Filed in 2016, 2016, Fieldwork & Internship, News by on January 7, 2016

We are now calling for participants in Fieldwork in Japan with the theme: Data analysis in Online Learning, scheduled from March 6th- 15th, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

About the Fieldwork

EBA encourages students to join many types of online learning programs. In order to improve the interactions between teachers and students and encourage students’ engagement in online classes, we have designed our own online learning platform using evidence-based approach. That is, we explore the use of data analysis to improve online education experience. Specifically we will use a real-time class web application and capture class participants’ activities, such as screen taps and facial expressions from camera. The analysis based on such data is displayed to the class lecturer and administrators so they can take actions and adjustments accordingly in order to create a better environment for students to engage in.

This fieldwork is open for students who are interested in education, data science, and web technology. Participants will have first hand experience in designing analytics dashboards, planning and executing real-time class experiments, and using the experiment results to improve their design. The workshop also provides a survival Japanese language session as well as other sessions including web technology and privacy, data visualization, and video production.

The objectives of the fieldwork

– to train students in collecting and then analyzing data of online-learning users’ behaviors during the class

– to help the students design a better online learning web platform based  on the result of the data analysis

At the end of the workshop, participants will present their works, including the analytics dashboards and their processes.

Locations: Hiyoshi Campus, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

 Time: March 6th-15th, 2016

 Language Requirement: English

Target and Capacity: The fieldwork is for both undergraduate and graduate students (master level) majoring in IT/CS/EE, Education and Data Science from EBA partner universities and from Keio University

Selection process:

For Keio students: Both undergraduates and graduate students (who are able to communicate in English) are eligible for the program. All you have to do is:

  • Fill out APPLICATION FORM (from: in English
  • Write an 300-word essay stating your interest in the theme of the fieldwork (either in English or Japanese)

Then submit these two materials to with subject: “IT Fieldwork Application- Your Name”. The deadline is  February 11th, 2016. Screening result will be announced on February 15th, 2016.

*Participants from SFC can earn two credits for 「Domestic Fieldwork A」or「Domestic Fieldwork B」at Spring Semester by joining the program. Participants from other campuses within Keio should consult with your advisor regarding the matter.

For ASEAN students, EBA local contacts (see list here)  will have a separate announcement and selection process.

*Please note that we do not accept application from individual students without the acknowledgement of their school.

Proposed Schedule (subject to changes)

 March 7 (Mon)   Introduction to Workshop

March 8 (Tue)     Introduction to online learning

March 9 (Wed)   Design an online learning platform

March 10 (Thu)  Extracting Data

March 11 (Fri)     Communicating with Data

March 12 (Sat)    Evaluating Data

March 13 (Sun)   Field trip

March 14 (Mon)  Final Output

March 15 (Tue)    Leave Japan


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