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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:


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.


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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



For more information, you may visit our website:

Media Literacy Movie Night – Social Dilemma

We are going to organize a series of activities on Media Literacy ( in this year to promote:

Media Literacy - Knowing how to differentiate accurate and reliable knowledge, having the ability to evaluate, to identify and to access to trustful sources of information.


Event topic:

Media Literacy Movie Night – Social Dilemma


20th November 2020 (Friday)


5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Discussion at the end of the movie)


THEi staff and students

Medium of Instruction:

English language with English scripts


Learning Commons



We tweet, we like, and we share - but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen.


Link (for staff)

Link (for student)

(Please complete registration form in advance. You will be asked to fill out the form if you do not, in order to enter for the movie night.)



(Please complete the survey before attending the movie night. The survey is anonymous.)

Note that participants attended 70% of the event’s time will be eligible for an electronic Certificate of Attendance. Participating staff will be awarded Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours and the record will be uploaded centrally by the HR.


For more information, you may visit our website:


Final Year Project Poster Exhibition -
Student Applied Research Presentations 2020

You are cordially invited to “Final Year Project Poster Exhibition - Student Applied Research Presentations 2020” at Learning Commons, THEi (Chai Wan).


This exhibition is co-organized with Research Office.


All VTC staff and students are welcome.



Final Year Project Poster Exhibition - Student Applied Research Presentations 2020


2 November - 16 November 2020

(Exhibit A: FST posters)

17 November - 30 November 2020

(Exhibit B: FDE & FMH posters)


Monday to Friday, 9am - 9pm

Saturday, 9am - 5pm


Learning Commons, THEi (Chai Wan)


For more information, you may visit our website:


Should you have any further enquiries, please contact: or 3890-8026 (Circulation Counter).


We look forward to seeing you.Poster

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.



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


Designed in Hong Kong


On show now


Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 21:00

Saturday, 9:00 - 17:00


Learning Commons, THEi, Chai Wan Campus


For more information, you may visit our website:


Should you have any further enquiries, please contact: or 3890-8026 (Circulation Counter)


We look forward to seeing you.



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 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 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.



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



Vive Cosmos  VR headset and wireless adapters



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


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:

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.