Development of teaching materials for information ethics covering the positive and negative aspects of mobile phones
Kazuhiko Ishihara, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University, Japan ; Tatsuya Horita, National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan ; Yoshimasa Sugimoto, Intec System Institute, Inc., Japan ; Hiroshi Nasu, Rika Fujiwara, Tomoko Wada, Emi Sueyoshi, NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Japan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
As informatization grows throughout the country, the percentage of school children with ‘K-tai’ (mobile phones) in Japan is rising. This rise has led to children causing considerable problems. However, the information ethics teaching material that has hitherto been used in Japan consists mainly of ‘blackout models,’ which threaten the children by showing them some sort of terrifying example of what their behavior may lead to. Whilst such materials can help to suppress problematic behavior, research has shown that it also dampens their will to use information in a positive manner. A different teaching materials model has therefore become necessary, and after various considerations it was considered that a ‘pendulum model’ would be worthwhile. NTT DoCoMo Inc., and the NIME joined forces to create ethics teaching materials reflecting both the positive and negative aspects of the subject. We learned that the enthusiasm of the children using the new teaching materials is not dampened by them.
Ishihara, K., Horita, T., Sugimoto, Y., Nasu, H., Fujiwara, R., Wada, T. & Sueyoshi, E. (2009). Development of teaching materials for information ethics covering the positive and negative aspects of mobile phones. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 22-31). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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