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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 ...

by by Annie Yu

IT Course
As mentioned in the March issue, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) will make Windows 10 available on CSC-managed computers for teaching and learning starting Semester A 2016-17. In the meantime, the Central IT is testing Windows 10 compatibility with all in-house developed central applications ...

by Joe Lee

New and Relocation of Printing Facilities Two new Konica Minolta industrial grade fast printers have been installed to replace the old printers at the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre (CMC) to support the quota-controlled free printing service for students. A new colour printer is also made ...

by Crusher Wong (OCIO), Angel Lu (OCIO)

Canvas by Instructure, a cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) originated in Utah, the USA, has been fully implemented at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) for e-learning since the start of Semester B 2014/15. The Canvas for CityU is served from Singapore with a much better network latency ...