MU Connect issue 6 (page 35 to 36)

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Inspirational talk on Chinese diplomacy and consular protection

On 10 October, the University invited Counselor Wei Wenxiu, Director General of the Consular Department of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the Hong Kong SAR, to speak on Chinese diplomacy and consular protection. In the talk, Counselor Wei analysed the latest international situation, illustrated the strategy of major country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics, and also introduced the concept of consular protection with examples.

Exploring Chinese modernisation and Hong Kong's opportunities at Talk of the Metropolis

The fourth Talk of the Metropolis of this year was held on 19 September, featuring Ir Prof. Frank Chan Fan, Hong Kong Deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC) and Vice President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, as the guest speaker. In the talk, Prof. Chan outlined the unique features of Chinese modernisation and explored how Hong Kong can contribute to the development of the country.

B&A programme selected for Pilot Project on the Development of Applied Degree Programmes

The Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Sports and Recreation Management programme offered by the Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration (B&A) was selected for the second round of the Education Bureau's Pilot Project on the Development of Applied Degree Programmes. It proves the practicality of the programme and how it will help nurture future talent for the industry. The programme will admit its first batch of students in the 2024–25 academic year, focusing on both business theory and practical skills applicable to sports and recreation management. To provide students with practical experience, it will offer internship placements in various organisations.

Developing up-to-date teaching and learning tools

To ensure that HKMU remains a pioneer in educational technology, the Office for Advancement of Learning and Teaching (ALTO) is constantly upgrading the University's suite of teaching and learning tools. Recently, the online learning platform for the Capacity Building Mileage Programme received an Outstanding Online Learning System award in the “Digital Education” category of
the Hong Kong Digital Brand Awards 2023. Designed with an intuitive interface, the platform contains all the features needed for self-directed learning, from class information and assignment submission to multimedia learning resources and interactive exercises. It also comes with a mobile version, enabling learners to track their learning progress anytime, anywhere.

Separately, ALTO has developed a new attendance-taking tool called iAttend. Built on iBeacon, a Bluetooth transmitter, it allows teachers to take roll calls by broadcasting a beacon signal, which will be detected by students' mobile devices. The devices will then trigger a prompt to register their attendance. iAttend is embedded in the HKMU iBookcase app, and has been registered for a trademark.