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Educational Technology

Universities turn to hi-tech learning systems for feedback

Students in Sha Tin using a cloud-based learning system.Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Universities are turning to hi-tech learning systems to get feedback quickly from students, writes Elaine Yau.

Sunday, 7 October, 2012, 2:03pm

Finding techno-teaching values

Use of technology in the classroom will continue to change teaching methods and course content, reflecting the broader developments made possible by advances in IT and easy access to internet resources.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Facts at our fingertips


Non-profit organisations will need to spend millions of dollars before they qualify for a new Hong Kong government subsidy, an expert on electronic learning says. The HK$50million grant has been proposed to develop high-quality digital textbooks for schools.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Khan Academy

Last week, a student I mentor asked what an expression was. Initially, I thought she was referring to the English language, but she was actually asking about algebraic expressions and variables. She was confused by the concept since she understood it in the context of language arts. I was stumped as to how to explain algebraic expressions in simple terms.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Government must ensure widespread use of e-learning in our schools

The provision of one-off grants to schools for purchasing e-learning resources is well-intentioned. Schools are free to buy these resources and set up an e-platform for their transaction.

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Learning in a brave new e-world

Ask any child whether he or she likes learning through iPads, laptops or iPods and the answer will probably be a resounding 'yes'.

But is that enough reason to pour most education resources into e-learning?

While e-learning is obviously an unstoppable force, not everyone agrees that it is the answer to all educational needs.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Laptop programme simply shows vision

This column continues the topic of laptop computers, first raised by parents whose daughter has to take one to school every day. Some secondary schools in Hong Kong have introduced this requirement for all pupils in every grade.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

E-learning grants not enough, school heads complain

A one-off grant for individual schools proposed as part of a HK$140 million package to promote e-learning was far from enough, secondary and primary school heads said yesterday.

The grant, averaging about HK$50,000 for each of the city's 1,100 primary and secondary schools, would not buy the required basic equipment, the principals said.

24 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Expand your learning at the clickof a mouse

Online projects, educational podcasts, virtual classrooms ... all these and the other teaching resources found on the Web have spiced up learning as never before.

In this digital age the attention span of students is rapidly decreasing. Traditional chalk and board teaching is not good enough anymore.

24 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Getting with the programme

Information and communication technology (ICT) can play a bigger role in classrooms far beyond showing PowerPoint and surfing the internet - only if educators know ways to make the best use of the computers and the borderless network.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Online students to get taste of reality

Students at a Singapore-based online graduate school are being offered the opportunity to step out of their virtual learning environment and on to a real-life campus as part of their master's degree programme.

13 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Courses go hi-tech but stay connected

Flexible study options are championed by learners who are unable or unwilling to commit to regular set classroom timetables. But, in the case of the MBA, online and distance learning modes are often resisted by students and educators.

11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Google boosts level of learning

Google did more than revolutionise the accessibility of information. It transformed the way we teach and learn, and elevated the concept of education to a new level.

The internet gives students the flexibility to study when and where they wish, and online schooling has hooked them up to a safe networking environment to meet international peers.

21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Visual classroom

THE USE OF interactive whiteboards - or Smart Boards - during lessons has helped greatly at a school for students with special needs.

But there is one problem. Hong Chi Morninghill School in Tsui Lam only has one whiteboard for 220 students.

11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

CHOICES, CHOICES - Information Technology

It used to be simple for parents to determine the amount of 'information and communication technology' in a school; a simple tour of the campus and a count of the computers was the main indicator. This could then be supplemented with questions to the only person who understood what the machines did, the ICT co-ordinator (this is back when the acronym ICT was in its infancy).

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am