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Technology-Enhanced Learning & Professional Development, Pedagogies, Library Literacy & Academic Writing Programmes for AY2020/21” 

We are going to hold a series of webinars and workshops in January and February 2021. We are pleased to invite you to participate in the webinars and workshops.

 

Some current workshop/webinar are full. No more new registration is accepted. For successful registrants, LC will send individual email for details. Thank you very much for your attention.

 

Programme #4 Library Resources and Academic Writing

Workshop topic:

A Workshop on Using LC equipment

Date:

16th February 2021 (Tuesday)(Postponed until further notice)

Time:

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Speaker:

Mr. LUK Wing Lin, Chris

(Senior Technician, Learning Commons & Digital Innovation)

Participant:

THEi students

Medium of Instruction:

Cantonese

Venue:

e-classroom, Learning Commons (Chai Wan)

Workshop

outline:

  • Introduction to PC notebook/MacBook Air one-day loan scheme
  • Introduction to basic computer Windows start-up and Wi-Fi setup 
  • Introduction to LC printing services
  • Introduction to LC (loan) equipment
  • Guide to the use of wireless presentation (on TV & Interactive Whiteboard via PC Notebook, MacOS, mobile Android/iOS, etc.)
  • Introduction to One-Button Studio, and group study rooms

Registration:

Please register online through

Link (for student)

Deadline: 9th February 2021 (Tuesday)

Remark:

All application should be made via VTC email.

Poster

 

Programme #1: Classroom Support Systems and Course Management Systems

Workshop topic:

The Use of Turnitin and Online Marking Experience Sharing

Date:

9th February 2021 (Tuesday)

Time:

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Speaker:

Mr. Cheung Hon Man, Abel 

(Teaching Fellow I, English Language Team, SGEL)      

Participant: THEi academic staff

Medium of Instruction:

English

Venue:

Online Platform - MS Teams

Webinar

outline:

  • To introduce the plagiarism prevention platform Turnitin;
  • To brief the steps on how to add Turnitin Assignment in Moodle and the configuration setting;
  • To show how to prepare a rubric for marking;
  • To give standard and customized comment to student assignments; and
  • To generate PDF report for the assignment and comments to distribute to students

Registration:

Please register online through

Link (for staff)

Deadline: 2nd February 2021 (Tuesday)

Remark:

All application should be made via VTC email.

Poster

 

Webinar topic:

Monitor your learning progress using Moodle reporting tools

Date:

2nd February 2021 (Tuesday)

Time:

Student: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Academic Staff: 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Speaker:

Ms. Natalia Dovhan 

(Support specialist, Intelliboard)                                                                                                                         

Participant:

THEi academic staff and students

Medium of Instruction:

English

Venue:

Online Platform - MS Teams

Webinar

outline:

  • Student: Learner Dashboard in Moodle - what data students can see in their Dashboards, how to track their progress and how to use their Dashboard.
  • Academic Staff: Instructor Dashboard in Moodle and Reports - what would be available for Instructors, how they can use Dashboard and suggestion of the reports that could benefit them, how to add “completion” function to measure students’ progress.

Registration:

Please register online through

Link (for staff)

Link (for student)

Deadline: 26th January 2021 (Tuesday)

Remark:

All application should be made via VTC email.

Poster

 

Programme #3: Creative Media Production, Multimedia and Interactive Courseware Production

Webinar topic:

An Introduction to AutoCAD

Date:

27th January 2021 (Wednesday)

Time:

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch)

Speaker:

Mr. Joshua Yau                                                                                         

Participant:

THEi staff and students

Medium of Instruction:

English

Venue:

Online Platform - MS Teams

Webinar

outline:

  • Taking the AutoCAD Tour
  • Altering Objects
  • Manipulating Objects
  • Annotating the Drawing
  • Manipulating Objects and Data
  • Dimensioning and Annotation
  • Plotting

Registration:

(Enrolment is full)

Please register online through

Link (for staff)

Link (for student)

Deadline: 23rd December 2020 (Wednesday)

Remark:

Recording:

This online webinar will NOT be video recorded. 

 

How to register:

All application should be via VTC email.

Successful participants will receive confirmation email one week prior the webinar commence by VTC email.

The webinar have a limited quota.

If the webinar is overenrolled, applicants will be placed on standby list. If you do not receive our confirmation email, you may consider your enrollment unsuccessful. 

 

Not able to attend:

If you have successfully registered but you cannot attend the webinar, you need to send email to thei-lc@vtc.edu.hk three days before the webinar to inform us so that we can reallocate the place to standby applicants.

 

Penalty applied for this webinar:

If you did not attend webinar and you did not inform us 3 days in advance, you will be suspended from joining other webinars in the coming three months.

 

Get the AutoCAD Trial:

You can download trial version before the webinar (limited period: 30 days) https://www.autodesk.com/free-trials

 

Go to Integrated Learning Platform to read more workshop details:

[https://learning.thei.edu.hk/wiki/index.php/AY_2020/2021]

Poster

 

Webinar topic:

An Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 (Intermediate)

Date:

25th January 2021 (Monday)

Time:

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch)

Speaker:

Ms. Kiki Cheung                                                                                        

Participant:

THEi staff and students

Medium of Instruction:

English

Venue:

Online Platform - MS Teams

Webinar

outline:

  • Overview of formulas in Excel
  • Overview of Excel tables
  • Flash Fill
  • Text Function
  • Summarize Functions
  • Lookup Function
  • Logical Function
  • Apply conditional formatting
  • Formula Auditing
  • PivotTable
  • Create Chart
  • Protecting Worksheets and Workbooks

Registration:

(Enrolment is full)

Please register online through

Link (for staff)

Link (for student)

Deadline: 23rd December 2020 (Wednesday)

Remark:

Recording:

This online webinar will NOT be video recorded. 

 

How to register:

All application should be via VTC email.

Successful participants will receive confirmation email one week prior the webinar commence by VTC email.

The webinar have a limited quota.

If the webinar is overenrolled, applicants will be placed on standby list. If you do not receive our confirmation email, you may consider your enrollment unsuccessful. 

 

Not able to attend:

If you have successfully registered but you cannot attend the webinar, you need to send email to thei-lc@vtc.edu.hk three days before the webinar to inform us so that we can reallocate the place to standby applicants.

 

Penalty applied for this webinar:

If you did not attend webinar and you did not inform us 3 days in advance, you will be suspended from joining other webinars in the coming three months.

 

Go to Integrated Learning Platform to read more workshop details:

[https://learning.thei.edu.hk/wiki/index.php/AY_2020/2021]

Poster

 

Webinar topic:

An Introduction to InDesign (Editing Tool)(Intermediate)

Date:

20th January 2021 (Wednesday)

Time:

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch)

Speaker:

Mr. Dominic Keung

Participant:

THEi staff and students

Medium of Instruction:

English

Venue:

Online Platform - MS Teams

Webinar

outline:

  • Introduction of Adobe InDesign
  • Interface setting
  • Basic drawing tool
  • Color format
  • Copy and duplicate object
  • Effect style
  • Insert photos
  • Difference shape photo format
  • Using grid line to insert text/object/image
  • Compound Shape
  • Compound Shape and image
  • Using Text tool
  • Character Format
  • Insert text method
  • Master page setting
  • Master Page / Multi Master Page
  • Save file

Registration:

Please register online through

Link (for staff)

Link (for student)

Deadline: 18th December 2020 (Friday)

Remark:

Recording:

This online webinar will NOT be video recorded. 

 

How to register:

All application should be via VTC email.

Successful participants will receive confirmation email one week prior the webinar commence by VTC email.

The webinar have a limited quota.

If the webinar is overenrolled, applicants will be placed on standby list. If you do not receive our confirmation email, you may consider your enrollment unsuccessful. 

 

Not able to attend:

If you have successfully registered but you cannot attend the webinar, you need to send email to thei-lc@vtc.edu.hk three days before the webinar to inform us so that we can reallocate the place to standby applicants.

 

Penalty applied for this webinar:

If you did not attend webinar and you did not inform us 3 days in advance, you will be suspended from joining other webinars in the coming three months.

 

Get the Adobe InDesign Trial:

You can download trial version before the webinar (limited period: 7 days) https://adobe.ly/3lBf457

 

Go to Integrated Learning Platform to read more workshop details:

[https://learning.thei.edu.hk/wiki/index.php/AY_2020/2021]

Poster

 

Webinar topic:

An Introduction to Illustrator (Drawing Tool)(Intermediate)

Date:

19th January 2021 (Tuesday)

Time:

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch)

Speaker:

Mr. Dominic Keung

Participant:

THEi staff and students

Medium of Instruction:

English

Venue:

Online Platform - MS Teams

Webinar

outline:

  • Drawing tools
  • Transform Tool
  • Align tool
  • Gradient tool
  • Gradient stroke & stroke style
  • Save file
  • Text type
  • Character & Paragraph
  • Area Type Options
  • Type on Path Option / Effect / Align to Path
  • Area Type style
  • Text Wrap
  • Banner & poster design

Registration:

(Enrolment is full)

Please register online through

Link (for staff)

Link (for student)

Deadline: 17th December 2020 (Thursday)

Remark:

Recording:

This online webinar will NOT be video recorded. 

 

How to register:

All application should be via VTC email.

Successful participants will receive confirmation email one week prior the webinar commence by VTC email.

The webinar have a limited quota.

If the webinar is overenrolled, applicants will be placed on standby list. If you do not receive our confirmation email, you may consider your enrollment unsuccessful. 

 

Not able to attend:

If you have successfully registered but you cannot attend the webinar, you need to send email to thei-lc@vtc.edu.hk three days before the webinar to inform us so that we can reallocate the place to standby applicants.

 

Penalty applied for this webinar:

If you did not attend webinar and you did not inform us 3 days in advance, you will be suspended from joining other webinars in the coming three months.

 

Get the Adobe Illustrator Trial:

You can download trial version before the webinar (limited period: 7 days) https://adobe.ly/3lBf457

 

Go to Integrated Learning Platform to read more workshop details:

[https://learning.thei.edu.hk/wiki/index.php/AY_2020/2021]

Poster

 

Webinar topic:

An Introduction to Photoshop (Photo Editing)(Intermediate)

Date:

18th January 2021 (Monday)

Time:

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch)

Speaker:

Mr. Dominic Keung                                                                                   

Participant:

THEi staff and students

Medium of Instruction:

English

Venue:

Online Platform - MS Teams

Webinar

outline:

  • Introduction of Adobe Photoshop CC 2020
  • Interface setting
  • Preferences setting
  • Short cut key
  • Color format
  • Pantone Color Guide
  • Layer knowledge
  • Copy layer
  • Basic retouch photo skill
  • Camera Raw filter
  • Retouching photo
  • Content Aware
  • What is remove background?
  • Create Mask effect

Registration:

(Enrolment is full)

Please register online through

Link (for staff)

Link (for student)

Deadline: 16th December 2020 (Wednesday)

Remark:

Recording:

This online webinar will NOT be video recorded. 

 

How to register:

All application should be via VTC email.

Successful participants will receive confirmation email one week prior the webinar commence by VTC email.

The webinar have a limited quota.

If the webinar is overenrolled, applicants will be placed on standby list. If you do not receive our confirmation email, you may consider your enrollment unsuccessful. 

Not able to attend:

If you have successfully registered but you cannot attend the webinar, you need to send email to thei-lc@vtc.edu.hk three days before the webinar to inform us so that we can reallocate the place to standby applicants.

 

Penalty applied for this webinar:

If you did not attend webinar and you did not inform us 3 days in advance, you will be suspended from joining other webinars in the coming three months.

 

Get the Adobe Photoshop Trial:

You can download trial version before the webinar (limited period: 7 days) https://adobe.ly/3lBf457

 

Go to Integrated Learning Platform to read more workshop details:

[https://learning.thei.edu.hk/wiki/index.php/AY_2020/2021]

Poster

 

Remarks: Participating staff attended 70% of the webinar or workshop’s time will be awarded Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours and the record will be uploaded centrally by the HR.

Students will receive Non-academic Transcript (NAT) record update (check in MyPortal).

 

**Technology-Enhanced Learning & Professional Development, Pedagogies, Library Literacy & Academic Writing Programmes for AY2020/21

Programme #1: Course Management Systems and Institute Technology Support Service

Programme #2: Creating an Interactive Classroom

Programme #3: Creative Media Production and Courseware Production

Programme #4: Library Resources and Academic Writing

Programme #5: Smart Workplace

Programme #6: Pedagogies

 

For more information, you may visit our website: https://www.thei.edu.hk/student-services/learning-commons/programme

 

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact us at 3890 8026 or thei-lc@vtc.edu.hk


Join the Game:

EBSCO Databases Online Search Competition

In order to promote learning resources and e-databases among THEi staff and students, Learning Commons is going to hold the EBSCO Databases: Join the “Do you know Depression?” Search Competition in November - December 2020.

Access to EBSCO databases, staff and students who send correctly the most PDF full-text results will be awarded a prize.

 

5 tips to complete the EBSCO Databases Online Search Competition:

1. Please click to open the poster:

https://moodle.thei.edu.hk/mod/resource/view.php?id=109530

 

2. Scan the QR code on the poster and open the page to answer the questions.

 

3. Follow the instructions to send the most PDF-text results by EBSCO databases and enter your contact information (Full Name and VTC email address). 

 

4. Access, browse and search EBSCO databases through:

 

5. Please fill out your Full Name, Institution, Major/Department, VTC email address, Phone number to submit your contact information so EBSCO can contact you if you win the prize.

 

You may access the e-databases at campus by any computers.

If you access the e-databases at home, you need to setup VPN.

Staff: VPN access

Student: VPN access

 

Deadline: 31 December 2020 (Thursday)

 

Prize Level:

First Prize: APPLE Watch SE GPS (40 mm) x 1
Second Prize: Meresoy Pocket Massage Gun x 1
Third Prize: DEFUNC True Go Slim Headphone x 1

 

EBSCO will select winners at random from all applicable entries on 3 January 2021. Winners will be notified by email and must respond to the email notification within three (3) days. EBSCO will also announce the winners on the EBSCOpost blog and EBSCO Facebook.

 

Selected winners will be notified by VTC-staff and student email that they could claim the prizes from Learning Commons.

 

If you have trouble viewing, please view in web browser Here.

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THEi Learning Commons Book Exhibition "THEi Staff Publication"

THEi Learning Commons is holding a book exhibition, “THEi Staff Publication”. This special collection is selected from the publication by THEi staff of books and book chapters. The displayed books are for in-house use only.

  • Exhibition Venue: 1/F, Learning Commons, THEi (Chai Wan)

 

Opening Hours: please refer to https://www.thei.edu.hk/student-services/learning-commons/opening-hours

 

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For more information, you may visit our website: https://www.thei.edu.hk/student-services/learning-commons/news


Product Design Exhibition “Designed in Hong Kong”
You are cordially invited to the Product Design Exhibition “Designed in Hong Kong” which is conducted by Industrial Designers Society of Hong Kong (IDSHK). at Learning Commons, THEi, Chai Wan Campus.

  

Introduction

Industrial Designers Society of Hong Kong (IDSHK) is a non-profit organization founded in 2002. IDSHK aims to promote state-of-the-art and professional practice of Hong Kong’s industrial design, and to leverage its status. In 2004, IDSHK has established and implemented the “Professional Practice & Contract Template for Hong Kong Industrial Designers”. It is expected to foster the public interests to the value of industrial design (ID).

 

The exhibition “Designed in Hong Kong” displays the local Hong Kong designed products from the members of the Industrial Designers Society of Hong Kong and design professional.

 

Product Design Exhibition

Topic:

Designed in Hong Kong

Date:

On show now

Time:

Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 21:00

Saturday, 9:00 - 17:00

Venue:

Learning Commons, THEi, Chai Wan Campus

  

For more information, you may visit our website: https://thei.edu.hk/student-services/learning-commons/news

 

Should you have any further enquiries, please contact: thei-lc@vtc.edu.hk or 3890-8026 (Circulation Counter)

 

We look forward to seeing you.

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Blended Learning – Conversion of Interactive Multimedia Self-study Courseware

 
To promote Blended Learning, LC's Education Support will help convert teaching presentation slides of individual instructors into self-learned student courseware. Following face-to-face instruction, students can revisit course content at their own speed with the digital and interactive courseware to enable self-directed learning for as many times as they want.

 

LC Call for Courseware Development now from all teachers.

Send us email at thei-lc@vtc.edu.hk to schedule a brief introductory meeting where LC will present you the purposes, special features and show you samples before LC starts production.

 

Library Services - Selected E-Learning Resources Introduction

 

We would like to introduce to you a new e-database subscribed by LC.

(Access to Electronic Databases)

 

Artstor

  • Artstor is an online database with complete image resources. It contains 300 collections composed of over 2.5 million images, in wide-ranging materials such as Native American art from the Smithsonian, treasures from the Louvre, and panoramic, 360-degree views of the Hagia Sophina.
  • Please feel free to use this rich resource to support student projects preparation.

Artstor

 

Library Services - Past Examination Papers

The Databases for the THEi Examination Papers were completed by April 2020. In summer 2020, temporary storage of final exam papers in THEi Moodle will be moved to the existing Examination Papers Databases on the VTC Library website.

Past Exam


Library Services - Leganto – a Reading List Plug-in for Library System

 

A new plug-in, Leganto, will be available for the Alma library system to help instructors create Reading List to share with students in Moodle’s course. As Leganto is a part of the library network, the list of readings links up to the library catalogue to display the item's status in real-time. It makes searching and reviewing module references much easier for students.

 

A webinar will be organized before the new AY2020/2021 begins.

 

In the first year of the implementation, library staff will be enrolled in each Module in Moodle to prepare the Reading List. Library staff will follow-up with the library collection status.


Learning Resources at LC - VR Learning Corner

 

LC setup the AR / VR Learning Corner to provide students with a rich learning environment.

Learning Commons has been purchasing a brand new VR / AR devices, the HTC Vive collection. The HTC Vive provides virtual reality headsets that use "room-scale" tracking technology to allow the user to travel in 3D space and to use handheld controllers with motion tracking to interact with the world.

 

  • Vive Focus: There are two stand-alone All-in-one headsets and controllers, Vive Focus, where students can borrow at the Circulation Counter and use at anywhere within the LC.
  • Vive Cosmos: There are two other top-class VR+AR headsets and adapters, Vive Cosmos, linked to the VR / AR Learning Corner 's powerful PCs.

 

The equipment starts with some limited educational VR applications where there will be more applications installed by stage.

 

Vive Focus Plus (Standalone) All-in-one VR headset and controllers

 

VR

Vive Cosmos  VR headset and wireless adapters

VR

 


Learning Resources at LC - MakerSpace

 

LC has set up a new MakerSpace on the Learning Commons campus at Chai Wan. MakerSpace’s goal is to provide learners with a collaborative space to discuss, share, innovate and create. Some of the tools are listed out below. You can ask for more at the Circulation Counter.

 

Hand tools and stationery

  • Plastic hammer / Hammer with plastic cap
  • Pliers (pointed/wire)
  • Screwdrivers
  • Covered rulers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Tweezers
  • C-clamps
  • Soft tape measure
  • Retractable ruler
  • Safety Scissors
  • Colored markers
  • Sand paper

 

Electrical tools

  • Cricut cutting machine
  • Desktop drilling machines (jigsaw, drill, polisher)
  • 3-D printers
  • 3-D scanner
  • Book scanner
  • Large size plotters
  • Electrical screwdriver
  • Lightbox

 

Cricut cutting machines

Cricut


Education Support - THE-Institute Repository (THEi-IR) Report

 

  • A new feature has been added to the repository: Staff Page Link. For each publication, there will be a link connecting the publication authors to the THEi website of the staff webpages.
  • Individual staff can send new publications to LC for uploading to THEi-IR, email: thei-lc@vtc.edu.hk

Library Services – Book Floating

 

A Book Floating Corner has been setup. Users can select and take a book to read and/or leave a book there to share with other users. The collection will be refreshed in the end of each semester. We thank Dr LI Ka Leung Emil and Mr Marpole Oliver to jointly setup the Book Floating Corner by combining the original book floating projects of CLE and LC into one.

Book