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
- 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。
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.
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