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Open Education Leading University Education Reform -- Learning from the Most Advanced Cases in the World

2015-12-5 (Sat) 13:30 - 17:30

While “globalization” or “innovation” are listed as keywords of university education reform, “Open Education” draws attention as a clue to take the initiatives to these challenges.

“Open Education” environments are prepared at universities in Japan as well, and each university offers various content such as OCW (OpenCourseware) and MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), depending on their tasks and purposes. However, it is an urgent issue to consider how to take advantage of those resources for the improvement of student learning and university education reform.

We have invited board members of the Open Education Consortium (OEC) from the U.S.A and France, who have been leading the Open Education movement, to introduce the most advanced approach to Open Education. We will deepen our discussion in order to get hints about Open Education by comparison of the most advanced approaches to Open Education with the current situation in FD and education reform in Japan.

*Open Education Consortium is the former OpenCourseWare Consortium.

Date & Time: December 5, 2015, 3:30-17:30

Venue: Sigma Hall, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University

There is no charge for attending this symposium.

Simultaneous interpretation services are available.

Registration is required. To make an application, go here.


Opening Speech -- Overview "One Decade of OCW Activities and the Future Prospect in Japan," Haruo Takemura (Director, Teaching and Learning Support Center)

Case Study 1 (USA) -- "OER Movement in North and South America," Larry Cooperman (Former President of the OEC Board /Associate Dean for Open Education University of California, Irvine)

Case Study 2 (France) -- "Open Education in France and EU," Sophie Touzé (Vice President of the OEC Board / Head of Elearning and Pedagogical Innovation VETAGRO SUP, University de Lyon)


Tea Time Session

Case Study 3 -- "Asuka Academy's Challenge Using Translated OER -- Providing World Famous Open Courses in Japanese," Yoshimi Fukuhara (Professor, Meiji University, Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties / Director of Asuka Academy, Specified non-profit corporation /Executive Director of JMOOC)

Case Study 4 -- "Current Situation of Open Education in Japan," Katsusuke Shigeta (Associate Professor,
Information Initiative Center / Deputy Director of Media Education Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education, Hokkaido University)

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Tsuneo Yamada (The Open University of Japan)

Social Gathering -- 17:45-19:00

Participation fee: 2,000 yen (The fee is subject to change.)
Application deadline: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Please note that we will close applications once all spaces are filled.

For more information, contact:

Teaching and Learning Support Center

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Date: 2015-12-5 (Sat) 13:30 - 17:30
Organizer: Teaching and Learning Support Center, Osaka University
Sponsored: Japan OpenCourseWare Consortium, Kansai Faculty Development Association

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