The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

My Favorite Lectures @ HKUST

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Andrew Horner
King Lau Chow
Michelle Yik

Instructors: Andrew Horner

Beginner level
No prior experience required
16 hours to complete
3 weeks at 5 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 6 modules in this course

This module will give you a quick overview of the course and how you will be assessed in this course.

What's included

1 video1 reading1 discussion prompt

The first module is contributed by Prof. Andrew Horner, 2001 recipient of HKUST Michael G. Gale Medal. Prof. Horner is one of the advocators of the Experiential Learning approach at HKUST. Throughout his course, he gave students impossible missions with tips and tricks to challenge their brains and develop their creativity. You will see how his missions were interpreted and transformed by his students into creative work with all the bells and whistles!

What's included

1 video4 readings2 quizzes1 peer review1 plugin

The second module is contributed by Prof. King Chow, 2005 recipient of HKUST Michael G. Gale Medal. There has been an old saying that “We are endowed with certain talent and weakness, and everything seems to predetermined as our fate.” With the advancement of biological research, genomics and genetics, there are loads of examples illustrating that our genetic composition dictates who we are to a large extent. But, how large? In this lecture, Prof. Chow will go through some of these examples revealing how much it is truth, and how much it is just a myth with the audience. With a better understanding of the human biology as scientific facts, we hope you would no longer feel haunted by your fate, and would appreciate how much you can change your life by choice and by luck.

What's included

10 videos1 app item

The third module is contributed by Prof. Michelle Yik, 2010 recipient of HKUST Michael G. Gale Medal. If you wish to learn about whether Chinese have romantic love but are not sure where to kick off that journey, this is a romantic module for you.

What's included

9 videos6 readings1 peer review

The fourth module is contributed by Prof. Percy Dias, 2016 recipient of HKUST Michael G. Gale Medal. A computer network is a set of computers connected together for the purpose of sending and receiving information. The Internet itself can be considered a computer network. The connection between computers can be done via cabling, most commonly the Ethernet cable, or wirelessly through radio waves. Connected computers can share resources, like access to the Internet, printers, file servers, and others. A network is a multipurpose connection, which allows a single computer to do more. In this lecture, Prof. Dias will demonstrate to us how these hard-to-visualize concepts can be delivered to students in an easy-to-learn way with fun.

What's included

9 videos1 quiz

This final module aims to tie what you have learnt to the course learning objectives through a final assignment.

What's included

1 reading1 peer review


Andrew Horner
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
1 Course1,304 learners
King Lau Chow
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
2 Courses98,244 learners
Michelle Yik
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
1 Course1,304 learners

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