1. Description of Our Community
Kaohsiung, a booming cith, is fighting for modernization in every aspect. During the process of modernization, many are lost, including jobs losing to workers in southeastern asian countries. Both government and businesses alike are trying their best to create new jobs for workers. PUHU, as a local Kaohsiung shoemaking industry, is doing their share.
2. Summary of Our Project
Most traditional workforce-demanding businesses are declining during the process of modernization. PUHU, a local shoemaking industry in Kaohsiung, originally doing OEM for foreign companies, mainly Japanese companies, has now owned its own brand name. It is trying hard to promote its own brand--PUHU--through many campaigns. It aims to set an example of not moving to other countries and to become a quality shoemaking tycoon in the world.
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:more than 6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We almost had to learn everything from the very beginning since both students and instructors were laymen to the project. Many disagreements occurred during the process of teaming up. Through several rounds of heated discussion and teamwork, we finally worked together. Students needed to be reminded regularly of the schedule. At the time of frustration, the instructors pepped up students' spirits and the students encouraged one another. It was teamwork that made our porject possible.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Though our first time, learning from one another and giving one another aid when possible, is what we get from doing the project.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
It was Ms. Chang Shiou-chu, the Introduction to Business teacher, who monitored our participation in the project. Her idea was that learning should not be contained in classroom only. Paying visits to PUHU and interviewing its Chief Manager, Mr. Hsue, offered students another knid of learning, grouping learning, and getting first-hand materials from the people concerned. This was really rewarding.