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Open Seminar

Instructional Design in the E-Learning Business."
~Learn about the latest educational methods and e-learning course production in the U.S.

The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI) has held seminars to support high schools and university teachers.

In commemoration of the 5th anniversary of KCGI, Dr. Maya Benz, Associate Professor of KCGI (former Coordinator of the Distance Education International Project at Columbia University Graduate School of Education and Blackboard Consultant) will give a lecture as an "open seminar" to the general public this year.This is an excellent opportunity to learn the latest educational methods and e-learning course production in the U.S. in Japan. Teachers from high schools and universities, as well as those in charge of education in companies, are cordially invited to attend.

Enrollment Period
Monday, August 18, 2008 - Friday, October 10, 2008
*Intensive lecture (face-to-face class) period: August 18 (Mon.) - 21 (Thu.), 17:30 - 20:40
Thereafter, students attend classes via e-learning about once a week, and correct and explain assignments, etc.
Face-to-face class venue
The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics Kyoto Station Satellite
Subject Name
Instructional Design in the E-Learning Business."
Dr. Maya Bentz
brief personal record
Associate Professor at Kyoto Institute of Information Science.(D., Doctor of Education, Columbia University, U.S.A.Former Coordinator of the International Project for Distance Education at Columbia University Graduate School of Education and Blackboard Consultant for Columbia University Graduate School of Education.
Tuition fee
60,000 yen
Subjects of the course
Educators or company educators, etc.
*For others, please contact us.
Prerequisite knowledge and equipment required
Must have an understanding of basic computer operations.Must have a computer and an Internet connection.(Broadband environment preferred)
*Classes will be conducted in English, but interpreters will be provided.
Number of recipients
40 (first-come-first-served basis)
How to apply
Please download and fill out the registration form.
Please mail or bring the application to the Admissions Office by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12.Please transfer the course fee to the bank account below and attach a copy of the bank transfer statement.
After confirming your application and payment of the course fee, we will send you the course information and a certificate of attendance by e-mail.

Download Application Form

Please click here.

Submit application form to

10-5, Nishi-Kujo Teranomae-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8407, Japan
Admissions Office, Kyoto Ekimae Satellite, Kyoto Institute of Information Science
TEL: 075-681-6332

Course fee payment address

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Kyoto Branch, Ordinary Account 1203818
Recipient : Kyoto Institute of Information Science


Course Description
Students will learn the theory and practice of instructional design and create e-learning courses for a virtual company.Learn how to use various web and multimedia production tools for production.We will also compare and study various e-learning case studies, various e-learning platforms, and learn tips for success.
Main Topics
  • Introduction to the e-Learning Business
  • History of Instructional Design
  • Instructional Design Overview
  • Science of Teaching
  • E-learning tools
  • Tools to provide e-learning
  • virtual reality
  • Evaluating Methods for E-Learning
  • Course Authoring Tools
  • Website Authoring Tools
  • Testing and Assessment Tools
  • Media Editing Equipment
  • Tool Selection and Technology
  • eLearning Platform Comparison
  • (course management, assessment, evaluation, communication and collaboration, social bookmarking, content sharing)
teaching method
Face to face classes:.
The use of the tools and exercises will be explained, along with explanations of various case studies and how the theory should be applied to the situation and environment.

E-learning classes:.
It consists of 15 learning modules.Each module includes PowerPoint files, case studies, assignments, self-assessment tasks, and a question-and-answer e-mail service.
Upon completion of this course, students will be familiar with the latest educational methods using ICT in the United States.Understand the theory behind the design of eLearning courses.Know how to use and apply various course management systems, authoring tools, etc.At the end of the course, students create and complete an actual e-learning course.