OUJ International Symposium 2015-Global Trends of Online Teaching & Learning -
  • ThemeAssessment of Learning in the 21st
           Century:Supporting and Recognizing Learning
  • DateFriday, November 27, 2015, 10:00-17:00
  • VenueTokyo International Exchange Center,
           International Conference Hall (Plaza Heisei 3F)
  • Attendance FeeFree(Reservation is required)
  • LanguageEnglish/Japanese
           (Japanese-English simultaneous translations will be provided)


 As abundant learning resources are available online and learning at learners’ fingertips has become common place, recognizing and assessing such learning has become a pressing issue. A learning management system (LMS) enables visualizing learning in various formats and connecting teachers and learners beyond temporal and geographical limitations. This symposium will look at the issues and possibilities of assessment of learning as well as assessment for learning from multiple perspectives.


HandoutsChair: Kumiko Aoki, Professor, The Open University of Japan

Opening Remark 10:00~10:10 Katsuhiro Endo
(President, Japan Student Services Organization)

Katsuhiko Shirai (Chancellor, The Open University of Japan Foundation)
Opening Speech 10:10~11:00 Learning Analytics : In their own words

Belinda Tynan (Pro Vice-Chancellor, The Open University)
Speech 1 11:00~11:50 Visualization and New Assessment of Learning

Hiroshi Iwai (President, Tezukayama University)
Lunch Break 11:50~13:00  
Speech 2 13:00~13:50 The Evolution of On-line Learning: Competency Based Education

Sally M. Johnstone (Vice President for Academic Advancement, Western Governors University)
Break 13:50~14:00  
Speech3 14:00~14:50 Bright and/or darker futures:Imagining the future of assessment and credentials

Kay Souter (Associate Dean & Professor, Australian Catholic University)
Speech4 14:50~15:40 Social Learning 2.0: Participative - Collaborative - Sustainable

Daniel Tan (Group Chief Learning Officer, Taylor’s Education Group)
Break 15:40~16:00  
Panel Discussion 16:00~16:50 Chair: Kumiko Aoki(Professor, The Open University of Japan)
Closing Remark 16:50~17:00 Yoichi Okabe(President, The Open University of Japan)
Reception 17:15~19:00
Main Foyer(Reception Fee \3,000)

Contact Information

International Affairs Section ,The Open University of Japan
2-11 Wakaba, Mihama, Chiba, Japan 261-8586
E-mail : k-symposium@ouj.ac.jp   
Tel : 043-298-3107   Fax : 043-298-3629