e-bulletin (Issue 48) - 17 Jul 2013

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17 Jul 2013 (Issue 48)   

    More free learning resources and opportunities open to public  

The OUHK has taken a further step to broaden free public access to open learning with the offer of 150 new Free Courseware modules and a tryout scheme. The courseware modules have been adapted from OUHK courses ranging from short and general interest courses to degree courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A distinctive additional feature of the new batch of free courseware is the adoption of Creative Commons license which lets users revise, remix, reuse and re-distribute the content of some modules.

The Tryout Scheme has been introduced to let aspiring learners who have not previously studied with the OUHK choose one from 19 courses for free trial for six months. A limited number of places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis to qualified applicants.

    OUHK Roving Exhibitions  

Date & time:
22-23 July (Mon - Tue): 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
24 July (Wed): 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Venue: MTR Kowloon Tong Station


    Study Planning Day  

Information sessions on distance learning, part-time face-to-face and online programmes will be held. Visitors can meet OUHK teaching staff and browse through the learning materials. There will also be advisory services on course selection, credit exemption and financial assistance.


Date: 17 August (Sat)
Time: 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Venue: OUHK Ho Man Tin campus
Website: www.ouhk.edu.hk/OUday




    Diploma in Health Studies (Community Health Care)  

The programme aims to train community health workers to take care of the elderly, and people with chronic diseases or disability in the community. An entry scholarship scheme is available to award outstanding and financially needy students.




    Postgraduate Programmes in Cultural and Heritage Tourism  

The programmes aim to equip students with a thorough understanding of cultural and heritage tourism from the cultural, heritage, historical, anthropological, sociological and economic angles. The programmes are suitable for individuals from NGOs, the cultural and heritage fields, the educational sector, the tourism industry and the enlightened general public. These are bilingual part-time programmes taught in the face-to-face, lecture-and-tutorial mode.



    Diploma in Early Childhood Education (in Chinese)  

Please refer to the Chinese version.





    Testing and Certification programmes  

Testing and certification industry is one of the six economic areas where Hong Kong enjoys clear advantages and has good potential for further development. The Master of Science in Testing and Certification programme is designed for those who have obtained a Bachelor of Sciences or Bachelor of Engineering degree in a relevant discipline and are interested to embark on a career in the testing and certification industry. Non-HKDSE students can apply for the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Testing and Certification programme via direct application.



    The National Putonghua Proficiency Test (13th intake)  

Test date: 2 – 5 November
Enquiries: 2768 5807 or el@ouhk.edu.hk
Website: www.ouhk.edu.hk/cpet



  Master of Laws in Chinese Business Law (e-Learning programme)  

  Real-time online lectures / tutorials


  Course materials developed by renowned Beijing scholars and legal experts


  Focus on case studies and business application


  Recognized by the Law Society of Hong Kong and HKICPA for CPD points


  May complete the programme in 12 months




  Recent highlights  

  Consolidate and Promote the Status of Hong Kong as an International Trade Centre (in Cantonese) (View online)


  Technological Practice and Change in Education (View online)


  Modern Literature (in Putonghua / Cantonese)





Open Learning Highlight –

  How a child's personality is developed  

From recent local news, a 14-year-old boy was reported to assault a six-year-old boy and put him into a drainage ditch with his friends as a way to take revenge on him. While the news was shocking the city, it aroused discussions about the reasons for the behaviours of this group of children, including the development of their personalities. Children’s personality development is subject to the change of environment, differences in life experience, their family background and how they have been nurtured. The Open Learning Platform presents a free course material on Personality Development of Children (in Chinese) for you to grasp a deeper understanding about this topic.


Learning can never be easier today with the help of technology. The OUHK brings you more free and handy learning materials at anytime and anywhere by just one CLICK.


Get to know our outstanding alumni


Listen to a school principal, a Cantonese opera scriptwriter, a general manager and a vice-president and you will be able to learn how they excelled in OU studies and achieved their goals whilst coping with a full-time job.




(Alumni groups formed by volunteer alumni)
New alumni groups  

The OUHK Rugby Alumni Association and the OUHK Nursing Alumni Association have been set up for rugby lovers or graduates of Nursing and Health Studies. Contact them for membership registration.

Alumni are welcome to set up official groups based on common academic background, study mode or interest. Please contact the Alumni Affairs Office at 27686381 or send an email to alumni@ouhk.edu.hk for details.




Haven't yet registered as a member of the OUHK Open Learning platform?  
Click here to register now and enjoy a wealth of free educational resources!  

Enquiries: 2768 6361