1. Description of Our Community
Neihu District is one of Taipei City's twelve districts. Neihu's attractions include Dahu Park, famous for its picturesque footbridge, and Bishan Temple, a large Taoist temple dedicated to Chen Yuanguang on the mountainside that affords a panoramic view of Taipei. In the vicinity of Bishan Temple are a number of other Taoist and Buddhist temples, as well as orchards and fruit farms where tourists can pick their own fruit. An extensive network of hiking trails criss-crosses the mountainous regions of the northern part of Neihu. Over the past ten years, there has been an economic boom in Nei-hu because of the Nei-hu Science Park, the second-highest Ferris Wheel in Asia, and Tri-Service General Hospital.
2. Summary of Our Project
The Taipei Metro Nei-hu Line is a Phase 2 Brown Line extension currently under construction. The line is a medium capacity system, most of the line is on an elevated corridor except near Sung-shan Airport. When completed, it will have a total length of 14.8 km and will connect directly to the Mu-zha Line, providing transfer to Nei-hu, Nan-gang and Mu-zha. It is expected to be finished in June, 2009. Our project aims to examine the construction of it and discuss the effects it will have on the people.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
Instead of employing commonly-used software to produce our web pages, we choose InfoPath and Publisher to produce the written content of our web site. Since three participants in our team constantly take lessons on software application, we often share the skills with one another and work together for better effects, layouts, and content. Moreover, one of the teammates also received Microsoft-related international license, which helped a lot during our production as well.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The main problem that we encountered is to recruit the suitable teammates to involve in the project. We look for people who are responsible and aggressive. Most of all, we are in pursuit of people who are capable of integrating all the skills they have learned. In addition, the teammates have to arrange meetings for preparations and discussions. Therefore, we learned to prioritize our time and schedule in order to carry out the research.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
“Strive for the best” is the only goal we pursue. “Persist in our efforts to do the project” is the principle we stick to.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
In the production of web page, we had a few disagreements sometimes. However, through discussions, meetings, and visiting, we found this learning experience rewarding. Besides, we tried to use different software to design and produce our web pages. We even used newer versions of the software with different functions for the editing. When designing the written report, we employed InfoPath2007, which is not commonly used among students of our age. Each participant learned from one another and helped one another apply the skills as well. As the students of the Computer Science at school, we can have hands-on training with computers and facilities that have met certain requirements. Also, we can employ digital learning system to enhance our learning at the same time. Working on the project enables us to integrate what we have learned and what the school has offered to our learning. Last but not least, we finally realize the power of teamwork in the process of conducting the research. Each participant has to make efforts to complete the project. We hope, by working together for the project, the world will get to know Taiwan better and the community that we explore.