First Sichuan-Hong Kong Interactive Class

EEE teachers Dr. Wilton Fok, Dr. Alfred Yu, Dr. Philip Pong and Dr. YC Wu led a team of 43 HKU students to Sichuan to design and install an on-line multimedia e-learning system for a reconstructed school Yuanjia Primary School in Deyang. The system was successfully installed in three days on Aug 5, 2009, immediately followed by the First Sichuan-Hong Kong interactive class launching ceremony in the afternoon. During the on-line interactive class, students from the earthquake hit Yuanjia Primary School at Sichuan had shared their experience with Hong Kong students via the system. They shared their learning experience and feelings about the earthquake and play interactive games using the newly installed system. The system has been designed aiming at linking students between Sichuan and Hong Kong in an easy and effective way in the future.

Mr Joshua Law, Permanent Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs; Ir Dr Hon Raymond HO Chung-tai, Member of the Legislative Council and Hong Kong delegate to the National People’s Congress; Professor Chow, Shew-Ping, HKU Pro-Vice-Chancellor had addressed the participants in the launching ceremony. Mr. Li Ning, Deputy Secretary, Education, Science and Technology Department, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR had also attended the ceremony. In Sichuan, Mr. Luchi Chew, Secretary of Education Bureau of the Deyang City and Dr. Wilton Fok, the Principal Investigator of the project also greeted the guests in Hong Kong via the on-line interactive e-learning system.

The move is also part of the “512 Sichuan School Rebuild Project”, an initiative under HKU “512 Earthquake Roundtable”, which joined hands with the 512 Young Engineer Alliance, the Association of Engineering Professions in Society and other organizations after the earthquake to relay the care of the community to the victims. More information about the project is available from the website: https://www.eee.hku.hk/~sichuan/

In Sichuan:

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Guests from Sichuan, HKU teachers, staff and students, talked with staff and students in Hong Kong through the newly installed multimedia network

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Mr. Luchi Chew, Secretary of Education Bureau of the Deyang City and Dr. Wilton Fok addressed the event

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Dr. Wilton Fok presented a souvenir to the representative of the Deyang City government Ms. Yung Tsui

In Hong Kong:

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Guests and students were linked to the Deyang Yuanjia Primary School via the multimedia data link network.

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Ir Dr Hon Raymond HO Chung-tai, Member of the Legislative Council and Hong Kong delegate to the National People’s Congress, addressed the event.

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Mr Joshua Law, Permanent Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs HKSAR, addressed the event

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Professor Chow, Shew-Ping, HKU Pro-Vice-Chancellor addressed the event.

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Hong Kong and Sichuan students talked and shared their summer time experience together through the network.