International Symposium 2014

The Second International Symposium on Educational Information Systems
with Rich Video Content Distribution: MOOCs and Post MOOCs Trends

MOOC, a new educational pedagogy, has been rapidly dominating worldwide and JMOOC (Japan Massive Open Online Courses) has been launched recently in Japan. In our first symposium last year, we introduced hot projects of advanced key educational systems with effective real-time/on demand video content distribution such as edX or Matterhorn. This time at the second symposium, we invite speakers from UC Berkeley and CMU to see the forefront of online education with rich video contents to envision post MOOCs horizon. The chairman of JMOOC, Japan will introduce the latest development of JMOOC activity. The symposium also invited many speakers active at the cutting edge of this field.

Date and Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, March 7th (Fri) 2014
Symposium Venue: Sky Hall, 26F Boissonade Tower, Hosei University
2-17-1 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8160 Japan
Hosting Institution: Research Center for Computing and Multimedia Studies, Hosei University
Joint Hosting Institution: Japan Open Online Education Promotion Council (JMOOC), Center for Higher Education Development and Support Faculty Development Center, Hosei University

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Program

9:00 – Registration
10:00 – 10:05 Opening Message: Yoshiro Fukuda (Vice President in charge of Research Center for Computing and Multimedia Studies, Hosei University)
10:05 – 10:45 Keynote Lecture : Open Education in Japan and JMOOC
Katsuhiko Shirai, Chair, The Open University of Japan and JMOOC
10:45 – 11:05 Live Report from Atlanta: The First Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale
Yuki Terawaki, Hosei University, Toshiyuki Kamata, Aichi University of Education
11:05 – 11:45 Invited Lecture: Open Education at Carnegie Mellon University Abstract
For over a decade, The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Carnegie
Mellon University has been at the forefront of the movement to
transform teaching and learning by applying learning science and
emerging technologies to increase student success, improve learning
productivity and maximize priceless face-to-face time with faculty.
OLI combines leading research in cognitive and learning science with
state-of-the-art technology to create open and free learning
environments that enact instruction. By rigorously capturing and
evaluating learner data, OLI creates powerful feedback loops that
assist learners and educators, support continuous improvement in
courses and contribute our larger understanding of how humans learn.
Can the success of this approach be combined with the scale of the
MOOC movement to provide more effective, personalized online courses
for a larger population of learners and educators? Norman Bier will
provide an overview of the Open Learning Initiative’s approach,
research results and future directions.
Norman Bier, Director, Open Learning Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University and
Katsusuke Shigeta, Information Initiative Center, Hokkaido University
11:45 – 12:15 Coffee Break
12:15 – 12:45 Luncheon Seminar: Internationalization of Opencast Matterhorn Video Handling Platform
Tobias Wunden, CTO, Entwine 
12:45 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 13:40 Keynote Lecture: MOOCs and Post MOOCs projects at UC Berkeley Abstract
A Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for Large Scale Online Courses (LSOCs) such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) requires four elements: learning contents, contents platform, user authentication, and learning application. MOOCs, as LSOCs, however, have revealed inadequacies of these elements. We have developed a new VLE called as Creative Higher Education Learning Objects (CHiLOs) suitable to the LSOCs. CHiLOs should be a micronized VLE provided for micro lectures, micro Learning Management System (LMS) based on e-books, primary user authentication by Academic Identify Federation (AIF), and personalized learning on the ubiquitous environment. Those CHiLOs’ micronized approaches lead to create the all-pervasive VLE for LSOCs as well as meet the four elements of the VLE requirement.
Scott Shireman, COO, UC Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education CIO, UC Berkeley Extension 
13:40 – 14:05 The Code Academy: A School on the Google Apps for Education
Taro Matsumura, Senior researcher, Keio Research Institute of SFC Supervisor, Code Academy Online High School, Japan 
14:05 – 14:15 Coffee Break
14:15 – 14:40 CHiLO Project: A New Scheme for Open Education Abstract
After 2012, the ‘year of the MOOC’, we have heard that MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses were the “hype” of late 2013. MOOCs have now already advanced to the next stage: post-MOOCs.
Post-MOOCs has initiated new approaches in two ways. First, post-MOOCs have created a cooperative mechanism such as blended learning, flipped teaching, and Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs) within a traditional university, which has protected vested interests. Second, they met business requests including professional training, which enhances an employee’s value.
Since 1996, our NPO CCC-TIES has aimed to provide “Cooperation, Sharing and Disclosure” for higher education in Japan. Long before the approaches of post-MOOCs, our NPO developed a blended learning, small private online education and professional training system using TIES. Recently, our NPO has addressed a new type of open education on competency-based education, CHiLOs (Creative Higher Education Learning Objects). In this, learners learn what they want to learn by selecting and combining learning materials themselves without any course or curriculum. In addition, CHiLOs, which uses e-books and LMS such as Moodle, will construct a comprehensive VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) for very large-scale online courses.
The CHiLOs learning platform was first adopted by Open University Japan (OUJ) MOOC.
I will introduce these attempts at new open education with reference to OUJ MOOC.
Masumi Hori, Cyber Campus Consirtium, Tezukayama University 
14:40 – 15:05 The Educational Platform for Massive Online Education
Yasushi Itoh, Vice President, BBT University
15:05 – 15:30 JMOOC Activity to Promote Online Learning in Japan
Tsuneo Yamada, Vice Executive Director JMOOC and Professor of the Open University, Japan
15:30 – 15:40 Coffee Break
15:40 – 16:05 A Micronized VLE for Large Scale Online Courses Abstract
A Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for Large Scale Online Courses (LSOCs) such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) requires four elements: learning contents, contents platform, user authentication, and learning application. MOOCs, as LSOCs, however, have revealed inadequacies of these elements. We have developed a new VLE called as Creative Higher Education Learning Objects (CHiLOs) suitable to the LSOCs. CHiLOs should be a micronized VLE provided for micro lectures, micro Learning Management System (LMS) based on e-books, primary user authentication by Academic Identify Federation (AIF), and personalized learning on the ubiquitous environment. Those CHiLOs’ micronized approaches lead to create the all-pervasive VLE for LSOCs as well as meet the four elements of the VLE requirement.
Seiji Ono, Director NPO CCC-TIES, Dept. Information System , Musashi Academy
16:05 – 16:30 Designing a Flipped Class Room on the SPOC
Yasushi Iizuka, Natsumi Ejima, Yuki Terawaki, Yasushi Kodama, Hosei University 
16:30 – 16:55 Trends of MOOC and post-MOOC in the U.S.
Yasushi Kodama, Hosei University / UC Berkeley 
16:55 – 17:00 Closing Remarks: Kazuo Yana, Director Hosei University Research Center for Computing and Multimedia Studies
17:20 – 19:00 Banquet
at the Sky Lounge (25F Boissonade Tower, Ichigaya Campus, Hosei University)

Keynote Lecture, “Google Strategy for Global Online Education” was canceled.