E-Taiwan : The Secret Behinds The Modern Life of Taiwan

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011

In the first meeting of the class, Prof.Sheen talked about how Taiwan is always updating their technology in order to improve their quality of life. It was started with E-Taiwan program. E means Electronic or Digital. This program was adopted as the key component of the “Challenge 2008 : The 6-Year National Development Plan”. The program began in May 2002. The government at that time had an e-agenda which aiming to develop the information and communications infrastructure across the country, boosts industry competitiveness, upgrade the government’s performance, and transforms Taiwan as an e-leader in Asia. The program contains five core aspects which are: e-Infrastructure, e-Government, e-Industry, e-Life, and e-Opportunity.

Five goals had been determined for this program. (1) Demonstrate to the world the ICT usage policy and initial investments and effectiveness of e-Taiwan project. (2) Based on the viewpoints of sociology and QoL (Quality of Life), to clarify the Taiwanese digital usage state, subjective awareness, perceptions on e-services and the following cognition toward e-Life. (3) Aim to construct localized QoL indicators for information society in Asia, which is reacting to the ongoing research framework and trend on the developed nations. (4) Do the best to facilitate Taiwan’s NII (National Information Infrastructure) achieving main concerns on building a user-centered information society. (5) To make good use of project results, and try to distribute and integrate the resource and government’s investments.

Some methods had been done to reach the goals. (1) Qualitative and quantitative methods are co-adopted to do data collection and therefore to accomplish the first wave baseline model. (2) 2124 subjects, with different sex, age, education, marital status, occupation, and income are involved in the 6-months project, ICT using in work, internet access, and ability to operate the e-service are all inquired inside a list of 70 questions. (3) Besides a one-month sampling interview through telephone, deeply focus groups are invited to express theis experience, influence, satisfaction, and expectation in e-Life. (4) EFA and CFA are used to help Taiwan’s indicator of QoL, which contains of 5 segments. (5) Regression Analysis are adopted to get thorough understanding toward e-Life and QoL.

By running the program with all means, and got positive responses from the people, no wonder if nowadays ICT has become important part of Taiwan.

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Score : 84
#2 of 4 writing assignment in Scientific Taiwan Class, Spring 2009

I think it should be the #1. My bad, I did not write the date on the paper.

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