OE Global 2019 has ended
Welcome to OE Global19!

To help you plan your participation the conference program schedule can be filtered by date, venue, session type, and session format using the Filter functions.

Filter by Date lets you look at a specific day of the program.
Filter by Venue lets you look at the program by venue rooms where sessions are taking place.
Filter by Type lets you look at the program by track. In addition to keynotes and breaks the program is made up of three main tracks or types of sessions Pedagogy, Roles, and Strategies.
Clicking on a type in Filter by Type lets you see only sessions of that type in the program schedule.
In addition, Pedagogy, Roles, and Strategies each have a set of associated topics. Topics appear when you hover over a type name in the Filter by Type area of Sched. Topics are clickable allowing you to further filter the program by topic.
Session Format lets you view the program by types of sessions - Action Labs, Lightning Talks, Posters, Presentations, and World Cafes.

The conference program is rich and diverse representing the current state of open education around the world.

Back To Schedule
Tuesday, November 26 • 13:00 - 13:45
Using “Shin-Godzilla” as Material for OER-based Course Development

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

In this presentation, we will introduce an example of nuclear power OER and course development at Japanese universities. As a result of the tragic aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake, there has been more interest in nuclear power education in Japan. Thus, at the Hokkaido University Center for Open Education, we worked with the Hokkaido University Faculty of Engineering to produce OER capable of educating people about the basics of nuclear power. We helped the Faculty of Engineering to create educational videos which we then available on our OpenCourseWare website. These resources were later utilized for a MOOC on nuclear power. Later, eight faculty of engineering professors collaborated on a flipped-classroom course using these resources. This course was given on-campus at Hokkaido University.
Both science and humanities students participated in the flipped-classroom course. As such, it was necessary to make the course accessible even to students without a basic grasp of Physics. It was also necessary to create a classroom environment that could compensate for differences in prior knowledge about nuclear power between students.
Hence, we suggested that instructors 1) use the OER utilized for the initial MOOC because of their usefulness to all learners of all levels, and 2) that they use "Shin Godzilla" (which is about a monster borne from nuclear-radiation) as a course-theme. Unique, “Shin Godzilla” themed assignments were designed on the assumption that students had already studied using the OER before class. Concretely speaking, assignments included tasks such as identifying the Geiger counter in the movie and explain inaccuracies in its use (allowing students to learn how to correctly measure radiation). This course was given from 2016 to 2018. 23 and 28 students participated each year (including remote participants). As students show, we both used OER to help educate students and developed a more appealing course.

avatar for Kazuya Kobayashi

Kazuya Kobayashi

doctor researcher, Hokkaido University Center For Open Education
I originally studied philosophy. Currently, I am engaged in MOOC management and support of flipping classes at Hokkaido University in Japan.・ What are some ways to make PBL on fiction more effective?・ What are the methods of education on social issues?

Hiroaki Tanaka

Designer, Center for Open Education, Hokkaido University

Tuesday November 26, 2019 13:00 - 13:45 CET
BL28 open space