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Current educational technology research trends in Japan

Nakayama M, Ueno M ...see all

Educational Technology Research and Development, vol. 57, issue 2 (2008) pp. 271-285 Published by Springer Science and Business Media, Inc.

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To examine trends in educational this article conducted a practice research, survey and analysis of factors affecting the review of research papers in the field of the educational orientation and theoretical technology in Japan. Two factors, namely, practical were extracted from 63 survey responses, and scores from members of a orientation, academic society were compared with the scores of its editorial board. Results Japanese show that the two factor scores were not correlated to each other, and they are independent measures for any evaluation or review of research articles. Also, there was no significant difference between society members and editorial board members, i.e., their preferences when reviewing research papers were identical. For the second part of this study, a group members of an editorial board conducted composed of anonymous a paper review of 12 published "practical papers" and 11 published "general papers." Results indicated that there was no significant difference between the two categories. The final rating scores of these 23 papers were analyzed using a decision-tree rating model. Results also indicated that for publication, papers need to contribute to theoretical in addition to con research, tributing to basic educational research in educational practice technology.

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  • Minoru Nakayama

  • Maomi Ueno

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