Supporting and Evaluating the E-Learning Resource Development in Hong Kong Special Schools

    Project: Research project

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    In 2016, for celebrating the HSBC 150th Anniversary, eleven large projects, on a very competitive basis, was awarded and supported by The HSBC 150th Anniversary Charity Program. In 2016-2019, members from Centre for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education participated in an innovative e-Learning project “Special School School-based Learning Materials Digitization Scheme”, with amount of HKD 31.5 million funded by HSBC 150th Anniversary Charity Programme. The project was led by Sam Shui Natives Association Lau Pun Cheung School with members of CCC Kei Shun Special School, TWGHs Tsui Tsin Tong School, The Education University of Hong Kong and Open Knowledge Association Ltd. In the project, CSENIE was granted an amount of about HKD 3 million for leading the work on “Supporting and evaluating the e-Learning resource development in Hong Kong special schools”. Prof. Sin led the team for school based consultancy, research activities, knowledge dissemination and staff training. The school and university partnership did help the setting up an e-Learning platform, digitizing the subject learning contents, enhancing professional development and evaluating the effectiveness.

    This project created Hong Kong’s first e-Learning platform in schools for students with intellectual disabilities and allowed students to learn anywhere and at their own pace, using various interactive media. It featured tools that reduce repetitive work for teachers, making the platform an efficient learning and teaching implement. Teachers and parents could track students’ progress within the platform, understand each one’s strengths and weaknesses, and then made necessary improvements. Teachers were trained to adjust the e-Learning materials to suit individual needs of their students. The E-learning for Inclusive Education Association (ELFIE) was established - a community to champion the development of e-Learning in SEN schools and mainstreaming schools through collaboration and sharing, including teachers, therapists, scholars, and researchers for their studying and reference. Over 572 e-books for students with different needs and abilities were produced for teachers and parents’ access. The e-Learning outcome and knowledge dissemination helped digital inclusion and brought about far-reaching impact on quality education for SEN students in special schools and the communities.

    The team at EdUHK was awarded the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Knowledge Transfer 2018-2019 (Team Award). 鄧潔儀、冼權鋒、蘇建群、高鳳展 (2018):「香港特殊學校校本電子教材教學運用課堂觀察研究」,《香港特殊教育期刊》,第二十期, 106-124頁。
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date30/11/1631/12/19

    Keywords

    • e-Learning
    • students with interllectual disabilities, inclusive education

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