What happens when Chinese pop music meets classical poetry? Whether you love one of them or find it bizarre that there should be any connection between the two, there are in fact traces of classical poetry in today’s lyrics. Famous singers like Jay Chou, Faye Wong and S.H.E have produced some popular numbers that are influenced by famous poets. If interested, register by Sunday 10 July. The talk will be held at Lecture Theatre 1 Han Chiang College on Wednesday 13 July at 8pm-9.30pm. For more information, contact Ms Lau at 04-283 1088.
Everyone dreams of studying in Top Ivy League Schools like Harvard or Yale. Some even harbour dreams of securing a place in the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities such as Oxbridge and MIT.
But, that is as far as the dream goes. For many, pursuing an education in such institutions has always remained a fantasy. Surprisingly, things have changed.
Before 2012, you would have said, “What is the catch?”
Since the world’s learning community embraced a new form of learning mode called “MOOC” in 2012 this is no longer a pipedream. Today, everyone can study a course from “blue chip” universities such as Harvard, Penn State, Stanford, Beijing, MIT or Georgetown totally free!
But wait, what does the acronym “MOOC” stand for? Is MOOC (pronounced as mook) a new type of trend, computer programme or technology? In a way all the answers are true! MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course and the emphasis here is the word “Massive”!
The speaker has been a student of education technology and started to use e-learning to enhance his college students’ learning experience since 1997. He is a “veteran” in the consumption of MOOCs who began taking MOOCs since late 2012. To date Dr. Chow Yong Neng has successfully completed 28 MOOCs.
In this public lecture, Dr. Chow will share his experience as a “serial MOOCs taker” with the audience. He will give salient tips on how to differentiate a good MOOC from a sub-standard offering and how learners can maximise their learning experiences. He will attempt to answer many questions regarding MOOCs such as:
About the speaker
Dr. Chow Yong Neng is one of the few living souls to earn three degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s & PhD) from The Queen’s University of Belfast. He was trained as a farm manager in his undergraduate studies but has never farmed. Instead he went on to complete his PhD studies in plant tissue culture in 1990. After a brief postdoctoral research stint at the National University of Singapore, he worked in a commercial laboratory before returning to Malaysia in 1996 to serve as an academic in a private college. His fascination with education technology especially with e-learning was ignited about 20 years ago. Taking MOOCs has become Dr. Chow’s learning habit and “hobby”. Dr. Chow has been the CEO & Principal of Han Chiang College since January 2015. His key aim is to complete the registration process to upgrade the College to Han Chiang University College of Communication within the next 12 months.
The public lecture will take place at Han Chiang College on Wednesday 13 July at 3pm. Registration is free.
Are you daddy’s girl or daddy’s side-kick? For all that our fathers have done for us, this Father’s Day is one way for you to show your hero that you appreciate and love him.
To take part in our Hug Your Dad Selfie Contest, send us a photo of you together with your father with a short interesting description.
Fill in your details below, upload the photo, type the description and we’ll see which picture best describes a loving father-child relationship.
The 5 top photos will be chosen to win prizes and receive certificates! Of course, the best gift to your dads on Father’s Day is the lovely warm feeling he gets knowing that you’ve taken the trouble to do this! So get started!
The contest is open to secondary school students (Form 3 ‐ Form 6) in Malaysia. The closing date is on 22 June 2016.
Terms & conditions:
Han Chiang College shall have the exclusive right to use, edit, modify and publish all messages, videos and photographs, names and photographs of participants, in any way it deems fit for any advertising and promotional purposes and for any other legitimate purposes. Contestants shall not claim ownership or any payment or compensation on the use of these materials.
Entries will be judged by professional practitioners appointed by Han Chiang College. The decision of the judges is final. No appeals or disputes will be entertained.
Submission of entries signifies acceptance of the rules and regulations of the contest. Whilst all possible care will be taken for the entries submitted, Han Chiang College assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage of entries before, during or after the contest.
Han Chiang College reserves the right to reject or accept entries received. Han Chiang College reserves the right to make amendments to the dates, prizes and other related matters at any time at its sole discretion and without prior notice.
Finally!! As per our rules we have shortlisted 45 contestants for Host Idol 2016.
As reported to you earlier about the first audition of Host Idol 2016 that took place on 29 & 30 April, here is some update on that. The audition that was conducted successfully, had led to the announcement of top 45 shortlisted official candidates. From a total of 123 contestants, the list has been narrowed down to 45.
Calling all secondary school students (especially those in upper secondary), an entrepreneurship camp for youth (aged: 15 – 17) sponsored by Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and organised by Han Chiang College is now open for registration.
Date: 3rd (Fri) – 5th (Sun), June 2016
Venue: Han Chiang College
Fees: RM100 (after PCCC’s subsidies, inclusive of accommodation, meals, T-shirts & insurance)
Interested students are welcome to call Han Chiang College (04-2831088) for further information. Do hurry we have room for only 50 participants and seats are running out FAST!
You can register with PCCC directly by downloading & filling in this form. Please email or fax over the bank in slip to firstname.lastname@example.org or call PCCC’s Account Department (04-2504059) for further advice.
PCCC’s Bank in details:
Payee : Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce
Bank Account Number : 1723046101 (United Overseas Bank)
The tentative programme for Entrepreneurship Camp 2016 is available here.
– To inculcate the entrepreneurial spirit among the younger generation.
– To expose high school students to the entrepreneurial world.
– To relate the relationship between business and entrepreneurial skills and leadership.
– To develop future entrepreneurs who care for and be responsible to society and the environment.
– To create awareness among students of the importance of English in the entrepreneurial world.