Editors’ Note

This is the first 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, in Pusan in 2005, 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 2006, 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 eight of 14 recommended 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. Thus comes a birth of an international journal with peer reviewed excellent pieces of scholarly works. As Co-Editors-in-Chief of this Journal, we thank all of the editors who dedicated themselves in recommendation and reviewing process in making the first issue of high quality by their insightful suggestions.

Insook Lee
Katsuaki Suzuki

Published: 2007-12-30