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by Desmond Chan

dual monitors
Considering the current pandemic, the University has adopted a hybrid approach to teaching. This new way of teaching involves some students coming to the classrooms in person and some students joining the class online via Zoom. To ensure a smooth teaching experience, a second monitor could become ...

by Deep Batra

AI based Camera
The Computing Services Centre (CSC) is introducing Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based tracking cameras in all teaching venues for online and mixed-mode classes. The camera will automatically pan and track the teacher when he/she walks within the designated area at the teaching venue, thus creating a ...

by Eric Shai

questionpro2
Online survey tools have been widely used in recent years. Many academics and students in the university are using survey tools to create questionnaires for research and education purposes. Recently, more administrative offices use survey tools for administrative activities, such as creation of ...

by Angel Lu and Mathew Tang

proctoring
In February 2020, teachers and students had to adopt the change of conducting and attending classes online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the leadership of the Office of the Provost, the Office of Chief Information Officer, the Computing Services Centre, the Enterprise Solution Office, Office of ...

by Angel Lu and Dr. Crusher Wong

panopto
Lecture recording is an effective medium for learners to review and revise the concept being taught. To streamline the process of lecture recording and facilitate flipped classroom learning, the Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO), has joined hands with the Jockey Club College of Veterinary ...

by Angel Lu and Dr. Crusher Wong

Flipped classroom approach has attracted a lot of attention because of its strong theoretical basis of learning enhancement ,(Bergmann, 20111). Brame (2013)2 suggested that a flipped classroom model encourages higher cognitive learning activities to be carried out during class time, while leaving ...

by Dr. Crusher Wong (OCIO)

Gamification of Learning
Imagine that you had burnt the midnight oil to prepare for teaching of a new course. You had planned a myriad of learning activities including group projects with insightful topics. The first class came but students were just passively jotting notes. You tried to encourage them by asking a few ...

by Angel Lu and Crusher Wong (OCIO)

Smart Classroom
Being a young university with vitality, City University of Hong Kong has always been ambitious and courageous to explore cutting-edge technologies which may benefit teaching and learning on campus. In order to search for and promote suitable technologies in classroom, the Smart Classroom Working ...

by Joe Chow

PVS
​ As mentioned in the previous article (item 3 in Ref: Network Computing Issue 85 - September 2015), the first phase of desktop virtualization using Citrix Provisioning Service (PVS) had been implemented in selected teaching venues (a few lecture theatres, classrooms and CSC teaching studios) for ...

by Written by Dr. Crusher Wong (CIO), edited by Angel Lu (CIO)

​ Massive Open Online Course, MOOC in short, has brought about a revolutionary change to how education can be delivered to learners worldwide. By definition, MOOC is a course with purposes to serve a massive number of distant learners simultaneously via online platforms. It brings a host of ...