Last weekend on November 2, Web Teach held a demo day in the South of Taiwan at Shian-Kung Elementary school in Tainan. The afternoon program gave 5th and 6th graders an opportunity to experience how the program works by playing some educational games based on the core subjects of Math, Science and Chinese which are offered through their online tutoring program. APC was used to allow the students to interact via Skype with instructors in Taipei.
Web Teach which is focused on creating equality in the education offered across all schools in Taiwan, specifically tackling a fundamental problem in reaching students in remotes areas, began their first online tutoring program in October and have two versions available. An "At School" program which provides after school tutoring to students in their school as well as an "At Home" program for students to be taught while at home.
"For our weekend event we combined the materials of what the teachers teach in the “At Home” course into a game. The teacher (game leader) was located at the National Central University in Taoyuan and connected online with Shian-Kung Elementary school, which used an APC Rock to communicate. We wanted to let parents, teachers and schools learn more about how our program works by playing without any distance limitations," said Alan Haung, co-founder of Web Teach.
The event provided a lot of fun for the students as well as spreading awareness about the program.
Here are some images from the event.