Mapping Curricular Ecologies

Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 734)


The impact of socio-economic changes and technological advancements is prompting many educational institutions to re-think the processes of planning, designing and delivering courses in Higher Education. The effect is a re-emergence of the importance of curriculum design. The aim of this research is to investigate the efficacies and potential applications of graphically ‘mapping’ the interrelated educational needs, aspirations, concerns, and other vital interests of students, their families, teachers, administrators, employers, and policy-makers, toward increasing the relevance, flexibility, and effectiveness of curricular in all domains of Higher Education. Benefits of increased efficiency, effectiveness, and agility for course planners and managers in all academic domains is anticipated. The paper summarizes the development of a mobile App to motivate such engagement in a collaborative curricular.


Application Collaboration Curriculum mapping Education Japan Policy 



Future University Hakodate students Takayuki Fuwa, Hiroaki Murayama, Yuta Goto, Ayane Yanagisawa and Yasunori Sannomiya. Funding was provided by a Future University Hakodate special research award and a JAIST kakenhi award no. 15H02932 - Establishing a three-stage growth model of college students and development of its training support system. PI is Prof. Noyuri Mima, Future University Hakodate, Japan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Media ArchitectureFuture University HakodateHokkaidoJapan
  2. 2.Graduate SchoolFuture University HakodateHokkaidoJapan
  3. 3.Kanda University of International StudiesChiba-kenJapan

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