Information Technology Competency in Education (ITCE)

Information Technology Competency in Education (ITCE)

About ITCE

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.

ITCE as Graduation Requirements

In recognition of the impacts of technologies in education, students admitted in the following programmes must fulfill the requirements under the Information Technology Competency in Education (ITCE) framework (「教育資訊科技能力」框架).

  • All Undergraduate programmes
  • Programmes leading to QTS such as Postgraduate Diploma in Education programmes
  • Programmes leading to QKT such as Sub-degree in Education programmes

Three ITCE Pathways Selection:

Existing Path:
IT ePortfolio Checking

Alternative Path 1:
Student Teacher Education Program (STEP)

Alternative Path 2:
Artificial Intelligence Literacy (AIL)

Should you have any questions on IT ePortfolio Checking, please contact MIT IT ePortiflio team (itep@eduhk.hk).
Should you have any questions on STEP and AIL pathways, please contact LTTC (lttc@eduhk.hk / 2948 8032).

IT ePortfolio Checking

For details of IT ePortfolio Checking, please refer to MIT website and the briefing session and materials sent by email for the respective programmes.

Student Teacher Education Program (STEP)

Introduction

In collaboration with Microsoft Hong Kong, 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.

ITCE STEP Poster

Objectives

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

    • 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 as a learning, teaching and assessment tool  
    • Understand how teachers and students can use OneNote as a collaborative learning tool 

Course Details

The whole programme will be 7 hours. Participants are expected to complete 5 hours of online lessons on the following 5 compulsory topics related to Teams and OneNote through Microsoft Learn:  

  • Structure Teams through channels, tabs, files, and apps
  • Assign and assess learners with assignments and forms in Teams
  • Converse, collaborate, and build community in Teams
  • Get started with OneNote
  • OneNote Class Notebook: A teacher’s all-in-one notebook for students

Course Schedule

Date and Time:

Self-learn Period:
calendar_today Now – March 2023

2-Hour Online Workshop:
calendar_today March 2023 (TBC)

schedule Duration: 7 hours (About 5 hours online self-learn + 2 hours online workshop)
location_on Venue: Online via Teams Meet
language Language: Cantonese
(English language part will be introduced in English)

Remarks

* Students are expected to attend at least one workshop. The workshop 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.

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Rewards

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). They can also opt for STEP path to fulfill ITCE Graduation Requirement.

Artificial 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 topics related to AI through AI-900: Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals.

    • Get started with artificial intelligence
    • Explore computer vision
    • Explore natural language processing

For more details of the self-learning, please click here to download a self-learn guide.

    Course Schedule

    Date and Time: Self-learn Period:
    calendar_today Now – November 2022
    Workshop and Tutorial:
    calendar_today 2:30 – 4:30 pm, 9 November 2022 (Wed)
    schedule Duration: 7.5 hours (5.5 hours online self-learn + 2 hours online workshop)
    location_on Workshop Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams
    chair_alt Quota: 40 (Priority will be given to those who complete the self-learning.)
    person Speaker: Colleague(s) from Microsoft Hong Kong
    language Language: Cantonese
    star_border Remark: Please note that AIL Pathway is one of the ITCE pathways. For more details, please refer to website: https://www.lttc.eduhk.hk/for-students/information-technology-competency-in-education-itce/
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    Certificate and Badge

    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 this is non-credit-bearing activities and will not affect the graduation of final year students.