Login or register for free to remove ads.
You are here:

Quality Assurance of an Online Graduate Program in Japan: A case of Kumamoto University’s Graduate School of Instructional Systems PROCEEDINGS

, Kumamoto University, JAPAN, Japan

Global Learn, in Melbourne, Australia ISBN 978-1-880094-85-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

This paper describes quality assurance mechanism for higher education in Japan with a case of an online graduate school. Three fold framework of the standard for establishing university, establishment-approval system (EAS), and the quality assurance and accreditation system is first explained. Then the case is described from the perspectives of going through the EAS, outside evaluation requirement based on self-evaluation report, built-in checking mechanism with faculty development function, course design policy and course implementation policy, competency-based approach for validity of the graduates, story-based enhancement for skill integration and applicability, and initial student orientation for skill and mindset building.

Citation

Suzuki, K. (2011). Quality Assurance of an Online Graduate Program in Japan: A case of Kumamoto University’s Graduate School of Instructional Systems. In S. Barton, J. Hedberg & K. Suzuki (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn 2011 (pp. 613-619). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Keywords