E-Contents for Technological Literacy in a Pre-College Program

  • Yukari Kato
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 292)


This study provided attractive course materials for technological literacy education for a wider audience, including first-year students, high school students, and foreign students in pre-college courses. This prototype e-Learning system is designed to engage a wider range of engineering faculty students paired up with Japanese language teachers to develop an e-Learning system, creating four modules that include video lectures, auto glossary for technical terms, reading materials with narration, and two types of comprehension activities. Evaluation results indicate that a multimedia e-Learning environment is effective and has the potential to better prepare students for engineering education, especially for advanced learners of Japanese in pre-engineering courses.


Web-Based Training Japanese Language Education Literacy Education Wider Audience First-Year Program 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yukari Kato
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  1. 1.Tokyo University of Agriculture and TechnologyTokyoJapan

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