International distance learning experiment using JGNII

Nozomu Nishinaga, Yuri Nishihori, Keizo Nagaoka, Yoko Collier-Sanuki, Miho Aoki, Yuichi Yamamoto, Masahiro Harada, Kenji Tanaka

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Abstract

This paper reports cooperative experiment undertaken by Hokkaido University in Japan and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) in the United States. The experiment was conducted in January, 2005. A classroom in the IT Education Hall at Hokkaido University, Japan and the Discovery Laboratory of the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska, Fair-banks were connected via the Internet and a domestic next-generation Internet research and educational network infrastructure called JGN2 that was operated by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Japan. A high definition video conferencing system, a chat system, and a web-based voting system were used in the experiment to promote the establishment of an effective learning environment, particularly for cross-cultural learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-187
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Volume52
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Collaborative learning
  • Cross-cultural learning
  • High quality video conferencing
  • Symmetric
  • Synchronous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Nishinaga, N., Nishihori, Y., Nagaoka, K., Collier-Sanuki, Y., Aoki, M., Yamamoto, Y., Harada, M., & Tanaka, K. (2005). International distance learning experiment using JGNII. Journal of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, 52(3-4), 179-187.