Open Course


We are pleased to offer some open courses from our program. Please experience for yourself what sorts of subjects you can study in the Master’s Program.
*The curricula below are from the academic years shown in parenthesis. Certain parts of these courses may have changed in their current form. For details on the current curricula, please refer to the syllabus.

Special Research I (2007 Curriculum)

Special Research I is the first course in a series of research-driven courses. Students can learn about the research areas and topics of each faculty member while considering the topic and direction of their own research. Through these materials, you can get a more concrete idea of which teachers can help you with which research topic once enrolled in this program.


Basic Educational Theory (2007 Curriculum)

Basic Educational Theory cultivates the basic skills necessary for inspecting an e-learning lesson from the perspective of educational theory. The course curriculum covers the essential principals, methodology, and psychology that licensed educators master in their formal training, as well as the fundamentals of educational planning, all within a condensed timeframe.
People who are considering enrolling in this program should read through the materials of this course in order to have a smoother learning experience in other courses.


Outline of E-learning (2009 Curriculum)

Outline of E-learning teaches the basic knowledge required when implementing e-learning in an educational setting. It teaches the points that must be observed in order to create effective e-learning courses for use in the training of company employees or in higher education. Topics covered include an overview of educational psychology, cognitive science, and adult education theory, among others.
People who are considering enrolling in this program can read through these materials to get an idea of what they will learn here. The curriculum of Outline of E-learning was expansively revised from the 2010 academic year in order to satisfy the requirements for E-learning Professional Certification (basic category). Please note that the materials published here are from before this overhaul.


Basic Information Processing Theory (2010 Curriculum)

Basic Information Processing Theory is an introductory course designed for students with no academic background in IT, or those whose knowledge and skills in this field are in need of improvement. Students will learn how to use an HTML editor to design web pages and the scripting languages necessary for designing interactive web content. Furthermore, students acquire basic knowledge on information processing, particularly in relation to utilizing web technologies, necessary for developing e-learning materials that link with online resources to provide multimedia and easily edited content.
Prospective students should read through the materials of this course in order to have a smoother learning experience in other courses in the IT field.


Instructional Design Ⅱ(2014 Curriculum)

Instructional Design II is a course that aims to enable students to propose a blueprint and implementation process for a teaching system that incorporates e-learning, and to propose a plan for improving the current system. Students will learn various techniques for designing and managing the entire teaching system, including needs analysis and systematization of teaching materials and contents, analysis of environmental factors, consideration of options other than training, operational planning, design of organizational change processes, and resource management methods.


【Doctoral Program】 General Studies in Instructional Systems(2015 Curriculum)

This course provides an overview of research trends in the field of instructional systems, with each full-time faculty member having his or her own specialization, in order to provide an overall view of research trends in the field. This course covers a wide range of research trends in Instructional systems studies, and aims to cultivate a foundation for students to conduct their own specialized research based on a broad interest in and view of these research trends. Each faculty member in charge will try to clarify the position and significance of the subject in the whole field of Instructional Systems, and will make sure that students can acquire the ability to do research while recognizing the position and significance of their own research.