Editors’ Note

This is the third issue of International Journal for Educational Media and Technology, as a collaborative work among scholars of Japan Association for Educational Media Studies (JAEMS) and Korean Association for Educational Information and Media (KAEIM). As a pair of close friends, JAEMS and KEAIM started official exchanges of having annual international conferences, International Conference for Media in Education (ICoME) in 2003 in Seoul. ICoME was continued in Osaka in 2004 and in 2008, in Pusan in 2005 and 2007, and in Tokyo in 2006. It was during our meetings that an idea of jointly publishing an international journal was proposed and the decision was made to do so.

This volume contains a revised version of concurrent session papers at ICoME 2008, which were recommended by multiple members of the board of editors. Calls for Paper were announced for the authors of recommended papers, by invitations only, and six of 13 recommended papers, out of 51 concurrent session papers, were submitted for this volume. Three editors, including one from the third country, reviewed each of the submissions, and further revised versions of the papers were accepted for this publication. Thanks to all the effort by our editorial board members, this third issue of the international journal was born with peer reviewed excellent pieces of scholarly works. In this issue, for the first time, we are honored to have two invited papers submitted from two distinguished scholars, who were invited to give keynote presentations at ICoME 2008. As Co-Editors-in-Chief of this Journal, we thank all the contributors to the journal to enable us to continue our effort to the third year.

Insook Lee
Katsuaki Suzuk

Published: 2009-12-30