HONG KONG, Feb. 6(Xinhuanet)-- The Hong Kong International IT in Education Conference 2006 which has about 1,500 participants was kicked off here Monday.|
The three-day conference was organized by the Hong Kong Education and Manpower Bureau in conjunction with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Baptist University and some other units.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur KC Li said the bureau was determined to provide teachers with professional development opportunities and support to help them respond to the challenge of using Information Technology (IT) for curriculum and pedagogical innovations.
"In 2004, we released our second IT in education strategy called Empowering Learning and Teaching with Information Technology for the 2004-07 school year.
"To further empower our teachers and school heads, we have set up learning centers for teachers to develop and share IT skills, and provided IT leadership training for our school heads," Li said.
The conference adopted the theme of Capacity Building for Learning through IT and five sub-themes, namely Learning through IT, e-Learning, e-Leadership, Learning Communities and Capacity Building through IT, and Community Involvement.
It served the purpose of enhancing the sharing of information, dissemination of good practices and providing a platform for teachers and stakeholders in education to improve their collaboration in this area.
It features six keynote speeches, 13 teaching demonstrations, about 180 presentations of various kinds, more than 20 workshops and more than 100 paper presentations and 40 poster displays. Enditem