Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education Issue 9
2006-03-31 発行


Classroom Practice in English Classes Based on the Hiroshima University Campus Ubiquitous Project : Report I
Tagashira, Kenji
This article provides an outline of the classroom practice in English classes based on the Hiroshima University Campus Ubiquitous Project and presents the details of the teaching syllabus / procedures and teaching materials for WBT (Web Based Training). In this project, schedules are set up so that the same three teachers will take charge of the same English classes (Communication IB and Communication IIB) during the course of the whole year. The students are first-year students in the Department of Economics, and each class is conducted by means of the CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) classroom, as well as an online network system. Original materials and assignments for students are also developed, and presented on the Web. The students are encouraged to use their own laptop to work on them outside the class. The results of a questionnaire and the class assignments during these courses reveal that the reaction of most students to this project appears to be very positive. Finally, the future direction of English classes using Hiroshima University's online network system is indicated.