Introduction to a New Era and a New Paradigm for Japanese Learning and Pedagogy
To Language Instructors and Lecturers
Since the fall of 1995, my department, Electrical Engineering at the Ohio State University, has provided web-accounts to its students through the department's student computer accounts. Thanks to that, I was able to gain valuable hands-on experience on the web as it developed. Since that time, handouts and assignments for the courses of EE have become available through the courses' web pages.
What I find interesting is that I hardly hear about or see course web pages from non-technology fields. Moreover, I've heard most non-technical major departments do no provide web accounts for their students and sometimes do not even provide them for their faculty members.
This situation hinders the acquisition of appropriate hand-on experience using web technology for Japanese language students and instructors. I strongly suggest using web for Japanese language curriculum and taking advantage of the power of the Internet. If you do not know how to use it, please visit my site, " http://e-japanese-online.org ."
Some useful information on Japanese learning and its computing materials is available, and more articles are coming. I am trying to publish at least one article per month. When I get proper funding for this experimental project, I can do more than what I can do now.
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