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Tokyo Tech launches new MOOC on electrical and electronic engineering

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June 12, 2017

Tokyo Tech's new bilingual MOOC1, "Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering: 電気電子工学入門," was released on edX2 on May 31, 2017.

Sakura Ookayama, the MOOC navigator

Sakura Ookayama, the MOOC navigator

The course introduces various fields in electrical engineering via video lectures featuring faculty members in four weekly segments. The course, aimed mainly at high school students, provides general knowledge on electrical and electronic engineering. Tokyo Tech graduates, who now work for Japanese companies, are also interviewed on topics such as:

  • Solar cells
  • Mobile phones
  • High-speed railway technology
  • Advanced technology transfer from the laboratory to the factory

For this MOOC, an original anime character was developed and named Sakura Ookayama. Sakura supports learners by asking graduate teaching assistants basic questions, which are then answered in the video lectures that follow.

Course banner

Course banner

The video lectures are delivered in Japanese, but all subtitles, assignments, and slide materials are provided in both Japanese and English, allowing students to learn the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering in both languages. International students studying Japanese for university admission purposes can utilize this course to improve their technical Japanese language skills.

Click hereouter for more details and clips of the lectures on the electrical engineering course.

Screenshot of bilingual course

Screenshot of bilingual course

1 MOOC

Massive Open Online Course. An online course that is open to anyone with internet access and free of charge. Like a regular course, it has a scheduled time frame and learners can enjoy two-way communication with instructors and other learners in an interactive learning environment.

2 edX

A non-profit educational organization comprised of the world's top universities, led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. edX provides an environment where anyone in the world with internet access can study university-level courses grounded in the latest teaching and learning-based research.

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