C21U and Tokyo Institute of Technology Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Announce Collaboration Agreement

Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) and the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that signifies the beginning of research and educational resource collaboration between the two universities.

This collaboration will remain in effect for the next five years and will open the door to the sharing of data, teaching and assessment resources, as well as the exchange of personnel between Georgia Tech and Tokyo Tech.

“We are excited to work with our colleagues at Tokyo Tech’s CITL to further our work in reimagining higher education,” said Steve Harmon, director of education innovation for C21U and associate dean of research in Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE). “We believe that it is important to bring a global perspective to bear when looking at the forces shaping colleges and universities today and in the future, and in determining how to respond to them. The innovative work going on at both Georgia and Tokyo Tech provides a real opportunity to go beyond what we are each capable of individually, and to enable real progress in creating the technological university for the 21st century.”

Just as C21U provides a “living laboratory” for educational technology research, design and implementation at Georgia Tech, CITL provides Tokyo Tech learners with transformative education by leveraging technology to “continuously improve the quality of education methods and capabilities” at one of Japan’s top-tier engineering and science universities. This fitting partnerships will provide both Georgia Tech and Tokyo Tech with the opportunity to collaborate on timely projects in the areas of educational learning environment and course development, new methodology for learner data analysis and quality assurance, and other innovative online learning research projects.

“The Center for 21st Century Universities is taking a leading role in envisioning the future of higher education in the world,” said Jun-ichi Imura, director of CITL. “We are thrilled to establish this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and to collaborate with C21U as we work together to promote innovations in STEM higher education.”

You can learn more about Tokyo Tech’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL), on their website. Find out more about C21U’s role in education innovation research and global ed tech collaborations such as these by visiting the C21U website.

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