COVID-19 crisis is ascending the needs of distance learning. Keio University has been engaging in the revision of educational ICT policies in Japan for many years. In December 2019, the new educational network guideline announced by the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology paved the way for every school to launch distance learning class on public cloud service through internet access via a public network. The new guideline mandated that the combination of cloud service, authentication, and encryption has to protect student data, unbundling the security and the network design. “Nagasaki-Takaoka Model” in which data trust is ensured on the open network, has aimed to be the reference model of distance learning for K12 education in Japan. In December 2020. Takaoka City is ready to start distance learning in every elementary school and junior high school.
Professor Masaki Umejima, member of CCRC, together with Ms. Cherry Wong, Professor Jiro Kokuryo, Professor Jun Murai and Professor David Farber, from CCRC, and Professor Keiko Okawa from Keio University, Graduate school of Media Design, Mr. Naoto Mashita from V-Cube Corporation, Ms. Rena Ryuji from Microsoft Corporation and Mr. Kan Suzuki from Keio University, Research Institute at SFC released the latest working paper on “Distance learning with trust over open network policy: Nagasaki-Takaoka Model as a case study on distance learning for K12 education in Japan” this December. This paper looks into the implementation and evaluation of the “Nagasaki-Takaoka Model” and discuss concerns over this IOT adoption on distance learning.
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