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Popularising the use of computers in education

Popularising the use of computers in education


CEC has performing some activities to disseminate information about IT-use education. Especially symposia in local areas and Tokyo metropolitan area are, having a quite lot of people related like teachers, staff of reagional board of educations, researchers, business people etc. are held effectively.

Symposia held in FY2005

Three Symposia were held in Kyoto Pref., Miyagi Pref. and Tokyo metropolitan area. The outline of each symposium is as follows.

  • Symposium in KYOTO on education utilizing advanced IT
    Theme: “Solid Academic Capabilities cultivated and sensed by IT"
    Date & Time: from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005,
    Place: Building No.3, Fukakusa Campus, Ryukoku Univ.
         (located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City)
    Organizer: Center for Educational Computing (CEC)
    Co-organizers: Kyoto Prefectural Government, Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education,Kyoto City, Kyoto City Board of Education
  • Symposium in MIYAGI on education utilizing advanced IT
    Theme: “Rich Minds and Solid Academic Capabilities developed with IT”
    Date & Time:  from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2005
    Place: Sendai City Information & Industrial Plaza(located in proximity to Sendai Station)
    Organizer: Center for Educational Computing (CEC)
    Co-organizers: Miyagi Prefectural Board of Education ,Sendai City Board of Education.
  • Symposium on utilization of IT for Education and Learning
    (Program of the Presentation Meeting of the results of e-Square Evolution in FY 2005)
    Theme: Towards the building of a new circumstance of education utilizing IT - in order to use IT casually
    Date & Time: from 0:50 p.m,Friday, March 3 to 0:30 p.m.,Saturday,March 4 , 2006
    Place: Tokyo Fashion Town Building (in front of Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimonmae on Rinkai-Fukutoshin Line)
    Organizer: Center for Educational Computing (CEC)
    Supporters: MEXT,Tokyo Metropolitan Governmental Board of Education,IPA,NIME, etc.

Survey and Research

As part of research activities requested by the Ministry of Education,Culture, Sports, Science and Technology , CEC conducts survey and research into "The improvement and development of educational software" and "The improvement on the training to deal with information."

FY 1996

"Survey and research into the effective utilization of systems engineers and other non-teaching school staff"

FY 1997

"Notes on training curricula for computer-enhanced classroom teaching"

FY 1998

"Survey and research into measures to deal with the dark side of information education (harmful information, etc.)"

FY 1999

"Survey and research into the creation of Internet guidebooks on morals and security"

FY 2000

"Study on impact of informatization on children(analysis of questionnaire survey) "

FY 2001

"Study on impact of informatization on children(Part1) (with a central focus on the tendency of use of the Internet)"

FY 2002

"Study on impact of informatization on children(Part2) (with a central focus on the tendency of use of the Internet)"

FY 2003

"Study on practical examples about information morals in elementary and secondary schools"

FY 2004

"Questionnaire survey on realties of information moral education in elementary and secondary schools"

System engineer school dispatch program

In 1994, the Ministry of Education began dispatching systems engineers to schools, in an attempt to advance information education.

1. Systems engineer school dispatch program

Systems engineers and other technical staff are sent to schools where they conduct training for teachers and provide classroom support, and advise at "the Educational software library centers" set up by the local education committees.

2. CEC's role

CEC gathers information on systems engineers from industry sources and enters it into a constantly updated database. The information is then made available to the education committees. The Center also provides a variety of materials in support of the project, as well as preparing handbooks that explain how to make the best use of the technical expertise of systems engineers in the classroom and their role in providing support in teacher training

Software Plaza

Thanks to the cooperation of the supporting companies of CEC, we are building an extensive library of the most advanced education software from Japan and abroad, as well as putting together a collection of the latest PCs and peripheral equipment. Moreover, personal computers are provided to allow you to experience a variety of Internet applications. CEC has a library of about 1,200 commercial educational software titles. We have a full range of educational and teaching courseware as well as school administration software and overseas educational software.

・Computer education consulting

We provide experienced consulting on the use and assessment of computers in learning, guidelines for new information education, etc.

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