The 23rd Japan Society for International Development’s Annual Meeting

The 23rd Japan Society for International Development’s Annual Meeting

in Kobe University

December 1st and 2nd, 2012

Yamaguchi-Takada lab members and Ms. Orgilmaa participated in the 23rd Japan Society for International Development (JASID) conference at Kobe University, to present research and development progress in Mongolia and Lao PDR. Two oral presentations and three posters presentation were made in this conference.


Ms. Orgilmaa and Yano Shotarou (M2) from the Mongolian project made an oral presentation on the “analysis on ICT use to promote student centered approach: case of Scratch software program” in the Education Development session. The preliminary findings from questionnaire and focus group discussion in Khouvsgol aimag, UB and Bayankhongor aimag were shared. The understanding of student-centered approach on Mongolian context and effectiveness of ICT tools and Scratch on student-centered approach are highlighted during the presentation.

–       Abstract [download id=”33″]

–       Slide [download id=”34″]


Junko Onodera presented the “ICT use in primary schools in Mongolia: The case of Bayankhongor province”. The presentation shows the trend of ICT use at school and teachers’ attitude toward ICT use in Bayankhongor Aimag by using quantitative and qualitative analysis. Also, the importance of training on ICT use for effective teaching is highlighted and further research is suggested for the planning and implementation of effective use of ICT in education.

–       Abstract

–       Slide


Kenta Yokoi (M2) made a poster presentation on the “application of virtual reality panorama for townscape monitoring in the World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang”. VR panorama prototype development process and the preliminary feedback on the use of VR panorama to monitor townscape are presented.

–       Abstract [download id=”31″]

–       Poster [download id=”32″]


John Auxillos (M2) presented a poster on the “ICT use in primary education: The case of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative in Mongolia”. The background and current status of OLPC in Mongolia primary education is demonstrated.

–       Abstract

–       Poster


Yew Siang Poong (M2) presented a poster on “promoting World Heritage Site preservation awareness: Gender difference on mobile learning perceptions”. As opposed to existing literature, the presentation highlighted small differences of perception between male and female on mobile learning in Luang Prabang.

–       Abstract [download id=”35″]

–       Poster [download id=”36″]


The participation of Ms. Orgilmaa and Oyun (M1) has stimulated insightful discussions, especially on research related to Mongolia development, such as mining and education sector.


The participation to the 23rd JASID conference has provided valuable experience and exposure on international development for Yamaguchi-Takada lab members.  In addition, lab members were able to take the opportunity to exchange ideas and network with other researchers from other institutions.


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