International Symposium 2013

International Symposium on Educational Information Systems
with Rich Video Content Distribution
Recent Progress in edX and Matterhorn Project

Recent development of Information and Communication Technology enables extensive rich educational video content distribution over the Internet Cloud. In the U.S., many projects emerge to develop advanced educational information systems with effective real-time/on demand video distribution capability based on the fruit from various open source software development efforts to date. This symposium invites keynote speakers from the heart of such system development site: UC Berkeley to learn on going hot projects such as edX and Matterhorn. The president of the Open University, Japan will address the status quo and the latest development of the leading e-learning institution in Japan. The symposium also invites key people who develop and/or manage advanced educational systems. People in both academia and industry who are working/ interested in educational systems/ distance learning/ media studies will learn much on the new trends in the field.

Date and Time: 9:45 am – 5:40 pm on March 8th (Fri), 2013
Symposium Venue: S505, 5F Sotobori Building, Hosei University Ichigaya Campus 2-17-1 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8160 Japan
Hosting Institutions: Hosei University Research Center for Computing and Multimedia Studies Co-sponsored by Hosei University Support Faculty Development Center


9:45- 10:00 Opening Remarks Yoshiro Fukuda, Vice President of Hosei University
10:00 – 11:30

 Keynote Lectures
“The Future of Academic Content at UC Berkeley: Empowering the Campus to Create the Future”
Benjamin Hubbard, Educational Technology Services, UC Berkeley

The evolution of educational technologies are causing a dramatic shift in the landscape of higher education. The students of tomorrow will arrive at our institutions with expectations for personalized educational experiences that were unthinkable just 10-15 years ago. This presentation will focus on the organizations, services, systems, and tools being developed at UC Berkeley to empower our community to effectively create and share academic content with UC Berkeley students and beyond.
Benjamin Hubbard is the Manager of Production Services group within Educational Technology Services at the University of California, Berkeley and has served as a leader in Higher Education Audio/Visual & IT support for over 8 years. The Production Services group supports the effective integration and use of classroom technologies, automated lecture capture, instructional media production, Audio/Visual services for campus events. Benjamin oversees UC Berkeley’s official presence on YouTube and iTunes U and recently served as Interim Associate Chief Information Officer for Academic Engagement and Interim Director of Educational Technology Services.

“Introduction and Latest Development of Matterhorn/opencast and Grizzly Peak project”
Oliver Heyer, Educational Technology Services, UC Berkeley

The MOOC phenomenon, combined with ever increasing financial pressures on American colleges and universities, is swiftly bringing educational technology into the highest levels of strategic decision making on campuses across the United States. The University of California, Berkeley, with the support of its executive leadership has itself made a commitment to the EdX platform and program for delivering open courses at a massive scale. At the same time, the campus is in the midst of transitioning its learning management and enterprise media capture systems to next generation products. The potential interplay between a highly publicized MOOC platform and “traditional” educational technologies presents a unique set of new operational, tactical, and strategic challenges and opportunities for UC Berkeley.
Oliver Heyer is currently the Manager of the Learning Systems Group within Educational Technology Services at the University of California, Berkeley. He has nearly 10 years’ experience as a leader in Higher Education software development and implementation, focussing on enterprise open source technologies.

11:30 – 11:40 Coffee Break
11:40 – 12:25  Keynote Lectures
“ICT Education in OUJ”  Yoichi Okabe, President of Open University, Japan
12:25 – 13:55 Lunch Break
13:55 – 15:20 Special Lectures
“Educational Information Systems in the University of Tokyo”
Katusuke Shigeta, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, The University of Tokyo
“Educational Information Systems in Kumamoto University”
Takayuki Nagai, Center for Multimedia and Information Technologies, Kumamoto University
“Ten years of the e-School of Human Sciences, Waseda University”
Shoji Nishimura, Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University
15:20 – 15:30  Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:25 Special Lectures
“Reports on Effective Uses of the Video Enhanced Course, Case One: an undergraduate course at Kansai University & Case Two: a graduate course at Kio University
Toshiyuki Yamamoto (Kansai University), Akimichi Kaneko (Kio University), Masahiko Fuyuki (Kansai University) and Masanori Tagami (llc-ITIE)

This presentation is to report two effective cases of video enhanced courses at Kansai University as well as at Kio University.
The first case is a report from an undergraduate course at Kansai University, namely, the negotiation practicum for communication with effective use of ICT and video. The course was designed to offer students an opportunity to learn and acquire the communication skill for long-term trust building. This practicum course (a 90-minute-long class, meeting once a week) depends solely on students’ activities in the role-playing simulation. In preparation, students are required to read the synopsis for the situation where the main characters are as well as the information upon which the characters will make decisions for the next action. However, it turned out that most of the class contact hours were spent for the students to read and understand the contents of the written materials and that there was not enough time left for the role-play simulation to deepen the understanding of communication for trust building. In order to solve this problem, an optimal solution was resorted to making use of the information and communication technology without sacrificing the quality of the negotiation practicum due to the students’ low level of reading comprehension skills.
The second case is a report on the course at the graduate school of Kio University. The graduate school started in 2007 and has approximately 40 Masters’ candidates and 15 Doctors’ candidates. Most students are working adults. To offer them flexibility to participate the class, lectures start at 6 pm and are transmitted live through the internet. They can attend the class in person, or participate in the class simultaneously from home or their office through the internet live distribution. All lectures are recorded and can be reproduced by VOD 30 min after the end of the class. Along with the live transmission of the lecture, a bi-directional chat system is running during the lecture to help communication between the teacher and students.
In conclusion, it is pointed out that the potential of the ingenious attempt and implementation of video and ICT into the higher education is without limit. We, educators, need to do is to share the experience and the learning effectiveness with each other so that the quality of education be elevated.
 “BBT (Business Break t hrough): A Pioneering Online Graduate School”
Yasushi Ito, Vice-Chancellor, Business Breakthrough University
16:25 – 16:35  Coffee Break
16:35 – 17:30

 Case Studies
“IAE (Integrated Archiving Environment): an e-Portfolio with extensive media archives”
Yuki Terawaki, Research Center for Computing and Multimedia Studies, Hosei University

“Development of a Novel e-Portfolio System with Rich Media”
Yasushi Kodama, Makoto Miyazaki, Yuki Terawaki (Hosei University) and Toshiyuki Kamada (Aichi University of Education)

17:30 – 17:40  Closing Remarks    omputing and Multimedia Studies, Hosei University
18:00 – 20:00 Banquet At the Staff Club (25F Boissonade Tower, Ichigaya Campus, Hosei University)

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