EN to host new media competition for high schoolers
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“This Workshop and Competition epitomizes CityU’s philosophy of integrating classroom teaching with real-world experience. The teams appreciate what it means to live in an environment of increasing media convergence,” said Professor Lee Chin-chuan, Head of the EN.
Gifts sponsored by renowned new media companies, including Adobe, Macromedia and Senco-Masslink, will be awarded to the winning teams. “We have been fortunate enough to build partnerships with major IT firms and media organizations such as the SCMP, Ming Pao and RTHK. They have much good will towards
CityU is dynamic and forward-looking. The University’s EN is already at the forefront of new media and communication education; it will share its state-of-the-art knowledge and technology with a selected group of bright high-school students, in order to highlight the central role of new media in daily life.
The Department is home to new media staff who teach, conduct research, and provide consulting services on a wide range of new media platforms. Students of the Department’s MA in Communication and New Media have won awards three times in the annual Asian Inter-University Multimedia Design Competition organized by Radio Television Hong Kong.
“We conduct research projects on the diffusion, use, impact, and regulation of new media technologies in
The Department held its first New Media Workshop and Competition in October 2003. “It was so much fun making a web page in a short time,” said Wong Hing-chiu and Lui Ka-cheong from Diocesan Boys’ School, capturing the feeling of the participants of that year. The student response to the first event was so enthusiastic that the Department decided to expand its capacity and accommodate 70 participants.
CityU promotes Whole Person Development with cultural and IT elements. “It is not only about computer skills,” explained Ms Cheung Ho-ming, Instructor I of EN and organizer of the competition. “We try to bring students’ communication abilities to the fore and cultivate their sense of aesthetics and creativity through a new media interface. Team spirit and cooperation are essential, since the teams have to complete their projects within one day.”
For more information, see http://newmedia.cityu.edu.hk/competition2005/.