Mobile Computing and Educational Innovation in Japan
Eric Bray, Yokkaichi University, Japan ; Ferial Khaddage, Deakin University, Australia
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Japan is well known for it economic and technological development but lags behind other industrialized countries, e.g. USA, Britain, South Korea, Singapore, etc. in its use of IT in education. Over the past 20 years there have been various governmental initiatives to increase the use of IT in education such as the “e-Japan Strategy,” “New IT Reform Strategy,” and “e-Japan Strategy 2015,” however they have often failed to achieve their goals. This paper will discuss some possible reasons for this and then discuss the potential for use of mobile devices such as mobile phones and tablet computers in Japanese education.
Bray, E. & Khaddage, F. (2013). Mobile Computing and Educational Innovation in Japan. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3470-3472). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).