Education

Thinking about Education and ICT

First of all, what is ICT? ICT is information and communications technology that is used in devices like PCs and networks like the Internet to process information, package and send it, and store it. From about the start of the decade of the 2000s, Japan put forward it e-Japan strategy, focused on making Japan the

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The Future of ICT Education in Japan

As a student interested in Japan’s educational policies, the first thing I automatically when the government came out with its new ICT strategy was scroll down to page 88 and look at the Abe’s administration’s 10 page plan on “IT education system. My initial reaction? Taken aback and pleasantly surprised. I was aware that Abe

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Nikkei Report: IT in Schools – What Needs to be Taken Into Account

As Japan aims for the realization of “one computer or tablet per child” within the next five years, Jeff Gould of SafeGov.org speaks about the importance of privacy and security, especially in education. Currently, companies, such as Google and Facebook, analyze users’ email accounts, wall posts, search queries, and viewed videos in order to collect

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Nikkei Report: Online Education Coming to Japan?

National and local government in Japan are increasing focus on bringing ICT into education by 2020.  MEXT(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) has included 2.1 billion yen (20 million dollars) for ICT education in 2014 budget request . Meanwhile, MEXT and Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications have been working closely with 20

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