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Opening & Closing Panel Discussions   

Higher Education Next Generation Virtual and Physical Learning Environments


The eLearning Landscape in Hong Kong: Today and Tomorrow

University Librarian, HKU

Dr. Kin-Sun YUEN
Head, Educational Technology and Publishing Unit, The Open University of Hong Kong

Director of eLearning Pedagogical Support Unit, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, HKU

Dr. Josie CSETE
Senior Educational Development Officer, Educational Development Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Dr. Angus CHAN
Strategic Consultant, Education Publishing House Ltd.

Mr. Tom CHOY
Principal, CCC Heep Woh Primary School (Cheung Sha Wan)

Dr. Kam-Cheong LI
Acting Director, Centre for Research in Distance and Adult Education, The Open University of Hong Kong

Mr. Ray LI
IT Panel, PLK Chee Jing Yin Primary School

Dr. Chi-Keung MAK
Principal, Lok Sin Tong Young Ko Hsiao Lin Secondary School

Mr. Mang SHE
Chief Curriculum Development Officer (ITE), Education Bureau, HKSAR

Mr. Albert WONG
Chairman, Association of IT Leaders in Education

Chair: Dr. Bob FOX
Assistant Dean, Learning Environment, Faculty of Education,HKU


Chair: Prof. Nancy LAW
Director, CITE, Faculty of Education, HKU

The new curriculum, changing student demographics and increases in student numbers in universities in Hong Kong has resulted in the need to create new places for learning. This challenge for new spaces offers us an opportunity to re-think what types of learning environments are required to suit the needs of present and future students and teachers. The discussants in this plenary panel will explore different components of learning environments, from new physical learning spaces, to changing virtual environments and new online resources. The final discussant will bring ideas together and will explore the human side of next generation learning environments.

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This panel discussion provides an opportunity for CITERS participants to share their views on the status and future development of elearning in Hong Kong. There is great expectation from educators and policy makers in many countries around the world on the potentially transformative role that ICT can play in helping students develop 21st century skills of self-directed learning, information literacy and collaborative inquiry. Hong Kong also launched its first IT in Education Strategy in November 1998. How far has the use of ICT made an impact on students’ learning in Hong Kong? Is there evidence that the transformative impact of elearning is being realized today or in the near future?

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