Who Am I??
Hi!! I'm Junichi NAKATA. I am a bachelor degree student, department of Bioinformatics, college of Life-sciences in Ritsumeikan Univ. I was born and raised in Takarazuka in Hyogo prefecture. I love outdoor activities, I do horse riding every weekends as a hobby. Also I love traveling, this picture is when I climbed the Hollywood Trail in Los Angeles with my friend. Currently, aside from English, I'm studying Spanish so anything about Spanish or Latin culture is welcome for me! I'm curious about everything!! Also, I hope you guys can enjoy my project contents!
The education system in Japanese university has big problem nowadays. In fact, there is a mismatch between faculty expectations and students’ needs. Many of students may hope that this problem will be solved.
I found that incorporating the idea of sharing services into online syllabus going to be a key to solve the mismatch. According to professor Takashi Kawanabe at Ritsumeikan University, including comments and evaluations like shopping in Amazon onto online syllabus would make education meaningful or both of students and teachers. Besides, this function would change the ‘Rakutan’ culture in Japanese university students. (‘Rakutan’ means a class which is easy to earn the credit.) However, we may have to deal with some disadvantages like aggressive comments or slanders so that this innovation would work. More researching will be needed.
Ritsumeikan University announced one reform of online syllabus, they will integrate current manaba+R and online syllabus for developing better course taking. This reform has a potential to change current education system in Japan. Sharing something will make something alive.
JUCE, 学習ポートフォリオシステムの導入・活用等の参考指針, Chapter 2-page 4, May 31st. 2017
Osamu Murata, 関西学院大学の授業改善への取組 ~授業評価の仕組みとFD活動~, Whole article, July 2007
Online syllabus of Shiga Univ., Ryukoku Univ., Kinki Univ., Kyoto Sangyo Univ., Kwansei Gakuin univ., Kansai Univ., Kyoto Univ., Ritsumeikan Univ., Kyoto Prefectural Univ., Konan Univ.
University of Leeds http://www.leeds.ac.uk
Liberal arts seminar (Ritsumeikan Univ.), http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/liberalarts/seminar/class/index.html/
Airbnb Japan, https://www.airbnb.jp
Amazon Japan, https://www.amazon.co.jp/ref=nav_logo
I am grateful to T. Kawanabe for collaboration and interviewing.
Also, I would like to thank the all members of PEP-TALK for their hospitality and support.
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