Waseda University aims to make its educational content widely available to the public in Japan and other countries by using ICT with the aim of visualizing the type of unique education that Waseda provides. At the same time, we will incorporate the excellent course content from abroad to provide education by using the world’s best and most diverse teaching materials and methods.
The university will make public not only the content of its classes, but also its student reports, papers, and other educational outcomes. This information will be disclosed by using various tools, such as existing internet-based on-demand systems and Open Course Ware (OCW), as well as constructing academic portfolios that will enable students to not only disseminate their reports and other materials but also utilize them as a means of promoting themselves to potential employers. While a considerable amount can be achieved using existing systems, we will strive to make the university’s educational content available to the public (including applicants and their parents, current students, and society as a whole) to increase transparency and seek a better understanding and appreciation of the university’s educational activities. At the same time, we will start developing a variety of classes by actively incorporating the best courses from around the world or by exchanging and sharing course materials.
In addition, we will examine and prepare for the delivery of education in multiple languages as we look ahead to the next phase beyond the provision of English curriculum education.