Building on the strengths and experiences of the previous strategies on Information Technology in Education (ITEd) , the Education Bureau is now to implement the Fourth Strategy on Information Technology in Education (ITE4).
ITE4 is to unleash the learning power of all our students to learn to learn and to excel through realising the potential of IT in enhancing interactive learning and teaching experiences. We aim to strengthen students’ self-directed learning, problem-solving, collaboration and computational thinking competency, enhance their creativity and innovation, and even entrepreneurship, as well as to nurture the students to become ethical users of IT for pursuing life-long learning and whole-person development, through leveraging technology and the capacity of IT in IT-rich school environment, with schools’ professional leadership and capacity, as well as the support from community partnerships. We will sustain the development of ITE through synergizing resources and professional support to enhance teachers’ repertoire and their effectiveness of learning and teaching.
We launched a two-month public consultation on ITE4 in May 2014. During which, there has been a general consensus among different stakeholders that ITE4 will enable students to develop self-directed learning which in turn empower them to pursue whole-person development and life-long learning. Also, have formulated six supporting actions, including
Policy Document: The Fourth Strategy on IT in Education