E-Knowledge Consortium Shikoku: E-Learning Activities on Local University Alliance
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Shikoku is an island of Japan. To create cooperative region where the people
can share the awareness of “Shikoku is one community”, eight universities in Shikoku
established e-Knowledge Consortium Shikoku (eK4) for realizing educational
collaboration by e-Learning for the purpose of human resource development for
Shikoku region. The consortium organizes e-Learning contents of the characteristic
lectures of the eight universities in order to provide e-Learning courses among them.
The e-Learning infrastructure of eK4 has typical features of distributed LMS and
Shibboleth identification. eK4 has provided serval e-Learning courses based on credit
transfer system since 2010. This chapter describes eK4 as a local university alliance
and the educational activities in the viewpoint of providing e-Learning courses.
Chipla-e project, Distributed LMS, e-Knowledge Consortium
Shikoku, e-Learning, eK4, Human resource development, Local university
alliance, Shibboleth, Shikoku, Study of Shikoku.
Information Technology Center, Kagawa University, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan.