Introduction to and the practice result of blended e-Learning on “Introduction to Information Technology”

ID: 19794 Type: Research/Technical Showcase
  1. Toyoji Matsumoto, Information Media Center of Kanazawa University, Japan
  2. Yusuke Horii, Research Center for Higher Education of Kanazawa University, Japan
  3. Tsuneo Suzuki and Masahide Sato, Information Media Center of Kanazawa University, Japan

Wednesday, October 17 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Location: Room 200 C

No presider for this session.

Abstract: In 2006, Kanazawa University(KU) adopted a policy that made it mandatory for all freshmen to have a laptop PC and started a new class called Introduction to Information Technology as a compulsory subject to all freshmen. This class is designed as the first step in developing an e-Learning environment across all departments. We decided to develop the class mainly as blended e-Learning which combines both the conventional face-to-face class lecture and the e-Learning. Wireless stations have been placed at strategic locations in the classroom so the students can always access LMS by using their laptop-PC’s. We registered all the teachers’ and students’ ID’s, and we also registered all the basic subjects in LMS in order to start using LMS as soon as a teacher wanted to use it. The class Introduction to Information Technology that used e-Learning was given a good evaluation by more than 70% of the respondents of the class questionnaire. In this paper, we show the outline of the design, practice and the results of the class in its first year.


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