With a goal to realize Fujitsu’s vision of the “Human-Centric Intelligent Society,” putting people at the center in utilizing information and communication technology (ICT) for a better society, Open Education Solutions aims to establish new ways of learning by using ICT, in particular, the cloud, and to find the next pillar of business. We can contribute to finding solutions for complex and challenging educational problems with ICT, along with others working on this issue. With the knowledge that Fujitsu has gained through experience, our goal is to build a new educational platform by making full use of innovative technology, cloud computing, security, advanced language processing, and artificial intelligence.
In addressing educational problems, it is imperative to examine them from a social science point of view besides ICT. We have been collaborating with Professor Richard Larson of MIT to understand the motivation of learning and personalized learning path. We are also conducting a collaborative project with Professor Ken Goldberg of UC Berkeley on Social Media and Primary-Secondary Learning using Opinion Space.
We focus on competency-based learning, a type of learning where educational competencies are acquired and assessed. Currently we are conducting research on STEM education and lifelong education. As these areas are taught with a certain structure, the knowledge previously obtained is essential for the learner to proceed to the next stage.
Our research focuses on the following key concepts:
• Personalization of education, which is customized learning for individuals;
• Socialization of education, which is realized by connections between people;
• Gamification of education, which is to keep them engaged in learning.
ASTD 2014 Presentation
Curation Learning: Case Studies From Academic and Workplace Learning Environments
E-interview by the World University Consortium
The World University Consortium is a non-profit public service organization dedicated to promoting a world-class system of higher education available to all humanity. The WUC's main objectives include identifying best practices and developing effective global models and strategies for higher education as well as creating innovative, open learning systems and utilizing online and hybrid delivery systems to facilitate learning through teacher-to-student and student-to-student interaction.