Potential of using computer-mediated-communication tools for after-school learning

Tak Lam WONG, Siu Cheung KONG, Aihua WANG

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This paper reports the key findings of a territory-wide review survey on the current development of Information Technology in Education (ITEd) in Hong Kong. 711 schools in different sectors had taken part in this study. Five areas regarding ITEd were reviewed: (1) IT facilities and accessibility; (2) Resources; (3) IT deployment in schools; (4) IT deployment for learning/teaching; and (5) Students‟ awareness/competency in use of IT. All schools had basic infrastructure to support the development of ITEd while teachers and students were competent to adopt IT in teaching and learning. The present progress of ITEd has posted a solid foundation for further development which aims at developing 21st century skills.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011



Wong, T.-L., Kong, S. C., & Wang, A. (2011, December). Potential of using computer-mediated-communication tools for after-school learning. Paper presented at the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2011), Chiang Mai, Thailand.


  • Computer-Mediated-Communication
  • After-school learning
  • Motives of CMC
  • Information Technology
  • Education
  • Technology and education
  • Evaluation study