be beautiful

I am writing in response to Wong Chun-yin's letter 'Form Six blues' (Young Post, December 7). Chun-yin thinks Form Six is not a 'honeymoon year' and has found it difficult to cope with the workload.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Creating the ideal eco-friendly school

Action speaks louder than words when it comes to the environment. Many schools in Hong Kong emphasise the importance of environmentally friendly lifestyles and talk about creating an eco-friendly school. They organise talks for students.

10 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Books will always have their value

Books play a very important role in our lives. They are actually a part of us, providing knowledge and enjoyment.

Sometimes students carry schoolbags packed with textbooks. Despite the heavy burden, they know that books are essential for their studies.

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am