The proposal on Advanced Education Program on Carrier Development for Foreign Students from Asia supported by METI and MEXT was approved in 2008. “International IT Nisshinkan” for fostering global leaders from Aizu was established in October 2008. Nine foreign students from Asia (1 from Korea, 2 from Vietnam, 6 from China) entered the program. Besides regular courses in the Master Program, new courses and Business Japanese courses were provided to the students. The program was promoted though University-Industry cooperation. Local venture companies, some companies in Fukushima prefecture, and companies in Tokyo, Nagoya and other areas provided various supports to the program, such as sending engineers as lecturers, giving comments on the development of curriculum, providing offers for internship, and writing/editing supplement textbooks related with Aizu cultures, embedded systems, business skills, etc.
The GP program supported by MEXT called “venture experiencing factories ‘ Aizu IT Nisshinkan”’ had its third year in 2009. Totally 16 external speakers from companies, local region and government gave lectures in the fundamental course on business experiences and knowledge to more than 300 students registered in the program. In addition to the eight factories established in 2008, totally 10 factories were established in 2009 (two new factories). Development for services/system/product was experienced by the students, with the advice from professors of the University of Aizu and managers and engineers from companies.
||Mizuo Kansen, Masaya Sasaki, Xianzhi Ye,
Takanobu Watanabe, and Zixue Cheng. A Mobile-learning Supporting System
Based on ARCS Theory Using LT/R・W Method. Journal of Japan
e-Learning Association (JeLA), Vol.9:121 – 128, 2009.
We study mobile learning support system based on ARCS theory using LT/R・W Method. ARCS theory. ARCS theory is motivation theory to evaluate Attention, Relevance, Confidence, and Satisfaction. The system can evaluate motivation of a user when a user answers multiple choice test.
||Mizuo Kansen, Masaya Sasaki, Takanobu Watanabe,
and Zixue Cheng. M-LT/R・W Method Based Mobile-learning Supporting
Systems. In The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Ubi-media
Computing (U-Media 2009), pages 3–8, December 2009.
We study mobile-learning support system using LT/RW method which is one of techniques for getting learning diagnosis information from each answer in multiple choice test. Through this method, it’s possible to grasp the level of user’s understanding. To demonstrate it, we implement it as i-mode application (i-application) for NTT docomo’s mobile phone.