The 100-School Networking Project (August1994`March 1997)
The 100-School Networking Project had been operational for three years since August 1994 and was finished in March 1997 as one of action-Programs in educational utilization of information technology with a positive and long term perspective.
The 100-School Networking Project in which IPA and CEC jointly provided various kinds of computer and telecommunication equipment and software support necessary for networking to 111 schools, was designed to overcome spatial-temporal constraints in the classrooms and put new types of teaching system and learning system into practice.
CEC, as a driving power, undertook the 100-School Networking Project and got a good evaluation from the people concerned. Through the 100-School Networking Project, participating schools gained good results, such as producing new teaching method and learning patterns, implementing learners-centered teaching, communicating with one another beyond the traditional bounds of classroom lessons, and deeply recognizing the importance of introducing information technology into curricula.

The 100-School Networking Project (PhaseII)
The 100-School Networking Project (Phase II) started in April 1997 by 108 participants as experiment for the practice of sophisticated utilization of school-networking. The project(Phase II) is designed for the multiple communication of area to area, i.e., people to people or schools to schools, although the former one was designed mainly for the communication of spot to spot ,i.e., person to person or school to school.
The project (PhaseII) was on the three principles:
(1)Globalization- deepening international understanding with networking, (2)Area Collaboration for technical support on networking and information technology, and (3)Sophisticated utilization of school-networking.
The project includes 22 CEC-initiative programs 52 school- initiative programs with the technical support of CEC.

The 100-school Networking Project (PhaseII)was jointly run by the Information-Technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA) and the Center for Educational Computing(CEC), under the advice of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI).
The supporting committee for the practical experimentation of advanced utilization of school-networking was organized within the CEC in order to ensure that the project proceeds smoothly and effectively. This committee consisted of those who belonged to academic circles, educational organizations, schools, or ministries and was composed of four working groups. These working groups had 18 sub-groups in order to ensure that respective CEC-initiative programs proceed smoothly and effectively. The sub-groups consisted of experts who belonged to academic circles or schools.