CyberFair Project ID: 8456

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Borderless Learning, Roaming the Junyi Sky
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations
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School: Taipei Municipal Changan Elementary School
    Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC

6 students, ages 10 to 11 years of age worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 21, 2019. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2015,2016,2017,2018

Classes and Teachers: Yung-huw Hsueh, Shu-Chuan Chiang,Wei-Jing Wu

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Taipei Municipal Changan Elementary School is located Zhongshan District and south of the downtown Taipei City. School is closed to the business district and has convenient transportation. There are Songjiang-Nanjing MRT Station and Jilin-Nanjing bus Station. Junyi Academy is located on Qingdao East Road near the Legislative Yuan building. The route from our school to the foundation is pretty convenient. From Songjiang Nanjing Station to Shandao Temple station by MRT followed by a short walk. One can choose to take bus route 307 and get off at the old city council building on Zhongshan North Road. Either way, the foundation is within walking distance.

2. Summary of Our Project

junyi Education Platform is a free education platform which is designed to 1.Help children of underprivileged families or who live in rural areas by improving learning environment; and 2.Allow students to learn at their own pace.Given that this platform is free of charge, would be society endorse and support such platform? This platform helps reduce the difference in the education resources between provinces, ethnic groups and income classes. We want to increase the awareness of the public about the positive impact brought by the Junyi platform and, hence, the number of users. Taiwan needs equality and supreme education resources which are reflected in the name “Junyi”. We want to bring the resources to those who need them. One can carry them wherever he or she goes.

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: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):

Our teacher built the Changan CWSC web platform for us to upload and update data as well as handing in assignments. When we had no time to meet together, we also used the website discussion forum to discuss. Our teachers also let us use the computers in the classroom of gifted students during lunch and recess to complete our study progress.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

The course of Interviews We run into a lot of difficulties especially during interviews. The interviewee had quite a number of last minute suggestions that consumed considerable amount of time. We couldn’t run through the original list of questions. In spite of that, we’ve learned to improvise in such situations. The team worked together in resolving the difficulties and obtained quite a sense of achievement. The pleasant experience strengthened the ties among team members. Data compilation Tiding up and consolidation of information gathered in the study were difficult tasks for primary 4 pupils, e.g. merging a few articles into one seemed beyond our capabilities and like an ordeal. Apart from adding up data resulted from the questionnaire based survey and the subsequent analysis, we had to discuss the significance of the various charts and the summary. It really took time especially during the beginning. After spending time and effect, we had gradually gained more momentum. The team initially has segregated the tasks and planned to wrap up the output together. We found that we become more effective as we went forward which symbolizes the growth of the team during the course of the study. Teamwork Teamwork is key. Every team member has to perform his own duty first and together we can be more effective. We didn’t worry about the workload but where to begin. During the past 6 months, we’ve participated in the planning and executing the study that includes interview, navigating the platform, webpage production etc. All six team members have practiced teamwork which brought this study to completion.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

During the course of the study, we’ve identified 3 corner stones of the platform that we consider extraordinary. Firstly, the platform has to appeal to children. Apart from being eye-catching, the platform has to enable transfer of knowledge. If such vehicle is effective, it may induce in the children habit of self-learning. Secondly, creation of the platform was a real challenge. Apart from the huge cost of operations and professional technical support, the platform has to develop its value, accrue its own resources and, from a different perspective, its uniqueness. Thirdly, free of charge usage is a unique attribute of Junyi but also a bondage. If it weren’t due to the passion of the management team in social services, the platform would not have come up regardless of the amount of supporting fund.

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

The content of the interview must be shown in text. Interviewees sometimes used jargon or reserved words that are difficult to comprehend or differentiate. It was a real challenge for us. The questionnaire should emphasize key points and expressed our ideas. Good command of spoken language was required for interviews. One must not stutter or be nervous. We had to calculate in advance the amount of time, the routes and the transportation fees. The survey analysis requires abilities such as data tabulation, chart reading and interpretation. Through the visit to Junyi Academy, we get to visualize something that carries really significance to the society. We feel the open arms and the warmth. We wholeheartedly endorse the free education platform and the effort behind it. When I saw the photos taken at the foundation, I realize that good posture and smile are so important. Some of us didn’t like being photographed and posed funny faces which really look indecent. Such photos will have to go through further processing before being put on the webpage and the final brief.

We used computer for many tasks, such as questionnaire and interview transcripts. Also, we use camera, audio recorder for recording images and interviews which become logs of our study. At the same time, we made good use of tablets for questionnaire based survey. Together with cloud storage services, we took advantage of forefront technologies for the study which was somehow in line with Junyi’s delivery model. Everyone had to use its best maneuver and made sure things were done on time and to the right standard. If one doesn’t do so, the progress of the whole team would have been affected. For the whole team, everyone had to have a sense of calling and took initiative. During the course of the study, we put together a lot of elements which make the whole thing fun and comprehensive.

Project Elements

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

The most information homework for us is form the “CWSC digital platform”. Using these network platforms in school, we can upload our work and interview information. We can also discuss our thoughts in this place and share all kinds of information. With CWSC digital platform, even if we could not attend research meetings, we can keep up with everyone's progress.

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

The study has enabled us to learn and participate in a lot of new content and activities. Our teacher helped arrange the interviews with the key executives of the Junyi Academy. We got to see how schools promote the Junyi’s platform. The whole study provided us with opportunity to see and experience in person how Juniyi has evolved into the current state. Since few schoolmates understand the Junyi platform, we want to take this opportunity to help show the public the beauty of the education platform and how the latter assists us in learning.

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

We spent time and effort on the study no matter where we were. Weekday or weekend didn’t matter to us. We initially were not used to such pace. We gradually found that we become more efficient and persistent in seeing it through. Junyi’s concept has been implanted in our mind and we want to do something to help it despite the disruption of leisure hours and learning tempo. Junyi emphasizes about learning temp. Everyone has his own way of learning. This study enabled us to identify and develop our way and tempo of pursuing common goal together. In so doing, we have strengthened our ties. We got together to discuss the difficulties and progress. We dealt with the difficult interview transcripts. Although there are always all kind of hiccups everyday such as late hand-in, we eventually managed to get around all the difficulties and complete the study.

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

I want to thank those who have given us a hand including Mr Radiant Jiang, Teaching Specialist; Mr Benny Hsiao, Software Engineer and Ms shú-jyuan Jiang, our school information team leader. They shared with us their experience in promoting the Junyi platform;Mr Ray Lu, CEO; Ms Flora Hsieh, Project Manager and Mr Min-hao Jhong for sharing their first-hand experience in running the platform; and Schoolmates from primary 3 to 6 for sparing the time in filling out the questionnaires

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We believe it is difficult to understand Junyi thoroughly. We spent a lot of time in information collection. We learned that creation of and running such an education platform is very complicated and definitely not a direct translation and replication of the old Khan Academy. A lot more has to be taken into account including budget, human resources, continual improvement of the platform according to users’ feedback. Our teacher expected us to listen to all the interview records, but the team still considered it grunt work and kept stalling. Information consolidation had to start with exhausting the audio records. Such groundwork dragged on and substantially affected the study. That was a good lesson for the team. Groundwork has to be taken very seriously and one has to take one step at a time. This study has brought us to a new domain. We discovered a lot of fascinations around us. The Junyi platform is based is upon Khan Academy with further diversification and translation. It provides a variety of resources for the children in rural areas. In every domain there are people who devote time and energy in helping others. I admire them for their devotion.


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