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Re: [tlug] Corona and schools in Japan

My friends and I have been contemplating some kind of worker coop for remote work/education consulting in Japan.  😊

So obviously, I am very interested in this topic.   It am curious what the difficulties are is it technical?  The culture of presentism ? 
Legal?  Security?

I would love to know more!


>> On Apr 28, 2020, at 20:36, Raymond Wan <> wrote:
> On 28/4/2020 6:19 pm, Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:
>>>> On Apr 28, 2020, at 18:45, Christian Horn <> wrote:
>>> Anybody having a deeper insight into how schools in Japan are doing?
>> 3 universities I know: Takamatsu University / Kagawa University / Shikoku Gakuin seem to be totally unprepared for online teaching. I was actually surprised to see that the engineering department of Kagawa University was the last to react and the least prepared.
> I don't know much about Japan (sorry!) but I think everyone has been caught off guard with the sudden pressure to teach online.
> I think "online degrees" have always been frowned upon and it is a bit ironic that traditional educational institutions (whether they are universities or high school) now have to do online teaching to remain relevant to the current times.
> In the few times in my life that I had taught in the university (i.e., very few and a long time ago), we certainly never received training to do online teaching.  I don't know at that time, whether there was a contingincy plan within the university that was sealed in a box with a "Do not open unless online teaching required" note on the front.  I guess no...and everyone has been trying to formulate a plan.
> Certainly non-mandatory education like cram schools or adult education ought to be worried.  They could lose business and have to close down.
> Ray
> PS:  I'm actually studying Japanese here.  When they switched to online teaching, I dropped the course :-) .  I don't think I would be getting anything from it.  Online teaching also has issues like homework and exams [i.e., how do you know the student isn't cheating].  Of course, cram schools don't need to worry about this.

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