Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Global Japanese Studies
   Position   Associate Professor
Date 2014/08/27
Presentation Theme The process of developing a collaborative working relationship in a collaborative project using ICT
Conference Type International
Presentation Type Poster
Contribution Type Collaborative
Details The purpose of this research is to clarify the factors that promote a collaborative working relationship in an intercultural collaborative project using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Since ICT is a powerful tool for a collaborative learning, many universities have tried to conduct collaborative learning projects connecting with society. However, many students have not experienced such a collaborative project using ICT during primary and secondary education. It will not be easy for them to transform a standard studying­for­an­exam practice towards engagement in an open­ended education process, where students are developing new ideas and products.
When something new is introduced into a learning environment, the tension occurs. One of the tensions will be related to a collaborative working relationship that is a premise of a collaborative learning project. In a collaborative project, responsibility should be distributed to achieve a shared objective among participants. How will the students develop a collaborative working relationship to distribute responsibility to achieve the shared objective? The authors researched the practice of a collaborative project conducted between Meiji University and Yamagata University in different geographical areas using learning technologies.