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ICT Use by Teachers and Students in the Classrooms of Elementary and Secondary Schools



My research focuses on ICT use in the classrooms of elementary and secondary schools in Japan.
When we consider introducing technologies to the classrooms, particularly for the compulsory education in public schools, there are "inevitable issues" around consistency with the educational mission of academic development of school students, practicability and sustainability of the use of technologies for busy teachers, cost economy, and equity in the public education.
My research is characterized by its direction toward empirical approach to the ICT use in consideration of these issues.
In the past, I have been engaged in (1) a research that found the most accepted ICT among teachers was a document camera and the way teachers use it was dependent on each teacher's teaching style, (2) a research on the technology that takes fewer man-hours to develop digital textbooks and other contents, and (3) a development of e-learning materials with which elementary school students can learn key board typing.

Targeted Application(s)/Industry

My research can be applied to a development of teaching support tools for elementary and secondary school teachers which can be used in the classroom and a consulting service to assist development of digital teaching materials for school students.


Graduate School of Information Sciences

HORITA Tatsuya , Professor


Related Information

Investigation of Teacher Purpose, and the Frequency and Timing of ICT Use in the Class Processes of Whole-Class Teaching, Journal of Educational Technology Research Vol.32(1-2),pp.13-20,2009

Tatsuya HORITA, Haruo KUROKAMI, Hitoshi NAKAGAWA, The Variety of ICT Utilization by Expert Teachers, Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008, pp.701-706, 2008

Tatsuya HORITA, Jun TAKAHASHI, Hitoshi NAKAYAMA, Kazumi YOSHINO, Takumi SOGAWA, Jun-ichi YAMANISHI, e-Net Moral: An e-Learning System that Links School and Home Teaching Internet Morality, Proceedings of E-Learn2006, pp.60-67, 2006

Tatsuya HORITA, Jun TAKAHASHI, Keyboard Island Adventure : Developmentand Evaluation of a Japanese Keyboarding Training System with Certification Scheme for Elementary Children, Proceedings of E-Learn2005, pp.754-761, 2005