New | Developing Innovative, Smart Learning Platforms by Learning about Technology, Receiving Rainbow Fun Education, Changing Learning Models, and Promoting International Marketing
Impact | Building Learning Technology Industry Chains, Facilitating Fairness in Learning, and Helping Learning Technology-related Industries Transform to Open International Markets
Key | Taking Advantage of Government Policies and Fostering Internationally Competitive Entrepreneurs and Learning Technology Industry
Evidence | Receiving the Outstanding Academic and Research Institution Innovation Award at the National Industrial Innovation Award from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Gold Award at the 2015 TTQS Assessment and Quality Management of Personnel Development from the Ministry of Labor
The Institute for Information Industry’s brain activation technology has won the Best Use of Games and Simulations for Learning Award issued by the Brandon Hall and been classified as an xAPI Adopter by international standards organization ADL.
In the face of new learning technology industry trends, governments around the world are forced to react promptly and formulate relevant policies. In addition, international corporations begin investing in the learning technology industry and popularizing applied and digital learning in various areas such as the professional industry, the government sector, education, and society.
By using the practical experience gained from training personnel for many years, the Institute for Information Industry understands the demands and business opportunities of the technology learning industry and builds the domestic learning technology industry chain. In addition, by researching and developing learning technology, engaging in related learning technology transfers, and working with firms to use service projects to perform field demonstrations, the Institute for Information Industry formulates relevant action plans to enhance the R&D capacity of the learning technology industry, develop information industry-related personnel, and help college students find jobs. In 2015, the Digital Education Institute (of the Institute for Information Industry) won its second Benchmark Training Institution Gold Medal (for its Quality Management of Personnel Development system) issued by the Ministry of Labor. In the same year, the Digital Education Institute also won the Outstanding Academic and Research Institution Innovation Award (category: Organization) at the Fourth National Industrial Innovation Award organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. This shows the progress made by the Institute for Information Industry from cultivating high-quality IT personnel to creating a new era for the learning technology industry.
A Major Driver of the Learning Technology Industry
The Institute for Information Industry upholds the ideas of being people-oriented, using technologies, facilitating service innovations, and providing sustainable education, which serve as their major innovative strategies. By setting global education and technology trend research as its foundation and researching and developing key technologies for smart learning, it became the first organization to create a cloud education service platform (i.e., the Innovative Global Classroom System (IGCS)), which provides interactive education to students from preschool to high school and enhances the effectiveness of teaching and learning. Over the past three years (approximately), the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ science and technology project investments showed an investment returns of nearly 70%, higher than the 10% requirement set by the government. In addition, these projects won several domestic and international awards. The Institute for Information Industry’s brain activation technology won the Best Use of Games and Simulations for Learning Award issued by the Brandon Hall in 2015 and was classified as an xAPI Adopter by the international standards organization ADL. Additionally, the Institute for Information Industry helps firms develop new digital learning products, which allowed it to win more than 21 awards at home and abroad. Furthermore, it helps Taiwan build an internationally competitive learning technology industry, increases industry output, and facilitates significant growth in international business expansions.
Helping Individuals and Industries Elevate Their Competitiveness
The Institute for Information Industry promotes the learning of technology-oriented products and services to be used in various domains The Institute for Information Industry helps firms develop learning technology industry chains as well as assists colleges, universities, government departments, businesses, and individual students build high-quality learning environments to achieve the goal of transformation into a digital, technological, and smart environment. In addition, the Institute for Information Industry combines resources from industry, government, and academia, promotes innovative learning in schools in remote areas, helps elementary and junior high schools (in remote areas) introduce technology-oriented education, closes the gap between urban and rural areas, and overcomes teacher and equipment limitations. By offering both synchronous and asynchronous learning methods, the Institute for Information Industry successfully benefits tens of thousands of students.
Furthermore, the Institute for Information Industry assists domestic firms in expanding their international businesses. Some of the examples are listed as follows: Accepting an invitation to serve as the chief consultant of a large international group in Vietnam, offering recommendations for technology education reforms, helping Taiwan’s learning technology industry’s factory and project-based outputs, and creating international business opportunities for firms In 2015, the Institute for Information Industry supported major manufacturers including Wistron Corp., Delta Electronics Inc., and MiTAC as well as brought together related firms to develop smart campus services, allowing campus services to be offered to international markets. The Institute for Information Industry also helped firms realize Taiwan–Japan joint ventures (that led to the building of digital material R&D centers), engage in Taiwan–Philippines collaborations and vocational training (to operate tool-based simulators), obtain e-book purchase orders from Jordan, and find development opportunities in the Middle East.
The Institute for Information Industry complies with government policies to engage in various endeavors, allowing different parties to witness efforts that have been made: youths can see the efforts made to solve the issue of unemployment; industries can see the efforts made to promote learning technology-related industries; the public can see the efforts made internationally as the Institute for Information Industry wins international competition awards; people from remote areas can see the efforts made as the Institute for Information Industry combines resources from industry, government, academia, and research and helps elementary and junior high schools (in remote areas) introduce technology-oriented education; and socially vulnerable groups can see the efforts made as the Institute for Information Industry organizes brainwave aids-based cyber competitions, provides student loans, and ensures fair learning opportunities for the socially vulnerable. In the future, the Institute for Information Industry will continue to improve the learning technology industry, allowing individuals and industries to elevate their competitiveness and create international business opportunities.