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Naomi Fujimura Last modified date:2020.03.18

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Academic Degree
Study on software portability based on high level languages
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Computer software, Management of Information Center
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
*Education and technology transfer with computer and network
*Support system for computer center
Research Interests
  • Study on management of computer and communication center
    keyword : Information processing center, Management, Operation, Network, Computer
  • Education with computer and network
    keyword : Distance leaning, e-Learning, VOD
Academic Activities
1. Naomi Fujimura, Shunsuke Noguchi, Implementation and Experience of the online peer grading system for our real class, SIGUCCS 2015, 2015.11, In an online learning course like MOOC (Massive Open Online
Course), peer grading is useful for scaling the grades of assignments
to the large number of students. Peer grading is also attractive
because it reduces the burden of teachers and gives rich feedback
to learners. In Kyushu University, we have a demand for
using peer grading in some classes that include a large number of
students. However, the discussion about operating peer grading in
our university has not been discussed sufficiently.
We developed the online peer grading system to cope with the
large number of students in the class. Students can upload their
assignments, grade others, and receive feedback from other students
via the system. We operated it in our university's class in
order to verify whether peer grading works well and return accurate
In this paper, we verify it with an analysis of the data of user behavior,
and also comparison between peer and teacher grading
scores. We show questionnaire results. As a result, although there
are still issues to improve, we find the validity in peer grading to
some extent..
2. Naomi Fujimura, Kazuyuki Kusunoki, Shuhei Endo, Implementation and Experience of Learning Support Application for Students in classes, SIGUCCS 2015, 2015.11, ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is now widely
used in the education area. Many teachers provide educational
material as files of Word, PowerPoint, or especially pdf files in
their classes. It is very convenient and useful for students to keep
them on their own PCs. However, it is difficult for students to add
some notes onto such files.
On the other hand, many students hesitate to ask questions and to
express their own opinions in classes in Japan. We know that
some facilities like BBS (Bulletin Board System) encourage students
to ask their questions and to express opinions in classes.
In Kyushu University, all students are expected to have their own
PCs according to the policy of “Bring Your Own PCs (BYOPCs).”
We want to promote the paperless learning for classes. We implemented
the new learning support application that provides the
following facilities with the facility of SharePoint and Yammer in
Microsoft Office 365:
1) To add the note to the educational material provided by teachers
via SharePoint in classes.
2) To make it possible for students to share the questions, comments,
and opinions via Yammer with their own PCs among the
attendees in the class.
We implemented the application software in Windows 8.1 to realize
the above facilities. Then, Big Ban System Corporation and
Microsoft Japan commercialize it as an application based on our
original application. We report the design and experience of the
learning support application to our university..
3. Naomi Fujimura, The Latest Activity to Realize the Ideal ICT Environment In Kyushu University, SIGUCCS 2014, 2014.10, In this paper, we describe the latest activities to realize the ideal
ICT (Information and Communication Technology) environment
in Kyushu University. III (Information Infrastructure Initiative) is
responsible for introducing, maintaining, and improving the ICT
environment for all students and staff members in Kyushu University.
This is the report of our efforts about authentication system,
e-mail system, new identification system for students, firewall,
wireless LAN for education, BYOPCs, software blanket
contract, and so on. As a result, we succeeded in improving the
quality of our ICT services dramatically..
4. Naomi Fujimura, Bring your own computers project in Kyushu university,, ACM SIGUCCS 2013, 2013.11, [URL], At Kyushu University, we have been providing students with access to computers for education of information processing since 1979. The computers have varied from general purpose computer to personal computers (PCs). The number of PCs increased dramatically for about thirty years. The number of lectures with PCs has also been increasing rapidly for information literacy, CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning), and so on.

We have been always trying to arrange the PC rooms as many as possible to provide the good and comfortable ICT (Information and Communication Technology) environment for students. However, we never have the budget to equip enough PC rooms. On the other hand, the price of PCs has been going down over time. As a result, our students of 95% in first grade

In response to these changes, we have decided to abandon terminal rooms. We now expect all students to bring their own PCs and use them in their classes. After many meetings and committee
discussions, we are going to start the new ICT environment for education in April 2013. It has taken almost two years to start up the Bring Your Own PCs (BYOPC) project.

Following were the important steps to begin the BYOPC project in Kyushu University:
-Gain agreement in the university
-How to decide the PC model, Windows or Mac, in each department
-Software (Windows, Office: EES contract with Microsoft)
-Anti-Virus software (Symantec Endpoint Protection)
-Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11n, 80% covered of lecture rooms and
so on)
-Firewall (P2P file exchange software)
-Seminar for all newcomers (Software installation, network configuration
and so on)

We will report the detail and the result in the above points. It was a difficult and hard work. For example, I visited sixteen faculties and/or departments to explain the new policy and how to proceed on the project in order to get the cooperation and help. Ultimately, we had a great success on our project..
Membership in Academic Society
  • Information Processing Society of Japan
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Educational Activities
Online educational materials, Online attendance status management, Web based testing system, etc,
Professional and Outreach Activities
Member of WIDE project, Menber of ITRC, etc.