General Manager

Prof. Jeffrey S. Cross

Online Content Research and Development General Manager


The Online Content Research and Development (OCRD) staff and its trained teaching assistants support faculty members in all aspects of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and Small Private Online Course (SPOC) planning, production and course running. OCRD also offers consultations and assistance with copyright issues.


OCRD aims to serve as a campus hub for online course development know-how including MOOC creation and the design of online class materials for blended (or flipped) classrooms and active learning.  

OCRD Introduction Video


Provide online content for

Tokyo Tech students, engage learners in Japan and around

the world via edX.

To highlight strengths of

Tokyo Tech education and research depth by providing online courses which have

a Japanese essence related to science, technology and engineering.

Serve as online course development knowledge center, provide media production services and share online course know-how with Tokyo Tech faculty.

To develop learning analytic tools that improve online course quality, measure learning outcomes and promote personalized learning.

Our Mission Statement