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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 Vicker Leung (OCIO)

Microservices in CityU
In our previous issue (Ref: Network Computing Issue 97 – October 2018), we introduced the newly designed CityU Mobile v2, covering the enhanced UI design, the technologies used in the core, as well as new capabilities like checking room availability, retrieving library loan records, etc. These new ...

by Vicker Leung (OCIO)

CityU Mobile App v2
It has been more than a decade since Apple launched the first iPhone. Since then, the growth of the mobile landscape has never ceased. In 2018, there are 3.5 billion active smartphones worldwide, and it is estimated to reach 5 billion by 2023, which is equivalent to 65% of the global population [1] ...

by Yuki Tam (OCIO)

Multifactor Authentication
Over the past few decades, systems and their data were protected by usernames (IDs) and passwords. However, this is not considered as safe anymore. An attacker can impersonate a user easily when a password or the password database is stolen. Even if the passwords are safely kept, an attacker can ...

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 Michael Gibb

scholars
CityU Scholars was launched on 30 June to promote the achievements of faculty members, facilitate reporting information to the government, enhance the efficiency of internal reporting, and eliminate duplication.

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 Vicker Leung (OCIO)

There's no doubt that nowadays mobile devices already become one of our essential gadgets, and we spend hours daily on these devices to consume news, socializing, gaming or work. According to a study [1] in March 2015, the digital media time people spent on mobile devices (phones and tablets) ...