Everyday Computing aims to teach you how to make informed decisions in this information age. It is expected that everyone needs to have an efficient way to sift through and evaluate the myriads of information that is available through the Internet. The ultimate objective of this course is to help students develop a “computational” state of mind for everyday events. Specifically, the course will enable students to answer the following questions:
- What daily problems need to be solved by a computational method?
- Are such problems solvable?
- By what means can such problems be solved?
- Is it worthwhile to compute such problems?
We will also discuss intensively the societal impacts of computing technologies on our daily life.
Online lectures would be available for the whole course, making room for more in-depth learning in lecture sessions. Specifically, a face-to-face session will be conducted in collaborative workshop formats, whereby students need to work in teams to complete hands-on tasks corresponding to the topics covered in the course.
Our Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs) are here to give you a real taste of university courses. HKU is now providing two SPOCs taught by our very own Professors – Journey into Madness and Everyday Computing.
Assessment criteria for certificates
A Certificate of Completion will be issued upon completing the first 5 basic badges. Each badge can be earned upon fulfilling these two criteria:
- Watch all video lectures and read through all topic materials
- Getting a 50% mark in each topic challenge questions
A Certificate of Excellence will be awarded to learners
- Collected all 7 badges
- Attended the Face-to-Face session
FAQs about HSST9003
Is it open to everyone?
Yes and no. Yes, it is open to public but limited to secondary school students in Hong Kong.
Is this course free?
Yes, It is absolutely free. And the best part is that there is another course “Journey into Madness” that is as good as HSST 9003 and it is also absolutely free.
Can I get a certificate out of it?
Yes, it offers two levels of certificate. Certificate of Completion and Certificate of Excellence.
How do I register for this amazing course?
You can click here to sign up and we will email you your free learning.hku.hk account.
I already signed up but I didn’t get any email, what should I do?
Usually, it takes few hours for us to send a reply. But not to worry. You can also check your SPAM mail just in case.
I’ve waited for hours, check my SPAM, but I still cannot find the email. What should I do?
You can email the course team directly through it CCST9003@teli.hku.hk
What is it like in the original Hong Kong class?
About the face to face session:
There will be two classwork activities for this online course and this will be part of the requirement to earn the certificate of excellence.
- Classwork #1 Keep Talking Game
In this classwork activity, your group will collaborate to solve a series of puzzles and make sure that every bomb will not explode. So you need to keep talking so that nobody will explode.
- Classwork #2 Finding Dr. X
In this classwork activity, your team will travel back in time to help the justice alliance to decrypt the messages left by Dr. X. Your team needs to find his whereabouts and help Prof. Kwok arrest him.
These classwork activities will be held on 8 April 2017, from 10:30 – 12:30, at CPD 3.41, 3/F, Centennial Campus, University of Hong Kong.
The course begins on 8 March, 2017. Registration is open until 22 March, 2017.
Eligibility: Enrollment is open only for Secondary School Students.
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