School Co., Ltd.
Schoo and Kyoai Gakuen Maebashi International University signed an advisory contract
Promoting university DX by considering an on-demand class operation model and supporting the utilization and visualization of learning data
Schoo Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Kenshiro Mori, hereinafter “Schoo”), which is engaged in social change based on learning and education on the Internet, is Kyoai Gakuen Maebashi International University (located in Gunma). In November 2022, we signed a digital transformation (“DX”) promotion advisory contract with Maebashi City, President: Akio Omori). In the future, we will support the study of on-demand class operation models and the utilization and visualization of learning data at the university. In addition, School will be the sixth school to sign the same agreement, following Kindai University, iU University of Information Management Innovation, Japan University of Economics, Fukuoka University, and Ritsumeikan University.
Background and purpose of conclusion of advisory agreement
Since 2014, Suku has partnered with about 30 universities and educational institutions, and has conducted various demonstration experiments and DX support. Leveraging its track record, we have reached the conclusion of this contract in order to support the examination of an on-demand class operation model and the utilization and visualization of learning data at Kyoai Gakuen Maebashi
In order to more effectively utilize data and realize individualized and optimal learning for students, the university will utilize the DX platform “Schoo Swing” for universities and educational institutions provided by School from October 2022, online and offline. We promote hybrid education that combines Through this, we will proceed with the verification of future class operation models for on-demand classes, which tend to cause variations in learning progress and proficiency among students. In the future, we will also consider utilizing and visualizing student learning process data that can be acquired with “Schoo Swing”, aiming to strengthen the data-driven education management system.
Details of support for promoting DX
As a DX promotion advisor, Suku will provide the following support to Kyoai Gakuen Maebashi International University.
(1) Advice on managing and designing lectures using online tools (2) Provision of information and advice on utilization and analysis of learning data
(3) Other matters agreed upon by both parties
Efforts of Kyoai Gakuen Maebashi International University on University DX The decline in the working population and the decline in national power due to the declining birthrate and aging population, as well as the shortage of digital human resources, are urgent issues. In this context, higher education institutions (*1), as core institutions for developing human resources that will support the future, will realize new learning experiences that combine face-to-face and online, There is a need for a shift to “student-oriented learning” that emphasizes “Have you learned?”
Kyoai Gakuen Maebashi International University has been promoting advanced initiatives that will serve as model cases nationwide, such as DX in education and university management, with the aim of establishing a small local university DX. Progress is being made in the implementation and utilization of an advanced learning portfolio that accumulates four years of learning as evidence, and
self-evaluates and visualizes the results. We aim to build a system that recommends learning and activities to achieve learning outcome indicators.
(*1) General term for educational institutions that provide higher education. Including universities, graduate schools, junior colleges, colleges of technology, and vocational schools.
Comments on conclusion of advisory agreement
Kyoai Gakuen Maebashi International University President
Central Council for Education, Education Promotion Basic Plan Subcommittee member, University Subcommittee member of the same Akio Omori
Since 2010, our university has built a ubiquitous campus and has been working on pioneering university DX. At the same time, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been quick to develop face-to-face classes and local practice activities, and have revived overseas training in 2022, emphasizing learning that faces people.
School provides solutions that realize DX centered on people who are important to our university. We take pride in the fact that our university is highly rated nationally for its education because it is truly a learner-oriented university, where if it is good for the learning of students, it will make full use of it and create new learning. I’m here. I am confident that by working together with the school, we can ensure the image of the university.
Executive Officer of Schoo Co., Ltd. General Manager of Higher Education Institution DX Business Headquarters
We are very happy to work with Kyoai Gakuen Maebashi International University, which has been developing pioneering educational measures one after another, to create future learning experiences and invent hybrid education in the post-corona era.
In this initiative, we will make maximum use of the knowledge that we have cultivated so far, and jointly with the university, which faces the potential of each student and coexistence with the local community, we are one step ahead of “student-oriented learning.” We would like to realize Through this initiative, we aim to create a post-corona education model that will lead the future of Japanese society and the future.
About the Schoo DX business
School has partnered with more than 20 institutions of higher education since 2014 (*2), and has supported the onlineization of more than 10 universities through the “Consultation Desk for Online University Classes” established in March 2020. I was. In December 2020, we officially announced a digital transformation support service specializing in educational institutions (*3). In September 2021, the DX platform “Schoo Swing” for higher education institutions will be officially released (* 4), and in addition to realizing hybrid education, DX aims to improve the quality of education and visualize learning results using online. We are providing support.
(*2) The University of Tokyo, Hosei University, Kwansei Gakuin University, Tokai University, Chuo University, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Seigakuin University, Waseda University, Kumamoto Gakuen University, Yashima Gakuen University, Tokyo Future University, Kokugakuin University, Fukuoka University, Kinki University, iU Information Management Innovation Professional College, Japan University of Economics, Kure Academy, Japan Designer Academy, Nippon Photography Institute.
(*3) Press release dated December 1, 2020: “The first DX promotion service specializing in universities, vocational schools, and adult education providers will be available from December 1st (Tuesday)” http://corp.schoo.jp/2020/12/1201_press/
(*4) September 28, 2021 press release “Official release of higher education institution DX platform ‘Schoo Swing'”
▼October 19, 2022 press release “The DX platform for higher education institutions ‘Schoo Swing’ won the ‘EdTech Special Category Award’ at the 19th Japan e-Learning Awards”
About Kyoai Gakuen Maebashi International University
Kyoai Gakuen Maebashi International University was founded in 1999 as Kyoai Gakuen, which has a history of more than 130 years based on the concept of “kyoai = the spirit of coexistence.” A college with five courses in the Faculty of International and Area Studies: English, International, Information/Management, Psychology/Human Culture, and Child Education. In the “University Ranking 2023” (AERA Asahi Shimbun Publishing, targeting 793 universities nationwide), it ranked first in the attention of the president and fourth in education. In the curriculum reform that will be implemented from 2023, mathematics and ICT-related subjects will be made compulsory and hybrid education will be promoted. We aim to further promote DX to reinforce the strengths of small local universities and overcome their weaknesses, and to realize individualized and optimal learning that is student-oriented. School name: Kyoai Gakuen Maebashi International University
President: Akio Omori
Location: 1154-4 Koyaharamachi, Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture 379-2192 URL: https://www.kyoai.ac.jp/
About Schoo Co., Ltd.
With the mission to “eliminate graduation from the world”, we are promoting social change based on learning and education on the Internet. Since its launch in 2012, “Schoo”, an online live broadcast learning community where adults continue to learn, has provided free live broadcast lessons every day based on the concept of “What working adults should learn now for the future”. . Approximately 8,000 past broadcasts are available as recorded classes. For corporations, we provide “Schoo for Business” that realizes both employee training and self-development learning, contributing to the creation of an organization that continues to learn. The number of registered members is about 800,000, and the number of companies that have introduced it has exceeded 2,700.
Since 2014, we have supported the conversion of about 30 universities and educational institutions to DX. In September 2021, the DX platform “Schoo Swing” for higher education institutions will be available. In addition to partnering with about 30 local governments nationwide, we are also promoting the establishment of a “future lifestyle” that will be realized by disseminating remote education in local areas, such as by entering into a comprehensive agreement with Amami Oshima. Company name: Schoo Co., Ltd.
Representative: Kenshiro Mori, President and CEO
Established: October 3, 2011
Capital: 100 million yen
Location: 4th floor, Excel Building, 2-7 Uguisudani-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0032
Business description: Social change based on learning and education on the Internet
URL: https://corp.schoo.jp/ (corporate site) / https://schoo.jp/ (site for individuals) / https://schoo.jp/biz (site for corporations) / https:// dx.schoo.jp/ (site for higher education institutions), https://pencil.schoo.jp/ (owned media), https://note.com/schoo (official note)
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