New Free Online Course, "Aging Populations: Lessons In Healthy Aging From Japan," Now Available on FutureLearn
January 14, 2020
Since January 6, 2020, Keio University has been offering a new course, "Aging Populations: Lessons In Healthy Aging From Japan," on FutureLearn*, an international platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
With Japan becoming a super-aged society more rapidly than any other country in the world, "healthy aging" has become a very important keyword in realizing a society that truly embraces longevity.
Approximately 28% of the population is 65 years of age or older, and by 2030 one in three people are expected to be of old age. How can we make an aging society a "society with wonderful vitality" instead of a "troublesome society"? This course focuses on this common issue that will be faced by all countries and regions in the world in the near future from the three perspectives of "service," "local community," and "policies." It considers what the coming aging societies should be like while introducing various Japanese examples such as those from Kanagawa and Yamanashi Prefectures.
The course will be taught in English, but certain videos will be in Japanese with English subtitles. There are no tuition fees to take the course.
Lecturers: Tomoko Koike (associate professor, Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care), Noriko Fukuda (associate professor, Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care), Mika Hirao (research associate, Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care), Hiroki Fukahori (professor, Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care)
*What is FutureLearn?
FutureLearn is an online educational platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that was launched in 2013 by The Open University in collaboration with 23 world-leading universities, the British Council, the British Museum, and the British Library. Keio University has made 7 courses available on FutureLearn since it began offering courses in 2016. As of today, over 8 million learners from 231 countries and regions have registered for and taken courses.