The K-12 Gas Station is a national World Wide Web site in Taiwan that serves as the educational portal that provides teachers, parents, pupils, and public communities with rich content for all subject matters in grades K-12. The K-12 Gas Station plays a critical role in the efforts to build up a technology-based learning environment to help students gain a robust and in-depth learning of knowledge, skills, and attitude within multiple disciplines. Based on results of an action evaluation, a series of suggestions on the revision of the Web site were made. In order to transform the bulletin board-oriented Web site into a learning community-oriented virtual center, the remodeling builds up new community support features such as resources and information sharing mechanisms, challenge activity platforms, and database servers. All Web users could build learning and teaching resources on the K-12 Gas Station learning community through constructing content that is contributed out of the user's own teaching experience. Remodeling rationale, structure, and functions of the new Web site form the focus of this paper. The paper also offers further suggestions for implementation strategies.
WebNet 2001 World Conference on the WWW and Internet, pp.616-620