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Innovative Learning

Innovative Learning

We develop trainings using innovative learning methods.

Innovative Learning

Innovative teaching methodologies such as simulation, virtual reality and game-based techniques are becoming increasingly popular for disaster preparedness and response training. We design different creative ways to enhance outcomes of learning in disaster preparedness and response.


Virtual Reality (VR) simulation is one of the methodologies we are using to enhance learning impact. We use VR simulation to advance practice and sustain learning outcomes of disaster training. VR simulation seems to have bridged the gap between paper-based and field-based training, which have been commonly utilised for disaster training. Some other advantages of VR simulation include enhancing immersive virtual environments, facilitating instant feedback on performance, allowing participants to learn at their own pace, and providing unlimited number of virtual scenarios, etc. Our VR tools include a laptop animation-based interactive software and the use of an immersive projection system.   


Apart from VR simulation, we use different tools to promote blended learning which is a mixture of learning methods that incorporate multiple teaching modalities to engage learners and drive their learning experience. 


For exchange of thoughts and ideas, please contact us at 2871 8507 or email


Landslide disaster in Hong Kong is rare in recent years. The Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) of the Civil Engineering and Development Department has been performing well and is internationally renowned in slope safety management. Despite of this situation, landslide risk can never be zero. In addition, as the climate changes, it is projected that the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events also changes such as heavier rainfalls.   To increase efforts in slope safety work, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) joins hands with the GEO of the Civil Engineering and Development Department to enhance training efforts for Emergency Duty Officers with roles in emergency landslide management.  


When a disaster happens, many responders may have never experienced anything close to the chaos and unexpected unfolding around them. Virtual Reality (VR) simulation has been recognised as a valuable tool for disaster response training to create unlimited disaster scenarios for training of emergency responders.   The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) has been one of the active members in the region in developing VR simulation training for emergency responders in scene coordination and communication. We provide tailor-made training for emergency services and provide advice on the best possible learning environment for using VR simulation.  


The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI), in cooperation with XVR Simulation, held a seminar on ‘Simulation for Incident Command Training’ and an XVR Asian Users’ Group Meeting on 12-13 September 2017 at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. The event aimed at creating a platform for Asian users not only to discuss current and future developments in disaster-preparedness and disaster-response simulation training, but also explore opportunities for regional cooperation.
There has been growing use of Virtual Reality (VR) technology in disaster preparedness and response trainings and it has been increasingly recognized as one of the innovative training modalities. To introduce the use and examples of VR in disaster preparedness training, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) organized a one-day workshop entitled “Introduction to Use of Virtual Reality (VR) for Disaster Preparedness Training” on 31 May 2017 at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. The workshop attracted 26 participants from eight organisations.