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Tarkus VP

location_on Taiwan

Drawing to code, design future

We are serving for K to K12 students with project-based STEAM courses, which make them more easier to understand the coding logic and AI algorithm via our special flow-based programming interface. We also provide an total solution for educational institutions and teachers, including software, hardware, educational cases, textbook, video, and handouts as well.

Overview

HundrED has not validated this innovation

Anyone can submit their innovation to HundrED Open. All information on this page is provided by the innovator and has not been checked by HundrED. Innovation page has been created by Yu Ting Kao on May 31st, 2021

2017

Established

22K

Children/users

4

Countries
Organisation
For-profit
Target group
All
Updated
November 22nd, 2022
This software can inspire students, especially in primary and middle school stages, the logic and imagination capabilities. It is helpful to lead them in design thinking and creativity of CS field.
Dr. Chiu, Fu-Yuan, NTHU, Taiwan

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

We found that K3 to K9 students have difficulty in learning program in some stage. Between blockly visual programming and advanced coding course, it exists a barrier with syntax in computer programming and the compiler issue. So far, we want to fill the gap with our software on the learning map.

How does your innovation work in practice?

To deal with the need, we designed a software, named “Tarkus VP”, for students to make them more easier to learn the programming logic via flow-based visual programming interface. Tarkus VP could deal with more complicated scenarios, like obstacle avoidance, self-propelled car, etc. Besides the software, we provides an educational total solution, including hardware, educational case, lesson plan, textbook, video, and handouts for teacher as well.

At first, the whole package was adopted by primary schools in Hong Kong. Local educators said that it really works for students to inspire their interests of learning programming, and for teachers to help them enhance the diversity of CS class; what’s more, the debugging time could be substantially shortened under this software, which means that teachers could find it more easier to pass knowledge and information onto their students.

How has it been spreading?

In 2017-2020, the product and curriculums have been implemented into schools and channels in HK and TW, and we already have partners in U.S., Japan, South East Asia. In December 2020, we got a silver medal award in Taiwan Innotech Expo with our patent of Tarkus VP.

In 2021, we release video stream online courses to cope with the epidemic situation, so that students can study from home; for the next few months, we will release more synchronous and asynchronous courses to our website and Facebook.

For the next 2-3 years, we will focus on overseas market, especially in the former region, and connect more worldwide educational institutes; therefore, English curriculum package and software have been already developed and launched.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

If you want to know more informations, welcome to our official website and Facebook to contact us. You can also get teaching materials and lesson plan from form our official website.

Official Website: https://tarkustech.com/en/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tarkustech/
Email: service@tarkus.co
claire_kao@tarkus.co

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