Designing Courses Based on the SECI Model with the Mahara E-Portfolio
We will explore three topics in our session. First, we will introduce some of Japan's current online and blended teaching and learning scenarios. Second, we will explain our teaching process and theory based on professor Ikujiro Nonaka's SECI, a knowledge-creating model within organizations. We designed courses based on SECI, which visualizes knowledge-creating processes in group activities with support of Mahara and Moodle (online and blended teaching and learning platforms in our virtual university environment). Third, we will introduce our institutional research project, which gives us quantitative data to analyze students' learning behaviors.
* Learn how the virtual university as an intercollegiate environment maximizes each university's resources
* Learn how the intercollegiate exchange cultivates "learning communities"
* Learn how to use Mahara as an e-portfolio, Moodle, and SNS in classrooms as a tool to support online and blended teaching and learning
Associate Professor, Jin-ai Women's College
Yoichi TanakaAssociate Professor, Jin-ai Women's College
Osamu YamakawaProfessor, Fukui Prefectural University