Self Navigation Web-based Literacy Learning System

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Self Navigation Web-based Literacy Learning System

  1. 1. <ul><li> “ Self Navigation Web-Based Literacy Learning System” and the Utilization of OCW Resources for Global Education </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul><ul><li>  Kumiko Morimura, Makoto Yoshida </li></ul><ul><li>and Shinji Suzuki </li></ul>  ® Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
  2. 2. SNOWBALLS in the Bi-lingual Campus Action Plan SNOWBALLS * Modules Development of global literacy Leaders with a global mind-set and a pioneering spirit * Self Navigation Web-Based Literacy Learning System Open and attracting campus to learners, instructors, researchers and workers with a variety of nationalities, experiences, backgrounds and objectives Japanese Students - Global literacy - Engineering basics In English International students - Japanese basics - Global TA training <ul><li>Teaching staff </li></ul><ul><li>Global edu. methods </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-lingual edu.methods </li></ul>Adm. Staff -International affairs -Basic bus. English <ul><li>Tech. Staff </li></ul><ul><li>International </li></ul><ul><li>affairs </li></ul><ul><li>- Laboratory work </li></ul>Creative Engineering Global Project Courses Increased Lecture Courses in English with a Bi-lingual T&L Support Development of global leadership skill Globalised campus Offering SNOWBALLS as an open tool (plan)
  3. 3. <ul><li>S elf N avigati o n W eb Ba sed L iteracy L earning S ystem ( SNOWBALLS ) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Web Based Learning is ubiquitous </li></ul><ul><li>Anybody can use it anytime, anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Study all by yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Equal quality guaranteed for everybody </li></ul>    ® © All rights reserved by SE-UT
  4. 4. <ul><li>Basic Engineering English to start with </li></ul><ul><li>Trial session in this summer semester </li></ul><ul><li>Students make more quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Expand it to the whole school </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. Japanese for international students </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Development for technical staff, administration staff, and so on </li></ul>  Developing ®
  5. 5. <ul><li>Get ready for more lectures given in English </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for the international conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with international students </li></ul><ul><li>Names or shapes of the things used often by engineers </li></ul><ul><li>Names of the lines, angles, equations, graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Listen, Read, write, and speak them </li></ul>Basic English for Engineers   Purpose
  6. 6. <ul><li>Study </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Progress </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Text Search </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark </li></ul>Structure of the System   Quiz Quiz for each section Result Weak points Chapter test Random Test
  7. 7. <ul><li>Communication Tools </li></ul><ul><li>  ・ Communication Board   </li></ul><ul><li>Q->A->clap-> point </li></ul><ul><li>・ Avatar-> profile->my room->shop-> contest </li></ul><ul><li>・ Battle: Online Game:   winner gets the point </li></ul><ul><li>・ Event: Time trial Ranking-> points </li></ul><ul><li>Shop: Buy clothes with the points you earned </li></ul>To make it fun  
  8. 8. http:// .t.u-tokyo.ac.jp   Time trial will start at noon next Monday Chapter 2-4 is under construction ® ©    All rights reserved by SE-UT
  9. 9. Understood ? Explanation
  10. 10. Quiz
  11. 11. Progress
  12. 12. even on iPhone or iPod    
  13. 13. Requirements from SNOWBALLS to OCW   <ul><li>The primary objectives of OCW materials: </li></ul><ul><li>Learner's use for his/her study on the subject of his/her interest </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor's use for the enhancement and improvement of his/her lectures </li></ul><ul><li>SNOWBALLS’ intention to use the OCW content and tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Self-navigated, self-learning English content for Japanese students who received English education as a second language </li></ul><ul><li>Tools, methods and materials for instructors or developers for their class use and materials developments </li></ul><ul><li>Any other content, tools, etc. are useful for SNOWBALLS' modules. </li></ul>
  14. 14. OCW Materials Suitable for SNOWBALLS Modules   # Basics: Glossary, expressions, basic knowledge, etc Engineering basics (common requirement) Discipline- oriented Issue/ problem- oriented Basics Basics Advanced level & application Practice project, seminar, etc. Advanced level & application Math, physics, etc. # Eng. & sci. writing (paper, essay, report) ・・・ Mech. Eng. # EECS # Global literacy basics (Thinking and communication skills) ・・・ Environment # Bio-eng. # : selected as appropriate
  15. 15. General Observation on the OCW Materials <ul><li>Lectures with a key word “English” are categorized; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linguistic studies in the field of literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English communication and writing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The second category is broken down depending on target users: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Native students to build a foundation of a citizen and academic life in that nation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International students to build a university life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Courses related to &quot;global&quot; are basically aimed at local culture studies </li></ul><ul><li>Some courses are to develop communication and leadership skills from the global point of view. </li></ul> 
  16. 16. OCW Courses in Japan Usable for SNOWBALLS <ul><li>UT-OCW </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses dealing with English aspects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Language information science, International relations, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their materials are not appropriate to English learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directly usable elements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecture notes of Math IB: Differential and Integral Calculus. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tokyo Institute of Technology: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A series of Academic Writing, “English for Engineers, English for Science, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English Presentation Training for Materials Science and Engineering I & II, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundamentals of Technical English for Electrical and Electronic Engineers,” for EE students. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kansai University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A part of &quot;Technical English&quot; offered by the System Management Department. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nagoya University -&quot;English (reading)2&quot; should be noted. </li></ul> 
  17. 17. MIT OCW Course Candidates for SNOWBALLLS   Category No. Lecture   Title Note Engineering common requirement (communi-cation) 21F.222 ( Fall 2002 ) Expository Writing for Bilingual Students   21F.223 / 21F.224  ( Fall 2004 ) Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation with video lectures   21F.228 / 21F.227 (Spring 2007) Advanced Workshop in Writing for Social Sciences and Architecture (ELS)   Global/Inter-national communi- cation skill ESD.932 ( Spring 2006) Engineering Ethics Multimedia content,MP3 lecture files can be downloaded 15.996 (Fall 2004 )   Cross-Cultural Leadership Sloan School of Management 15.974    (Spring 2003) Leadership Lab 15.974 (Fall 2004) Practical Leadership 15.978    (Spring 2007) Leadership Tools and Teams: A Product Development Lab TA training 5.95J / 6.982J / 7.59J / 8.395J / 18.094J ( Spring 2009) Teaching College-Level Science and Engineering As taught in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  18. 18. The Open University Course Candidates for SNOWBALLLS Category No. Lecture   Title Note Engineering Basics   MU120_4M6 Language, notation and formulas Slides with a voice clip Self-test clips MU120_4M4 Squares, roots and powers Basics and how to write, read elements, etc. Engineering common request (communi-ca-tion) LDT_5 Essay and report writing skills Language-independent useful materials GSG_1 What is good writing? Technical paper, report U072_1 Key skill assessment: communication Skill development on presentation, etc. Global communi-cation skill LDT101_2 Extending and developing your thinking skills LDT101_10 Giving presentations Language-independent A215_1 Writing what you know For advanced learners T205_2 Groups and teamwork B823_1 Managing local practices in global contexts TA training E111_1 Teaching assistants: support in action For instructors TL_SCIT5 A global dimension to science education in schools Why global education is necessary for science edu.
  19. 19. Combining Japanese and OCW Materials <ul><li>Two methods for combining the existing or newly developed Japanese parts with OCW materials in SNOWBALLS : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct linking via URLs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>・ Japanese pieces and corresponding OCW materials appropriately linked via URLs on piece by piece basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full integration by remixing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>・ Some appropriate size of English content and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the corresponding Japanese guide and explanation for this merged (remixed) into one new piece </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>   as an easy-to-handle unit. </li></ul></ul> 
  20. 20. Functional Consideration <ul><li>Multi-lingual editing or remixing functions: Organizational support from each institute or </li></ul><ul><li>its association such as OCW is needed </li></ul><ul><li>for expert level processing </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforcement for correct understanding: </li></ul><ul><li>Many cases need the supplemental explanations in Japanese added to original English materials for users’ correct understanding. </li></ul>  Development of multi-lingual contents and tools from the needs of global and foreign language education will be one of study themes of OCWC and AOCW.
  21. 21. Summary <ul><li>The development of self-navigated, self-learning web-based tool SNOWBALLS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We employed a user (student)-led development style, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>   by launching a new project course, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identified a list of unique game-base features and functional requirements, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>successfully demonstrated a prototype, which potentiality is highly evaluated. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussion on how to best utilize the OCW content materials for SNOWBALLS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We presented general requirements from SNOWBALLS to OCW, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>listed the search results of lecture materials meeting with these conditions on the OCW sites such as MIT, the Open University, and some Japanese universities, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>presented two methods for combining to produce a mixed Japanese and English content, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Further development and enhancement of SNOWBALLS functions and teaching/learning content, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study on how to incorporate OCW materials in the system. </li></ul></ul>Detail edition
  22. 22. Summary <ul><li>The development of self-navigated, self-learning web-based tool SNOWBALLS: </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion on how to best utilize the OCW content materials for SNOWBALLS: </li></ul><ul><li>Future issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Further development and enhancement of SNOWBALLS functions and teaching/ learning content are necessary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Further study and trial on how to incorporate OCW materials in the system is needed </li></ul></ul> 
  23. 23. ® Thank you very much for listening! Questions? Contact information: morimura @ t-adm.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp macyoshida @ t-adm.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp URL: http://ciee.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp © All rights reserved by SE-UT

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