“Balance de Ocean” is an
educational program that aims to cultivate future marine scientists. The
program provides conventional classroom lectures and practical training, as
well as online materials for reinforcement and enrichment, and to help students
establish and develop their understanding of the ocean. The program also aims
to contribute to the internationalization of the university through use of the
promote sustainable programs when resources are limited, universities must
balance research and education. The program name “Balance de Ocean” reflects
the importance of this balance in marine science. As the program develops, it
will build an educational system that allows students to freely navigate the
“oceans” of different research fields.
we are developing online teaching materials using the Moodle learning platform,
which will make them available worldwide via the Internet. This will allow
people in Japan and around the world who want to study the ocean to pursue this
interest. Current students at the university as well as those who wish to
become students in the future can pursue independent study and research
activities that transcend the limitations of place and time and grow beyond the
barriers of discipline and class year. We seek excellent minds to grow
together and educate, thereby paving the way for Hokkaido University students
to contribute to the cultivation of a better society.
The Moodle system, named after “Learning
and Study by Balance de Ocean System” (LASBOS), is called “LASBOS Moodle”.
de Ocean offers a variety of online educational material in several languages
ranging from undergraduate introductory courses to experiments, practical
training, professional education, and frontline research. You can freely
navigate an “ocean” of educational material to help you deepen your knowledge
of sustainable fisheries sciences and forge a path through research and
initiatives to help solve the problems we now face.