Introduction to and the practice result of blended e-Learning on “Introduction to Information Technology”
Wednesday, October 17 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Location: Room 200 C
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.