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Open Education Solutions

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.

Happy college student with laptopIn 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
http://wunicon.org/content/e-interview-dr-yuko-okubo

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.


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Publications

  1. Cole Shaw, Richard Larson, Soheil Sibdari, “An Asynchronous, Personalized Learning Platform - Guided Learning Pathways,” Creative Education Vol. 5 No. 13, July 2014.
  2. Mackenzie Hird, Richard Larson, Yuko Okubo, Kanji Uchino, “Lesson Study and Lesson Sharing: An Appealing Marriage,” Creative Education Vol. 5 No. 10, June 2014.
  3. Cole Shaw, Soheil Sibdari, “An Asynchronous, Personalized Learning Platform - Guided Learning Pathways,” The Sixth Conference of MIT's Learning International Networks Consortium,  Cambridge, US, June 2013.
  4. Cole Shaw, Jun Wang, Kanji Uchino, “Simulation Model of Learning Recommendation in Guided Learning Pathways,” The Sixth Conference of MIT's Learning International Networks Consortium,  Cambridge, US, June 2013.
  5. Sanjay Krishnan, Ken Goldberg, Yuko Okubo, Kanji Uchino, “Using a Social Media Platform to Explore How Social Media Can Enhance Primary and Secondary Learning,” The Sixth Conference of MIT's Learning International Networks Consortium,  Cambridge, US, June 2013.
  6. Mackenzie Hird, Yuko Okubo, Richard Larson, Kanji Uchino, “Integration of Technology Enabled Education in Learning: a Comparative Study of the Influence of Learning Standards in the U.S., Japan, Singapore, and Finland,” The Sixth Conference of MIT's Learning International Networks Consortium,  Cambridge, US, June 2013.
  7. Jun Wang, Cole Shaw, Richard Larson, Kanji Uchino, “Simulation Model of Learning Recommendations in Guided Learning Pathways," formal paper presented at MIT-Fujitsu Universal Village Conference-UV2013, Beijing, China, January 2013.
  8. Siamak Faridani, Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick, Ken Goldberg, Jun Wang, Kanji Uchino, “Online Opinion Analysis based on Canonical Correlation Analysis," formal paper presented at MIT-Fujitsu Universal Village Conference-UV2013, Beijing, China, January 2013.
  9. Yuko Okubo, Mac Hird, Richard Larson, Kanji Uchino, “An Examination of Learning Standards in a Comparative Perspective: U.S., Japan, Singapore, and Finland,” Comparative and International Education Society 57th annual meeting, New Orleans, US, March 2013.