Effective use of learning management system for large-scale Japanese language education

Kataoka, Yuka and Thamrin, Achmad Husni and Murai, Jun and Kataoka, Kotaro (2018) Effective use of learning management system for large-scale Japanese language education. In: 10th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers, ICETC, 26-28 October 2018, Tokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyo, Japan.

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Abstract

As a mode of Japanese language education, a spoken Japanese course without Japanese characters (Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji) for reading/writing is a promising option to attract more Japanese learners with easier beginning to make. However, existing language teaching methods, even using ICT, suffer from issues of scalability and learning effect when deployed in a large-scale spoken language class. This paper proposes to effectively use Learning Management System to improve the scalability, efficiency, and effectiveness of Japanese language and culture education. The course using LMS is practiced and evaluated in an actual large-scale Japanese language class with more than 100 students in an overseas university. The proposed LMS 1) enables individual monitoring and feedback mechanism of each student, 2) visualizes the learning progress and achievement, and 3) provides a comprehensive User Interface to manage online homework and exams. To the best knowledge of the authors, the use of LMS in a large-scale spoken Japanese class has not been well studied. The evaluation results exhibited the load reduction of course management and the various benefit of LMS, which natively digitizes the contents management and can increase the students’ engagement in the class.

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Kataoka, KotaroUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICT, Japanese language education, Scalability
Subjects: Computer science
Divisions: Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 06:02
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 06:02
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/4921
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1145/3290511.3290564
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