OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS, 2019, Vol. 13, pp. 81 - 98
© IOI, Vilnius University

ISSN 1822-7732

DOI: 10.15388/ioi.2019.06

Survey and Analysis of Computing Education at Japanese Universities: Informatics in General Education

Tetsuro KAKESHITA1, Naoko TAKAHASHI2, Mika OHTSUKI1

1Faculty of Science and Engineering, Saga University, 840-8502, Saga, Japan
2Faculty of Economics, Kokugakuin University, 150-8440, Tokyo, Japan
e-mail: kake@is.saga-u.ac.jp, n.takahashi@kokugakuin.ac.jp, mika@is.saga-u.ac.jp

Abstract

We conducted the first nationwide survey of computing education at Japanese universities in 2016. In this paper, we report the survey result of informatics in general education for all students at a university or a faculty. The survey covers various aspects including program organization, quality and quantity of educational achievement, students, teaching staff and computing environment. 739 answers are collected from 530 universities in response to the survey. The answers cover 70.5% of the Japanese universities, and approximately 81.6% of the 649 universities that responded to the survey. The Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) and the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) will utilize the survey result to develop a new computing curriculum standard J17 and national policy of computing education respectively.

Keywords:

informatics in general education, web-based survey and analysis, college level education, curriculum design, quality assurance in education.


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