Survey on Japanese university students' learning experiences with ICT and open sources for international collaboration

Yoshiko Goda, Masanori Yamada, Yumi Ishige, Junko Handa

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to report university students' learning experiences with information communication technology (ICT) and open educational sources (OES) for global learning in Japan. The survey of 327 Japanese university students included seven multiple-choice items and 16 open-ended questions about students' learning experiences. The results showed that the most frequent use of ICT, including computer-mediated communication, is a discussion function of Blackboard for formal collaborative learning and LINE for informal learning. Learning with OES is less popular; only one student had taken a two-month course via YouTube provided by a Japanese university, and only two students had learned with foreign students online. The students' preferred activities for future international collaborative learning included project-based learning, casual chats and conversation, discussion, and e-mail exchange. Favored topics were ones related to their majors, international situations, the environment, cultural differences, and school life. Language proficiency, communication, cultural differences, and values and beliefs caused the most anxiety and concern for international collaboration, but the time gap, legal issues, and infrastructure were also considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
EditorsHiroaki Ogata, Lara Lomicka-Anderson, Ching-Sing Chai, Regine Hampel, Yusuke Hayashi, Julita Vassileva, Chen-Chung Liu, Wenli Chen, Jack Hsu, Yu-Ju Lan, Jon Mason, Masanori Yamada, Hsin-Yih Shyu, Amali Weerasinghe, Ying-Tien Wu, Li Zhang, Kinshuk, Yukihiro Matsubara, Yongwu Miao, Hiroaki Ogata, Siu Cheung Kong, Maiga Chang, Morris S. Y. Jong, Rita Kuo, Robby Robson, Barbara Wasson, Akihiro Kashihara, Ulrike Cress, Marc Jansen, Jun Oshima, Chengjiu Yin, Jianwei Zhang, Clark Chinn
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages827-829
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9784990801410
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 - Nara, Japan
Duration: Nov 30 2014Dec 4 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014

Other

Other22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period11/30/1412/4/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

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