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Current educational technology research trends in Japan

by Minoru Nakayama, Maomi Ueno


To examine trends in educational practice research, this article\nconducted a survey and analysis of factors affecting the review of\nresearch papers in the field of the educational technology in Japan.\nTwo factors, namely, practical orientation and theoretical orientation,\nwere extracted from 63 survey responses, and scores from members of a\nJapanese academic society were compared with the scores of its\neditorial board. Results show that the two factor scores were not\ncorrelated to each other, and they are independent measures for any\nevaluation or review of research articles. Also, there was no\nsignificant difference between society members and editorial board\nmembers, i.e., their preferences when reviewing research papers were\nidentical. For the second part of this study, a group composed of\nanonymous members of an editorial board conducted a paper review of 12\npublished ``practical papers{''} and 11 published ``general papers.{''}\nResults indicated that there was no significant difference between the\ntwo categories. The final rating scores of these 23 papers were\nanalyzed using a decision-tree rating model. Results also indicated\nthat for publication, papers need to contribute to theoretical\nresearch, in addition to contributing to basic educational practice\nresearch in educational technology.

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