The 1st International Conference on Web-based Learning (2002)

As Part of

the 28th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB'2002)


  August 17-19, 2002 Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong SAR, China
Organized by : The Hong Kong Web Society
In Cooperation With : City University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Conference Theme
It is recognized that the traditional classroom approach to learning cannot cope with all the needs of the individual students and the increasing demand for life-long learning. The popularity of the World Wide Web and its development has enabled the creation and implementation of Web-based learning. This is of particular importance to shift from a teacher-centered learning environment to student-centered. The evolving new generation of education environment leads to a revolution in traditional teaching methods.

With the rapid development of Web-based learning and new concepts like virtual classrooms, virtual laboratories and virtual universities, many issues need to be addressed. On the technical side, there is a need for the effective technology for deployment of Web-based education. On the learning side, the cyber mode of learning is very different from the classroom-based learning. How can instructional development cope with this new style of learning? On the management side, the establishment of the cyber university imposes very different requirements for the set up. Does industry-university partnership provide a solution to addressing the technological and management issues? As with many other new developments, more research is needed to establish the concepts and best practice for Web-based learning.

The rapidly growing demand for e-learning is forcing educational institutions to expand in remote learning through the Web in terms of technological and pedagogical development. The successful application of e-learning provides enhancements in workforce performance, helps to lower cost, and encourages innovation. This conference aims at providing an in-depth study of the technical, pedagogical, as well as management issues of Web-based learning. The Hong Kong Web Society is organizing this conference in conjunction with City University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to provide a forum to bring together educators, researchers, technologists and implementers of Web-based learning from around the world to discuss the state of the art in this area.

Conference Objective
  • To provide a forum for discussion among educators, researchers, technologists for addressing the various aspects on Web-based learning.
  • To provide a showcase for the implementation of the cyber mode of learning and to address the technical, pedagogical, management and social issues associated with the implementation.
  • To explore concepts and examples of good practice in developing, integrating and delivering e-learning solutions.
  • To provide an opportunity for conference participants and solution providers for e-learning to exchange views and provide feedback on Web-based learning.

    Steering Committee
    Shi-Kuo Chang, University of Pittsburg, USA
    Joseph Fong, Hong Kong Web Society (Chair)
    Qing Li, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Xiaoming Li, Peking University, China
    Maria Orlowska, The University of Queensland, Australia
    Timothy Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan


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