Yasushige ISHIKAWA
   Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2011/01
Type Book(s)
Title Chapter 6: Design and implementation issues of interoperable educational application: An ICT application for primary school English education in Japan, Developing and utilizing e-learning applications
Contribution Type Multiple author(s)
Publisher Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global)
Responsible for (A4、総頁数329中25頁、共同執筆につき本人の担当分抽出不可能)
Author and coauthor Yasushige Ishikawa, Mutsumi Kondo, Craig Smith
Details This chapter reports on the development of an innovative interoperable Information and Communication Technology (ICT) application for English teaching in primary schools in Japan. An investigation into the use of the ICT application during a four month period at two primary schools is also described. The results of the initial needs analysis conducted to identify appropriate means of support for effective primary school English education, the subsequent processes of the design, the development and implementation of the ICT application, the children’s reflections during use of the ICT application in English lessons, and a post-course evaluation by children and by their homeroom teachers are described. Proposals are made for the future enhancement of the interoperability capacity for the ICT application. (Doi: 10.4018/978-1-61692-791-2.ch006)