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Asia-Pacific Perspectives: e!-Schools in Japan

Asia-Pacific Perspectives: e!-Schools Japan

Here's an interesting report on the role of IT in Japan. I like the way IT projects are related to the real-world. Here's one example from the e!-School project: "In a social studies class at the Third Municipal Elementary School in Mitaka City, Tokyo, 28 third graders are earnestly typing out e-mails on laptop computers. Equipped with the latest systems such as a wireless LAN (local area network), this progressive school is leading efforts to incorporate information technology into education. The purpose of this particular class is to teach students about real-world social interactions by having them communicate via e-mail with local shop-owners as part of the task of creating posters for the stores."

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