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eLFA Award for Year


Submitted Applications


Community Outreach Award


Gold Award

Institution:The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Representative:Peter, Ng
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Project/Initiative:Dementia poses a significant impact on the daily life of the elderly. To help mild dementia, a VR application using reminiscence therapy approach has been developed using HTC Vive and Leap Motion. The scene of our application is based on an apartment in Hong Kong public housing in the 1970s. There are two different modes, Cognitive Assessment mode and Explorer mode. It helps the occupational therapy students study the need for Dementia and detect mild dementia in an early stage. It also helps the elderly to recall their past experiences and evoke their memories.

Silver Award

Institution:Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, Hong Kong Baptist University
Representative:Theresa, Kwong
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Project/Initiative:The SDGs eTournament is a gamified, challenge-based learning activity organised by Hong Kong Baptist University. It is one of the world’s first online tournaments featuring United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The objectives of the eTournament are (i) to raise students’ awareness of the SDGs; and (ii) to enable students of different disciplines and cultural backgrounds to learn to work together online as a team to complete specific tasks. Since 2019, the eTournament has attracted more than 1,750 students from 59 home regions to take part, with 62.7% of them from developing countries/regions (see PDF attached for further breakdowns).

Bronze Award

Institution:CCDKM, STOU
Representative:kamolrat, intaratat
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Project/Initiative: Introduction Since 2016 till currently, CCDKM, STOU has partnered with various core agencies such as FAO, ITU in the International Girls in ICT Day event with all relevant partners and policy : Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES), Thailand topping up the existing “ICT Community Network : Telecentre” with its further development to be “Net Pracharat” in most of the villages all over Thailand to empowering digital skills to girls and young women farmers in Thailand. One among the key thematic areas is enhancing digital skills of girls and young women in agriculture called “smart farmer” such as the "Agri-tech Using ICTs" as well as other ICT skills, knowledge, and innovations in agriculture are holistically trained. Drone technology for smart farm, Smart Watering system, Smart Fertilizer system, smart solar system till smart farm marking and etc. More increasing partners involved especially all the relevant technology sectors as well as the girls and young women themselves. “With ICTs ….everything is POSSIBLE for Thai girls and young women farmers…” Implementation CCDKM, STOU as the focal point is the expertise research centre in using ICT to empowering all marginalized groups in Thailand and beyond. CCDKM has been the core partners of Ministry of ICT, Thailand initiated the ICT Community Centre all over the country then the digital literacy became to be a must to all marginalizes including girls and young women who are mostly earn their living as the small farmers. With all tangible proved from all partners : ICT can make it possible to make seen and heard of all talent and voices of all the girls and young women. Then ICT has been more applied into any of the farm activities as of their capability and readiness since 2016. The digital topics also keep more developed and tailored itself into this era of digitization from smart farm to smart farm market and smart farm entrepreneurs currently. ICT for smart farm or Agri-Tech has been expanding all over the country via the network of the Community ICT Centre, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) as well as the USO Internet Centre in the NBTC (National Broadcasting Telecommunication Commission), Thailand with supported by all the relevant expertise partners such as FAO, ITU, The Women Farmer Association of Thailand under the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Microsoft Thailand, CISCO, and others.

Exemplary Teaching and Learning Award


Gold Award

Institution:Taylor's University
Representative:Wong, Yau Hsiung
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Project/Initiative:Students need a wide range of competencies to succeed in today’s globalized and knowledge-based world. However, traditional teaching methods make the learning boring and lack of interactivity. As a result, students fail to develop advance skills such as critical thinking, real-world problem-solving and collaboration. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, all T & L switched to online or hybrid learning. Without a physical classroom, it can be challenging to keep students engaged and connected. This project aimed to redesign education to create an efficient, effective, and flexible online learning, focusing on building of 21st century skills.

Silver Award

Institution:Institute of Technical Education
Representative:WING YONG, FOO
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Project/Initiative:As many educators are exploring the use of virtual reality (VR) technology for education, there is an increased need to deliberate which pedagogical methods can offer opportunities for doing more than just replicating the conventional classroom by leveraging the distinctive features and potential that is offered by the technology. We adopt Communal Constructivism as a suitable pedagogy to use in the world of virtual reality, learning the concept of aircraft Instrument Landing System (ILS) as presented in one of the Aerospace Avionics modules in Institute of Technical Education (ITE).

Bronze Award

Institution:The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Representative:Christopher, See
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Project/Initiative:We implemented a new pedagogy for teaching medical student about human anatomy through crowdsourcing. Our method uses micro-contributions from students which consists of short videos of meaningful teaching moments as a basis for an e-learning resource. These videos were created in a teaching laboratory and capture dialogue from students highlighting an unusual structure or discussing a controversial point. Students learn at two junctures: firstly being challenged to discuss topics in front of the camera, and secondly by using the e-learning resource and seeing the range of dialogues and thinking processes of their fellow students about a range of human specimens.

Technology Innovation Award


Gold Award

Institution:The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Representative:Dongkun, Han
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Project/Initiative:For teaching robotics, we developed a cloud teacher based on artificial intelligent technologies and big data analysis. The cloud teacher is able to answer the questions from students, automatic evaluate the students’ lab performance, and provide personalized education for students in building and manipulating their robots online. The basic underlying idea is to train the agent by utilizing open-source artificial intelligence tools from Google’s DeepMind, and conduct big data analysis on students historical learning records. An unmanned robotic online lab has been constructed and devoted to 5 engineering courses with more than 300 students per year.

Silver Award

Institution:Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Representative:Jessie , Tan
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Project/Initiative:The AI Marker is designed to digitalize paper-based mock assessments using AI-based learning solution. It was implemented in two Nursing Science modules for 868 students. To better prepare students for high stake assessments, past years’ examination questions are categorized to ten major topics for students’ selection and auto-marked by the bot. The feedback is instant, post-assessment scores with recommended answers and additional resources in text and video formats are provided. The bot offers students with more opportunities to practice anytime, anywhere, thus enabling students to fine-tune answering techniques, revise learning resources; which leads to better knowledge acquisition and learning outcomes.

Bronze Award

Institution:The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Representative:Chee Leung, Mak
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Project/Initiative:In our globally wired world, the spread of science and scientific awareness continues to serve as a barometer of success. Laboratory learning plays an essential role in science education. Due to limitations of space and time, insufficient number of setups, and the COVID-19 pandemic, laboratories cannot perform their role, hampering student learning. Laboratory platform (Lab) for scientific exploration (X) that is remotely (R) accessible (A). The LabXRA Team develops a scalable, modular, mobile laboratory platform which allows students to perform experiments covering various science subjects anytime/anywhere. Thus, this platform will sculpt new learning landscapes beyond schools.