Development of a Skill Practice Management System (PMS) for Learning Japanese Traditional Craft Tools by Using Smartphones

ID: 41585 Type: Brief Paper: New Development
  1. Shota Itagaki and Akinobu Ando, Miyagi University of Education :Technology Education, Japan
  2. Toshihiro Takaku, KAYAC Inc., Japan
  3. Hidetoshi Takeno, Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Japan
  4. Takashi Torii, Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Japan

Tuesday, June 24 3:25-3:45 PM

Presider:
Noga Magen- Nagar, Gordon College of Education, Israel

In this paper, we suggest a new type of Learning Management System (LMS) for skill self-training. We developed the Practice Management System (PMS). This system is able to record students’ improvement of movement by using smartphones and display the result of their own practice history as feedback. The current system treats how to use a Japanese traditional woodcraft tool: the plane. It’s difficult for a beginner to use this tool correctly and make a flat surface on a piece of wood. Our system requires two smartphones and an instant web server running on a laptop computer. One of the smartphones is put on the student’s waist for sensing the motion of his/her waist and the other is on the plane. Using sensors equipped in the smartphones, the system visualizes the speed of plane movement, straightness of plane movement and timing differences between the waist and the plane itself. We hope for this system to be applied to a new approach for various kinds of motion and Massive Open Online Courses for learning skills in future.

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