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Research Results and Papers

The aim and outline of F-leccs that combines the universities and colleges in Fukui prefecture

Authors

Osamu Yamakawa, Masatoshi Fujiwara, Takahiro Kagoya, Takehiro Tsubokawa, Masahiro Kikusawa, Koji Kitano, Kazutomi Sugihara

Abstract

The Universities and colleges in Fukui prefecture have begun to cooperate with each other to build a virtual university on a computer network environment. This project named F-LECCS (Fukui Learning Community Consortium) is going to build learning communities by using such systemsas SNS, LMS and e-Portfolio. This paper describes an outline of the project, and discusses its effectiveness to higher education.

Complex Network Analysis for the time development of friend-relationships on SNS

Authors

Osamu Yamakawa, Takahiro Tagawa, Koichi Yasutake, Takahiro Sumiya, Hitoshi Inoue

Abstract

The organizations of higer education in Fukui prefecture have operated an inter-campus SNS till April 2009. We have analyzed, in the complex network framework, the time development of the friend-relationships on SNS and the reading-relationships of blogs using logs of SNS from April to July. As the results, we have found the difference of time development between the statical network (friend-relationship network) and the dynamical network (blog-reading-relationship netowork). And both networks have indicated scale-free characteristics.

Pragmatic environments, methods and tools for the assessment of learning communities

Authors

Osamu Yamakawa, Takahiro Tagawa, Koichi Yasutake, Takahiro Sumiya, Hitoshi Inoue