Information and Technology in Education and Learning
Online ISSN : 2436-1712
Invited Paper
Contribution of the Japan Society for Educational Technology toward a Super-Smart Society (Society 5.0)
Katsuaki Suzuki
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2021 Volume 1 Issue 1 Pages p001


This paper describes the 35 years of history of the Japan Society for Educational Technology (JSET) and its contribution to information and communication technology (ICT) education in Japan. Society 5.0, as advocated by the Government of Japan, calls for a major transformation of education to prepare future generations to not only adapt to a digitally transformed society, but also lead such a societal transformation. In order to contribute to the research base of educational practices and governmental policies for advanced ICT utilization in education, the JSET has been playing an active role in various major works, including publishing an encyclopedia in 2000 and a book series in 2015. Recently, to meet the diverse interests and topics within the educational technology research community, the JSET has established activities for special interest groups. At the end of this article, a brief description of the frameworks of Japan’s ICT policies has been given, to which the JSET has made major contributions.

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