Information Technology Competency in Education (ITCE) Requirement

Changes in emerging technologies have placed at the forefront the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will equip students with the required level of Information Technology Competency in Education (ITCE) to succeed in learning and teaching. In recognition of the impacts of technologies in education, students have to fulfill the ITCE requirement by completing one of the pathways shown below:

1) IT ePortfolio Checking

For details of IT ePortfolio Checking, please refer to MIT website: https://www.eduhk.hk/mit/itce/ and the briefing session and materials sent by email for the respective programmes.

2) Student Teacher Education Program (STEP)

Introduction
In collaboration with Microsoft, the LTTC is offering a hybrid programme riding on its Student Teacher Education Program (STEP) to prepare our pre-service teachers who are new to integrating technology to be successful in using technology tools to create interactive and collaborative learning environments that empower learners.

Objectives
By the end of the programme, participants should feel confident with basic use of Teams and OneNote and be able to:

  • Understand how to create a Microsoft Team in Office 365
  • Build awareness of the multiple functions Microsoft Teams can serve as an online learning platform
  • Practice using Teams as an extension of classroom learning
  • Navigate and use OneNote, as well as set up, organize and arrange notebooks for student and teacher use of OneNote as a productivity tool
  • Understand how teachers and students can use OneNote as a collaborative learning tool

The whole programme will be 7 hours. Participants are expected to complete 5 hours of online lessons on the following 5 topics related to Teams and OneNote through the Student Teacher Education Program (STEP): 

  • Transform Learning with Microsoft Teams (1 hour)
  • Crafting a collaborative learning environment with Class Teams (1 hour)
  • Getting Started with OneNote (1 hour)
  • Independent learning with math tools in OneNote (1 hour)
  • OneNote Class Notebook: A teacher’s all-in-one notebook for students (1 hour)

Participants who complete the 5-hour online lessons will be invited to join a 2-hour online tutorial to have some hands-on practice of Microsoft Teams and OneNote, and understand good practices from innovative educators. For the schedule and enrollment, please refer to the table below:

Schedule and Enrollment

Date Self-learn: Coming Soon
Online Workshop: Coming Soon
Date 7 hours (5 hours online self-learn + 2 hours online workshop)
Enrollment Coming Soon
Remark * Students are expected to attend at least one online tutorial. The online tutorials will be delivered by Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts who are experienced leaders and teachers in e-learning and hybrid learning.

* Students are required to submit a micro-teaching video after attending the online tutorial to demonstrate their hands-on practice of online teaching. More information will be announced during the online tutorials.

Step Guide

Students who completed the programme and the tasks will be awarded the e-badges issued by Microsoft and a certificate issued by Microsoft Hong Kong and LTTC of EdUHK. Besides, the hours of the programme will be recorded in the Experiential Learning and Achievements Transcript (ELAT). Please note that these are non-credit-bearing activities and will not affect the graduation of final year students.

3Artificial Intelligence Literacy (AIL)

Introduction
In collaboration with Microsoft, the LTTC is offering a hybrid programme riding on its Artificial Intelligence programme “AI-900: Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals” to promote AI literacy to our students who are curious about AI. With more understanding of AI, we will be better prepared to face the current and future AI-infused society.

Objectives
The whole programme will be around 7.5 hours, including 5.5-hour online self-learning and 2-hour online workshop. Participants are expected to complete 5.5 hours of online learning on the following 4 topics related to AI through AI-900: Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals.

  • Get started with AI on Azure
  • Explore computer vision in Microsoft Azure
  • Explore natural language processing
  • Explore conversational AI
  • Optional topic: Create no-code predictive models with Azure Machine Learning

You are strongly encouraged to complete the online self-learning before you join the 2-hour online workshop to have some hands-on practice of Microsoft solutions for understanding AI. For the schedule and enrollment, please refer to the attached poster and information below:

Schedule and Enrollment

Date & Time Self-learn: Now to 10 November 2021
Online workshop: 3:00 – 5:00pm, 11 November 2021 (Thursday)
Duration and Mode 7 hours (5.5 hours online self-learn + 2 hours online workshop)
Language Cantonese
Speaker Colleague(s) from Microsoft Hong Kong
Enrollment https://uslinux3.eduhk.hk/enroll/course1.php3?groupid=LTTC439
Quota 30 (Priority will be given to those who complete the self-learning.)
Remark Course materials will be sent to you one day after you enrolled the AIL programme.
* Students are required to complete the hands-on practice introduced in the online workshop.
Step Guide for Self-Learn
Workshop Outline
Poster:

Students who completed the programme and the tasks will be awarded the e-badges/e-certs issued by Microsoft and a certificate issued by Microsoft Hong Kong and LTTC of EdUHK. Besides, the hours of the programme will be recorded in the Experiential Learning and Achievements Transcript (ELAT). Please note that these are non-credit-bearing activities and will not affect the graduation of final year students.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr Dillan Chen (Tel: 2948 8366/ Email: gchen@eduhk.hk) or Ms Tina Ma (Tel: 29488032/ Email: yma@eduhk.hk).

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