1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
Computers to do data upload, data compilation, webpage production. Internet to do Various data search including past works of Cyberfair, related book search, inquiry and topic related webpage. Scanner to do mage processing. Digital camera to do photograph taking as image record. E-mails of team members to communicate with each other.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
Being alive, an industry is thus meaningful. The industries, particularly the ones like soy sauce production with fading flavors, cannot be represented in a museum. The traditional soy sauce industry once faced its end of life. However, local culture has been valued in recent years. Many local industries have seen the light by taking advantage of such trend. Through the research for Cyberfair, we make a in-depth and in-width introduction to local industries with characteristics and quality. The students can learn both local culture and knowledge in our daily lives. Local culture and history has gradually been established. The local people identify with our research project. It is also interesting to go out of school and learn something.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
In recent years, local culture and maintaining good health have become a new cultural movement. People have started searching for the past. Some unique local industries, which were once ignored, abandoned and hidden in a small corner, have been rediscovered. Through the establishment of the project and website, we hope that local industries operating in a manner of conscience can be highlighted in addition to exploring more about soy sauce in our everyday life. On the other hand, we intend to achieve school characteristics and cultivate students’ capabilities so as to make local people know that there are excellent learning activities at school in the countryside compared with urban areas.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
We would like to thank for many people’s assistance and help with this research project. First, we would like to thank to the owner of Wan Wei Xiang Factory who welcomed us for observations and interviews. Second, we would thank to president of PTA who took the students to visit his plantation and encouraged students to complete their projects. Last, thank to the teachers of Sin Chia for supporting the projects.