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ERIC Number: ED557323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: 978-989-8533-30-2
Teaching and Learning in the Digital Era: A Case Study of Video-Conference Lectures from Japan to Australia
Yasumoto, Seiko
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conferences on Education Technologies (ICEduTech) and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) (New Tapei City, Taiwan, Dec 10-12, 2014)
"Blended learning" has been attracting academic interest catalysed by the advance of mixed-media technology and has significance for the global educational community and evolutionary development of pedagogical approaches to optimise student learning. This paper examines one aspect of blended teaching of Japanese language and culture in the Australian classroom. The study encompasses the Japan-to-Australia component of a bi-lateral teaching and learning program established in 2002 between the Faculty of Arts, the University of Sydney, Australia and the Faculty of Education, Gifu University, Japan. The significance of the program was affirmed by the National Institute of Multimedia Education (NIME), a Japanese government agency dedicated to research and development in e-learning/distance education in the tertiary sector, who confirmed in 2006 that the programme was the only one of its kind. Lectures provided by Gifu University, are in real time, the mode of delivery is via web-based video conference. The international exchange of lectures is one component of a rich teaching strategy created for the multicultural environment of the Australian classroom. Findings draw on student learning outcomes and views on motivation as the criterion of the efficacy of the program. The study confirms, within the defined parameters, that video-conferencing from Japan to Australia is an effective tool, as an adjunct to current teaching methods within the classroom, to enhance learning and motivate students learning Japanese culture? [For the complete proceedings, see ED557181.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Japan