[Full-scale introduction in 2024] Thorough explanation of the digital textbooks that will start soon!

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[Full-scale introduction in 2024] Thorough explanation of the digital textbooks that will start soon!

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"Attention all school-related personnel! Digital textbooks are about to start in earnest.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is steadily preparing for the introduction of digital textbooks in 2024.
Therefore, in this article, we will introduce digital textbooks, which are likely to become a pillar of education in the future.
We hope you will stay with us for this paper.

Click here for the table of contents

  • Digital textbooks will become the "norm" for studying
  • 2. Advantages of adopting digital textbooks
  • 3. ICT education in Japan for the realization of digital teaching materials
  • 4. "IT" x "Education" to change school education!
  • 5. Summary

 

The "natural age" of studying with digital textbooks is coming

Digital textbooks - e-learning

Digital textbooks are electronic teaching materials that are recorded as they are in paper textbooks, the introduction of which has been institutionalized in April 2019.
Digital textbooks are literally learning materials made for digital devices and information terminals such as PCs, tablets and smartphones.

We have a strong impression that digital textbooks are digital versions of the books and reference books that have been used in class, but digital textbooks are convenient textbooks that allow students to edit, write, and connect to the Internet.

According to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, digital textbooks are proposed as follows

"A teaching material that is an electromagnetic record of the entire contents of a paper textbook. It is defined as

Quote.Institutionalization of digital textbooks for learners / Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technologythan
 

Institutionalization of digital textbooks to begin in April 2019

The Law to Amend the School Education Law and Other Related Laws came into effect in April 2019.
The content of this law is to introduce digital textbooks for learners in elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools, and special needs schools for the purpose of improving classes and assisting learning based on the new Courses of Study to be implemented from fiscal 2020.
Institutionalization has made it possible to conduct classes using digital textbooks in combination with paper textbooks, while dealing mainly with paper textbooks.

Click here for laws and regulations related to the institutionalization of digital textbooks.
1. Act for Partial Revision of the School Education Act, etc. (Act No. 39 of 1955)
Ministerial Ordinance Partially Revising the Ordinance for Enforcement of the School Education Act (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ordinance No. 35 of 2008)
To provide for the use of teaching materials provided for in Article 34, Paragraph 2 of the School Education Law (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Bulletin No. 237 of 2008)

Reference.Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology "Outline of Laws and Regulations Concerning the Institutionalization of Digital Textbooks for Learnersthan
 

Advantages of adopting digital textbooks

The advantages of digital textbooks

If the introduction of digital textbooks proceeds in earnest, there will be major changes in the educational field and in the way classes are taught in schools.
It is expected to change from one-way classes from teachers to students, which is the mainstream now, to interactive classes where children learn independently and teachers support them.

Even if the content is difficult to convey through text alone, the use of IT technology enables information to be conveyed to the visual and auditory senses with pinpoint accuracy, enabling efficient learning to proceed while having fun.
By providing easy-to-understand lessons using images, animations and videos, it is expected to "increase children's interest and motivation to learn".
 

Advantages of digital textbooks (learner side/administrator side)

Digital textbooks come with a lot of features.
Here, you can learn more about the features and benefits of digital textbooks.

Benefits for the learner

Digital textbooks - use in schools

1. No need for a correction pen, so you can easily write and edit as many times as you like.
2. You can learn by using audio and video.
3. Visualization of individual learning progress and performance history
4. No more carrying around textbooks and notebooks

In addition, if it becomes possible to teach using only digital textbooks, a single tablet can replace all textbooks, reducing the burden on students' luggage.

Focused support for students with learning disabilities.

Students with learning disabilities and those with visual impairments can receive care that was not possible with conventional textbooks, such as "enlarging text, changing text color, and reading out loud.

Advantages for the leadership

Digital textbooks - use in schools

1. Easy to look back on classes conducted in the past
2. Easy-to-understand classes with a high degree of freedom
3. Digital textbooks can be used to improve the quality of education by allowing class records and student learning status to be quantified and viewed.
4. Learning information can be shared, and the efficiency of class preparation can be improved.

The features of digital textbooks can be summarized simply as "learning while deepening knowledge through text, audio, video, and various types of data.
In addition, children will be able to look up questions they have on the Internet in more detail, which is expected to promote a deeper understanding of the subject than has been possible with conventional textbooks.

 

ICT education in Japan for the realization of digital teaching materials

ICT education refers to educational methods that make use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies, such as PCs, smartphones, and tablet devices.
The history of ICT education was developed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in 2005 as a teaching method to realize "easy-to-understand classes" for students.

We aim to improve children's independent and exploratory learning and academic ability through the effective use of ICT in educational guidance.
In fact, many schools that have adopted this method of instruction have reported an increase in student motivation and academic achievement.
Reference.Effects of ICT-based education - Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technologythan
 

Why do we need ICT education now?

The reason why ICT education has attracted so much attention is related to the rapid development of information and communication technology.
In order to cope with the rapidly changing modern society, it is important to have "information utilization skills".
Nowadays, with the spread of the Internet, information is easily available.
As technology advances in the future, it will become more important to know how to gather information efficiently than to have the knowledge that traditional education has provided.

▼ ICT education is explained in detail in this article.


 

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's "GIGA School Concept," the role of schools in the age of harmony

The GIGA School Initiative refers to a reform plan for ICT education in schools proposed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2019.
GIGA stands for "Global and Innovation Gateway for All," with the goal of paving the way for globalization and innovation for all students.

For children living in the age of harmony, the use of advanced technology based on ICT in education will be indispensable in the future.
In addition, in order to survive in this era of rapid change, it is important to realize not only conventional simultaneous education, but also individually optimized education that nurtures creativity and leaves no one behind in the diversity of children, and it is necessary to nurture the next generation of human resources through ICT education.
 

Changing School Education with IT and Education

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It is a learning management system (LMS) that covers all the functions necessary for school education, such as creating learning materials, creating tests, grading, and managing grades, and can create e-learning materials with a focus on price and ease of use.

You can choose from 13 different question formats for the question and test course, and you can also create your own typing materials, as well as a web-based version of the standard "red sheet" for memorization, the "insect-eating notebook".
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You can learn more about how to use ▼learningBOX in this article.


 

Easy to operate, no technical knowledge required!

Even if you are not good at PC operation, you can easily add contents from the special creation form of learningBOX, and you can set up the distribution for each group.
You can set up courses, manage groups, distribute contents to groups, and more.

Using the functions of ▼learningBOX, printed materials can be easily digitized.


 

 

 

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Starting from Ver2.12 of learningBOX, new features have been added to the quiz function. Using the test creation function, you can easily set the number of times you need to take a test and the date and time of the test release. You can also display or hide the performance information of students during the test according to your usage scenarios.
About the test creation function

 


 

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summary

In this article, we have introduced digital textbooks, which are likely to become a pillar of education in the future.
Digital textbooks are teaching materials that promote students' motivation to learn independently and have the potential to lead to deeper learning.

The introduction of digital textbooks is likely to bring about major changes in the field of education and the way classes are conducted.
For children living in the age of harmony, the use of advanced technology based on ICT in education will be indispensable in the future.

To those in charge who are considering introducing this system in school education! Please take this opportunity to try our learningBOX.

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