Media Education Research Division
To promote information technologies and openness in education, we are pursuing wide-ranging research that covers the advancement of information education, the promotion of open standards in education, education utilizing information media, and educational support and communication skills development in information networks for reducing inequality.
Advancement of information education
Content development and practical assessment for contributing to education in information ethics and copyright
In our information ethics education, we are examining effective educational methods using video and comics, even for international students. We also engage in research on evaluation and verification methods relating to the levels of attainment of learners in information ethics.
See https://axies.jp/ja/video/zcvrz8 for short digital videos on information ethics that we have developed.
[Fig.1] An example using comics for teaching information ethics
To help in learning about copyright from the perspectives of both creators and users, we developed and evaluated a learning support environment that enables the creation of derivative works from an original work with authorization.
[Fig.2] Creating in a copyright learning environment (illustrations are by manga artist Keiichi Makino)
Educational learning environment and practical evaluation to help in achieving a deeper scientific understanding of information
We are developing beginner-level programming learning environments and conducting practical assessments of them.。
[Fig.3] A beginners’ programming education support environment we developed
We are conducting practical research on introductory learning in information science using programmable robots.
[Fig.4] Example of a programmed drawing executed by a programmable robot
Promoting openness in education
We conduct conceptual and practical research on open courseware and other methods for opening education to greater participation. We have developed and evaluated curriculums that incorporate active learning and flipped classroom approaches for elementary, secondary, and higher education levels.
Support for education in hospital schools and R&D using information media and networks
At hospital schools, in-patient minors suffering from conditions of varying severity are provided with tailored treatment. Such children tend to be isolated both spatially and mentally. To establish an open and advanced educational environment, consistent research is conducted with a focus on informatization and educational support for hospital schools. Such efforts include research on tools that help hospitalized children interact with the outside world.
|FUSE Izumi||Professor||ifuse[a]iic.hokudai.ac.jp||educational technology, Information education|
|SHIGETA Katsusuke||Associate Professor||shige[a]iic.hokudai.ac.jp||educational technology, Open Education|
|YAMAMOTO Yuichi||Assistant Professor||sierra[a]iic.hokudai.ac.jp||educational technology, Computer Science|
|NOGUCHI Takafumi||Visiting Researcher||noguchi[a]iic.hokudai.ac.jp||educational technology|
|ITO Eri||Research Support Assistant||eri-ito[a]eis.hokudai.ac.jp|