ERIC Number: ED479589
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Publication Date: 2002-Oct
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Hybrid E-Learning System for a Cooperative Linkage between University and Industry.
Okamoto, Toshio; Kayama, Mizue; Inoue, Hisayoshi; Matsui, Tatsunori; Seki, Kazuya
This paper presents a Web-based distance education system that contains synchronous (live) video lectures, asynchronous learning materials with video-on-demand (VOD) archive data, and question and answer functions through digital reporting between a lecturer and students. It is intended to provide a collaborative workplace to encourage interactions among a lecturer/learners. This environment enables learners to exchange their knowledge and their ways of thinking, furthermore, to refine/build the knowledge acquired via lectures. One of the main purposes in the research is to build a flexible eLearning environment by embedding self/collaborative support functions for the digitized live lectures in order to reinforce much more meaningful knowledge and skills. The paper proposes an innovative educational method of a cooperative link between a university and an industry for higher education. The Industry and University cooperation program is a project of the Japanese Ministry of Education (Mombusho). The target objective of this program is the harmonization of university level educational research, society practice and practical business. The University of Electro-Communications has been appointed by Mombusho to fulfill some specific parts of this program. This paper reports experiences with the introduction of this program, about the framework, settings, actual implementation; and first results. It analyzes these results and the problems encountered, and constructive solutions are offered. (Contains 10 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Cooperative Programs, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Program Development, Program Implementation
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