The Digital Opportunity Center's Services and Counseling Results
The DOC's services and counseling include four aspects: education, culture, society, and economy. In response to the development of these respective aspects, the DOC's services and counseling have corresponding course arrangement strategies.
(I) DOC's Digital Education
The offered information technology courses, mobile classrooms, and online diverse courses for digital life applications can improve the public's information application capability and literacy.
1. Gongguan DOC in Miaoli County - Promotion of local humanities with augmented reality
With the use of the MAKAR augmented reality editing platform, a story wall was combined with the documentary film "A Dialogue with Shiweiqiang Village" for the two-hundred-year-old village, to narrate local stories.
The DOC promotes local humanities via augmented reality technology.
2. Jiangjun DOC in Tainan City – Diversified applications for producers and empowerment
The courses designed for producers were organized for the trainees to create corporate identities and other digital application products. It was honored with the "Excellence Award in Digital Creation Contest".
Laser engraving artwork with corporate identity.
3. Wufeng DOC in Hsinchu County
Stop motion animation can generate different kinds of creativity. The trainees in Wufeng used their creativity to make up stories, create clay puppets, and narrate their stories with this new technique.
Self-filmed and self-directed "My Puppet Animation".
4. Pingxi DOC in New Taipei City
A drone can be applied in a wide range of situations. The trainees came to Jingtong to learn aerial photography techniques for recording activities, discovering historical sites, and viewing terrain and landscapes, which are useful and practical applications.
Young volunteers teach the DOC trainees to operate a drone.
5. Jincheng DOC in Kinmen County
Courses on mobile phone stickers taught trainees how to make stickers based on their hand-drawn works. Then trainees used their mobile phones to take photos and edit them with a digital editor. The trainees couldn't wait to use their mobile phone stickers to greet their relatives and friends.
Trainees were very pleased to trial the use of the stickers they made by themselves.
(II) The DOC's Creative E-culture
Discovering the DOC's local footprint from field visits and interviews with senior citizens, including ancient craftworks, traditional diets, local beliefs, and human history, to record local stories. Promoting related courses such as digital collections, e-books, and video and audio production according to the needs of connecting to the local customs and culture.
1. Zhuoxi DOC in Hualien County – Recording of video and images to create a way back to the hometown
The "history of the community to me" course combined with digital video learning initiated the plan of filming the documentary film "A Hundred Steps to be Back to the Hometown – View the Landscape in Your Memory".
The poet Sha Lilang from the Bunun Tribe led the people in the tribe to walk back to their village, to the lstasipal slate house in Jiaxin through the Walami trail. Along the way, the inherited Bunun knowledge and stories, and the living conditions of the traditional houses in the past were recorded.
The residents of Zhuoxi Township carried the slate written in their names to walk down the mountain the way their ancestors did, to the old residential area, which is particularly meaningful in terms of cultural heritage.
2. Huxi DOC in Penghu County - Photography course
The production process of a traditional "hook basket" was used as the subject of the course. At the same time, the course also recorded the images of women collecting snails by turning over small rocks with their bare hands in the intertidal zones of Penghu, before putting the catch in a basket called a "hook basket".
The DOC trainees recorded the scenes of local women collecting snails in the intertidal zone.
3. Zhushan DOC in Nantou County - Audio and video recording of the local culture "Er Lai Ye" – Cheng Huang Ye's Birthday
A special local course was organized, aligned with the largest cultural festival "Cheng Huang Ye's Birthday" in Zhushan Township. The lecturer assisted the trainees to record the characteristic scenes of celebration ceremonies, temples, and architecture. The produced works were also used to promote the local characteristics of Zhushan Township.
Instructing the light control techniques for photo shooting with a mobile phone in a temple.
4. Sanwan DOC in Miaoli County
"We must safeguard and inherit the wisdom of the elderly in a timely manner". The trainees in Sanwan recorded the hand-made reed broom made by Mr. Chang Huan-chin and promoted this broom via an online live broadcasting course. The trainees dressed up as little flying witches and rode on the homemade flying broom to Sanwan, to promote craftworks with local characteristics via online live broadcasting.
The trainees brought their homemade reed brooms to promote craftworks with local characteristics via online live broadcasting.
(III) DOC's Digital LOHAS
Assisting various groups with digital tool applications and helping them to experience new technologies; providing companionship and care to the elderly; promoting cloud-based care services such as online health education, disease prevention, and health consultation, so they can enjoy a happy and healthy life via digital applications.
1. The DOC Counseling Team in Tainan and Kaohsiung - Remote medication consultation
This team cooperates with public health pharmacists in Tainan to provide the public with a "Remote medication consultation" service every week via the internet, including real-time health talks on special topics. The DOC trainees can listen to the doctor's talk and remote medication consultation and promotion can be conducted via computers and network devices in real-time. The public can bring their medicine to the DOC and ask pharmacists questions regarding medication safety via video conference, to ensure the medication safety of residents in remote areas.
The on-site staff of Madou DOC in Tainan City consult on health care issues via the internet with Pharmacist Lin of Renxing Pharmacy in Yongkang District, Tainan City. The trainees of Meinong DOC in Kaohsiung City consult on medication questions with a pharmacist.
2. The DOC Counseling Team in Hsinchu and Miaoli - "The Friendly DOC Classroom— Good Voice with the Smart Hearing Aid"
This team organized "The Friendly DOC Classroom—Good Voice with the Smart Hearing Aid" course and invited professional audiologists to give a talk in the community. It demonstrated new digital smart hearing aids and advocated health care knowledge. With the innovative "Good Voice with the Smart Hearing Aid" course, social services can be optimized and provided in remote areas.
"The Friendly DOC Classroom— Good Voice with the Smart Hearing Aid" for popularizing hearing and health knowledge in remote areas.
3. Kouhu DOC in Yunlin County
Kouhu DOC has planned special courses such as "programming for the elderly" and "polaroid photos for the elderly" for senior citizens over 60 years old. Starting from basic computer operations such as using a mouse, the trainees learned to control a robot with their laptops, and they even teamed up for robot football matches. These senior citizens enjoyed the courses and felt a sense of accomplishment.
DOC transformed the senior citizens' impressions about the rigid technology so that they had a new happy experience of digital learning.
4. Hualien DOC in Hualien County
The DOC spares no effort in using technology for epidemic prevention. The DOC utilized the free design picture resources "Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies" on the internet and a 3D printer in the digital center to make masks for front-line service personnel in the municipal offices and libraries for epidemic prevention. The protective masks can protect and safeguard the public's health to keep people worry-free.
The on-site staff use a 3D printer to make masks for epidemic prevention.
(IV) Achievement in Economic Aspects
Assisting the DOC to discover industries with local characteristics and organize courses based on industries with local characteristics and needs, such as social media operations, online stores, etc.; using the internet to increase product exposure or assisting the stores in digital marketing. Joining marketing and sales activities and platforms to assist stores in marketing and sales of products with community characteristics such as agricultural products and handicrafts, to increase sales amounts and revenue for the stores.
1. Special Marketing Center – The Craftsman's Diner website
The DOC Special Center helps industries in remote areas with promotion and assists stores with characteristic products to be on the DOC Craftsman's website. It promotes marketing activities with a special theme via online platforms in line with seasonal festivals such as the New Year's Holiday and Dragon Boat Festival. It assists craftsmen in recording their entrepreneurial process with images and videos, and helps the craftsmen to differentiate their products in the market through brand stories, designs, packaging, and social marketing.
The center interviewed DOC craftsmen from second generation businesses such as Shude garden, Jilin tea garden, Brother Aniu Tomato, Zongxing Noodle Factory, Qiyu Black Tea; and hometown returning entrepreneurs from business such as Sanxing Vinegar Cellar, Dayu Farm, JiaoXiaoHo Farm, Yuhuang Puppet Costume Store, and the environmentally friendly hotel LiangJiao ShiJi. In the future, the MOE's DOC Special Center will continue to increase the number of business operators and reinforce cross-domain or collaborative marketing.
The Craftsman's Diner website
2. The DOC counseling teams in Taipei and Taoyuan - "Friendly and Beneficial Alliances with Partner Universities"
To help with the effective promotion and sales of special agricultural products from tribes in remote areas, the "Friendly and Beneficial Alliances with Partner Universities" cooperate with the practical site "University market place" on Dihua Street, O2O marketing and mobile pay, and jointly assist in the friendly and beneficial marketing of fine products in remote areas.
The DOC counseling teams in Taipei and Taoyuan cooperate with the seven partner universities to carry out the social responsibilities of universities and assist with the development and marketing for industries in remote areas.
3. Shoufeng DOC in Hualien County – The Sanma economic turnover community
This DOC has developed cultural and creative products such as board games with the theme of Sanma, mobile phone stickers and ShanHai socks, to bring revenue to the association for offering local young people job opportunities. Shoufeng DOC also plans to use 3D printing and laser engraving to release new products such as customized cement flower containers. In the future, DIY experiences will be offered to senior citizens and visitors in the Active Aging Learning Center, to bring new business opportunities for the DOC.
The cultural and creative product Sanma Card.
The "Sanma Arts Festival" original festival exhibition activities.
4. The Digital Cultural and Creative Power of Fangshan DOC in Pingtung County - Attack of the shrikes in Fenggang
Based on the shrikes that are characteristics of the local area, it promotes conservation of shrikes and has developed the first 3D conservation animation in the nation: "Adventures of the Shrikes". At the same time, it has also developed a teaching proposal for all ages, including e-books and comics for shrikes, to promote them to various customer groups. In addition, it has combined with a cloud database to create a mobile story platform to offer value-added applications for the public.
The cultural and creative products of shrikes in Fenggang (paper sculptures/dolls/Event T-shirts/stickers/series of special agricultural products).
5. Fenglin DOC in Hualien County - Digital marketing for creating new local business opportunities
With the concept of an urban treasure hunt and a business operating model that integrates digital technology and local culture, a special self-learning guidance APP was developed with a reality puzzle game for tourists to understand the local culture. This includes tourist attractions in Fenglin village, Bogong Temple and culture, the Hakka immigration story, and Hakka language learning. Moreover, the legend of the hundred ghosts in Beilin's special festival was also included to increase the sense of interest and characteristics. In addition, through the collection of literary documents and interviews with scholars, a picture library for traditional Hakka clothing sewing was created. With digital technology, the sewing logic was calculated to restore the sewing techniques from one hundred years ago which allowed more people to practically learn and experience the Hakka sewing techniques.
The cultural and creative products of Bogong light travel.
Digital restoration of Hakka sewing techniques.
6. Joint Achievement Exhibition of "Digital Integration and Urban-Rural Co-Prosperity"
The achievement exhibition was held at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall from November 2 to 3, 2019. The event activities included an award ceremony and the DOC Digital Life Festival. The national DOC staff, DOC craftsmen, information technology volunteers, digital partners, and partners from various ministries and departments participated in the event and award ceremony. In addition, the "Promotion Project for Marching Towards Digital Affirmative Rights (2020-2023)" was jointly initiated by eight government agencies and various social groups. The DOC Digital Life Festival had booths with fine products from remote areas from all over the country, which was a demonstration of information learning achievements from the residents in remote areas. The total number of participants of the festival reached 26,988 people.
The "Promotion Project for Marching Towards Digital Affirmative Rights" was jointly initiated by eight government agencies.
All of the DOC teams across the nation participated in the "DOC Digital Life Festival" to display fine products from remote areas.