New │ Visionary technological transfers and consulting services enable businesses in the technology industry to enter the education market and establish innovative educational cloud-based services.
Impact │ Enabling Taiwan's technology giants to focus on the field of education, and become innovative service providers while creating an emerging blue ocean within the global market.
Key │ Leading experts and years of experience in human resource cultivation, digital learning industry consulting and technological research.
Evidence │ Wistron Corporation and the Taipei City Bureau of Education collaboratively established the CooC Cloud Project; Delta Electronics obtained the smart campus project; Dopod International Corp. (HTC Group) collaborates with National Cheng Kung University on the MooC project.
In the era of rapid transitions, knowledge is becoming accessible in all corners of the global network. Nevertheless, students are faced with many previously unknown challenges and obstacles, and to overcome them requires a diversified range of skills. All around the world, innovative education models such as the "flipped classroom" are becoming widely popular. With the teacher's guidance, students participate, think, and discuss in order to develop the required skills.
Due to the diversification of education models, new teaching methods developed based on information and communication technologies are currently the popular trend. As industries face the challenges of transitions and upgrades, if businesses can take advantage of their resources in the information communications sector and invest in smart education, these new and innovative providers will be able to create higher application values and economic benefits. Smart Education Service Development - Taiwan's Potential is Limitless
Taiwan possesses the great potential in the development of new education technologies. Aside from its abundance of resources in the development of information and communications technologies, there are more than 5 millions students and teachers from over 11,495 schools of various levels that are active on campus for at least 8 hours per day. Taiwan's urban and rural communities offer the perfect opportunities for industry providers to verify their service infrastructure at every developmental stage, from proof of concept (PoC) and proof of service (PoS), to proof of business (PoB), all of which prepare them for entering the global market.
The massive business opportunity in the education market draws investors from not only the digital learning industry, but technology giants as well, all of whom are eager to join in the development of educational technology services. When faced with the complexity of the educational environment, however, businesses must overcome many difficulties and issues; these include: Software services may not be rendered with innovative advantages, resulting in little value-added benefits; The research and development of educational services might be based on traditional teaching models, offering limited help for the teachers;.Digital teaching and learning processes might not be easily localized due to lack of standards and regulations, leading to the diversification of provider content and the impossibility of forming an integrated threshold advantage, etc. Consultants Guide Businesses Through the Blue Ocean
The Institute of Information Industry (III) has been actively promoting the development and onsite empirical studies of Taiwan's education information technology industry. With almost 40 years of experience in information and communications technology training, as well as 10 years of practical knowledge in implementing the national project on categorizing based on the digital learning industry. III encourages the research and development of innovative teaching models based on fundamental education theories, and is committed to helping businesses overcome the numerous obstacles and thresholds they may encounter.
III has already assisted many large technological enterprises entering the education information technology industry, such as the "Wiedu K12 Education Cloud Cooperative Development Project" with Wistron Corporation. For this project, Wistron extended the application depth of its Wiedu Cloud-based Education System platform and established demonstration trials at NCCU Affiliated High School, Nanmen Junior High School, and Dongxin Elementary School. Working cooperatively with Delta Electronics, their technologies were transformed into building the Innovative Green Cloud-based education software Services system (IGCS). Interactive classroom systems such as NovoClassroom and NovoTeach were developed, as well as establishing Dongshan High School as a demonstration campus. III further collaborated with Dopod International Corp. and National Cheng Kung University in the development of the MOOCs platform, which deals with researching and developing teaching material and provides consultation, as well as assisted in the development of the MOOCs curriculum platform, Wonder Exchange (WE). The collaboration between service providers and school teachers on curriculum development and platform usage greatly improves the compatibility between MOOCs and industry requirements, thereby expanding future market potential.
Using advanced technology to help schools become modernized with high-tech teaching methods is an important development trend. Taiwan has the global advantage in the fields of telecommunication terminal equipment, as well as multimedia digital content, and is fully capable of integrating teaching programs to provide complete solutions by integrating software and hardware. The Institute of Information Industry, as a developer of learning technologies and a neutral business entity, offers the best connection between schools and service providers in the industry chain. III is capable of integrating a typical vertical industry chain which can be introduced to the educational realm of all counties and municipalities, and is fully prepared to collaborate with service providers in the selection and set-up of demonstration schools at all educational levels. Horizontally, III aims to forge an international arena for the education cloud project by introducing the service to the global education technology market. The objective is to elevate Taiwan's existing industry chain and environment to a new level of innovative research and services through the education market. Future Vision
Using advanced technology to help schools become modernized with high-tech teaching methods is an important development trend. III serves as the connection between schools and industry chain in their efforts to create an innovative educational service model.