Utilizing a Low-Cost, Laser-Driven Interactive System (LaDIS) to Improve Learning in Rural regions
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
We conducted one empirical study to examine the effectiveness of LADIS.The samples of this study include 92 first-grade students enrolled in a 5-Year Junior College; these individuals were from two classes at a college of Taoyuan County, in Taiwan. Most students were highly satisfied with, the system and willing to use the Laser-Driven Interactive System (LaDIS) because of its naturally superior interactive performance in classes. This study demonstrated how LaDIS excellent performance, positively impacts students achievement scores. LaDIS provides a new and innovative, economically effective, interactive software and presentation technique for general multimedia didactic.
Sustainability and future plans
The aim of this study is to show how LaDIS may function in classrooms as an economical solution to IWBs. IWBs costs ($5000-$1500) almost 100 times more than LaDIS ($50-$25). Based on this study, we have the intention of providing an economical solution for schools with financial limitations, as those found in rural and developing regions. As a teacher said in our study, If I can do the same thing with a tablet that costs $50 rather than the hefty $1500 to $5000 price tag that some IWBs cost, then that is the direction I think I would want my classroom and school to head. Comprehensive studies to uncover potential problems in LaDIS are being undertaken. As we look to the future, we are starting by providing LaDIS to schools, in underdeveloped areas, which can easily add this innovation, with a projector, screen and PC equipment, already found in most classrooms.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am a Ph.D. student, and my area of research is to develop low-cost technology to be incorporated in the formal learning settings. My age is 27 years. In the past, I was a member of Rotary club and was involved in many awareness activities related to health and hygiene. I believe that quality education is the backbone of any country. This motivated me to conduct research to develop technology to make teaching and learning more meaningful and joyful. I have received NCERT merit fellowship during my undergraduate, JASSO fellowship and also Taiwan government fellowship to pursue my Ph.D. I have published many research papers in referred journals and also presented my work in the international conferences(NARST, ASERA, ESERA, etc.). I feel that if I can get funding , I can develop more e-resources for teaching and learning purpose.