III’s achievement in nurturing talents and providing professional training is widely recognized in Taiwan. Since its inception, III has trained over 400,000 information technology professionals. It was voted “Best Educational Training Institute” six consecutive times by the Information Management Association and dubbed as the talent resource for outstanding ICT professionals. DEI is focused on ICT Technology, IteS, Digital Content, Semiconductor, and Operational Management courses, as well as the promotion and development of e-Learning. Every year, more than 10,000 individuals complete on-the-job, career and teacher trainings; ranging from basic courses, professional certification and testing to integrated cross-industry learning.
By developing specialized teaching methods and curriculums geared towards high technology cross-domain training, managing professionals for digital content creation and industry development, III keeps pace with the times as it establishes an e-Learning industry while promoting its application.
Technology Research and Development
Classroom of the future
III has developed the first prototype system for Taiwan’s classroom of the future. This would help upgrade and promote transition to e-learning thus, breaking new grounds.
III has also developed the second generation “classroom of the future” with an innovative Mathematics software with multi-touch and hand gesture recognition; it allows junior high school students to have fun while learning Geometry. This technological breakthrough surpasses the current touch screen limitation as it creates an innovative classroom learning with the “Happy Magic Electronic Desk” with 32 touch-control sensor design, which allows students to work in groups and solve arithmetic problems together.
Mobile Learning technology application
This entails the development of devices and a cross-platform Mobile Learning technology application that supports the COPE (Create Once, Publish Everywhere) feature and addresses the time-consuming work involved in creating the suitable platform for digital content. The development covers EeePC and iPhone mobile devices.
Chinese language semantic analysis technology
To improve the Chinese language recognition rate, III has combined grammar and statistical methods based on a knowledge database that detects basic character-usage error and corrects it. By collecting common mistakes while editing, such as misspelled or incorrect characters in the knowledge database, the system’s judgment capability is maximized through statistical methods in the character database. This technology has detection and correction capabilities; therefore, it is ideal for high school students as well as foreign students who are learning Chinese. Its Chinese language teaching platform has been successfully tested on Vietnamese students, with the cooperation of III, Asus, and Gjun Information Corporation.
Based on a large scale, integrated, global and regional fusion strategy, III has assisted e-Learning enterprises by developing their core capabilities and operational models which allowed them to make profit. The product value of e-Learning has reached NT$12 billion in 2008. More than 20 various industries were assisted; the attained Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) standards were at a high ratio of 90%, while the rate was well over 52% for large scale enterprises.
III’s e-Learning courseware was approved and certified by the US ASTD ECC, making Taiwan the first country in Asia to obtain such certification.
III trains e-Learning professionals and provides guidance to e-Learning enterprises that require change or upgrade, enabling them to become competititve. It also promotes the Chinese language e-Learning industry.
In order to stay globally competitive, every Digital Education lecturer should have an average of 5 or more international certificates to be able to teach the ICT training curriculum.
The field of technology includes PC hardware, OS, application software, firmware, network communication, telecommunication, multimedia etc. Creating computer hardware and software infrastructures effectively and conveniently contribute to the society’s rapid progress. This industry has even become the driving force of Taiwan’s economic growth in the past 20 years. III introduces an advanced curriculum focused on the development of cutting-edge technology such as Cloud Computing, Sensor Network, embedded software, program development, network management, ICT Security, software engineering, Telematics etc. It provides the necessary talents for the industry and helps handle business opportunities that come from the development of technology.
Digital Content is an important factor in the development of a global, cultural and creative industry which includes innovative product content combined with digital technology and various entertainment or services. It has become a mainstream industry in today’s modern society. Using digital technology as a carrier, the field of digital content covers computer animation, digital games, mobile content, digital A/V, digital publishing, and e-Learning; it also includes the popular 3D movie and the motion-sensitive game console. III assists the government in promoting the Digital Content Institute Project which creates business programs and initiates marketing of enterprises, international copyright, production management, overseas seminars, and a curriculum for mid-term talent incubation; in order to nurture digital content professionals and allow them to become globallly competitive.
III also assist students in local and international competitions. Under III’s guidance and training, the students have won over 40 awards in the U.S., Japan, Korea, Germany, Singapore and China. To promote learning of advanced technologies and relevant applications, III holds practical trainings and extensive overseas seminars for students, as well as international student-exchange programs in cooperation with various industries and the academe.
III has collaborated with Huhu Studios in New Zealand and Sound Service Inc. in Hollywood. It has sent students to undergo pratical training and to attend meetings with special interest groups like SIGGRAPH; these have provided students with international experience and knowledge. III also offers further education through its affiliation with Queensland University of Technology in Australia.
In addition, III has invited experts from reputable companies like Pixar, Dreamworks, Namco, and EA to take part in training programs for the global digital content industry.
IT- enabled Services
ITeS entails the use of ICT technology in providing innovative applications or services. Since 2000, RFID, smart cell phone, Web 2.0, and cloud computing technologies have developed rapidly. Various innovative and integrated applications with effective operational models have enhanced today’s quality of living. III offers an IteS curriculum that includes digitization of enterprises, value-added mobile application, remote medical care, service science, information framework management, project management, information service management, R&D management, marketing management, and operation management. It provides on-the-job training and intensive education for mid to high-level management.