TAIPEI, June 22, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, online teaching and learning has become the norm for students and teachers around the world. Recognizing the role that technology plays in the virtual classroom, of Taiwan The Ministry of Economic Affairs’ (IDB) Industrial Development Bureau is working with local businesses to use smart technologies to provide inclusive and equitable quality education for all as part of the Smart City Taiwan project.
Led by IDB, Smart City Taiwan is designed to accelerate the development of smart learning technologies as a means of addressing systemic challenges related to inequalities and disparities in education. Smart City Taiwan covers four projects covering three key areas: Webduino, a Smart Internet of Things (IoT) platform that allows students interested in programming to start learning earlier and more conveniently; the English language learning platforms VoiceTube and LiveABC; and NUWA Robotics for Early Childhood Education.
“Given the great disruption of education from COVID-19 worldwide, virtual learning technology is the most significant application and effective solution for the revival of education. With government support, Taiwanese businesses can create more opportunities, pursue more creative ideas and actively build comprehensive and sound systems for the future, “said a spokesman for the Smart City Taiwan project office.
Taiwan offers flexible and effective learning solutions for students
Developed by Kingkit Technology Co., Ltd., Webduino makes programming more accessible to the next generation of digital talent. Students can develop a simple programming system through an easy-to-understand and easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface and see the results immediately – cultivating a sense of accomplishment while learning programming concepts.
With globalization connecting the world, English is a key skill for the future. VoiceTube turns English educational videos into textbooks so that students can learn using their preferred senses with audio or visual. In addition, the platform analyzes big data to improve the effectiveness of learning with personalized courses tailored to the individual needs of each student.
in the meantime, LiveABC uses augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to break down the boundaries of the traditional classroom and has been introduced in several primary schools across the country. LIVEABC enables students to experience different scenarios for learning English at any time and in any AR setting. At the same time, LiveABC uses VR to simulate real-life conversations, allowing students to incorporate English into their daily lives in a engaging and effective way.
Taiwan also explores the use of robotics to meet social and developmental needs in early childhood education. As an industry leader, NUWA Robotics has created humanoid robots with a variety of gamification applications that help preschoolers learn in these crucial major years. By combining a vast library of educational resources with AI analysis of a child’s learning history, NUWA robots provide a variety of learning experiences adapted to each child’s unique learning style – while offering children a sense of friendship.
As online learning becomes the “new norm”, IDB will continue to work with local companies to ensure they are prepared for the future. Through the use of new technologies, Taiwan will continue to improve the quality, practicality and opportunities for knowledge sharing in educational practices.
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The Bureau of Industrial Development, Ministry of Economic Affairs has been managing the Smart City Taiwan project since 2018. Smart City Taiwan aims to use all types of smart technologies (such as IoT, Big Data and AI) to effectively integrate local, industrial and civilian needs. The project accelerates cooperation and integration between cities to stimulate local and national innovation. To date, Smart City Taiwan has deployed 224 projects covering six key aspects, including agriculture, education, healthcare, transportation, tourism and governance.
For more information, please visit https://www.twsmartcity.org.tw/en/project
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