Waseda University's e-school: 10 years of e-education in Japan

Shoji Nishimura*, Douglass Scott

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    In 2003, the School of Human Sciences, Waseda University (Japan), established the e-School, Japan's first complete undergraduate program enabling students to earn their bachelor degrees solely through e-learning. Supported by the availability of high-speed Internet connections, it has become possible to economically transmit high-quality videotaped lectures across Japan and throughout the world. Waseda's e-School has many features that contribute to its success, among these are that lecture contents are transmitted with an image quality that allows students to easily read what is written on the blackboard. In addition, online classes are relatively small-21 students on average-and new classes are created to respond to students' needs and interests. This chapter outlines the e-School's first 10 years of operation: Its history, curriculum, administration, and management learning system. Data are also presented for student engagement with the e-School system for the first ten years of operation (2003-2012).

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationReshaping Medical Practice and Care with Health Information Systems
    PublisherIGI Global
    Number of pages32
    ISBN (Electronic)9781466698710
    ISBN (Print)1466698705, 9781466698703
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 9

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)
    • Health Professions(all)


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