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港首建支援「網學」雲端平台面世

文匯報 - 30 March 2015

香港文匯報訊(記者 周子優)由教資會轄下八大院校攜手合作創立的「知識與教育交流平台」(KEEP)獲教資會資助,總資金達1,500萬港元,經過3年開發,近日正式面世,成為本港首個支援線上學習的一站式雲端平台。全港師生及市民均可登記成為用戶,相關網址為:http://www.keep.edu.hk

KEEP首席研究員包括中大工程學院副院長(教育)兼計算機科學與工程學系教授金國慶、中大協理副校長兼統計學系教授潘偉賢及中大副校長兼卓敏教育心理學講座教授侯傑泰。

金國慶表示,KEEP利用先進的技術,提供創新的教學平台及平穩流暢的視訊,並借助電腦的演算,就不同學生的學習歷程推薦內容相關的學習資源;平台整合了林林總總的教育系統和資源,用戶可一站式便捷地取得所需的教育資源,提升教與學的效率及互動性,「KEEP突破傳統教育的樊籬,讓所有人都能獲取高質素的教育資源。」

已蒐教育資料300萬項

據了解,有關平台現時已收集到以香港地區為主的網上教育資料達300萬項,包括香港八大院校網站頁面及其文件資料,並支援中英文搜索。用戶亦可以透過KEEP進入多個國際大型公開網上課程平台,包括Coursera、edX、ewant 和學堂在線,選讀最合適的課程。

此外,教師可以簡便地使用線上課程工具,如Open edX、Google Course ...Builder、Moodle、Open Canvas創建課程,然後把課程連結分享給學生。 平台亦集合了各類教育軟件,學生可在此找尋做功課和簡報用的合適軟件,如Google Drive、Dropbox、YouTube、Evernote等;老師亦可找到輔助教學的電腦程式,如 Slideshare、Voicethread、Webex等,為教與學提供方便。

 

Translated and edited by Elijah Wong

Hong Kong, March. 30, [Wenweipo] After three years of development, Knowledge and Education Exchange Platform (KEEP), Hong Kong’s first one-stop cloud-based platform which supports online learning, is now put into service.

Eight institutions under the University Grant Committee (UGC) have been collaborating on the project. It is funded by the committee, totalling HK$15 million. Teachers and students in Hong Kong can now register on its website to be a member: http://www.keep.edu.hk.

Prof. Irwin King, one of the principal investigators of the project, mentions that KEEP provides innovative teaching platform and stable video system with cutting-edge technology. It also leads students to different learning resources according to their study paths through computing calculation. The platform organises numerous educational resources and systems, allowing users to obtain relevant resources by its one-stop service. The efficiency and interaction between teaching and learning are thus enhanced.

“KEEP breaks through the barriers of traditional education; everybody can thus receive educational resources of the best quality,” said King.

KEEP has collected 3 million pieces of cyber educational resources in Hong Kong and other regions, including documents and webpages from the eight institutions in Hong Kong. The platform supports searching by both English and Chinese. Through KEEP, users can enter platforms providing massive open online courses, such as Coursera, edX, eWant and xuetangX, choosing the courses according to their needs.

The platform also sorts out some learning management systems (LMS) which are easy to use. With LMS like Open edX, Google Course Builder, Moodle, and Open Canvas, teachers can organise courses and share links of course materials to students. Teachers may also find teaching-aid programmes, such as Slideshare, Voicethread, and webex, useful for their lessons.

In the website, there is a list of software recommended for students. Students can find relevant software like Google Drive, Dropbox, YouTube, and Evernote to deal with their assignment and presentation.

 

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