Atayal Satellites: Attitudes of Indigenous People towards Satellite Basics and Applications
Chih-Li Chang, National Space Organization, Taiwan ; Li-Yu Fu, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper presents the attitudes of the indigenous people towards satellite basics and applications before and after their participation in the learning activities associated with the project Atayal Satellite. The indigenous participants in the Atayal Satellite project and the authors both found the project extremely exciting. The participants were impacted in several ways. Participants’ feedbacks reveal that participants have increased willingness to study science, as well as increased knowledge of satellite technology. Simultaneously, participants were trained to operate GPS equipment and generate their own thematic satellite maps for their tribal villages. A thematic satellite maps with detailed information including house titles, public facility, administration regions, and scenery spots were completed. This project is an on-going pilot project supported by the National Science Council (NSC) in Taiwan.
Chang, C.L. & Fu, L.Y. (2008). Atayal Satellites: Attitudes of Indigenous People towards Satellite Basics and Applications. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1644-1648). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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