e-Learning for Chinese Language Project
Combining academic resources, industrial resources, and national resources, the E-Learning for Chinese Language Project is aimed at developing high-quality e-learning products, studies, and professionals for the Chinese language in Taiwan. What this project implements is not only the digital learning of the language but also cultural, diplomatic, and commercial exchanges. Based on the existing national resources, industries, and results of linguistic research, the Ministry of Education, Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission, and National Science Council joined forces to launch the “Taiwan e-Learning Products for the Chinese Language.” It is wished that by combining the experiences and knowledge from the industrial, governmental, academic, and research sectors, a high-quality e-learning tool for the Chinese language could be established, along with a HuayuWorld.org and multi-funcation Huayu e-learning center and dedicated teachers that turn Taiwan into the center of learning Chinese as a second language.
The project between 2008 and 2009 was consisted of five sub-projects, which are training teachers, promoting the e-learning industry, promoting e-learning of the Chinese language in the overseas Chinese population, researching the e-learning of Chinese as a second language, and global e-learning of the Hakka language. Starting from 2010, the implementation of the Chinese e-learning industry is planned and carried out by Industrial Development and Promotion of Digital Archives Program. Inter-sector collaborations will be enhanced in order to achieve the following objectives:
- Improve domestic and overseas teachers’ e-teaching capacity, help them understand how e-learning should be utilized and enter the global market of Chinese-teaching.
- Continue to encourage relevant companies to get involved in this effort, establish internationally-competitive companies that help create a high-quality e-learning industry, and improve Taiwan’s international influences and overseas market involvements by establishing international Chinese learning centers.
- Increase the annual learning population through websites, online courses, training, and learning centers established under each sub-project.
Recruit prestigious research teams to speed up and improve the quality of research as well as the edge of our nation’s e-learning research. The results of research may also help Taiwan become the center of research on teaching Chinese as a second language.
The Organizational Framework of e-Learning for Chinese Language Project
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