The Challenge of eLearning on K-12 in Taiwan Chi-Syan Lin Director, APEC Cyber Academy Associate Professor, Institute of Computers and Information Education National Tainan Teachers College GSM: +886-932-830-451 firstname.lastname@example.org Outline
Director, APEC Cyber Academy
Associate Professor, Institute of Computers and Information Education
National Tainan Teachers College
(Source：MOE, Taiwan；December, 2002)
Percentage of School Internet Connections
USA TODAY 2/21/2000
Spending more time on fun and games than schoolwork
Teacher-center vs. Learner-center
Instruction vs. Learning
Classroom Learning Community vs. Virtual Learning Community
The community of learners are important resources and schools differ in their access to human intellectual resources.
Internet technology makes it feasible to exponentially increase the community of people involved in education.
Students can spend time teaching and learning from people who could not visit their class.
Some of the most successful teachers use information technology in concert with a shift in the teacher's role from lecturer to mentor of student learning through inquiry.
In the K-12 context, many observers feel it is important to engage parents more in their children's learning. The combination of increased information technology use in classroom settings and the desire to increase parental involvement suggests that there is a need to train parents better in learning technologies and to provide parents better access to the technologies. Shared use of information technology can also lead to closer and more frequent communication between teacher and parent.
1. Learning Companions
2. Learning Assistants and Facilitators
3. Security Supervisors
Active Learning Activities