Course Jukebox

Course Jukebox

Course Detail

Standard Academic Year
1, 2
Course delivery methods
Online (Asynchronous)
Biological sciences, Computer Science, Mass communications & documentation
Master's Program in Informatics
Master's Program in Informatics
Tsukuba Campus
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Media Education University of Tsukuba

Course Overview

This lecture will comprehensively learn the following topics and provide models and practice related to these topics; school and public libraries in a lifelong-learning society, what learning environments from analog to digital including networks should be, and media usage, application and education in these environments.

Specifically, this course will enable students' understanding of the concept of ""media literacy,"" which requires the ability to collect, judge, create and communicate information effectively. It also focuses on the importance of media-based education and maintenance of learning environments, and the current state and future issues and includes discussions regarding further development.

Learning Achievement

The goals of this lecture will be understanding:
(1) The concept of media literacy, the current states and effects of media use and media education, and discussing future development of educational programs.
(2) History and current status of learning environments in public libraries and those on the Web, and effective and desirable place for learning.
(3) Basic knowledge and skills regarding the management of school libraries, and then consider how to use them to educate media literacy in the primary and secondary education.


Qualitative research competence, Media expertise

Course prerequisites

Grading Philosophy

Assignments will be given based on course objectives and graded by the following policy.
Final examination 70%, and short tests and reports 30%
The final report will be evaluated according to the following criteria.
a)point, b)reasoning, c)composition, d)reference, e)expression in writing
Students need to score above 60% in total to pass the course.

Course schedule

(1) Introduction (Tsuji)
(2) Recent media use and effects, Concept of media literacy, and overview of media education (Suzuki)
(3) History and current state of media education in Japan and foreign countries (Suzuki)
(4) Construction of media education programs, and future issues of media education (Suzuki)
(5) History of Distance Education (Tsuji)
(6) Current Status of e-Learning (Tsuji)
(7) Effectiveness and Copyright of e-Learning (Tsuji)
(8) Present trends and issues of school libraries in Japan (Ono)
(9) International trends of school libraries and inquiry-based learning (Ono)
(10) Future prospects for school libraries and media education / Overall summary (Ono)

Course type


Online Course Requirement


Other information

- Students are asked to view the course materials uploaded to manaba or Microsoft Stream in every asynchronous online class.
- Short tests or reports are assigned in every class. The deadlines are at least three days after every class. The submissions are counted as attendance.
- Final reports are assigned in the end of the term. The deadline is provided after all the classes end.

Site for Inquiry

Link to the syllabus provided by the university