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E-Learning for Technological Literacy Education in a Pre-College Engineering Program PROCEEDINGS

, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This study assesses the benefits of a multimedia e-Learning environment in a pre-college language program in engineering education, based on the moodle platform. This prototype e-Learning system is designed to provide attractive course materials for technological literacy education for a wider audience, including first-year students, high school students, and foreign students in pre-college courses. In order to engage a wider range of students, engineering faculty paired up with Japanese language teachers to develop an e-Learning system, creating four modules that include video lectures, auto glossary for technical terms, reading materials with narration, and two types of comprehension activities. Evaluation results indicate that a multimedia e-Learning environment is effective and has the potential to better prepare students for engineering education, especially for advanced learners of Japanese in pre-engineering courses.

Citation

Kato, Y. (2007). E-Learning for Technological Literacy Education in a Pre-College Engineering Program. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (pp. 88-95). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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