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

THEi Learning Commons will organize a series of Programmes on Technology-Enhanced Learning & Professional Development, Pedagogies, Library Literacy & Academic Writing Programmes for AY2020/21 in this academic year.

 

We are going to hold a series of e-databases webinars in October 2020. We are pleased to invite you to participate in the webinars.

 

Webinar topic:

How to use GALE Academic OneFile

Date:

16th October 2020 (Friday)

Time:

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Participant:

THEi staff and students

Medium of Instruction:

English

Venue:

Online Platform - MS Teams

Webinar

outline:

Gale Academic OneFile covers everything from art and literature to economics and the sciences. Gale Academic OneFile provides indexing for more than 5,000 periodicals, more than 2,800 in full text without any embargo.

(will be available on 1 January 2021)

Registration:

Please register online through

Link (for staff)

Link (for student)

Deadline: 28th September 2020 (Monday)

Poster

 

Webinar topic:

Studiosity – 24/7 Online Learning Support for THEi Students

Date:

15th October 2020 (Thursday)

Time:

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Participant:

THEi students

Medium of Instruction:

English

Venue:

Online Platform - MS Teams

Webinar

outline:

The Subject Specialists are available to help students any time with writing or study questions around core academic numeracy and literacy skills and concepts. Students can upload any writing draft for feedback, which will be returned within 24 hours and includes tips on how to make it better. They can also ask a subject-question in English, statistics, research skills, and more, in a live, one-to-one session with a specialist.

  • An Introduction to Studiosity, hands-on demonstration of LiveChat and Writing Feedback, followed by a Q&A session

Registration:

Please register online through

Link (for student)

Deadline: 28th September 2020 (Monday)

Poster

 

Webinar topic:

How to use IET e-resources

Date:

14th October 2020 (Wednesday)

Time:

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Participant:

THEi staff and students

Medium of Instruction:

English

Venue:

Online Platform - MS Teams

Webinar

outline:

  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary professional engineering institution in UK. The IET was formed in 2006 from two separate institutions: The Institution of Electrical Engineers, dating back to 1871, and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers dating back to 1884.
  • To introduce IET e-books: Why publish with IET and how to get the best out of the book chapters
  • To introduce IET.tv: Using Video Intelligence to empower the teaching and learning

Registration:

Please register online through

Link (for staff)

Link (for student)

Deadline: 28th September 2020 (Monday)

Poster

 

Webinar topic:

Wanfang Data and Airiti Library (華藝線上圖書館)

Date:

9th October 2020 (Friday)

Time:

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Participant:

THEi staff and students

Medium of Instruction:

Cantonese

Venue:

Online Platform - MS Teams

Webinar

outline:

  • Wanfang Data (萬方數據) provides domestic information, including full-text journals, conference papers, dissertations, patent standards, scientific and technological achievements, regulations and corporate institutions.
  • Airiti Library (華藝線上圖書館) includes a collection of academic journals published in Taiwan and China. It also contains quality academic journals in Chinese or English that were published in the U.S.A., Hong Kong, Malaysia, and other countries. The contents cover six main categories such as Humanities, Basic & Applied Sciences, Health & Medical Care, Bio-Agriculture, Engineering, and Social Sciences.

Registration:

Please register online through

Link (for staff)

Link (for student)

Deadline: 28th September 2020 (Monday)

Poster

 

Webinar topic:

EBSCO Faculty Select e-Databases for THEi Staff

Date:

8th October 2020 (Thursday)

Time:

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Participant:

THEi staff

Medium of Instruction:

English

Venue:

Online Platform - MS Teams

Webinar

outline:

EBSCO Faculty Select is a library resource which allows faculty members to easily search and access quality open textbooks and Open Educational Resources (OER) through a single interface, and to request access to unrestricted library e-books from top academic publishers. Faculty Select is designed to help faculty locate and incorporate relevant course materials while directly supporting textbook affordability efforts.

Registration:

Please register online through

Link (for staff)

 

Deadline: 28th September 2020 (Monday)

 

Webinar topic:

How to use EBSCO e-databases

Date:

7th October 2020 (Wednesday)

Time:

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Participant:

THEi staff and students

Medium of Instruction:

English

Venue:

Online Platform - MS Teams

Webinar

outline:

Using Academic Search Ultimate as an example to demonstrate the steps to use EBSCO e-databases.

Academic Search Ultimate: Provides more than 9,200 active, full-text journals and magazines. Among them, more than 8,400 are peer-reviewed journals. The combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos supports studies in every discipline ranging from biology, chemistry, engineering, health, pharmacology, physics, psychology, zoology and more. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.

Registration:

Please register online through

Link (for staff)

Link (for student)

Deadline: 28th September 2020 (Monday)

Poster

 

Webinar topic:

E-Databases Webinar: ProQuest and RefWorks

Date:

6th October 2020 (Tuesday)

Time:

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Participant:

THEi staff and students

Medium of Instruction:

English

Venue:

Online Platform - MS Teams

Webinar

outline:

  • ProQuest is a collection of databases covering a wide range of disciplines. Most of the databases available in this collection provide full-text articles.
  • RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management tool.

Registration:

Please register online through

Link (for staff)

Link (for student)

Deadline: 28th September 2020 (Monday)

Poster

 

Webinar topic:

E-Databases Webinar: WGSN – life style, trends and fashion

Date:

5th October 2020 (Monday)

Time:

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Participant:

THEi staff and students

Medium of Instruction:

English

Venue:

Online Platform - MS Teams

Webinar

outline:

WGSN by Ascential is the world’s leading online business-to-business news and information service for the fashion and style industries. Offers over 300,000 pages of the most comprehensive, invaluable and up-to-the-minute international style intelligence.

 

The site navigation webinar will teach you how to get the most out of WGSN, the trend forecasting intelligence service and to ensure you know where to find the right resources for your research and inspiration.

Registration:

Please register online through

Link (for staff)

Link (for student)

Deadline: 28th September 2020 (Monday)

Poster

 

Remarks: Participating staff will be awarded Continuous Professional Development

(CPD) hours and the record will be uploaded centrally by the HR.

Also, participants will be awarded an electronic Certificate of Attendance of the workshop.

 

All application used on VTC email.

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

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.

 

If you cannot attend the above webinar, please reply the email before the three days on the webinar for seats reallocation.

 

*You can go to THEi Learning Commons website to read the whole semester schedule for all the workshops:

https://www.thei.edu.hk/student-services/learning-commons/programme

 

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


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