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Comparative Study on Trials for Closing the Digital Divide

, Sanyo Gakuen University&College, Japan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


In spite of technological haves, Japan has been not only an Internet laggard but also a developing country in computer literacy education. The author surveyed and will discuss how the IT education had been held in some towns by the special budget special for 1 year in 2000. In order to research how computer literacy education in USA had been done, the author visited some cities in USA, such as Los Alamos in 1998, San Jose in 2000 and Fargo in 2002. At last, she noticed some issues about Japan. She discusses them by the comparison and shows how to close the Japanese digital divide. One of them is computer literacy education. This paper is the discussion of author's trials for closing the digital divide not only for her own students but also for the Japanese. She shows her own trials of taking advantage of two kinds of CAI for effective performance and others.


Kawabata, T. (2003). Comparative Study on Trials for Closing the Digital Divide. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2421-2422). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 13, 2020 from .


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