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December 21, 2019

In order to teach new OEDO Teaching Assistants (TA) online learning analytics methods, the OEDO general manager, Professor Jeffrey S. Cross and experienced learning analytics TAs held a workshop on December 6th, 2019 in the Tokyo Tech OEDO office.

Another aim of this workshop is to improve the skills of the new TA analysis team in online learning data analysis. In total 10 TAs joined the workshop, where six of them are new members.

The OEDO Analytics group called “Oedolytics” was formed 3 years ago and consists of four core TAs with computer science backgrounds and was organized by Professor Cross. The Oedolytics TAs aim to develop new online course analytics methods to evaluate online courses in order to improve their quality.

In this workshop, four experienced Oedolytics TAs introduced their results they have done so far in the OEDO showing the tools such as "Jupyter notebook" and Google’s Collaboratory to explain how to use Python for MOOC learning analysis and data analysis. Finally,...

December 20, 2019

On December 2nd, OEDO organized an orientation session, during which professor Nagahama presented OEDO team and its different activities, and announced the beginning of the 4th quarter recruitment session.

Two sessions were organized, one was in Japanese and the other one was held in English.

Many students joined the orientation session, and expressed their interest in joining the OEDO team as TAs.

After an interesting discussion with Professor and some of the current TAs about the activities and the working atmosphere at OEDO, the students submitted their applications for TA positions.

OEDO Team is looking forward to welcoming its new members.

December 11, 2019

Aspiring to have better Video quality for OEDOs MOOCs, a studio shooting workshop was organized on November 27th with the presence of Mr David Allen, a talented cinematographer specializing in commercial, documentary and narrative work.

The workshop was aimed at improving current TAs' skills and introducing new TAs to studio shooting basics. Seven TAs joined the workshop and were divided into three groups. Each group focused on a specific skill benefiting from the expertise of David Allen and sharing the knowledge they acquired with the other groups at the end of the workshop.

The workshop focused mainly on lighting techniques, picture and video shooting techniques using two different types of cameras. It was a great opportunity for the TAs to learn the impact of lighting on the video quality, and to learn how to use the different lighting tools effectively to match the natural light in the shooting room and the kind of video they are trying to create. The TAs also learned how to set the...

December 11, 2019

Last November 8th, 2019, Prof. Angus Kingon visited the Tokyo Institute of Technology to deliver a lecture on the importance of entrepreneurship education to engineering students. 

He is a Professor at Brown University and the co-Director of the graduate Masters-level Program on Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME). 

During his visit to Tokyo Tech, Professor Angus Visited OEDO's office. The meeting with Prof. Cross, Ms.Nishii and Ms.Murai revolved around OEDO's Goals and activities as well as the proposed courses so far and the process of their creation.

Prof. Angus Kingon specializes in the pedagogy of entrepreneurship education with a focus on electronic materials, which made him very interested in OEDO's efforts towards providing online MOOCs and improving them continuously.

This visit was a great opportunity to share and discuss ideas about online education and the rese

arch the OEDO team is conducting.


Prof. Angus's lecture in Tokyo Tech

November 27, 2019

From the 23rd to the 25th of October, the 6th Edition of the IEEE Learning With MOOCs (LWMOOC 2019) Conference was held at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, and organized by the IEEE Education Society.

LWMOOC is an international IEEE conference that offers opportunities for professionals, educators and researchers to discuss and collaborate on the latest advances in online education and MOOC.

This year, the Online Education Development Office’s (OEDO) paper submission entitled, “Improving MOOC quality using learning analytics tools”, received the Best Paper award. OEDO is part of the Tokyo Tech Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL). 

In this paper the OEDO learning analytics team consisting of graduate teaching assistants (TA) led by Prof. Jeffrey S. Cross, presented new methods to assess the quality of MOOCs based on text and video transcripts analysis, evaluating transcript readability, lecture listenability as well as by analyzing the learne...

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