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The Hong Kong Virtual University Campus (HKVUC) celebrated the success of its pilot class in December.

A UST e-learning initiative supported by a HK$7 million grant from the University Grants Committee, HKVUC is jointly hosted by the University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University and the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Courses offered by HKVUC are open to students of the participating institutions and local secondary school students.

"HKVUC encourages collaborative teaching and sharing of online credit-bearing courses among tertiary institutions," said Prof Ting-Chuen Pong, UST's Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs and HKVUC project leader.

The five institutions have identified four subject areas to develop potential courses: general education, IT, language learning, and science and education. At present, 24 courses have been proposed.

Under the project, courses are delivered through UST's eLearning Open Platform (eLOP). The system can deliver multimedia course materials, online assessments and discussion tools. It also supports voice-based discussions, peer evaluation and web-based role play activities.

The pilot course offered in September 2005 was UST's Computer and Programming Fundamentals I. 70% of the students found the course satisfactory or very satisfactory.

"I took the course to prepare for my HKCEE, but found that it was of a much higher standard. Though it was tough and challenging, I got to know more about computer science and would now like to pursue further studies in the field," said Fong Ka Man, a Form 4 student from Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School.

 

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