The Emergence of E-Learning in Japan (Learner Showcase)

Wednesday, January 21 | 12:30PM–1:30PM | Bonaire 5-6
Session Type: Professional Development
In August 2008, a team representing EDUCAUSE participated in a series of seminars sponsored by NIME, the Japanese National Institute of Multimedia Education to present an overview of how U.S. higher education views information and communication technologies as strategic assets and to describe best practices in online learning and faculty development. This session will provide a summary of the EDUCAUSE team's trip to Japan and a view from NIME on the challenges they face in introducing faculty development and online learning to Japan's national universities, as well as the response from attendees to the NIME-EDUCAUSE seminars.


  • Kumiko Aoki

    Professor, The Open University of Japan
  • Malcolm Brown

    Consultant, EDUCAUSE Alumni
  • Joel Hartman

    Retired - July 2020, University of Central Florida
  • Tsuneo Yamada

    Professor, The Open University of Japan

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