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Impact Projects 2017-18

Impact Projects 2017-18

The invisible ultra-violet (UV) radiation

Prof. Francis C.M. Lau Principal Investigator: Prof. Francis C.M. Lau  ( Department of Computer Science )
Telephone: 2859-2170
Email: fcmlau@cs.hku.hk
 

Project Objectives:

  • To cultivate students' curiosity in UV radiation and its effects through cross-disciplinary learning activities
  • To enhance students' ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills in meteorology and engineering to solve an engineering task
  • To raise the awareness of the community towards the hazard of excessive UV radiation
  • To foster among the participating students and the public an interest in engineering and its applications

Project Description:

Through organizing an "Ultra-Violet (UV) Radiation Meter Design Competition", the project aims at (1) strengthening students' ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills in engineering and meteorology; (2) nurturing their creativity, teamwork and problem solving skills, and sparking their interest in engineering; and (3) increasing public awareness and understanding of UV radiation and its effects on health and promoting correct attitudes towards UV protection.

Target Deliverables in 2017/18:

  • Organization of the "UV Meter Design Competition"
  • An online platform for exchanging and sharing the knowledge of science and engineering about UV radiation and its measurement
  • Links of the online platform from HKU Engineering Knowledge Exchange Portal
  • Links of the online platform from HKO and HKMetSoc
  • Facebook page and group for communication with participants and general public
  • Lecture materials on UV radiation, its potential harm and the appropriate precautionary measures to take to reduce the risk of excessive exposure
  • Lecture materials on creating an UV meter by video analysis
  • Lecture materials on creating an UV meter by building electronic circuits
  • Circuit schematics, component list, and program code, of a DIY UV meter
  • Learning resources and hints on small scale STEM activities related to UV radiation
  • Organization of Presentation Sessions / Exhibition of the “UV Meter Design Competition”
  • Media coverage of the competition and the Knowledge Exchange outcomes

Impacts studies of the KE and R&D projects conducted by the e-Learning Development Laboratory

Dr. Wilton Fok Principal Investigator: Dr. Wilton Fok  ( Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering )
Telephone: 2857-8490
Email: wtfok@eee.hku.hk
 

Project Objectives:

  • To collect evidence of the impacts of the e-Learning technologies developed by the Lab
  • To measure the effectiveness and efficiency of different means of KE engagement processes
  • To share the experience of KE engagement and technology transfer processes
  • To evaluate the key success factors of the past KE Impact Projects to the development of the e-Learning Development
  • To promote the importance of KE as a university mission

Project Description:

The proposed project aims to collect the impacts of the series of knowledge exchange and development projects contributed of the e-Learning Development Laboratory in since 2010. The impacts on e-learning technology development, pedagogy innovation and formation of Community of Practice in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas will be studied.

Target Deliverables in 2017/18:

  • A full report, including:
    i. Statistics report of all survey
    ii. Details of the case studies
    iii. A list of impacts, with evidence, generated by the KE projects and technologies developed by the Lab
  • A web-site for information dissemination 
  • A booklet that summaries the case studies and survey result