Remote Classrooms: Connecting Two Schools in Japan
Following The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the Ministry of Education was looking for a way to teach students in remote locations about disaster prevention. Their solution was Cisco TelePresence.
To test this method of learning, the Ministry of Education selected two middle schools, Hashikami Middle School and Josei Middle School.
Hashikami Middle School in the Miyagi Prefecture suffered terribly in the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The school had been promoting systematic disaster prevention education as a result of their experience.
The other school, Josei Middle School, is located in Kochi (which comprises the southwestern part of the island of Shikoku, facing the Pacific Ocean). The school has been promoting specific disaster prevention education in Kochi in a similar manner with regards to tsunamis because of their location.
Watch this video to learn more about the collaboration between these two schools and how Cisco TelePresence has helped prepare students for natural disasters.