優質教育基金電子學習撥款計劃

優質教育基金電子學習撥款計劃 – 提供流動電腦裝置及上網支援

背景及目的

優質教育基金(下稱「基金」)的成立,是為了資助各項有助推動香港優質教育的計劃。

教育局透過「第四個資訊科技教育策略」鼓勵學校使用流動電腦裝置促進電子學習。及至2019冠狀病毒病疫情爆發,加速了電子學習的發展。在停課和面授課堂未全面恢復期間,各中小學校均按其校情及學生在各學習階段的不同需要,靈活運用不同的學與教模式(包括電子學習),支援學生在家繼續學習,讓學生達至「停課不停學」。

展望未來,混合模式的學習,即面授課堂配合在家以電子或其他模式的學習,可能會是教學的「新常態」。因此,基金督導委員會應政府的建議,撥備20億元,由2021/22學年開始推行一項為期三年的計劃。當中包括讓公營中小學(包括特殊學校)及直接資助計劃學校申請撥款,購買流動電腦裝置供有經濟需要的學生借用,並為因居住環境所限而未能獲得合適上網服務的學生提供可攜式無線網絡路由器及流動數據卡。目的是讓學生享有平等的電子學習機會,以便學校在新常態下,能有效地推行混合教學模式,促進學與教。

合資格的受惠對象

在2021/22學年期間,符合下列條件的學生,均可受惠於撥款計劃:

  • 領取社會福利署的綜合社會保障援助(綜援);
  • 領取學生資助處學校書簿津貼(書簿津貼)的全額或半額資助;或
  • 經學校識別為家庭經濟能力有限的學生。 學校可因應校情及學生的家庭背景自行訂定校本準則,以識別未有領取綜援或書簿津貼,而家庭經濟能力有限的學生。此類學生人數的上限為在符合綜援和書簿津貼條件下,該學年撥款計劃所受惠學生人數的10%。如個別學校有實際需要,可向教育局資訊科技教育組申請上調此類受惠學生的人數,教育局會按個別學校的特殊情況考慮。

若有意申請,請下載及填寫 家長/監護人同意書,並交回本校上鄉道校舍校務處。(申請截止日期為2022年1月28日)

詳情可瀏覽 https://www.edb.gov.hk/tc/edu-system/primary-secondary/applicable-to-primary-secondary/it-in-edu/ite-qef/qef_index.html

 

Quality Education Fund e-Learning Funding Programme—Provision of Mobile Computer Devices and Internet Services Support

The establishment of the Quality Education Fund (hereafter “the Fund”) is to finance projects for the promotions of quality education in Hong Kong.

Under the Fourth Strategy on Information Technology in Education, the Education Bureau (EDB) has been promoting e-learning through the use of mobile computer device. The COVID-19 epidemic has accelerated the development of e-learning. When face-to-face classes have not yet fully resumed, primary and secondary schools have deployed diversified teaching and learning strategies flexibly (including e-learning) based on schools’ context and students’ needs at different learning stages in supporting students to learn at home, achieving “suspending classes without suspending learning”.

Looking forward, blended mode of learning, i.e. face-to-face classes together with learning at home with electronic or other modes of learning, may become the “new normal” in teaching and learning. In this connection, the Steering Committee of the Fund, in response to the recommendations of the Government, has set aside $2 billion to launch a three-year programme starting the 2021/22 school year. Public sector primary and secondary schools (including special schools) and Direct Subsidy Scheme schools could apply for funding to purchase mobile compute device for loan to needy students and to provide portable WiFi routers and mobile data cards to students who do not have access to appropriate Internet services due to the constraints in their living environment. This ensures all students have equal opportunities in accessing e-learning so that schools could effectively implement blended mode of teaching and learning under the new normal to facilitate learning and teaching.

Eligible Beneficiaries

During  the  2021/22  school  year,  students  meeting  the  following  criteria  are  eligible  to benefit from the Funding Programme:

 

  • those receiving  subsidies  under  the  Comprehensive  Social  Security  Assistance (CSSA) from the Social Welfare Department;
  • those receiving  full  grant/half  grant  of  the  School  Textbook  Assistance  Scheme (STAS) from the Student Finance Office; or
  • those with limited economic means identified by schools. Schools may establish their school-based criteria according to  their  school contexts and  students’  family  background  to  identify  students  who  are  with  limited  economic means,  but  are  not  receiving  CSSA  or    The  maximum  number  of  students  in this  category  is  10%  of  the  number  of  student  beneficiaries  that meeting  the  criteria of  CSSA  and  STAS  in  that  school  year.  If  individual  schools  have  genuine  needs, they  may  apply  to  the  Information  Technology  in  Education  (ITE)  Section  of  the EDB  for  increasing  the  number  of  student  beneficiaries  in  this  category,  which  will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 2.         studying in schools and classes implementing e-learning and adopting BYOD.

Please download and fill-in the Parent/ Guardian Consent for application, return it to Sheung Heung Road Campus General Office. (Deadline of application: 28st January, 2022.)

For more information, please visit https://www.edb.gov.hk/en/edu-system/primary-secondary/applicable-to-primary-secondary/it-in-edu/ite-qef/qef_index.html