(Jun 2020) Review of the 2017 QESS VR project The 2017 QESS project has been completed successfully. The project team has submitted a final report to EDB. The project team has developed the VR teaching system for assisting the teaching of the courses in faculty of science and engineering. A number of activities have been organized and the survey results of visitors’ experiences show that the QESS outcome is satisfactory.
01/QESS/2017 – Quality Enhancement Support Scheme under Self-financing Post-Secondary Education Fund
Development of Virtual Reality Teaching Tools for Science and Engineering Education
Project Evaluation Team
Prof. YU Siu Hung, Eden, Vice President (Academic)
Prof. Peter Lee, Dean of Faculty of Science and Engineering
Prof. LO WaiLun, Head of Department of Computer Science

Project Implementation Team
Prof. LO Wai Lun, Head of Dept. of Computer Science
Dr. Ken Lau Chun Yin, Manager ITSO
Dr. Hong FU, Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science
Mr. Kay Chung Hok, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Computer Science
Mr. Frankie Cheung, System Engineer (Part-time) QESS Project staff
Mr. Tung Man Pan, Web based Programmer
Mr. LAM Ming Sum, Assistant System Engineer
Chu Hai College of Higher Education
2 years (24 months) 1 Jan 2018 – 31 Dec 2019, $1,778,000

Project Aims – The major aim of this project is to design and implement new Virtual Reality (VR) teaching tools system for improving the teaching quality.
Project Objectives – In order to achieve the above aims, the objectives of the project are to:

  1. Design the system architecture, hardware and software specification of the systems
  2. Integrate various VR components into the teaching tools systems
  3. Identify the area of teaching courses in which the VR teaching tools can be applied
  4. Using the VR software package to develop teaching tools for the course in step 3
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of the VR teaching methodology and to investigate the possibility of extending the coverage of the project in other faculties of our college.

The virtual reality teaching laboratory has been in full operation since Nov 2018. The project team has developed and implemented the VR systems for Virtual Construction Site, Virtual Interior Design evaluation and VR software development training. From Nov 2018 to Jan 2020. Over thousands of students and guests (>1200) have experienced the CAVE systems.  The project team has given demonstration to the visitors and visitors can experience and appreciate the outcomes of the QESS projects. A number of activities have been organized for the outsiders and external stakeholders. The activities are promoted through emails, posters and visits invitations for other school and institutions. Questionnaire survey has been conducted the results are satisfactory. About 84% of the respondents from other school and institutions agreed that the VR system is good and effective. The overall survey results are summarized as follows.