Explained is the media class that makes extensive use of various media.
A Document from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology is here.
What is a media class?
This is the class method prescribed by the university establishment standards and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Notification No. 51 of 2001. There are two main types.
- Simultaneous interactive type (
video conference system) lessons are transmitted in real-time and interactively to another classroom. You may imagine this format when you talk about distance lectures.
- On-demand type (Internet distribution method) At our university, it is called a non-simultaneous interactive type.
Documents, drawings, photos, voices, videos, etc. are distributed to students using the Internet, and online tests based on the documents, submission of assignments, and text chat are combined.
The location of each lecture is “a classroom other than the classroom where the lesson is held, a laboratory, or a place equivalent to these”, but you can also take it at home if you meet certain conditions.
The conditions are
(2) The teacher or teaching assistant who conducts the lesson will use the Internet and other appropriate methods immediately after the end of the lesson to provide sufficient instruction by answering questions, making corrections, and answering questions. And the opportunity to exchange the opinions of the students regarding the class is secured.
Of the credits required for graduation, the maximum number of credits that can be acquired through media classes is as follows.
[Undergraduate (commuting system)] Up to 60 credits out of 124 credits for graduation
[Undergraduate (communication system)] All 124 credits for graduation requirements can be acquired through media classes
[Graduate School] All 30 credits for graduation requirements can be acquired through media classes.
(However, keep in mind that you must receive the necessary research guidance.)
Since Osaka University is a school-based university, there is a maximum of 60 credits for undergraduate students.
What is the difference between face-to-face lessons and media lessons?
Osaka University’s guidelines stipulate that the majority of the lessons taken in media lessons are treated as media lessons, and in other cases as face-to-face lessons. Therefore, if you have 15 lectures per semester, you can treat them up to 7 times as a face-to-face lesson even if you hold a media lesson.
How to prepare a media class?
- Click here for non-simultaneous interactive media class
- Click here for simultaneous interactive media lessons
- Click here for the “Online Lesson Practice Guide” provided by the Education and Learning Support Department