1. Description of Our Community
Starting out fifty years ago from a street vendor in the Da-Tung District of Taipei City, Formosa Chang has developed into a leading business and given the traditional Taiwanese cuisine, minced pork stew with rice, a new life and image through strategy and innovation from the fast food industry. Formosa Chang now owns more than twenty branch stores in Taipei City and Taipei County. It even has a branch store in Tokyo, Japan. Its success and vitality come from the incorporation of latest industrial managements as well as the brand name marketing. Its vision and goal to be known to the whole world is progressing step by step, and it will stand firm on what it cares—good quality, good taste, good service, and customer satisfaction.
2. Summary of Our Project
From the success of Formosa Chang in its product manufacturing and industry managements, we find something worth discussing is the popularity of Formosa Chang and the growing trend and value it sets and develops based on the traditional Taiwanese cuisine, minced pork stew with rice. Through on-the-spot-investigation, we will discover and discuss the secret of the successful business from the perspective of industry managements.
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
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
All of our members have the Internet at home via ADSL/Cable, and have at least 2M bandwith. Our School have the Internet access via optical fiber and have 100MB bandwith. So it's enough for us to process our project.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The main obstacle for both teachers and students is TIME. Teachers need time to arrange for the entire project and time to instruct and teach students how to use soft wares for completing the project. Students need time to learn and be familiar with new soft wares, to discuss the project, to interview, to write manuscripts, to edit the web pages. In order to squeeze as much time as possible between all the scheduled events, exams and activities during the semester, we spend lunch break together, sometimes even after school hours, or carry on the discussion via email or msn while at home. Aside from the school days, we also have to work during weekends and even winter vacation. The inexperienced students acquired and improved a lot throughout the process. How to delegate work and teamwork are the key to the completion of the project.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
The saying, “The devil is in the details.”, well illustrates how Formosa Chang achieves the top brand name in Taiwan through the persistence in minor details. It also describes how much effort we have put in and how much we have gained from the devotion to the project of Formosa Chang.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The project enables the students to put what they have learned from six different fields/subjects in school into practical use: language, life science and technology, social studies, arts and humanities, career development education, and information technology education. It also helps the teachers to self-examine and reorganize the curriculum as well as to re-evaluate what is crucial in the teaching materials. The completion of the project includes the collection and sorting of information, writing and editing of the contents, basic regulations and applying of business managements, photo shooting and editing, aesthetics in web page design, preparation before interview, self time management, teamwork, and abilities to cope with stress and new challenges. Participation in the project indeed makes a good platform for acquiring new skills and practicing learned ones.