An Enterprise Knowledge Portal for Supporting Learning and Teaching

Date :

2019-09-20 (Friday)

Time :

15:00 - 17:00

Venue :

Room 701, 7/F., VTC Tower


2 hours

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Category :

Pedagogy and Assessment - Education/Information Technology

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About the Event :

Enterprise Knowledge Portal is more than data archives and streamlined access. It provides and shares knowledge to assist learning and teaching. This seminar will introduce the concept of portal and discusses specifically on the design, operation and maintenance of an Enterprise Knowledge Portal for supporting learning and teaching activities in a local university. Through a lifecycle approach to portals, participants are enlightened of the core duties in design and nurturing the portal for success and sustainability.

Participants will also learn about how to confront the challenges at different stages of the portal lifecycle, and raise awareness of a portal especially its definition, benefit and applicability for an organisation. Critical success factors and lessons learnt on portal deployment will also be shared.

After the seminar, it is expected that participants can determine the suitability of a portal for supporting learning and teaching activities as well as how to use a portal to save time and avoid re-inventing the wheel in course preparation and delivery. Participants will also learn tips on how to nurture a portal to meet its objectives and maintain sustainability.

Facilitator(s) :

Professor Eric Tsui is from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and he leads the Master of Science in Knowledge Management program which, among others, offers the subject “Enterprise Knowledge Portals”. This subject was also designed and delivered by him and had been delivered for more than a decade with very good feedback from all the participants.

He is also a principal contributor to the setting up and operation of Learn@PolyU, the learning management system used by PolyU in the past 8 years.

Prior to joining PolyU in 2005, he was the Chief Research Officer, Asia Pacific for Computer Sciences Corporation and a leader of the CSC Portal.

Intended Learning Outcomes :

Upon the completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

1. recognise how to leverage on a portal as a platform/repository for collaboration sharing and co-creation of content;

2. describe the benefits and power of a portal; and

3. identify and avoid the pitfalls in portal deployment failures.

Target Audience :

All VTC teaching and instructing staff

Enquiry :

Miss LEE Man Wai, Charlotte
Project Officer
Tel: 2836-1952