Engineering students enhanced e-learning tools in Sichuan again

Students and teachers from the Faculty of Engineering had been serving schools in Sichuan to modernize the e-learning facilities in every summer after the Sichuan Earthquake in 2008.
In this June, a group of 22 members including teachers, alumni, undergraduate students studying Electrical Engineering, Medical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Journalism; as well as postgraduate students taking Master in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management and PhD in Electrical Engineering, went to Sichuan again to visit and served 4 schools Deyang, Wenchuan, Lushan and Chongzhou.
The latest mobile learning technology – iClass, which was developed by a team of engineering graduates Eric Au Yeung (BEng(EComE) 2010), Ken Law (BEng(EComE) 2010) and Alan Chian (B.Eng.(CS), 2010) was introduced to these schools. Ken and Eric were also the key members of the HKU Sichuan reconstruction project in 2009 and 2010.
Supported by a generous donor, 20 units of Apple iPad were presented to these schools. Students can use these iPads to interact with their teachers and one another. They can write and draw ideas and share it on the smart whiteboard through the wireless network in real-time. They also drew some greeting cards and share with students in Hong Kong through iClass. While engineering students contributed their technical expertise, two journalism students served the project by writing a journal of the project and filming the important events. This activity was also reported by the local TV media. The news report by a TV channel in Sichuan can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09PBhcQYils (in Putonghua only)

Visit 1: Yuenjia Keyu School (徳陽袁家學校)

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Group photo at the Yuenjia Keyu School, Deyang

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Hiko Cheung (Medical Engineering Year 2) and Hidy Lo (Journalism Year 1) conducted the interact class with the students

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Christopher Lee (Phd Electrical Engineering) taught the students how to use iClass for interactive class

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Thanks to the donor, some iPads were to the Yuenjia Keyu School through the local student representatives

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Students drew an electronic greeting cards and shared with other students though iClass

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The team revisited the solar powered facilities which were installed by HKU students in the summer of 2009. They are still functioning well!

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The Yuenjia Keyu School is one of the Sichuan reconstruction project supported by the HKSAR Government. Could you find us there?

Visit 2: Yingxiao Middle School, WenZhuan (汶川映秀中學)

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Group photo in the Yingxiao Middle School, WenZhuan

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Eden Ye (Left) and Lydia Li (Right) led the interactive class

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Students drew and shared their ideas and feeling

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We sang a song “承諾”(Commitment) in the interflow activity to show our commitment to the students in Sichuan. We will come back and serve again!

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The Principal of Yingxiao Middle School in WenZhuan Mr. Xiong (middle) presented a memorial flag to the Faculty of Engineering, received by Dr. Wilton Fok, Assistant Dean (Right) and Ir. KP Yim (Civil Engineering Alumni) (Left)

Visit 3: Dachuan Central School, Lushan (雅安芦山縣大川鎮中心校)

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The school is located in a village in Lushan, which was damaged by the recent earthquake on Apr 20, 2013.

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Playing games and quizzes in with the local students

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Thanks to the donor, Dr. George Wong (Left1) and Dr. Wilton Fok (Left2) presented some iPad to the Principal of the Lushan Dachuan Central School Mr. Yin Dafa

Visit 4: Mingde project–Chongzhou Kindergarten(崇州幼兒園)

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Group photo in the Chongzhou Kindergarten

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Hui Ka Shing (Electrical Engineering year 2) and Hidy Lo (Journalism), taught the kindergarten students how to draw and share with the iPad

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Dr. DJ Guo (Civil, left2), Dr. Wilton Fok (EEE, Left3) and Dr. George Wong (Civil, left5) presented some iPad to the school Principals and teachers.

A special on-site lecture in the Beichuan earthquake memorial site (老北川县城地震遺址)

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Dr. DJ Guo (a teacher in Civil Engineering responsible for the Mingde project) conducted an on-site lecture to explain the effects of different types of building structure and foundation design on the demand level in the earthquake.

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