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

Yuka Kataoka, Achmad Husni Thamrin, Jun Murai, Kotaro Kataoka

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers, ICETC 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages49-56
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450365178
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 26
Event10th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers, ICETC 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2018 Oct 262018 Oct 28

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers, ICETC 2018
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period18/10/2618/10/28

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Keywords

  • ICT
  • Japanese language education
  • Scalability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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Kataoka, Y., Thamrin, A. H., Murai, J., & Kataoka, K. (2018). Effective use of learning management system for large-scale Japanese language education. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers, ICETC 2018 (pp. 49-56). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290511.3290564