Shigeru Hoyashita 穗屋下 茂
Prof. Emeritus at Saga University, Japan
Prof. Hoyashita has an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Graduate School of Kyushu University Japan. He held a wide range of teaching posts, from lecturer to Professor, in the Department of Engineering at Saga University, and became Professor Emeritus there upon retirement. He currently devotes most of his time to working as coordinator of ICT-enabled Education at the National Center for Education in Japan. His main research themes are new ways of measuring the surface pressures in gear systems, and the management of ICT-enabled education. He belongs to the Japan Association for Developmental Education, the Japan Society for Information and Systems in Education, and other like-minded organizations. His is also chair of the University e-Learning Association in Japan.
Active Learning using Moodle and Construction of Joint Use Hub for University ICT Education
Within university education, society demands real reform in terms of both "educational reform for students" and "educational reform to change the quality of teachers." In order to establish "a virtuous circle for qualitative change of education", it is necessary to fully or partially introduce ICT tools such as LMS that can be integrated without greatly increasing the workloads of teachers and staff. However, as the knowledge and skills required for ICT utilization are constantly evolving, it is not easy to build and maintain a system that utilizes ICT for education. It is also not easy to effectively implement active learning strategies such as autonomous and collaborative learning institution wide. In order to implement such useable systems at many universities, it is necessary to have a base where anyone can share knowledge, skills and teaching materials that are being effectively used by universities across throughout the country that enables anyone to acquire the skills needed. In this lecture, we will focus on the case of Saga University, introducing the development of the e-learning system (Moodle, teaching materials, support from mentors etc.), human resource development program to cultivate the autonomy, imagination and creativity necessary for the advanced information society; and the Creative Learning Center certified by the Joint Use Hub for Univeristy ICT Education.