Online Learning Applications for Technical English (AIP4)



Syllabus for Advanced Intelligent Processing IV (AIP4)
"Online Learning Applications for Technical English"

Course web site:

Pauline N. Kawamoto, Ph.D.
Shinshu University, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, W1 Bldg. 6F Room 610, x5591
(026) 269-5591, +81-26-269-5591 (from outside Japan), pauline (at)

Office Hours

Spring semesters Thursdays, 15:00 - 17:00
Fall semesters Tuesdays, 15:00 - 17:00

I am also available at other times by appointment.


Students will be introduced to a series of study units showing snapshots of various situations encountered in a day of the life of an engineer. Unit quizzes and exercises will guide students through some discussions of the development of a simple online system for studying technical English skills.


The prerequisite skills for this class are:

  • experience using the Web
  • experience using e-mail
Familiarity with HTML and scripting languages desired, but not required.


At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Understand how to design and build a simple learning tracking system using a scripting language such as Perl

Grading and Assignments

You will need to complete all of the exercises and quizzes by the specified deadlines to be eligible for course credit.