Taipei digital school soon to be open for applications

Taipei City Government’s first digital experimental high school will soon start receiving applications for the 2022-2023 school year, the Taipei Ministry of Education announced on Saturday.

An online session will be held tomorrow to explain the concept of the Taipei Experimental Digital High School (T-school) to parents and prospective students and provide other information, the department said in a statement.

The school would announce admission requirements in the first half of next month, ahead of the new school year which begins in August, and would admit only 48 students, the department said.

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Applications would be open to individual junior high school students, and those accepted for the 2022-2023 school year would have the opportunity to learn anytime and anywhere, he said.

The program integrates technology to create a new learning experience, the department said.

He said the “T” in T-school stands for Taipei, technology and talent, and recruiting and training people with “T-shaped skills”, which in job recruitment make reference to expertise in a single domain and the ability to collaborate across different disciplines.

The establishment of the T school, the first of its kind to be run by the city government, was approved last year by the Ministry of Education, allowing the use of physical and digital resources for teaching .

In approving the establishment of the school, the ministry recognized Taipei’s achievements in recent years in creating smart technology campuses that integrate digital education, the department said.

Department commissioner Tseng Tsan-chin (曾燦金) said Taipei has achieved impressive results in its efforts to incorporate blended learning, which uses virtual resources and smart technologies in its experimental schools.

Taipei has 10 such experimental schools at various levels, with comprehensive online learning platforms, resources and faculties, Tseng said.

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Norma A. Roth