News writer: Doris Cheng & Jesse Lee
KEEP, the Knowledge and Education Exchange Platform (https://keep.edu.hk), is an initiative developed by The Chinese University of Hong Kong in collaboration with all UGC-funded institutions in Hong Kong. This partnership helps facilitate educational resources sharing among all the higher education institutions in Hong Kong and beyond. KEEP integrates heterogeneous education systems, services and resources by developing common standards and protocols to share data and information among all the local higher education institutions. The platform provides a personal education and collaboration portal as the one-stop site for sharing and accessing education resources and services. It also facilitates innovative education applications and new paradigms, with a user-friendly module development toolkit, a powerful big data mining engine, and flexible cloud infrastructure for hosting shared materials and services.
From 17 August to 18 November, 2015, there are a series of KEEP seminars in all the 8 universities and higher education institutions in Hong Kong. In each seminar, Professor Irwin King, the Principal Investigator of KEEP and the KEEP Project team walk participants through the platform, introduce its major features, and share on how KEEP showcases innovative technologies in education.
Apart from an introduction to the KEEP project, the KEEP seminars bring presentations of leading programs and schemes designed to facilitate teaching and learning in Hong Kong.
Prof. Eric Tsui at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University reviewed KEEP’s objective of designing and developing a set of web services for personalized recommendation. To read more details, go to the website of KEEP Seminar at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Prof. Ricky Kwok at The University of Hong Kong shared the university’s gamification initiatives intending to engage and incentivize students to take desirable actions. For details, please go to the website of KEEP Seminar at The University of Hong Kong.
Prof. James Pounder at The Lingnan University showcased the university’s portfolio of programs that enhance overall learning and teaching performance. For details, go to the website of KEEP Seminar at Lingnan University.
Prof. Sandy Li at Hong Kong Baptist University briefed the audience on Web Annotation & Sharing Platform (WASP), a web-based learning environment developed by his team. Details can be found in the website of KEEP Seminar at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Prof. King and the KEEP team demonstrated the KEEP products - KEEPCatalog, KEEPCourse, KEESearch and KEEPoll during the seminar held in CUHK. Besides, they showed how to use Apple Watch in answering poll questions directly through KEEPoll. For details, can also go to the website of KEEP Seminar at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
In the seminar held at The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Prof. May Cheng shared in the opening ceremony. Dr. Paul Stapleton showcased his recent project of producing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), the theme of which is “English you didn’t learn in school”. Professor Lim Cher Ping introduced the Blended & Online Learning & Teaching (BOLT) project, an inter-institutional project funded by the UGC. Prof. Kong Siu Cheung talked about an online course on e-Pedagogy in mathematics learning and teaching, the first MOOC of the Institute. For details, can also go to the website of KEEP Seminar at The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
You are cordially invited to join our upcoming KEEP seminars organized with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and City University of Hong Kong. For more information of the events, please read the following announcements:
CityU KEEP Seminar (13 Nov 2015)
UST KEEP Seminar (18 Nov 2015)