Okayama JALT April Meeting: Advanced Degrees and Continuing Education--Panel Discussion on Local and Distance Programs
Panelists: Jason Lowes, Susan Meiki, Paul Moritoshi, David Townsend, Claire Uchida
Facilitator: Ian Nakamura
Thinking of going back to school to advance your career? Want to stay in Japan while you do it? Come and talk with some of us who have done it before.
Continuing education can lead to improved skills, knowledge, job prospects, and status. However, it is a huge commitment, and their are several options, all with advantages and disadvantages. In this panel discussion, colleagues will overview their various experiences in MOOCs, distance degree programs, and a regional graduate school. Requirements, the curriculum, challenges, rewards, and other aspects will be presented. Participants will also have the opportunity to give their own experiences or ask questions.