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A Japan Teaching, Learning, & Research Tour

Ochanomizu University Seminar-Workshops PosterIn February of 2013 I will be doing a brief tour of the areas around Tokyo, Japan, offering a short course and workshop for the students of Ochanomizu University. I will also be giving a faculty development seminar for the faculty of Ochanomizu University, hosted by the Center for Research in Education. Also, I was asked to give the keynote address at the Plone Education Symposium Tokyo which is part of the annual Open Source Conference Japan at Mesei University also in Tokyo, hosted by the Plone Users Group Japan. It is working out to be quite an adventure, and I am very much looking forward to the great people, places, and learning opportunities with this international teaching, learning, and research project. To view details of the individual events, please use the navigation options to your left. Enjoy.Plone

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J. Doe
J. Doe says:
Jan 19, 2013 02:13 PM

Hi, I am really looking forward to this exciting opportunity!

J. Doe
J. Doe says:
Jan 25, 2013 02:43 AM

Hi, this is chiaki. I informed this URL to your students today. they will put into their comments either English or Japanese!

J. Doe
J. Doe says:
Jan 25, 2013 08:43 AM

Heelo. I feel little worry because I'm not really good at using computer. Anyway, I'm looking forward to participating in your class! Thank you, Yukari

Greg O'Toole
Greg O'Toole says:
Jan 25, 2013 12:49 PM

Hello, Yukari, It's great to meet you. Please don't feel stressed about the workshop, we will start at a beginner level where all of the students feel comfortable. It will be educational and a lot of fun! I am very excited to meet you all in Tokyo soon.
Thanks, Greg

J. Doe
J. Doe says:
Jan 25, 2013 07:57 PM

Hello. It is so exciting to take your lecture in Ochanomizu University. I cannot wait to learn fruitful things in this opportunity! Yumi

Greg O'Toole
Greg O'Toole says:
Jan 29, 2013 03:23 PM

Hi, Yumi, I think it will be a lot of fun as well. Plone is a great product with a great community! Looking forward to it. Thanks!

J. Doe
J. Doe says:
Jan 29, 2013 12:09 AM

Hello.I'm Shiori.
I'm not good at communicating in English,but I will do my best because I want to study in America!! someday!

Greg O'Toole
Greg O'Toole says:
Jan 29, 2013 03:24 PM

Hi, Shiori, I am really looking forward to meeting you and working with you for this class. We will make sure that everyone learns a great deal! Thank you.

J. Doe
J. Doe says:
Jan 29, 2013 01:31 AM

Hello! I'm Airi.
I'm not good at talking in English and using computer, so I'm afraid.
But I'm interested in this class, and want to join it!
I wanna enjoy in this class!
I'm looking forward to seeing you!

Greg O'Toole
Greg O'Toole says:
Jan 29, 2013 03:25 PM

Hi, Airi, Don't worry about your technical skill level. We start this class very slowly and make sure not to leave anyone behind. It will be a great adventure during which you will learn a lot about Plone and the Web, two very useful topics for you! Thanks!

J. Doe
J. Doe says:
Jan 30, 2013 02:48 AM

Hello, I'm Mei.
I feel difficult to hear and to talk English, but I'll do my best.
I hope taking part in this class will be a good experience.
I'm looking forward to enjoyable class!

Greg O'Toole
Greg O'Toole says:
Jan 30, 2013 11:27 AM

Hi, Mei! Welcome to the class. We will have translators in the classroom to make the time as productive as possible! I am happy to be working with you. Looking forward to it. Thanks for posting.

J. Doe
J. Doe says:
Jan 30, 2013 10:05 PM

Hello! I'm Aya.
I'm not good at English, but I will do my best.
The reason why I decided to take this class is that I want to improve my computer skill.
I'm looking forward to seeing you!

Chiaki Ishida
Chiaki Ishida says:
Jan 31, 2013 03:15 AM

Hey guys, I know you are worried about your English skill and Computer skill but please show your will to take Greg's lecture!
For Greg and I this is the first challenge so all of us are in the same line(*^_^*)
I know all of you are very busy now since you need to take a test for some lectures.
But if possible could you post what kind of website would you want to develop?

Greg O'Toole
Greg O'Toole says:
Feb 01, 2013 10:51 AM

Everyone, I have to admit that I am not good at Japanese! (Although I am trying to learn a little bit. It is a beautiful language and culture.) So, in a way, we are even and we will help eachother. I know that the class will be a lot of fun, a worthwhile adventure for sure! See you all soon.

J. Doe
J. Doe says:
Jan 31, 2013 10:54 PM

Hello! I'm Mizuki.
I'm not good at English,but I will do my best.
I want to improve my computer skill.
I'm looking forward to seeing you!

Greg O'Toole
Greg O'Toole says:
Feb 01, 2013 10:49 AM

Hi, Mizuki, I think you will really enjoy learning about Plone and the Web once we get going. It will be fun! Thanks and see you soon.

J. Doe
J. Doe says:
Feb 01, 2013 02:40 AM

Hi! I am going to assist your classes. Although it seems students feel negative in terms of English and computer at this moment, they can always do better than they have expected, I think :) Expressing concern before something starts is just a Japanese way of greeting. Don't worry, Greg! Our students have enough ability to make it. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Yuri

Greg O'Toole
Greg O'Toole says:
Feb 01, 2013 10:48 AM

Hi, Yuri, No problem at all! I can certainly understand a bit of apprehension. I know that everyone will learn a great deal the the time will be very well spent! Looking forward to meeting you very soon, and thank you for helping with the class.

Greg O'Toole
Greg O'Toole says:
Feb 02, 2013 12:26 PM

Hi, All, If you would like to get a better idea of what we will be covering in the class, feel free to download the "Roadmap for Students" pdf file above. If you don't feel familiar with any of these topics, that is great, because we will start very slowly, and it will give you a good understanding of the context of the Web, and then some good hands-on Plone experience. It will be fun!