HANDA/Haskayne "Classroom in a Box"
EVHS has been working with University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business professors, Dr. Ron Murch, Dr. Irene Herremans, and Cameron Welsh, MSc, to bring in a new technology called "Classroom in a Box" to China.
One of the professors has been working on this technology with a communications company and has already taken it to other third-world countries. The prototype stills needs some refinement, but we are excited to introduce this new technology to China in 2011.
EVHS and the U of C professors have been communicating with Dr. David Wei, a professor from the Fujan Technology Institute near Shanghai. Our goal is to set up a meeting with the local Chinese government and give them a demonstration of what the technology does.
Classroom in a Box"technology takes real-time teaching from a city classroom directly to the remote mountainous areas of west China and we believe it can provide a better quality of education than children from these areas are currently receiving. Our next visit to China will include introducing government officials to this technology.
With the help of Dr. David Wei, Dr. Hongbin Zhang and with support from the HANDA Association, we want to give the Chinese government assurances that "Classroom in a Box" will be a controlled and effective teaching tool.