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KCG Information Technology Curriculum Support

Special Demands of IT education

IT education is unique, both in its importance, and in the unique problems faced by universities and colleges who wish to offer an IT curriculum. IT progresses rapidly: many universities and colleges find it difficult to maintain or even initiate programs in the most advanced areas of IT. An IT curriculum must be internally consistent: distributing the task of designing courses to several faculty, each with his or her own educational materials, results in curricular redundancies and gaps that confuse students. Finally, IT faculty are uniquely difficult to hire, because of the strong job market in IT fields.

We solve the technical problems of IT, so you can focus on human interaction

Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) has developed a joint IT graduate program with RIT and TC Tech, which we are making available to universities like yours. We provide all curricular materials, including electronic visual aids for every lecture, and our support faculty grade assignments and answer student questions by e-mail, allowing your faculty to concentrate on in-class human interaction. Our curricular materials are updated every 3-6 months, so you will always be up to date. Since we provide materials and answer student questions via e-mail and BBS, your instructors need not be experts in the material they are teaching. Using this IT curriculum support, you are no longer dependent on expensive individual “superstar” faculty.

Pioneers in the IT Education: KCG, RIT, and TC Tech

Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) is the oldest computer institute in Japan, with 38 years of computer education experience. Many computer education methods in wide use at both Japanese and American universities were first implemented at KCG. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a pioneer in distance learning and IT education, with one of the most well-known university-level programs. The Teachers College Association for Technology in Education at Columbia University (TC Tech) is an educational services group created by Professor Dale Mann and his doctoral students. The TC Tech liaison for this program is Wataru Hasegawa, Ed.M., the vice president of TC Tech and its technology education adviser.

Initial Cost and Yearly Cost

Initial cost for the core curriculum is $100,000. Annual lecturers’ fees will be assessed for 24 courses.

Advantages of IT Curriculum Support for Your College or University

  • KCG will provide your university or college with an IT program based on our proven college-level curricular programs.
  • Students can major in this IT program at your university, or may register for IT courses while majoring in other subjects.
  • KCG will update materials every 3-6 months.
  • The contents are created using power point files, HTML, and other digital forms. The teachers only need to use the slides (power point) provided, and will be able to teach the subject.
  • You do not need to hire one expert to teach each subject. Courses can be taught by your existing faculty, or by new part-time or full-time instructors, regardless of their specialization. This means less expense to your university or college; using this program is less expensive than having one expert professor on-site for each of your IT courses.

How it Works

  • Instructors at your university or college are not required to have deep knowledge of a subject. KCG will teach them.
  • The instructor will use a personal computer and projector to teach the class. The instructor reads through the presentation materials, interacts with the class, and forwards questions he or she can not answer to support faculty at KCG. If an instructor is concerned about how to teach in class, we will provide a video tape (additional cost).
  • All homework and class schedules are posted on the web site. If students have questions they will be using e-mail to ask the questions. All homework and reports will be submitted through e-mail, and graded within a week.
  • If an instructor can not answer all questions, KCG will answer all students’ questions within a week.
  • Midterm and final exams are provided through web site or other methods depending on your needs.
  • KCG will grade all midterms and final exams.

Staff

Program faculty include professors from the best universities of both Japan and the United States:

  • Terashita, Yoichi (Ph.D. from Iowa State University)
  • Hasegawa, Wataru (M.Ed. from Teachers College, Columbia University)
  • Johnson, Mark (Professor at University of Illinois, Ph.D. from MIT)
  • Hagihara, Hiroshi (Professor emeritus of Kyoto University)
  • Sakka, Kazushi (Ph.D. from Kyoto University)

IT Revolutions Begin at KCG

KCG has been an international pioneer in IT education since 1963. Program developments at KCG have foreshadowed several of the American IT revolutions:

  • Traditional “Information Engineering” program initiated the policy of one computer per student in 1982, well ahead of similar programs in the United States.
  • Software-based programs “Information Science” and “Computer Engineering”
  • Additional specialized programs may be taken instead of studying a wide range of IT programs; these specialized programs include “Media Science” and “Networking”.
  • We think computer game programs will help to drive the next IT revolution. KCG has a long history of excellence in computer game development: KCG alumni founded the computer gaming division at Nintendo. In consultation with our alumni, KCG has developed a specialized program in “Game Development”.
  • We also offer programs which integrate art and computers, including “Computer Arts”, “Computer Design” and “Information Art”.

As a private school, KCG is able to respond quickly to changes in the technology environment. The slow development times of a government-supported university or college do not apply.

CONTACT

hello@kcg.ac.jp