Openlink Vol 23 Issue 3 (September 2014)
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President's Message

25th Anniversary Activities

OUHK Open Day
Distinguished Leaders Series:
Dr Anthony Neoh speaks on rule by law and will
video
Tertiary students demonstrate strengths in programmingvideo
Scholars and experts discuss issues related to ecology and preservation
Conference on technology and educational practices

Development

Institutional Review 2014
Mapping out development plans for the next decade
OUHK welcomes over 300 subsidized places in the SSSDP
More efforts and resources to enhance student support and services

An ideal place for study and collaborative work

Student Achievements

Student Support and Activities

Sponsorship and Donations

Financial awards hit three-year record high
Students explore the world through sponsored study tours

Events

Community Healthcare Day and Jockey Club Home Health Watch Programmevideo
Tsim Tak-lung discusses the key to improving English proficiencyvideo
Meeting with Kowloon City District Councillors
Business leaders visit the OUHK
Speaking on Hong Kong cultural change with wit and charm

Academic Activities and Alliances

People
Associate Vice President Prof. Ip Yiu-keung
Charting out a path for the future
New Council members
New academic staff
Mainland Links

Alumni Affairs

Outstanding Alumni Sharing Series — Boss Spiritvideo
Programmes and Courses
LiPACE updates
Newsbrief

Student Achievements

The University explores collaboration opportunities on research
Visit by Korea National Open University
OU staff attend academic conference in Penang

The University explores collaboration opportunities on research

The University welcomed delegations from two Asian institutes this summer and explored opportunities for collaborative research. Pro-Vice-Chancellor Khondoker Mokaddem Hossain led a group of representatives from the Bangladesh Open University to visit the OUHK on 9 June, while Dr Tanida Phatisena, Director of Research and Development Institute of Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Thailand, and her colleagues visited the OUHK on 20 June. During their meetings with our Associate Vice-President Prof. Ip Yiu-keung, Director of the University Research Centre Dr Li Kam-cheong and other senior staff members, the members from the two delegations gained a better understanding of research done at the OUHK, and showed a keen interest in exploring possibilities for collaboration on joint research projects.


Visit by Korea National Open University

On 27 June, a delegation from Korea National Open University led by its President Prof. Nam Chul Cho visited the OUHK to exchange ideas and practices for open education. Deputy Director of the Educational Technology and Publishing Unit Mrs Linda Chow and Senior Instructional Designer Dr Henry Choi gave an introduction to the OUHK’s learning facilities and a demonstration of our online and mobile apps, which was followed by a campus tour to the library, laboratories and AV production centre. The delegation was especially impressed by the parallel development of our distance learning and full-time programmes.


OU staff attend academic conference in Penang

Director of the Educational Technology and Publishing Unit Dr Yuen Kin-sun and Director of the University Research Centre Dr Li Kam-cheong attended the Second Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources, held on 24–27 June in Penang, Malaysia. They presented two papers at the symposium, entitled ‘How do Hong Kong teachers like to use open textbooks?’ and ‘Readiness for open educational resources: A study of Hong Kong’ respectively. The Symposium was organized by the Wawasan Open University and OUHK was one of the equal partners.