eJournalPlus

eJournalPlus is a tablet PC based reading support software, developed at the Microsoft chair of Educational Environment and Technology(MEET), the University of Tokyo, Japan, where I worked from April 2006 to March 2008. (more detail, see http://ejournalplus.codeplex.com ).

The goal is to assist the user in reading XPS e-documents with accurate comprehension and critical attitude to improve his/her critical reading skills. This software allows the user to underline critical words and phrases in e-documents, compose the concept maps, and edit the report with it. Moreover, the special features enable the user to cite the annotated text into the knowledge map directly and likewise, into the report.

Another feature is collaborative commenting in Windows Live Space (through Windows Live@edu) and eJournalPlus has the uploading function directly into the user’s space blog.

Introduction of eJournalPlus

The development of eJournalPlus received the Outstanding Poster Award at the ED-MEDIA 2008 conference and the Best Technology Design Paper Award at the CSCL 2009 conference.

The software and its source code are distributed on Microsoft CodePlex. Please visit http://www.codeplex.com/ejournalplus/ for detail.


Researchers and Developers

  • Toshio Mochizuki (Principal Investigator, Director, Concept Making, System Architecture Design & Evaluation): School of Network and Information, Senshu University / Microsoft chair of Educational Environment and Technology, Center for R&D of Higher Education, The University of Tokyo
  • Toshihisa Nishimori (Concept Making, Field Coordinator): Komaba Organization for Educational Development, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
  • Mio Tsubakimoto (Evaluation): Microsoft chair of Educational Environment and Technology, Center for R&D of Higher Education, The University of Tokyo
  • Hiroki Oura (Assistant Director): Microsoft chair of Educational Environment and Technology, Center for R&D of Higher Education, The University of Tokyo
  • Tomomi Sato (Interface Design, System Design, and Project Coordinator): Ph.D. candidate, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo
  • Yoshikazu Tateno (Concept Making): M.A. candidate, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo
  • Masaki Miyake (Concept Making): M.A. candidate, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo
  • Shin-ichi Watanabe (Development, Technical Coordinator): Microsoft Development, Co., LTD.
  • Yusuke Nakamura (Interface Design): Spiceworks Corporation
  • Takashi Ohno (Interface Design): Spiceworks Corporation
  • Henrik Johansson (Development): Silicon Studio Corporation
  • Ken-ichiro Matsumoto (Technical Coordinator): Silicon Studio Corporation
  • Hajime Wada (Technical Coordinator): Microsoft Development, Co., LTD.
  • Kenjiro Kato (Technical Coordinator): Microsoft, Co., LTD.
  • Takashi Miyatani (Technical Coordinator): Microsoft, Co., LTD.

Acknowledgement

A part of this research was supported by the Telecommunication Advanced Foundation.


Reference in English

  • Oura, H., Mochizuki, T., Nishimori, T., Sato, T., Nakamura, Y., Ohno, T., Tateno, Y., Miyake, M., Watanabe, S., Henrik, J., Matsumoto, K., Wada, H., Miyatani, T., Nakahara, J. & Yamauchi, Y. (2008). eJournalPlus: Development of a TabletPC Based Reading Support Software Toward Critical Reading. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 (pp. 5684-5688). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. (Poster presented on July 2nd at Vienna, Austria)
  • Mochizuki, T., Oura, H., Sato, T., Nishimori, T., Tsubakimoto, M., Nakahara, J., Yamauchi, Y., Henrik, J., Matsumoto, K., Watanabe, S., Miyatani, T. (2009). eJournalPlus: Development of a Collaborative Learning System for Constructive and Critical Reading Skills. In Dimitracopoulou A., O’Malley, C., Suthers D., Reimann P. (Eds.) (2009) Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Practices – CSCL2009 Community Events Proceedings, (pp.100-102), International Society of the Learning Sciences. (Poster presented on June 11th at Rhodes, Greece).
  • Tsubakimoto, M., Mochizuki, T., Nishimori, T., Sato, T., Oura, H., Nakamura, Y., Ohno, T., Watanabe, S., Henrik, J., Matsumoto, K., Wada, H., Miyatani, T., Nakahara, J. & Yamauchi, Y. (2008). The Impact of Making a Concept Map for Constructive Reading with the Critical Reading Support Software “eJournalPlus” . In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (pp. 506-514). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.