The Development and Assessment of e-Learning Content to Enhance Information Literacy of Parents and Children in Japan

Nagayuki Saito (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan), Ema Tanaka (Waseda University, Japan) and Eri Yatsuzuka (Mirai Factory, Japan)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 239
EISBN13: 9781466626379|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1930-2.ch012
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Seeking a safer Internet environment for minors, the Japanese government enacted a new law in 2008 to promote both protective measures and empowerment activities. “Mobami,” one of the e-learning programs developed under the act, is an outcome of a public-private partnership. The program seeks to enhance the mobile literacy and information morals of children and parents. Mobami is a free online interactive program composed of three parts: self-learning materials and quizzes for children, a self-check program for assessing parents’ information literacy, and a rulemaking support tool for children and parents. The access data analysis shows that using events to promote Mobami had a positive effect on expanding its usage. The rulemaking data analysis indicates that Mobami is used as a supportive tool for setting basic rules. The linkage and feedback between formal and non-formal learning programs is necessary for the realization of a safer Internet environment.
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