The Implications of Globalized and Open Higher Education for Japan and U.S. Universities
|Leader||Toru Iiyoshi (Kyoto University, Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education)|
|Researcher||Randall Bass（Georgetown University, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship）|
|Term||June 2013 – March 2014|
Over the past decade, the movement of opening up higher education through the innovative educational use of the Internet such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and OpenCourseWare (OCW) has been advancing around the world. As the higher education systems and the global labor market are being more globalized, it is becoming increasingly critical and urgent for us to build new higher education systems that are able to flexibly respond to the rapidly changing social needs, as well as to explore how universities ought to keep the balance between international collaboration and competition and contribute to both the local and global societies through education and human resource development.