ERIC Number: ED357734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Use of Computer Communication Networks in Japan: A Review of the Present Status.
Bulletin of the National Institute of Multimedia Education, n3 p181-201 1990
The present state of the educational use of computer communications networks in Japan is outlined. Computer communication is now growing rapidly in Japanese society as a whole, and its educational community is not an exception. After giving general figures on the use of computers in Japanese education and describing government proposals on information networks for education, this paper summarizes different types of online educational activities. These activities include databases for instructional materials, information exchange and computer conferencing on some major networks, local and grassroots networks, and academic networks. Research activity on the use of educational computer communication is reviewed, and the need for further research is emphasized, especially on the psychosocial aspects of computer communication. Twelve figures illustrate the discussion. (Contains 29 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Multimedia Education, Chiba (Japan).
Identifiers - Location: Japan