1. Description of Our Community
Situated in the northern part of Taiwan, surrounding the country’s capital; New Taipei City has an estimated population of over 3.9 millions and an area of 2052 km2. Since 2010, the city has become one of the newest cabinet levels of municipality of the Republic of China. The High technology industry alone generates annual revenue of NTD.4.0 Trillion. High Technology, Service and Tourism are all part of the major industries in New Taipei City, attracting a high volume of job forces from all over the country with abundant employment opportunities.
2. Summary of Our Project
As Taiwanese Medical technology advancing, Taiwan has changed into aging population society. More people can only stay in their house because their children had grown up and left their home. Many of them want to learn more technique that they had not learned before, so the community college was born. This project is going to tell the how the community colleges in New Taipei City work, what are the classes they taught and what emerge they are facing. We hope that we can popularize this kind of learning organization to achieve the goal of lifelong learning, so every person in Taiwan can live in a world with knowledge.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure
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):
Taiwan is a developed country, we have computers in most of the classrooms in Taiwan.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
After our team members’ discussing, we consider that the translation work is the hardest part to us. At first, we decided to attend the competition of Taiwan, but we didn’t sign up because we missed some information. We were very upset, but we can’t attend it next year because we need to prepare for our important exam. We decided to attend global competition. Since our mother langue is not English, our English level isn’t as good as those students of countries using English in their day life. At first, we wanted to ask our English teacher to help us to translate our websites, but our leading teacher tell us that we won’t learn anything if we always ask someone to help. Because of that, all our websites is translated by ourselves. We used dictionary to finish all translation. It was very difficult, but all our members still worked hard on it.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Community colleges can promote our lifelong education in Taiwan; we hope by popularizing community colleges, Taiwanese can have the best way to learn in the entire life.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
After we asked the social study teachers, we found that there is a very important thing that they want to teach the students—lifelong education. Nowadays, many people begin to value how important the lifelong education is. We think through this website, we can let every student know that it takes 10 years to grow a tree, while a sound education program may require 10 times as long before it takes root. And they can share with their family and encourage them to learn things that can promote our life quality, not only through the community colleges, but also the Internet learning. We hope we can let everyone show their potential through the education of lifelong education.