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Smart School Alliance

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How can children in small and remote schools be given access to a new generation of education?

An online and offline community creating equal learning rights for the next generation in small and remote schools around the world. Smart School Alliance, founded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and executed by the Innovation Learning Center, Digital Education Institute and Institute for Information Industry in Taiwan, consists of many small schools who become part of one big online and offline (O&O) school. The aim is let students study locally but learn globally. Smart School Alliance invites top teachers from metropolitan areas to instruct students of outlying islands online, in order to build up their abilities.

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Overview

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Web presence

2013

Established

40K

Children/users

31

Countries
Organisation
For-profit
Target group
All
Updated
December 12th, 2022
Smart School Alliance brings the 'sharing economy' philosophy to education. Even students in the most remote villages have the same learning opportunities as those in the cities.

About the innovation

What is Smart School Alliance?

In countries such as Taiwan, school principals often struggle to find the best teachers to educate students in remote areas. Because their schools are isolated and often very small, it can be difficult for students to make friends and develop a global view of the world. It is also tricky for rural school teachers to receive training for continuous professional development.

Smart School Alliance, founded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and executed by the Innovation Learning Center, Digital Education Institute and Institute for Information Industry in Taiwan, consists of many small schools who become part of one big online and offline (O&O) school. The alliance provides innovative education services through the use of live webcasting, in addition to bringing the abundant resources of museums, the publishing industry, training agencies, technology companies and NGOs to create an exciting, well-rounded, globalized curriculum connecting students' learning to the world.

The aim is let students study locally but learn globally. Smart School Alliance invites top teachers from metropolitan areas to instruct students of outlying islands online, in order to build up their abilities. The alliance also invites students worldwide to share their local cultures, encouraging students to know themselves, understand others and explore the world. This model supports international interaction and improves cultural understanding, encouraging positive exchanges between different regions.

For educators, Smart School Alliance hosts meetings and provides O&O live classroom courses, training in distance teaching skills, interactive seminars and workshops. In addition, the alliance supports educators to co-prepare lessons, co-share equipment and offer the latest trends in learning technology, augmented and virtual reality courses and business.

Since 2013, Smart School Alliance has integrated the resources of over 70 companies from industry, developed over 100 programs, included over 750 schools and shared its work over 10 countries.

We use the DESC(Digital Elite Study Cube) and CoreLab (A learning management system for ICT courses, which provides the competency-based precise learning with hands-on coding exercises. system in distance learning in teacher training) to enhance the learning environment.

While Coronavirus is posing unprecedented challenges to schools around the world. We launch a “Power Your Skill – STEAM Up” program for K12 teachers, school staffs, school Managers, STEAM distributors, and individual educators with huge success that attracted 1379 registrations from 31 countries. Combined with live webcasting services, pop up quizzes, introduction videos and coding exercises are put into this system to increase engagement and collaboration.

More information:

Live Interactive Cross-Boundary Courses in 2020-2021
https://hundred.org/en/innovations/corelab#e4807138 


Impact & scalability

Impact & Scalability

Smart School Alliance strives for global connected learning, bringing together cultures from around the world to create an inclusive learning experience in remote schools. Lessons are taught in a wide range of languages, including English, Chinese, Vietnamese and 7 indigenous tribal languages. This innovation provides access to quality teaching!

HundrED Academy Reviews
Great idea to improve the quality of education through online lessons, overcoming distance. With quality digital resources, education can be "outsourced" to the best teachers, while classroom teachers can serve as facilitators.
Brilliant innovation - very impressed by the model and objectives. This could have a huge impact in many contexts right across the globe and is also scalable. I strongly support.
- Academy member
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Media

Lesson 01 Part 1 - Apply 3D Technology to your own Classroom and Campus
Power your skill-STEAM UP 2gother-  STEAM Learning for a sustainable future
Live Interactive Cross-Boundary Course in 2020-2021
Course planning and the education program in 2020-2021
New norm of learning.
The Edu cross boundary talents cultivate
LIVE 0422 Power Your Skill - STEAM Up Opening Ceremony
STEAM Learning for Covid-19 Prevention and Control
小校聯盟-芬蘭Global 100 (intro)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7i1JD4xm98
2019 SCSE-Smart Education Expo 智慧教育展
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atvvouVQsIY&t=13s
Literacy Education & Interchange curriculum-Learning Beyond School Alliance 小校聯盟跨校晨讀課程案例
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmMZ18CTXHc&list=PLShRm82rGHEtvhTRNAOWHXlkrdmIHp5Eb&index=3
【DESC】APICTA 參賽影片 可公開播放版
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caULgZoT9-c&list=PLShRm82rGHEsEglqwrBWxRvQygU2rfewc
Integrate Museum & Industrial Resources into Campus-Learning Beyond School Alliance 小校聯盟整合產業資源挹注校園
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPwuVrf07fM&list=PLShRm82rGHEtvhTRNAOWHXlkrdmIHp5Eb&index=4
Cross the gap between urban and rural areas-Learning Beyond School Alliance 小校聯盟跨越城鄉落差
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtkuZgN-14M&list=PLShRm82rGHEtvhTRNAOWHXlkrdmIHp5Eb&index=2
Distance Learning for New Residents' Languages & Smart School Alliance 教育部【新住民語文課程遠距教學試行計畫】宣傳影片
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NTCneKN63U
Building an Equal Learning Right Ecosystem in Asia-Small School Alliance 小校聯盟推動學習平權
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV0L_saXNb0&list=PLShRm82rGHEtvhTRNAOWHXlkrdmIHp5Eb&index=4

Implementation steps

Get to know the Smart School Alliance
Find out more about the alliance and the kind of learning that it offers.

Use resources such as this introduction video, this video on participant experience sharing, these news reports, these research articles: IEEE, TALE, IEEE ICCSE, ISESS, ICERP, and the Smart School Alliance website to build an understanding of the project.

The following cases give more information on the kind of learning Smart School Alliance offers: Explore Museums, Reading Literacy, Sightseeing English, Maker & Brainwave, Evaluation System, STEM+ O&O training and Education Hackathon.

Set up the online classroom
Use technology to change children’s worlds - and make sure everything runs smoothly!

Make sure that the network is stable, set the computer up with a webcam and prepare the distance connection tool, such as Skype, Google Hangout or Zoom. 

Implement O&O interactive live learning
Courses can be designed by individual schools or selected from the courses currently in use at other schools and enterprises.

Smart School Alliance will provide courses where requested, along with learning materials and training on O&O interactive live learning. Schools may wish to coordinate timetables in order to teach global issue courses at the same time.

Assess the outcome and create a sustainable loop
Gather feedback from learners and improve the model.

Collect both quantitative data, such as pre- and post-test scores, and qualitative data, through interviews with teachers and learners. 

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