The American International School Hong Kong uses Digital Tools to foster collaborative learning – E-learn
Hong Kong SAR, China
Andrew Chiu, Educational Technology Coordinator, is leading a series of digital and structural changes at American International School Hong Kong (AIS HK). The target is to transform teaching and learning, so that the education process can be more efficient and relevant -more fun, even. E-Learn Magazine talked with him to find out more.
In Hong Kong, the local and/or British-inspired school system rules. Part of American International School Hong Kong’s success is therefore due to the fact that its method is very similar to the American system, being divided into Elementary, Middle School and High School, with graduation from the latter depending on the student getting a certain number of credits.
The student profile is extremely varied, but there can be no doubt that all students have certain things in common. They want a different approach to education, one that goes beyond the traditional natural and social sciences courses and mathematics. They also aim to gain admission to top universities around the world, and the individual assistance the school offers in this respect is therefore particularly valuable. That promise, in fact, is part of its success. And it is why, faced with an imminent need to introduce new academic resources and educational tactics, the school has set new targets for providing its students with a practical, innovative, opportune, valuable and, above all, comprehensive education.
We talked about this major change process directly with one of its leaders, Andrew Chiu, the Educational Technology Coordinator at the school. He explains the challenges, objectives and spirit behind the initiative.
*Andrew Chiu, Educational Technology Coordinator, American International School Hong Kong.
*Photo by: AFP Isaac Lawrence