Parents always try their best to give the best education to their children. However, it is often not enough for children to get a world-class education from their parents. For that reason, many parents send their children to study in cities or other countries. It’s hard for them since they have to be away from their families and give up the warmth of family love.
1. People often experience anxiety and loneliness in villages elementary
This is why many of them chose to stay in the village to teach at the local school after graduating from college. They chose to work in their hometown instead of working in cities or other countries because they wanted to be together with their families while gaining the advantages that come with a simple life. Most teachers who choose to stay in the village and teach at local schools work for about 3 years, then they quit and go find a job in cities. This is because there aren’t enough benefits for them as teachers since it’s hard to keep surviving life with a low salary without any support. It is quite common that these people live such restless lives as they take on multiple jobs like farming to make a living.
2. DCI (Korea Development Investment Corporation) innovative plan
DCI (Korea Development Investment Corporation) has come up with an innovative plan that will benefit both the villagers and the teachers who work there through electric sensor technology. DCI is planning to invest 1 billion won which will turn 100 elementary schools in Gyeonggi Province into smart schools. The smart school project will construct a reliable and stable network system able to get information from the environment such as air quality, noise, human heart rate, and more using electric sensor technology in 100 schools for three years between 2018 and 2020.
3. How will it benefit villagers?
The new innovative plan from DCI will not only benefit parents and children in local elementary schools but also villagers. Since the plan includes a variety of electric sensor technology, one of its major purposes is to provide air quality information services for villagers through an Air Quality Information System (AQIS) which collects data on fine dust concentration, noise level, and human heart rate.
The AQIS installed in the elementary school collects data from children’s heart rates and then uses that information to provide air quality information. It provides real-time dust concentration, noise level, and human heart rate information which is transmitted through a smartphone app called ‘Audi’, a newly developed sensor application program.
4. Why are teachers still reluctant about smart schools?
Many teachers are willing to go through the process of making their schools smart but only a few have been willing to embrace it. It is not because they are against the idea of smart schools, but many issues need to be improved before they can become part of next-generation technology. In order to solve these problems, all teachers have to do is just encourage communication between them and the directors so that they can share their opinions and come up with ways to improve the idea.