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Spring Verdure Issue (May. 2015)


Free course on Adler Psychology”

Opening an MOOC for online participation in classes at the Faculty of Human Sciences

On October 11, 2013, the Japan Open Online Education Promotion Council (JMOOC) was established as Japan's first group providing MOOCs. This marked the start of MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) provided by Japanese universities and educational institutions, with a focus on Japanese language courses.

Waseda University has conducted on-demand courses from 2002. Today, in an effort to realize the Waseda Vision 150 strategy of "making educational content available to the public," our school conducts MOOCs with a focus on the Center for Higher Education Studies. In 2014, a course in International Security Theory taught by Associate Professor Shuhei Kurizaki (Faculty of Political Science and Economics) was held as the first MOOC. The course was taken by 13,000 people. In 2015, through the cooperation of Professor Chiharu Kogo (Faculty of Human Sciences), Waseda will hold an MOOC in Adler Psychology, a course which is in high demand for lifelong learning.

Moving forward, the Center for Higher Education Studies will work to improve the accessibility of education at Waseda University and to broadly provide opportunities for learning. Then, based on experience and learning data accumulated through such projects, we will conduct R&D for course and education methods.

Course Overview
Course name:
Psychology for a Happy Life: Introduction to Adler Psychology
Professor Chiharu Kogo (Faculty of Human Sciences)
Course Period:
May 25 to July 12
Date of Flipped Learning:
July 11日