Written by: Kwong Xiaobin
2020-06-27 10:00Last update date: 2020-06-27 10:00
Affected by the new coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, local universities and tertiary institutions began to replace face-to-face classrooms with online real-time teaching after the Lunar New Year holidays. Recently, the epidemic in Hong Kong has gradually eased, and various institutions in Hong Kong have also begun to prepare for the new school year curriculum.
"Hong Kong 01" has inquired from a number of institutions. Among the eight subsidized institutions, except the City University that decided the first semester of the new school year, it will continue to implement online teaching; PolyU and HKBU still have not clearly set up a new school year arrangement. All of them said that they would use face-to-face or online courses as appropriate.
Among them, the University of Hong Kong stated that classrooms with no more than 25 students will be taught face-to-face; classrooms with 26 to 90 students will be taught face-to-face in classrooms that can accommodate twice as many students; classrooms with more than 90 students will be online Teaching; for students and freshmen who are overseas, HKU plans to reserve a sufficient number of hotel rooms to allow them to complete the 14-day mandatory quarantine after returning to Hong Kong; HKUST expects to resume normal teaching in mid-September.
Affected by the new coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, local universities and colleges in the past few months have used online real-time teaching instead of face-to-face classrooms, but the actual results have been criticized. Lingnan University released a survey on Wednesday (24th) that more than 60% of the college or college students surveyed believe that online learning is less effective than face-to-face classrooms. The main difficulty is the lack of self-discipline and lack of classroom learning. Atmosphere and watching the screen for a long time cause eye fatigue, etc.; some students report that some teachers are not familiar with technology and delay time.
"Hong Kong 01" inquired about the status of classes in the new school year in September. A spokesperson of the University of Hong Kong replied that the University of Hong Kong will begin a new semester on September 1 this year. Undergraduate students and graduate students will mix face-to-face and online teaching.
The University of Hong Kong stated that a few classrooms with nearly 300 students can be given face-to-face lectures in the General Assembly Hall of the Li Zhaoji Convention Center, which can accommodate 800 students. (Profile picture)
HKU: less than 90 people, the curriculum is arranged face-to-face, and a few nearly 300 people will be taught
According to HKU, classes with no more than 25 students will be taught face-to-face; classes with 26 to 90 students will be taught face-to-face in a classroom that can accommodate twice as many students; classes with more than 90 students will Teaching through the Internet; a few classrooms with nearly 300 students can be taught in the General Assembly Hall of the Lee Shau Kee Convention Center, which can accommodate 800 people. The school will provide textbooks for the first three weeks of the semester for students who are unable to attend classes on campus.
For undergraduate and undergraduate students and graduate students who are still studying in the Mainland and overseas, the University of Hong Kong is collecting information and is ready to provide assistance when they return to Hong Kong for compulsory quarantine. The school plans to reserve a sufficient number of hotel rooms for them to complete the 14-day mandatory quarantine; teachers and students returning from Hong Kong and other places in India and Pakistan must be quarantined at the government's quarantine center.
CUHK stated that teachers can adopt online and face-to-face teaching modes in response to teaching needs. (Profile picture)
CUHK: Teachers can teach courses online or face-to-face as needed
The CUHK is now reviewing the teaching needs of each course to prepare a suitable ratio of online teaching and face-to-face classrooms to ensure the effectiveness and quality of teaching; teachers can adopt online and face-to-face teaching modes in response to teaching needs; the school will adopt appropriate Anti-epidemic measures ensure that face-to-face classes can maintain appropriate social distances, such as restricting the number of classroom users, adjusting seating arrangements, etc. Departments, colleges, and colleges will also work on upgrading wireless networks and computer equipment during the summer vacation.
The University of Education stated that the school has resumed face-to-face teaching on campus as soon as practicable; however, it will cancel the exchange arrangements for overseas students visiting Hong Kong in the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year. (Profile picture)
Education University: Face-to-face lectures have been resumed where feasible, but overseas exchanges have been cancelled
The University of Education stated that the school has resumed face-to-face teaching on campus, as feasible. The school will continue to review the latest situation and make corresponding arrangements for teaching and learning in the new school year; however, the exchange arrangements for overseas students going to Hong Kong in the first semester of the 2020-21 school year will be cancelled, and the exchange plan for local students going abroad will depend on the situation Check it again.
HKUST: Plan to resume normal teaching in mid-September
As for the University of Science and Technology, it is planned to resume normal teaching in mid-September; the school has also prepared on-campus isolation facilities, designated student dormitories and off-campus hotels for students and faculty members who need to be quarantined when returning from overseas.
CityU: Basically continue online teaching
As for the City University, it is said that based on the repeated changes in the epidemic, the university decided to continue to implement online teaching (CityU-Learning 2.0.) in the first semester of the 2020/21 school year after considering many factors; teachers will teach in the arranged classrooms ; With the approval of the course director, students can choose to return to school to enter the classroom. CityU stated that it will continue to closely monitor the public health situation and adjust the teaching arrangements when necessary; once the situation changes and the face-to-face classes cannot be continued, the university will notify all teachers and students to fully resume interactive real-time online teaching.
PolyU stated that it will continue to monitor the development of the epidemic closely and determine classes and teaching arrangements for the new school year. (Profile picture)
PolyU: Continue to pay close attention to the development of the epidemic to determine arrangements
However, PolyU and HKBU have yet to make a decision, and they should continue to pay attention to the situation. Among them, the Polytechnic University pointed out that the outbreak in Hong Kong has gradually stabilized, but the outbreaks in some countries and cities are still repeated. Therefore, the General Assembly continues to pay close attention to the development of the outbreak and determine the classes and teaching arrangements for the new school year. In addition, PolyU will arrange the overseas exchange student program as usual, and will closely monitor the development of the epidemic situation in the country/region where the student travels, and make appropriate arrangements before departure; the exchange student program for overseas students in Hong Kong will also be carried out as usual.
HKBU: Teaching arrangements will communicate with students and staff
Hong Kong Baptist University pointed out that, given that the global epidemic is still full of uncertainties, the university will communicate with students and staff in due course regarding the teaching arrangements for the first semester of the 2020/21 school year. The university is also arranging an exchange student program in cooperation with non-local institutions in the new semester, which will provide relevant students with the latest information.
Lingda: face-to-face classroom teaching and online learning in the first month
The Vice President of Lingda University, Mo Jiahao, has recently stated that in the new school year beginning this autumn, face-to-face and online learning will be used in parallel in the first month of class. It will then be decided whether to resume face-to-face teaching depending on the situation.
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In addition, the Open University said that the arrangement for the new academic year will be aimed at resuming face-to-face courses, supplemented by online learning, but the school will continue to pay close attention to the development of the epidemic and make appropriate adjustments, hoping to minimize the impact on students' learning progress.
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