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Research activities for fiscal year 2007
 
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Books

Fujio Ohmori.(Ed.) (2008). Strategies for training educational professionals in the information technology (IT) era: The first internet graduate school in Japan for training e-learning specialists. Tokyo: Toshindo Publishing. [In Japanese]

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Papers

Shirou Kitamura, Katsuaki Suzuki, Hiroshi Nakano, Tsuyoshi Usagawa, Fujio Ohmori, Norio Iriguchi, Toshihiro Kita, Yoshihiro Ekawa, Sachi Takahashi, Junko Nemoto, Ryuichi Matsuba and Masahiro Migita. (2007). Quality assurance efforts at an online graduate school to train e-learning professionals: A case of instructional systems program at Kumamoto University (PDF [In Japanese]). Journal of Multimedia Aided Education Research, 3(2), (Special edition: Assuring the quality of higher education in e-learning), 25-35.

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International conferences

  • Hiroshi NAKANO, Toshihiro KITA, Kenichi SUGITANI, Junko NEMOTO, Shirou KITAMURA, Katsuaki SUZUKI, Ryuichi MATSUBA, Masahiro MIGITA, Yasuo MUSASHI, Norio IRIGUCHI, Tsuyoshi USAGAWA (2007 September). THE LEARNING PORTAL FOR IMPROVING THE E-LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. A paper presented at ICETA 2007, the 5th Int. Conference on Emerging e-learning Technologies and Applications, The High Tatras, Slovakia, September 6-8, 2007
  • Suzuki, K. (2007).Learner-centered Design in Higher Education by ICT with IDT. An invited keynote address presented at 8th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET 2007), July 10-13, 2007, Kumamoto, JAPAN
  • Ohmori, F. (2007).Benchmarking Organizational Strategies in E-Learning. A paper presented at 8th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET 2007), July 10-13, 2007, Kumamoto, JAPAN
  • Suzuki, K. (2007). From Competency List to Curriculum Implementation: An experience of Japan's first online master program for e-Learning specialists. An invited paper presented at 2007 KSET International Conference, Toward emerging instructional design theories and models for the future. Korean Society for Educational Technology, April 27-28, 2007, Seoul, South Korea.

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Conference presentations

Seminar of the Japan Society for Educational Technology (December 2007)

  • Yoshiyuki Shibata, Junko Nemoto, Shirou Kitamura and Katsuaki Suzuki. (2007, 12). Tasks to develop professionals by e-learning at graduate schools for working people: II. Research Report of the Japan Society for Educational Technology, 317-320. [In Japanese]

The 23rd Annual Conference of the Japan Society for Educational Technology (September 2007)

  • Yoshiyuki Shibata, Junko Nemoto, Shirou Kitamura and Katsuaki Suzuki. (2007, 9). Tasks to develop professionals by e-learning at graduate schools for working people. Japan Journal of Educational Technology (the 23rd Annual Conference), 751-752. [In Japanese]
  • Katsuaki Suzuki, Junko Nemoto and Ryuichi Matsuba. (2007, 9). External validities in the competency of graduates of the Graduate School of Instructional Systems (PDF). Japan Journal of Educational Technology (the 23rd Annual Conference), 915-916. [In Japanese]
  • Katsuaki Suzuki. (2007, 9). Task framework based on the activation of existing knowledge/experience of students: "Fundamental educational theory" - an example from the Graduate School of Instructional Systems, Kumamoto University (PDF). The 32nd National Conference of the Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education, 304-305. [In Japanese]

Seminar of the Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education (May 2007)

  • Katsuaki Suzuki. (2007, 5). How to direct thesis writing in a distance graduate school: An example from instructional systems program at Kumamoto University. Research report of the Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education, 22(1), 43-36. [In Japanese]

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Seminars

March 17, 2008
The 13th Kumamoto University e-Learning Seminar Series

"Strategies to continue learning with ICT" (Kanji Akahori)
http://el-lects.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/ [In Japanese]

December 22, 2007
Seminar of the Japan Society for Educational Technology

"Higher education and e-learning, general"
http://www.jset.gr.jp/study-group/files/20071222.html [In Japanese]
Number of participants: 126 (13 from Kumamoto University, 113 from elsewhere)

December 20, 2007
e-Portfolio Seminar

http://el-lects.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/e_portfolio/ [In Japanese]
Number of participants: 36 (27 from Kumamoto University, 9 from elsewhere)

December 18, 2007
Kumamoto University GP International Workshop 2007

http://www.gp.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/GPWS.html
Number of participants: 44 (40 from Kumamoto University, 4 from elsewhere)

December 11, 2007
The 12th Kumamoto University e-Learning Seminar Series

"Tasks of university e-learning: Conditions for breakthrough" (Aya Yoshida)
http://el-lects.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/ [In Japanese]

October 29-30, 2007
ID Workshop

Trends and issues in Instructional Design and Technology Robert A. Reiser (Dr. Robert A. Reiser is a Distinguished Teaching Professor and the Robert M. Morgan Professor of Instructional Systems in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University) Number of participants: 20 (13 from Kumamoto University, 7 from elsewhere)

July 9, 2007
Kumamoto University GP International Symposium 2007

http://www.gp.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/sym.html
Number of participants: 88 (77 from Kumamoto University, 11 from elsewhere)

April 20, 2007
The 11th Kumamoto University e-Learning Seminar Series

"Innovative development of e-learning" (Osamu Iemoto) [In Japanese]
"Quality controls at training service companies" (Hiroto Toda)
http://el-lects.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/ [In Japanese]

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External funds

Scientific research funds account for 1,310,000 yen and other external funds account for 30,160,000 yen (including 28,180,000 for graduate school GP) in fiscal year 2007.

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Public relations activities

We exhibited a booth as the Graduate School of Instructional Systems and presented in the business session at e-Learning World 2007, promoting our educational research activities.

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Other

  • Shuichiro Hirano. (2007). Kumamoto University Graduate School of Instructional Systems: The first e-learning specialist in Japan to train e-learning professionals. University e-Learning Now (first installment in a series), National Institute of Multimedia Education
    (http://www.nime.ac.jp/activity/searching_now/sn_001_01.html) [In Japanese]
  • Kumamoto University Graduate School. Second chapter, educational case 5. e-Learning White Paper 2007/2008, 330-335. Tokyo: Tokyo Denki Press. [In Japanese]
  • Activities of Kumamoto University Graduate School. Case 2. e-Learning White Paper 2006/2007, 141. Tokyo: Tokyo Denki Press. [In Japanese]
  • Katsuaki Suzuki. (2007). Developing e-learning professionals at Kumamoto University Graduate School. Universities and students, published in February 2007, 38, 7-14. [In Japanese]
  • Graduate School of Social and Cultural Sciences Instructional Systems, Kumamoto University. "Graduate School Guide for working people" for freshmen in 2008: Special issue of graduate schools/professional graduate schools for working people. Special advertisement issue, Asahi Shimbun Digital Media Headquarters (asahi.com)
  • Katsuaki Suzuki and Chiharu Kogo. (2007). Learning operation practical seminar (lecturer). National Institute of Multimedia Education, August 21 2007.

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