Report from HKLA Biennial Awardee Report – Dr. Helen Cheung
It is my honor to have received the Hong Kong Library Association Biennial Award in December 2018. With the financial support from this award, I have been able to contribute to the existing knowledge about two library projects at an international conference, which included presenting a research paper about a Wiki writing project titled “STEPS: Developing the argumentative writing skills of secondary school students with Wiki collaborative writing and information literacy” and conducting a workshop as part of the “Learning Multiple Literacies with VR and Drones” project. The award also covered part of the cost of the equipment required for this workshop, consisting of a drone and a VR headset. This helped me to extend the VR and drone project to include more participants. The HKLA Biennial Award enabled me to move from a conceptual framework to hands-on practice and allowed me to solve problems in real situations. The VR and drone project has benefited secondary school students and university students in Hong Kong and Japan, as well as facilitating my professional development.
I wish to use this report to share the knowledge I have gained over the past year as a result of the award, so that librarians, teachers, and students can understand the process of using easy-to-use and low-/no-cost IT tools (Google VR Tour creator, 360 cameras, and drones) to develop their own VR projects. This report includes three parts: i) an introduction; ii) a description of the development of the VR/drone project; and iii) an appendix consisting of learning resources for VR and drone projects.
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