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Remote class system (using Zoom app)


Note: The following describes a mode of learning offered before the novel coronavirus pandemic. In AY 2020, students were able to freely choose from either of the two modes (in-person class or remote-learning class) for each class.

 Note: International students are required to come to Japan, as well as attend school in principle.

 The TOYO PPP School has introduced an online Remote Class System (Zoom). The attraction of this system is that even those who live far from the university can participate in classes in real time from their computer at home or their workplace; students enrolled in this university can join classes from not only Japan, but overseas as well. The School also provides wide-ranging topics and helps students form personal relationships with people from all walks of life. Currently, about one third of our students use the remote class system.

 Note: In principle, students who live in areas other than Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama prefectures are eligible to take classes online. The TOYO PPP School is not a correspondence course. Students are required to sometimes attend the School.

Message from the Course Chair

 Depopulation, a decreasing birthrate and an aging population, as well as deteriorating infrastructure have become serious problems. The Course of Public-Private Partnership attracts many human resources who harbor concerns about diverse topics such as local financial affairs, public facility management, town building, tourism, and industry promotion in addition to PPP (Public-Private-Partnership)—themes which are shared by fellow students throughout Japan.

 Living in distant locations is a great handicap, but the remote class system provides a solution.
Unlike satellite broadcasting, communications technologies that are improving year by year now allow people to engage in real time face to face communications without audio delay.

 To all those with the desire to change your own local communities, do not miss this opportunity to take up the challenge and study while staying on your career track at the same time. 

Yuji Nemoto Chief of Public-Private Partnership 

Prefectures and countries of distance learning students

Japan:
 Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Toyama, Niigata, Nagano, Shizuoka, Aichi, Shiga, Osaka, Hyogo, Hiroshima, Okayama, Ehime, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, and Okinawa, etc.
Overseas:
 U.S.A., China, South Korea, France, UK, Switzerland, Turkey, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal, and Rwanda, etc.

Interviews with users

Kuniko Kashiwagi
Completed the course in September 2018
Official of the Hokkaido Government Office

* Took this course from Hokkaido.

 While hoping for practical re-learning that could lead to solving problems in my local community, I learned about the Remote Class System and decided to join Toyo University.

 At first, I worried about setting up and connecting my computer, but the actual operation was not difficult. Compared to graduate school students who commute to the university, the only disadvantage is that I cannot attend the exchange meetings when guest speakers visit the university.

 The Course of Public-Private Partnership provides an opportunity to acquire weapons of basic knowledge and the application to practice them. In today’s world, we cannot use the phrase, “my opportunities are limited because I live in a rural area” as an excuse. I strongly recommend that those who are interested in PPP join this university!

Masanobu Mayuzumi
Completed the course in September 2018
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

* Took this course from Rwanda.

 After finishing work in Zambia and Kenya following my work at the Gunma Prefectural Office over 16 years, I joined and currently work at Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) in Rwanda as a JICA specialist.

 Although Rwanda’s Internet line is very slow, I was able to take the course with almost no problems. With a sufficient support system, I was able to use the Remote Class System comfortably. It was unfortunate that I did not have many opportunities to see and exchange information with my classmates, but considering the commuting time, I believe that I was able to study efficiently.

 Since I was able to use the Remote Class System from overseas, it is certainly no problem if you use it from Japan. If you wish to study, distance is not a problem. You don’t need to hesitate.

In the classroom

 

Seminar at the time of inviting an outside lecturer  Seminar for remote users only
Event (results presentation)

Equipment / environment required to use the Remote Class System

  1. A computer that can connect to the internet (Some tablet devices can be used)
  2. WEB camera
  3. A microphone (the use of a headset is recommended)
 The remote class can be observed at the Otemachi Satellite. For students who wish to take the remote class, please contact the Secretariat (ml-ppp@toyo.jp). Since the university signed a contract for this service, you do not have to pay anything or enter into any contract. Please check the website (Zoom Video Communications, Inc.) below for our recommended specifications to use the Remote Class System on a computer.

 Recommended operation environment for the web conferencing system, Zoom

Provision of videos of recorded classes for absent students

 With the Course of Public-Private Partnership, classes excluding seminars are recorded. The recorded videos are provided for students who are absent due to such reasons as business circumstances.(Provision of a recorded video is based on a declaration system, with the number of declarations limited. Seminars are not recorded.)

 Note: Students are required to take the class in real time in principle.