The eResources Adoption Programme (eREAP) aims at sourcing quality eLearning resources and tools from education solutions suppliers locally and around the world for local schools, and to experience the latest application of technology in education. Teacher community will be set up to share the practices and to provide community support.
With the implementation of ‘The Fourth Strategy on IT in Education’ (ITE4) since 2015, over 90% public funded schools in Hong Kong have set up WiFi in all classrooms. A solid foundation for eLearning has been established and schools are now ready for more extensive adoption of eLearning resources and tools. ITE4 stated the importance to introduce commercially available eResources to schools to expand the availability of quality eResources and facilitate innovative learning and teaching.
A global sourcing exercise will be conducted to source the most suitable eResources for use in Hong Kong. The eResources are supplementary to learning and teaching needs in schools and are not intended to replace textbooks. Evaluation of eResources are coordinated by HKEdCity together with a group of experienced subject teachers. With bulk purchase model, suppliers through this programme can also lower their cost and efforts in introducing their products to schools, and able to collect feedback from schools easily.
The Programme is consisted of 2 parts, Plan A and Plan B, to encourage schools to adopt a myriad of eLearning resources and tools.
The eResources cover both main subjects and non-academic domains in primary and secondary schools, to cater for the needs of students comprehensively. The licences of these eResources are sponsored by suppliers and are offered free to participating schools for a specific period.