Korea-Japan Learning Community for Better Communication

]By Sharing Video Clips of English Presentations with ICT]

 

1.     Abstract@

Educational use of Internet has been around all over the world.  However students in Korea and Japan still need to improve their skill of sending message in English, overcoming the linguistic and communication barrier.

@For the improvement of the skill English presentation will be quite helpful.  And by sharing video clips of English presentation the students in both countries will be highly motivated to become good English presenters.  And furthermore, if they share ppt files on web sites, they can enhance their English communication skills and advance their  network use and cross|cultural exchanges. 

  English presentations with ICT will not just promote the use of English as an international language but also reduce the communication divide and digital divide.

@ This project will be very effective and productive in the neighboring countries, Korea and Japan, where teaching and learning communicative English has been highlighted these days.

 

2. Project Proposal

2.1 Background

Communication in English as an international language is indispensable to survive in the 21st century of globalization and internationalization. MEXT of Japan, since 2002, has implemented a set of plans to enhance the basic and authentic communication skills of English among Japanese people.  In March this year it started an action plan for them to become good communicators of English.  The first article of it calls for the improvement of English lessons at school, and consequently demands curriculum development and improvement of teaching methods and learning material, with most emphasis on communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Now Japanese schools and teachers need English learning material of good quality and wide variety.

  

2.2 Project Goal

This project regards English simply as a means of international communication and promotes it as such.  Especially it focuses on English presentation skills and intends to develop digital contents for the skill improvement.  As main parts of the contents the project produces a rich collection of video clips of English presentation from both Korea and Japan.  The video collection will show practical models of English presentation and encourage the users to become successful English presenters.

IT English learning material in the past was mostly CD-ROM or for CALL.  And it was mainly for repetitive use or self-study.  It didnft cover the aspect of how to utilize what is learned.

2.3 Features of the Web Site

  In their English classes high school and college students will access the portal site gEnglish Presentationh and refer to some sample English presentations.  The site will provide the following three items:

1. Video Clips of English Presentation

  @@Video clips of English presentation with ICT are available in the complete form and in the form of specific small sections such as greeting, introduction, body and conclusion.

2. PPT Files

  @@PPT files accompanying the video clips are uploaded.

3. Scripts

  @@English scripts used for the presentations are also uploaded.

In their English classes the teachers in both countries will share and use those three items for teaching communicative English.

 

3DUsing and Making the Web Site

3.1 Students

The students access the web site and watch the whole English presentations with ICT for about 10 minutes and learn about

  the structure of English presentation with ICT

       ppt files of English presentation with ICT

       presentation script and details of ppt files

and they will also learn about each section of English presentation with ICT such as

       introduction

       body

       conclusion

       transition

       etc.

  Then the students will make their own English presentations with ICT following the next steps:

making the mapping, referring to the sample presentations on the web site

producing the presentation files

writing the scripts.

  They will rehearse and perform their presentations.

  They send their completed presentation files, video clips, scripts to the manger of the web site.

  The manager upload them open to the public.

 

3.2  Making the Web Sit@

3.2.1 Content

The web site will provide video clips for each level; elementary school, junior high school, senior high school and college so that it can show the students of each level clear goals to achieve.

Themes

The site will cover common topics in both countries like environmental issues, social

welfare and globalization.  Also it will include very familiar topics like introduction of schools, local areas and each country.

  Video Clips

  The format is WVM for versatility.  The line of 128KBPS will be used for secondary distributions.  Video clips longer than 10 minutes will be divided into parts of 10 minutes for usability in English classes. 

 

 

PPT Files

  The files should be written in English for international use.  Visual data are highly recommended for better and in|depth understanding.  The files will be uploaded onto http://www.kageto.jp/k-j/. 

  Scripts

  English Scripts will be also uploaded onto the web site to be shared internationally.

References

http://mihama-w3.n-fukushi.ac.jp/wym/nfu/index.htm

 http://mihama-w3.n-fukushi.ac.jp/video/wym/nfu/index.htm

3.2.2      Video Clips of Presentation Sections

As well as complete video clips are provided presentation sections such as introduction, body, explanation of questionnaire, description of charts and other presentation elements.

3.2.3      File Upload

@The files will be sent to Mr. Shinichi Sato, Mitsubishi General Research Center Staff (satoshin@mri.co.jp).

3.2.4      Teaching Plan

  The web site will also provide teaching plans on how to use English presentations with ICT in classrooms.

3.2.5      Feedback

The web site will start with ML for coordinators in both Korea and Japan.  On the mailing list they will exchange their ideas and opinions about the better use and improvement of the site.

3.2.6      Management System

@Easy retrieval with key words is possible through the management system of Mitsubishi General Research & Development.

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4.      Learning Community

This system will lead to learning community for high school and college students in Korea and Japan.  With their presentation files they will meet at international stages like WYM (http://www.japannet.gr.jp/w2003/).  Also the system will support them when they exchange their presentations at other international meetings and conferences in each country and other countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Community

 

 

Contents

(a)   Presentation Clips

 

Short clips show presentation structures and elments such as

Introduction, Body and Conclusion or focus on specific presentation skills and topics.@Long clips are demonstration clips of complete presentations.@Both clips consist of pictures, sound (English), text data, presentation data, etc.

(b)   Example Sentences

Useful expressions and sentences are provided to support and reinforce the presentation vocabulary and expressions.

(c)    Presentation

 Plate

Presentation templates are uploaded according to different topics like self]introduction, my dreams, etc. to facilitate presentation practices.  The templates will also lighten the burden on the teachers of a lot of preparation.

(d) Manual

User manual is available for the teachers and students. It includes teaching plans, how to operate, how to use the contents, etc.  The manual will be very easy to use with Flash animation as well as HTML written direction.

(d)   Prese@tation

Database (Registration@of@Presentationsj

Presentation video data will be uploaded with meta data

like presentersf names, presentation topics and subtopics as retrieval keys for reflection and mutual use.

(f)     Portfolio

iReflectionj

The users can access their presentation data with key words and reflect upon their past presentations and  specific presentation skills.  Of course they can learn from each other.  

(g) Feedback

In addition to the reciprocal reflection the users can exchange their comments, motivate each other and contribute to their learning community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Functions of the Web Site for Learning Community

 

5DProject Member, Organizations, Tasks and Schedule

 

5.1 Japanese Project Members

 

Name

Affiliation

Career

Years

KAGETO, Makoto

Nihon Fukushi Univ. Center of Media Development@

MEXT Digital Contents Project

Committee Member.  E]school

Project Member, Overseas Digital

Contents R & D Committee Member.

APEC Cyber Education Cooperation

Member, CEC International Exchange

Working Group Member,

International Exchange Guide Book

Editor, Internet@Home Editor, etc.

23

WATANABE, Hiroyuki

Utsunomiya Univ. Dep. of Education

English Teacher Trainer, Specialized

in CALL and MALL, APEC Cyber

Education and Cooperation Member,

JACET Member, LET Member, CIEC

Member, Advisor to English Section of JUCE, etc.

22

 

5.2 Involved Organizations and Tasks

 

Organizations

Number

Tasks

Korean Side

 

 

 

 

Japanese Side

Nihon Fukushi Uni. (Aihci Pre.j

   1

Project Supervisor, System Planning Support, Evaluation of System and Presentation

Japanese

Utsunomiya Univ.iTochigi Pre.j

   1

Project Supervisor, Contents Development, Application to English

Education

Support Organizations:

MOE of Singapore

KERIS of Korea

   2

 

Mitsubishi General Research Center

   3

System Planning & Development, Project

Office

 

5.3 Project Schedule

2003

   Sep. through Nov.

@Production of Presentations at High Schools and Colleges in Korea and Japan

 Nov. through Dec.

   Upload of Presentation Files

2004

Jan.  TV Conference between Korea and Japan with English Presentations

Jun.  Above

Jul.  WYM2004 in Nagoya and Tokyo

@@@@@@Presentations and Other Exchange Activities

 

6DReferences

2003  Practical Presentation | Challenges in English and Japanese

@                                                (Nichibun Publish Co. Ltd., Japan)

2001  English Education for New Generation   (Shohaku Publishing Co. Ltd., Japan)

2001  Effective PC Use |Attractive Teachers with ICT Use  (Impress, Japan)

 

2000@MEXT Contents Development Project of Network Supply, Support Software for

Collaborative Teaching