Editors’ Note

It is a pleasure to publish the second volume of IJEMT with a collaborative effort between KAEIM and JAMES. IJEMT has produced its first issue under the co-editorial team between JAEMES and KAEIM in 2007. We are fortunate to have stable numbers of submissions from ICoME (International Conference for Media in Education) each year.

Educational media and technology is experiencing continuous changes today due to the influence of new technology and changes in society in general. Technology and society play key roles in shaping education in many senses: There are increasing needs for more collaborative, more learner-centered, more flexible, and more on-demand learning and education. Eventually, those needs demand both macro and micro changes in education. The articles in the current issue reflect these needs and trends successfully by dealing with such topics as augmented reality, mobile learning, blended learning, affective communication, quality in distance education, instructional reform, or collaborative learning.

As co-editors-in-chief of IJEMT, we aim to provide rich resources on theory and practice in educational media and technology. We are extremely pleased with abundant evidences of enthusiasm for trying meaningful new ideas in manuscripts submitted for the year of 2008 issue. We anticipate an exiting future of IJEMT.

Insook Lee
Katsuaki Suzuki
Editors-in-Chief, IJEMT

Published: 2008-12-30