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Basic Law Online Course for Secondary School Students’ Self-directed Learning

 

    • The Online Course aims to equip secondary school students with relevant basic knowledge of the Basic Law. Also, teachers can adopt and combine different learning and teaching strategies flexibly to deliver and promote Basic Law education through junior secondary humanities subjects. As a result, students can have a better understanding of the rationales of the Basic Law. The Online Course is composed of 9 modules:

      Module 1:  "One Country, Two Systems" and the Basic Law

      Module 2:  Relationship between the Central Authorities and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

      Module 3:  Interpretation and Amendment of the Basic Law

      Module 4:  Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Hong Kong Residents

      Module 5:  Basic Characteristics of the Political Structure of the HKSAR

      Module 6:  The Basic Law and Public Finance

      Module 7:  How the Basic Law Protects the Development of Monetary Affairs and Trade in Hong Kong

      Module 8:  The Basic Law and Daily Life

      Module 9:  External Affairs

      • Methods of Us
        1. Student Login 【Applicable in 2021/22 school year after schools have updated students’ data in HKEdCity’s School Account Administration system】
        2. Students can select one of the following language versions and login to the course with their HKEdCity (EdConnect) accounts and at their own pace use the Online Course in 2021/22 school year (up to 12 August 2022):
            • Schools’ HKEdCity account administrators can register for their schools online:

          School Registration website:

          https://basiclawwebcourse.stu.c.edb.hkedcity.net/register.jsp

          • Different version(s) can be selected during registration: Chinese / English / Chinese and English.
          • After successful registration, the Online Course will be activated after one working day.
          • Teacher(s) can distribute the URL to students and students can login to the course with their EdConnect account.
          • (For schools which have selected the "Chinese and English" version) Each student can only register for one of the language versions (i.e. either Chinese or English version)
          • After login to the course(s) with their HKEdCity (EdConnect) accounts, teachers concerned can understand their students’ learning progress in the Online Course.
          •   (2021/22 school year) Last date of login: 12 August 2022.
          • 【For issues related to the management of students' accounts, please contact HKEdCity on 2624 1000 or email support@hkedcity.net
        3. Installing the Online Course on School Servers
          • Each secondary school has received ONE set of DVDs containing the School Server Version by post in mid-March 2018.
          • Schools can follow the instructions provided to install the Online Course on their school servers for students’ flexible use.
          • The content of the school server version is identical to content of the web version (up to early March 2018).
          • Patch file (082021): With reference to the following steps, schools could download the patch file and install it on the Online Course (English version) in the school servers for updating purpose

    Step 1.

    Download the patch file.

    Step 2.

    Unzip the patch file. The zip file should contain a folder named "ROOT".

    Step 3.

    Open the directory of Tomcat installed.

    Step 4.

    Go to "webapps" folder.

    Step 5.

    Copy the unzipped "ROOT" folder to replace the new files to /webapps/ROOT/ folder.

    Step 6.

    System will prompt for confirmation of files replacement, click "yes" to confirm.

    Step 7.

    After confirmation, the patch file is applied to the Online Course English Version.



    • Reasons for introducing the patch file: (i) On 11 March 2018, the 1st Session of the 13th National People’s Congress has passed the Amendment to the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China. The content and numbering of Article 62 have been amended. Accordingly, the content of the Online Course (School Server Version) has to be changed; (ii) On 28 May 2020, the Decision on Establishing and Improving the Legal System and Enforcement Mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to Safeguard National Security was adopted at the Third Session of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress. The “Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” was passed by the Twentieth meeting of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress in the morning on 30 June 2020. In the afternoon, the Twentieth meeting of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress decides: the national law being the “Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” is added to the list of laws in Annex III to the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. The “Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” was gazetted for promulgation by the HKSAR Government on 30 June 2020 and took effect at 11pm the same day; (iii) On 11 March 2021, the Fourth Session of the Thirteenth National People's Congress adopted the Decision on Improving the Electoral System of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and authorised its Standing Committee to amend Annex I and Annex II to the Basic Law. On 30 March 2021, the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress adopted the amended Annex I and Annex II to the Basic Law at its Twenty-seventh meeting.