The Journal of Information and Systems in Education
Online ISSN : 2186-3679
Print ISSN : 1348-236X
ISSN-L : 1348-236X
Volume 17 , Issue 1
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Regular Paper
  • Hiroyuki Mitsuhara, Masami Shishibori, Akihiro Kashihara
    2018 Volume 17 Issue 1 Pages 17-26
    Published: 2018
    Released: May 19, 2018
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    Comparative experiments about two copy-and-paste methods, i.e., mouse-based and typing-based methods, were conducted to clarify the effects of the methods. The experiments were conducted for a period of five years with graduate students in the context of an investigative report writing assignment and they were focused on a recall test as the primary survey method. The experimental results demonstrated that the typing-based method imposes a burden on students and reduces report writing efficiency; however, it is more effective for information memorization than the mouse-based method.

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  • Kenji Matsuura, Hiroshi Toyooka, Stephen Karungaru, Naka Gotoda
    2018 Volume 17 Issue 1 Pages 27-35
    Published: 2018
    Released: May 19, 2018
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    This article discusses a system designed for repetitive movement learning. The concrete target domain is a motor-skill, which requires both knowledge and physical ability. Cyclic behavior of a segmented unit constitutes repetitive movement. It is hard to learn a stabilized way of such movement without any guides. Therefore, the present study provides a supporting system based on a model for guiding players to make appropriate motor actions. Two types of functionality, which work with a fixed model and a fluctuation model, can be optionally selected. This paper mainly deals with the latter one, which needs monitoring of behavior and adjusting of the trigger for guiding from technical viewpoints. Through an experiment, significant improvements are found in performance although subjects do not recognize the difference consciously during practice.

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  • Akira Haga, Shinji Endo, Tosaku Shibata, Shinji Morita, Kazuyoshi Arai ...
    2018 Volume 17 Issue 1 Pages 36-49
    Published: 2018
    Released: July 07, 2018
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    We developed a method of quantitatively assessing a pilot's flight-simulator performance to improve simulation-based education using flight-training devices (FTDs). As a quantitative index of performance, we focused on the pilot's line-of-sight while scanning flight instruments, and tried to characterize his/her performance level based on visual focus tendencies. Two experiments were conducted. The first was a comparative analysis of line-of-sight data recorded for flight instrument-rated (IR) pilots and non-instrument-rated (NIR) pilots in order to verify that line-of-sight data can be used as a quantitative assessment benchmark. The second was conducted to verify the effectiveness of reviewing and reflecting on a NIR pilot's own recorded line-of-sight data – as well as that of a IR pilot – in the form of recorded images, for improving his/her flying skills. In each experiment, a steep turn, which is a common in-flight maneuver, was conducted using a flight-training device (FTD). Six cockpit instruments were chosen as the targets of line-of-sight measurements. The number of times that the pilot's eyes became fixated on each instrument was measured and the cumulative fixation time was calculated. In this study, we observed different visual focus tendencies for IR pilots and NIR pilots. Flying skills were found to markedly improve by reflecting on the pilot's own line-of-sight, as well as that of an IR pilot using recorded images.

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Practical Paper
  • Norikatsu Fujita, Yuuji Yamanaka, Hirotaka Shimizu, Ribun Onodera
    2018 Volume 17 Issue 1 Pages 7-16
    Published: 2018
    Released: May 19, 2018
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    Vocational trainees should graduate with the capability to perform their jobs. Along with advances in science and technology, the abilities provided in vocational training have changed from sensory work to related knowledge work. However, vocational training has not adequately responded to the advancement and broadening of such technical abilities. In this paper, we describe an active learning project to train environmental energy engineers through deliberate practice. As a final goal, the project aims for trainees to complete jobs by thinking like environmental energy engineers. It integrates conventional lectures and practical training. First, in a pre-training orientation, the overall contents of the training and its evaluation criteria are explained. Then, trainees learn job operations through practical training with equivalent and actual equipment used by energy engineers. Finally, job operation knowledge and related knowledge are connected. In evaluating and verifying this project, we identified significant improvement in training effects compared to conventional training.

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Short Note
Report on Practice
  • Yukari Kato
    2018 Volume 17 Issue 1 Pages 50-55
    Published: 2018
    Released: July 07, 2018
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    This study aimed at examining the awareness of mentor teachers, before and after supervisory experiences of their mentees' teaching portfolios. In the context of the supporting teachers' reflection on their teaching, two trials were conducted. The trials showed the following three points: (1) mentor teachers could understand the mentees' actual expertise based on mentees' educational philosophy by carefully reviewing the mentees' teaching portfolios; (2) novice mentors could determine various career paths as a Japanese language teacher and focus on their own career decisions by reviewing their mentees' personal history; and (3) mentees could plan research and projects effectively for their educational improvement by defining short- and long-term objectives.

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