Navigating New Norms: A Two-Year Follow-Up on Japan’s Digital Native Evolution (80472)

Session Information: Teacher's Capacity Development
Session Chair: Duangduen Bhanthumnavin

Sunday, 26 May 2024 15:15
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 604
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This presentation offers an updated examination of the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on educational technology adoption in Japan, building upon 2023 research. Despite Japan's perceived tech proficiency, its education sector historically lagged in digital integration. The pandemic accelerated digital transformation, challenging the slow pace of institutional change. Classes have now returned to face-to-face delivery, but technology from emergency remote teaching persists, with students increasingly bringing laptops and tablets to class, shifting from reliance on mobile phones. Though technology integration has brought benefits, challenges such as internet connectivity and software compatibility persist. To address these issues, institutions have implemented solutions such as providing students with laptops, Wi-Fi routers, and reliable Wi-Fi areas on campus. Furthermore, students now favor blended learning over face-to-face and online instruction and demonstrate improved awareness of data security and privacy issues. A quantitative survey, incorporating a modified ECAR Student Technology Survey, was administered to Japanese university students to gauge these changes. This session will present and compare survey results with prior research findings, providing insights into Japan's evolving educational technology landscape.

Daniel Mills, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
William Marshall, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Daniel Mills is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at Ritsumeikan University in Japan

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