News & Updates
We believe flexible classroom seating arrangements can facilitate different pedagogical designs. Hence, LES would like to introduce some ideas of various classroom settings which allow any classroom become a technology rich learning environment very easily:-
- Discussion Mode
- Discussion with MoCow Mode
- Quiet Study Room Mode
- Seminar Mode
- Conference Mode
- Examination Mode
- Classroom Mode
Commencing Monday 9th October, the 24 hour zone at the Chi Wah Learning Commons will be extended to include the whole of the first floor.
In the newly arranged 24-hour zone which has been agreed with the HKUSU, students will have greater access to computers and study rooms in addition to the other facilities available. (iMac, printing and scanning facilities, water etc.)
In order to help students learn more about the CWLC and its facilities, a Virtual Tour has been created. It provides 360 degree panoramic views of the Chi Wah Learning Commons, with interactive walking paths to lead users around the main areas, including study rooms, printing areas, information counters and quiet zones etc.
The Virtual Tour can be viewed at any time, from any location.
Begin your tour here: http://www.les.hku.hk/virtual_tour
(The above-mentioned link will also be posted on
http://www.les.hku.hk/teaching-learning/learning-space/chi-wah-learning-commons for easy access.)
The PC’s in the Chi Wah Learning Commons will be replaced during the summer vacation. The upgrade work will be undertaken in a number of phases thoughout this period.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause in the short term.
Get to know more about your Classrooms or Lecture Rooms before class with our new 360o Photos.
A new photographic collection of HKU teaching venues (http://www.les.hku.hk/teaching-space) has been created by Learning Environment Services (LES). Easily discover all aspects of the teaching spaces using the special 360o animation icon (Pic. 1) which you will find on the information page of each room at the above mentioned webpage.
Pic. 2 – Sample Photo A
Pic. 3 – Sample Photo B
The Digital Literacy Skills Laboratory located in the Chi Wah Learning Commons 2/F, Zone S is NOW IN SERVICE.
The new facility provides space, equipment and technical support for students who are creating multi-media resources for their project work, etc.
- DVD Production PC: PC for DVD production to capture digital video and analog video. [Click “HERE” for more details.]
- Video Support Office (CPD-2.71): Technician-onsite for support inquiry and service
- Editing - Production Room (CPD-2.72): Designated area for video-editing & production
- Video Studio (CPD-2.73): Perfect environment for professional video-recording
- Production Studio (CPD-2.75): Spacious area for large-scaled production activities
- Workshop Training Room (CPD-2.77): Lively environment for generating creative ideas
- Pre/Post Production Stations: High-performance iMac computer stations for creating ART design & motion graphics [Click “HERE” for computer specification.]
We are pleased to announce that our event technical support services will now expand to Chong Yuet Ming Culture Centre including both Yuet Ming Auditorium and Studio 303.
Yuet Ming Auditorium
Located at 5/F of Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, the Yuet Ming Auditorium is a proscenium theatre with a capacity of 400 seats. The modern and well-equipped theatre supports the multi-purpose functions for drama, dance, live music, movie screening, conference and seminar.
The Yuet Ming Auditorium is equipped with the following Audio Visual and Theatrical Facilities: -
- L/C/R Line Array Sound System
- Video System
- Projection System
- Theatrical Lighting System
- Stage Rigging System
- Show Relay to Pre function areas and dressing Rooms
Located at 3/F of Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, Studio 303 is a black box theatre aiming at supporting student’s cultural and arts development. The studio includes an auditorium with 148 seats, a scenery construction workshop and dressing room. This black box theatre is an ideal performing venue for experimental performances in varieties art forms like drama, dance, live music performance and theatrical workshop.
Studio 303 is equipped with the following Audio Visual and Theatrical Facilities: -
- Sound System
- Video System
- Projection System
- Theatrical Lighting System
- Show Relay to dressing Rooms and Scenery workshop
Fun is in the Air for your Class! The “Catchbox” is on Board at HKU !
We are pleased to announce that the World’s first innovative throwable microphone “Catchbox” is now on board here at HKU to facilitate your teaching.
Whether you're hosting a large conference or a small workshop, a good atmosphere is everything. The Catchbox will lighten up the mood and get everybody talking. If teaching staff are interested in arranging a demonstration, please contact the LES team.
Summer is always a busy time for the Learning Environment Services Team. This summer has been no exception. We continue to work to improve both the physical environment and our services in order to enhance the student learning experience with innovative and flexible technologies.
We are pleased to announce that at the start of the new semester for academic year 2016-17, the NEW 24 Hour (Study) Zone located at 1/F Chi Wah Learning Commons in the Centennial Campus opened for students, the area is shown on the graphic below. Students may access Windows computers, iMac computer bar, printing and scanning facilities, water facilities and bathrooms, together with the full coverage of the University Wi-Fi service day and night.
Note: The 24 hour (Study) Zone will remain open after the closure of the general study facilities at 12:00 midnight and will be staffed by our security staff overnight.
You may have noticed that both The Oval (including Room KB-110) and The Curve re-opened at the start of the new semester with the new opening hours as follows:
Mon - Sun (including public holidays): 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Further improvements to the furniture at the Oval are ongoing and 24 hour access to Learning Spaces has been moved to the NEW 24 Hour (Study) Zone at 1/F Chi Wah Learning Commons in the Centennial Campus where it is possible to provide full-time security for your safety.
Opening hours of all facilities are reviewed regularly.