Turn the school into a creative place

To trace back when the government started to promote e-learning, you can take it back to the document “Five-year Strategy for Learning with the Times and Making Good Use of Information Technology 1998/99 to 2002/03” published by the government in 1998. To teach, I hope that school education will shift from a teacher-centered model to a more interactive and student-centered model. In the fourth section of Chapter 1, it is clearly pointed out what is the purpose of using IT in teaching.
Let students become active, inquiring, and creative learners. The application of information technology can prompt teaching and learning to gradually shift to a more dynamic, interactive, and creative model, making teaching and learning more effective, and also inspiring students to develop creative thinking; • allow students to explore the Internet The world of knowledge and information enables them to obtain a broad knowledge base and cultivate a broad world outlook; • Cultivate students’ ability to process information effectively and quickly. We must teach students to be cautious and choose smartly when looking for, assimilating, analyzing, processing, and expressing various materials; •Cultivate students’ attitudes and abilities for lifelong self-learning. Information technology can inspire students to learn at their own level and develop the habit of self-study, which will benefit them throughout their lives.
It can be seen from this that if e-learning is applied properly, there are indeed many benefits, but how schools implement them and where they focus on implementation affect whether these goals can be achieved. The suspension came suddenly. Many primary and secondary schools switched to online teaching without adequate preparation. Some schools even blindly followed other schools and required teachers to broadcast live and upload a large number of teaching materials. This made teachers and students feel overwhelmed.
The current IT environment and development are no longer comparable to that of the past. At that time, the document mentioned that the computer hardware and connection infrastructure of most schools had been successfully improved, and the basic level of teacher IT training has been completed. More than 20 schools have been established. The “Information Technology Education Center of Excellence” formed by schools promotes collaboration between schools. However, it seems that e-learning is still not enough for large-scale implementation in Hong Kong.
If it is necessary to cultivate students’ attitudes and abilities for online self-study, setting up a regular online system so that students can use it as needed at any time is obviously one of the basic conditions to be implemented. Dr. Zhen Peihao, a senior lecturer in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, The Education University of Hong Kong, used to study the design and implementation of electronic courses. During the suspension of classes, he contacted many e-learning teachers and related technology companies in the education sector. He found that the challenges for the school were quite big. It is also a question of whether the learning management system (LMS) used by schools to distribute information, teaching materials, and communicate with students can be popularized. In the past, he visited primary and secondary schools and saw great differences between schools.
Many primary and secondary schools have been very Proactive in promoting e-learning in the Last ten to eight years. They used the government’s quality education fund or other funding to implement LMS, worked hard to digitize teaching materials, and spent a lot of manpower and material resources to do it School-based textbooks,” he said.
Yan Peihao pointed out that even if the Education Bureau has the vision to promote, at the school level, the key to the successful application of effective e-learning is the forward-looking and change-driven principals and management. “We have seen that many schools are doing it very well. For example, they will promote independent learning under the banner. Students need to make a lot of preparations for learning, even find out their own weaknesses and difficulties, go back to school for discussion, and through cooperation, hope that there will be more In-depth learning. At that time, many schools did it, depending on the school’s school-based policy, the enthusiasm of the principal, the awareness of e-learning, and the school’s different areas of focus.” He estimated that only schools that used LMS in the first place About 20-30%, this time is an opportunity for schools to start thinking about how to promote e-learning. He said that to do a good job in online teaching, teachers must master three skills. In addition to proficiently conveying subject knowledge, it is also necessary to select content to attract students to attend lectures and to adjust to appropriate teaching methods. “Face-to-face teaching is different from online teaching. It is necessary to understand students’ reactions, provide space to think, and even use some software so that they can group, introduce other multimedia elements, and use YouTube and some websites and other software more.
He believes that the current learning model places more emphasis on cooperative learning, and it is more difficult to switch to online teaching. He also observed that, at the level of information technology applications, many teachers still need to learn more about how to take screenshots of slideshows and how to pre-record videos.
Distance teaching and face-to-face teaching are always different and need to be adjusted. Teachers cannot simply record the content to be explained in class on weekdays. Because of the change in teaching media, teachers should not only focus on the content and neglect the purpose of teaching. Zhen Peihao believes that there are three major areas to pay attention to. The first is the focus. Students must participate in addition to attending. Teachers need to design different activities instead of watching the film one way. The second is that students need to interact, and they must take the initiative to put forward their own opinions. To find out the answers or consensus that are not in the book, you can also invite more professionals or guests to participate in online learning. After class, teachers and students need to review and make adjustments.
Finally, the assessment method is not limited to dictation and quizzes. It is very important to learn whether or not they can learn. Because even if a student is asleep or absent-minded, you need to use YouTube or Asking questions, arousing interest, and involving students, the teacher sees how much they have learned, and then sets a goal.”
Evaluations should also be given feedback. For asynchronous online learning such as pre-recorded videos, teachers may not know how much students have learned or participated in. More follow-up work is needed. Teachers need to take integrated quizzes or questions, depending on the online system, whether the students’ reading or digestion ability will have a negative impact, The teacher must balance.

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