1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
As for the hardware: Our project was done using computers. Digital camera was used to capture valuable images; we use telephones and cell phones to discuss with our teammates. More important, we visited the KMRT. As for the software: we used Dream Weaver along with Photoshop to compose the websites. We have used all kinds of instruments to collect data and set up websites. We supervised working progress of each teammate. These tools were from teachers, interviewees (teachers, classmates, citizens, etc.), parents, and KMRT offices. These instruments we have used more or less influenced us. Computers were the one that helped us the most. Software such as image-editing and web design software helped us a great deal with our project. These different function instruments made our project possible. They indicated different kinds of technology. We learned a lot from them.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
Interaction between people created a stronger force to help people complete their tasks. People utilize machines and technology with machine languages. However, communication between human beings helps accomplish goals. Our project employed many different approaches. First of all, we had to find perfect teammates to work with. We tried to find out everyone’s specialties. We talked, discussed and consulted our teachers and classmates to finalize a better way to interact with each other. After grouping, we received a few tips from teachers and elder friends in school. We inherited experiences from the precedent groups. We started to work on the project in school, and after school we used communication messenger software to discuss the project. As for the interviews, we prepared information and sent it to KMRT office by e-mails. After getting permission, we made appointments by phone. After ten calls or so, we found out that we had a lot of alumnus working in KMRT. They were very glad to help us.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
The result of our survey showed that majority of the Kaohsiung citizen knew little about KMRT. This was where we have originated. We hoped this project could help the citizens understand more about rapid transit, and eventually let the world notice KMRT and spot the value of KMRT brought to the urban development. We felt a responsibility- as a citizen of Kaohsiung- to introduce KMRT to the world. Each one of our team agreed that we were carrying a sacred mission.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
We are very grateful for the help of KMRT Bureau and KMRT Company. They provided a lot of information and arranged visits to the station and construction sites. We interviewed some important staff. Their assistances and suggestions made our project possible. Moreover, our teachers gave us very valuable suggestions. People in our community and classmates in the school also gave us their thoughts and suggestions. First we knew nothing, till now we have completed our project and felt satisfied. Besides our perseverance, we owed our success to all the people working in KMRT and people who cared about KMRT. Here, we, Kaohsiung Senior High Hobbits, would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the people involved. Thank you for your support.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
The sentence from our textbook, “The beauty of the world is everywhere waiting us to discover it,” expresses the feeling in our hearts. KMRT may have some negative images in some way in the past. When we tried to understand it, we found the good sides of it. Most of the disadvantage of KMRT may be due to human behaviors. We believe that majority of the citizens and staff of KMRT wish all the problems will be solved.
Manager Lia said after the interview, “The problems we had will help us understand how to cope with them and prevent them from happening.” Yes, his words had great impact on us. We now know that we will always encounter problems while finishing our project. We know we will be brave to fact the problems . The tour to KMRT Company surprised us a great deal. We did not expect what we see. It is high technology and delicate planning. If you have a chance to visit the KMRT model demonstration space, you will be amazed like us.