Course ID EI0020090256
Course Title IT in Education Pedagogical Series: Applying Wireless and Mobile Technology to Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools (December 2009 - February 2010)
Organising Division Education Infrastructure Division
First Issue Date and Time 2009/11/06 16:56
Latest Issue Date and Time 2010/02/01 15:19
 Event (ID)   Session   Date   Time   No. of Hours   Venue   Speaker(s) / Facilitator(s)   Max. no. of participants 
  2010/01/09 (Sat)    09:30 - 12:30    3.0    M1, Ho Tim building, Chung Chi Campus, The Chinese University of Hong Kong   Instructors from The Chinese University of Hong Kong   26 
  2010/01/23 (Sat)    09:30 - 12:30    3.0    M1, Ho Tim building, Chung Chi Campus, The Chinese University of Hong Kong   Instructors from The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
 AB    2010/02/10 (Wed)    18:30 - 21:30    3.0    M1, Ho Tim building, Chung Chi Campus, The Chinese University of Hong Kong   Instructors from The Chinese University of Hong Kong   26 
  2010/02/24 (Wed)    18:30 - 21:30    3.0    M1, Ho Tim building, Chung Chi Campus, The Chinese University of Hong Kong   Instructors from The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
 Event (ID)   Session   Closing date for   Remark 
 Applicant   Recommending / Approving Officer 
 1   2010/01/04      This is a repeated programme. Event 1(AA) to 2(AB) are identical.

Event code: WMTP-03

 2   2010/01/04       
 AB   1   2010/02/02      Event code: WMTP-04 
 2   2010/02/02       
Participant Group All primary school teachers (Each teacher participant can be accompanied by a technical support staff (TSS) or computer technician) 

Objective(s) On completion of the course, participants should be able to:
  1. grasp basic knowledge and acquire the pedagogy in the use and application of wireless and mobile technology in learning and teaching;
  2. understand the working principles of common wireless and mobile devices that can be used to facilitate learning and teaching;
  3. understand how wireless and mobile devices can enrich and enhance the experiences of learning and teaching;
  4. acquire the knowledge and skills in designing meaningful mobile learning activities for specific subject areas.
Programme Description Session 1: Overview of wireless and mobile technology (3 hours)
  1. Introduction to wireless and mobile technology;
  2. Introduction to mobile devices that can be applied in learning and teaching activities;
  3. Brief introduction to the setup of wireless network and mobile devices;
  4. Discussion on the features, merits and limitations of mobile learning;
  5. Sharing of local and overseas examples of using mobile learning;
  6. Demonstration and hands-on practice of online, offline and hybrid modes of mobile learning that could be practised inside and outside school; and
  7. Discussion of the assignment that needs to be submitted and presented by participants in Session 2.
Session 2 : Applications of wireless and mobile devices in learning and teaching (3 hours)
  1. Discussion on the strategic design, planning and implementation of mobile learning in schools;
  2. Illustration of examples of successful applications of wireless and mobile devices in learning and teaching of different subjects in local primary schools;
  3. Demonstration and hands-on practices of easy-to-use software development tools and platforms that teachers may use to manage and support mobile learning as well as create mobile learning and teaching materials;
  4. Discussion of the technical and pedagogical problems that schools will usually encounter when they start to promote mobile learning, the means to overcome these problems and the practical strategies for successful development of mobile learning in school; and
  5. Presentation of assignments by participants with feedback from instructor.

Notes to nominated teachers: Attendance Certificate and 6 CPD hours will only be awarded to participants with satisfactory attendance (100% of the contact hours) and submission of course work at the end of the course.

Language Medium Cantonese Supplemented with English  
CPD Elements for Teacher
CPD Mode: Structured Learning
CPD Hours: 6.0   Hour(s)
CPD Domain: I. Teaching & Learning
Content Area Information Technology in Education (V)
Attendance required for successful completion 100 %  Training & development data will be revealed in Teacher's Personal Profile in e-Services Portal upon successful completion.
Enrolment Method: Web enrolment
Number of Nominees from Each School/Unit: 2
Requiring School Priority: Yes
Maximum No. of Event(s) selectable: 2
First-Come, First-Served: Yes
Evaluation Paper evaluation  
Contact Person(s): Jasper LAW (CAITE, CUHK)
Enquiry Telephone No: 2603 6729
Email Address:
Remarks 1. Each teacher is entitled to bring at most one TSS to attend the course. As the TSS cannot apply the course by himself/herself, the teacher applicant should indicate whether he/she would bring a TSS along to the course when making online application. The name of the TSS should be provided in the online form in advance if he/she plans to attend the course with the TSS in pair.

2. Heads of schools are requested to submit the online application to the Information Technology in Education Section on or before the closing date of nomination. Nominations will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis whereas considerations will also be given to allow more schools to participate. Prior application is required and walk-ins will not be entertained.

3. Please note that the said training course is funded by public money and events will be conducted as scheduled when the enrollment reaches 16 per event. To ensure proper use and no wastage of public money, teachers accepted should attend the course on time. If he/she is unable to attend the course before its commencement, head of the school should arrange another teacher to substitute in order to prevent wastage of public money. The substitute teacher should attend the course with the Substitution Note shown in Appendix I. Head of school is required to fill in a Notice of Absence shown in Appendix II for every absentee to provide the reason(s) for absence and failing to make substitution on time. Completed Substitution Notes and Notices of Absence should be faxed to the 'Centre for the Advancement of Information Technology in Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong' (2603 7352) for necessary action.

4. Accepted or rejected applicants and the respective school heads will be notified through the e-Service Portal Account at least 7 days before respective event commencement. Successful applicants attending the course should bring along their notification letters for the course and are advised to use public transport. No parking spaces are available at the venue.

5. In the event of adverse weather conditions (e.g. tropical cyclone or rainstorm), concerned training sessions (A.M. or P.M.) scheduled, as per class arrangements of the CUHK, will be cancelled pending further notice form the training institute on the make-up arrangement. Details of class arrangements during tropical cyclone/rainstorm are available at the following website: .

6. Being late or early leave for more than 30 minutes without prior consent will not be counted as achieving 100% attendance.

7. Details of IT in Education Professional Development Programmes for teachers can be accessed at the IT in Education Section's website:  
Certificate to be Awarded
Name of Certificate: Attendance Certificate
Awarding Institution : Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Remarks :
Attachment(s) Appendix1and2_WMTP_c.doc