Ace the ACE project

ace-hokkaido

Hokkaido area in Japan suffered a scarcity of professors for all kinds of disciplines. Academic Commons for Education (ACE) was developed to confront with these difficulties by using OERs. It aims at enhancing the creation of OERs and also to promote their use by instructors.

ACE mostly consists of MOOC-type OERs (short video lectures and quizzes) that existed on campus or are based on existing OERs by other Institutions. Video conference connects classrooms and students from different cities who are able to connect as Universities collaborate for lectures and discussions.

In the last ten years, Japan has been heavily involved in Open Education movements especially for higher education but the reluctance of professors to hand in their notes is indicative of the prevailing feeling about OERs.

Image and a more detailed description of ACE can be found here

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