| The Course of Public-Private Partnership has introduced an online Remote Class System (web conferencing system, OmniJoin). The attraction of this system is that even those who live in distant places 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 university also provides wide-ranging topics and helps students form personal relationships. Currently, about one third of all our students use the remote class system. Additionally, seminars provided by Chair Nemoto from this course, which accommodate many students, include those dedicated to students in remote locations.
* Although this course targets students who live outside metropolitan areas, including Tokyo and three other prefectures (Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama) in principle, some students from these areas may be allowed to enroll depending on the reason. Students who usually commute to the university can use this system when they are in distant locations for reasons such as business trips.
* This course is not a correspondence course. Students are required to partly commute to the university.
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
||Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Toyama, Niigata, Nagano, Shizuoka, Aichi, Shiga, Osaka, Hyogo, Hiroshima, Okayama, Ehime, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, and Okinawa, etc.|
||U.S.A., China, South Korea, France, UK, Switzerland, Turkey, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal, and Rwanda, etc.|
Interviews with users
| 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!
| 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
|Seki Seminar (PPP Course ⑦) when an external lecturer was invited.||Chair Nemoto’s Seminar dedicated to students in distant areas (PPP Course ⑪)
||The accomplishment debriefing meeting
Equipment / environment required to use the Remote Class System
| The remote class can be observed at the Otemachi Satellite. For students who wish to take the remote class, please contact the Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 (Brother Sales, Ltd.) below for our recommended specifications to use the Remote Class System on a computer.
Recommended operation environment for the web conferencing system, OmniJoin
* For those who are using this System for the first time, please perform a connection test with a staff member of the Secretariat.
Related page: Self checking of the connection environment dedicated for students in distant areas
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.
Introduction to the flyer (in Japanese)
|To download the flyer, please click here. (PDF)|