KDDI and KDDI R&D LABORATORIES, in collaboration with the Fukuoka City Board of Education, will implement an experimental educational study for the use and application of ICT from September 2014 to March 2015.
The purpose of this KDDI-Fukuoka City Board of Education experimental study is to promote the use and application of ICT in an educational setting and increase students' academic skill while fostering their expressiveness and ability to think on their own. This study is being implemented due to the recognition by the Fukuoka City Board of Education of KDDI's activities in the use and application of ICT in the education sector and its education activities regarding the moral value of information from its Mobile Phone Learning Classes and other venues held in the Fukuoka area.
Fukuoka's Municipal Kamo Elementary School (Sawara Ward, Fukuoka City) will serve as the model school and will be provided with 100 tablets to use in learning activities that utilize the convenience of ICT such as practical classroom use, information collection from the internet, and off-campus learning. For the classroom, an English Learning App will be provided that includes a card game function that makes studying English fun and a Math Drill App incorporating comprehension estimation technology  which will promote effective learning that matches students' comprehension. Also, using the social learning platform Edmodo  as the communication tool among students and teachers, the education and improvement of information literacy will be achieved while Edmodo serves as a portal of learning apps and a learning management system. Edmodo has a vast proven track record globally. The transmission of learning apps uses the KDDI R&D LABORATORIES encryption technology, KCipher-2 , which achieves an ICT environment with consideration to safety and the protection of privacy.
The Fukuoka City Board of Education will use the results of this experimental study to assess the effect of the implementation of ICT.
KDDI and KDDI R&D LABORATORIES will continue to contribute to the spread and expansion of ICT in the educational and other sectors.
For more details, see the Attachment.
Attachment：Experimental ICT Education Study Implemented in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka