CyberFair Project ID: 7526

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The process of turning coal into gold : Chen Gule-Wen
Category: 1. Local Leaders

School: Hsin-hwa Senior High School
    Miaoli, N/A - Does Not Apply, Taiwan

6 students, ages 17-18 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 21, 2013. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 0

Classes and Teachers: Hong-bin Jaw

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Baba Tunnel Leisure Mine Park, which is located between Nanchuang and Sanwan, Miaoli County, Taiwan. Baba Tunnel used to be a brilliant tunnel, yet forgetten. However, an entrepreneurial warrior Chen Guei-wun, overcome a lot of difficulties and transformed the mining industrial successfully. He combined the early years of mining culture and modern leisure industry in one, making Baba Tunnel one of the best attractions in Miaoli County.

2. Summary of Our Project

Taiwan is a resource-rich island, for example, the deep ocean water, the mines, etc..., however, nowadays the mines decline gradually. The study object is Guei-Wun, he has made the decline of the mining industry to become another style of showing Baba Tunnel characteristics. Guei-Wun’s spirit made us feel admirable to him, we began to wonder how he can create his own tourism industry, we appreciate Guei-Wun’s entrepreneurial spirit very much, and this is one of the reasons why we respect for him. To sum up, we decided to visit the mine expert as a topic, and learning from him the truth of life.

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

Conducting a special topic is really difficult. At not only takes a lot of time, but also great energy and strength. However, when we finally completed the special topic, all the hard work is paid off. During the process of conducting the special topic, we had many frustration and encountered great difficulty. Thanks to the teacher’s instructions, and the help of every team members . Everyone in the team is so important and indispensable.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

1. Enhance the visibility of local 2. Help the tourism development of local 3. Enhance the cultural characteristics of local 4. Enhance the local leisure industry

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

During the process of conducting the special topic, we had many frustration and encountered great difficulty. Thanks to the teacher’s instructions, and the help of every team members . Everyone in the team is so important and indispensable.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

The methodology in application is carried out in several aspects. First, we collected information from books, journals, and websites, through which we run a thorough review and analysis. Secondly, we arrange an interview with Mr. Chen Guei-wun to have better knowledge of the whole process of his business transformation and his planning for the future development. Then, as real participants, we visit Baba Tunnel and observe with a tourist viewpoint, trying to acquire the real-time experiences. And finally, we conduct a questionnaire survey to gather information of tourists’ satisfaction and suggestions. Based on all that we have collected and analyzed, we proposed our conclusion and provide several suggestions for Mr. Chen Guei-wun.

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

As we work on the project, we may have been through quite a few challenges and difficulties. But if what we have worked out can be helpful for Mr. Chen’s business, it will be totally worth it!

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

In the very beginning, we think that being a entrepreneur can never be too difficult as long as there are enough funding and required techniques. It soon turns out that we are definitely too naïve. Besides the sufficient capital and fundamental techniques, there are still many other important aspects to be taken of, suck as marketing strategies, language abilities, information processing, public relation, etc. While starting a new business, takes a lot of efforts, transforming can be more challenging. Our subject as well as informant. Chen Guei-wun, with his deep love to his hometown, turns an old coal mine into a glamorous mining resort. The process of the whole transformation provides great reference for renovating and starting a business.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

YANG Kai-lun is responsible for 1. Social intercourse 2. Schedule management 3. Report progress to teacher 4. Regular contact with Baba Tunnel ‘s host.

XIE Kun-da is responsible for 1. Being responsible for webpages 2. Responsible for the production's webpages 3. Assist the Leader 4. Upload progress report.

LIOU Wun-syong is responsible for 1. Convert webpages content into English 2. Upload webpages.

RAO Siang-jyun is responsible for1.Word processing2.Preparation of progress reports3.Integrate data4.Modified data.

JIANG Zong-mao is responsible for1.Photo beautification2.Create animation3.Support to create webpages.

CHANG Chin-hsiang is responsible for1.electronic document(English text) 2.Reported progress with English teacher.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We conduct this project trying to make a connection and realization with what we have learned our business class. In other words, we are learning how to apply the theory into a real business model.


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