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