IJIET 2020 Vol.10(4): 298-303 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2020.10.4.1379

Developing and Evaluating Teaching Material for Information Technology Moral Education for High School Students with Special Needs

Misaki Hashizume, Takeshi Kono, and Shingo Shiota

Abstract—Due to the recent development of information society, use of the Internet is becoming indispensable in assisting people with disabilities to live independent lives. So it is an urgent issue that information technology moral education is provided for children with special needs. However, little research has been conducted on information technology moral education to help such children acquire the necessary communication skills and behaviors.
In this research, educational materials were developed for the information technology moral education of high school students with special needs. The purpose of these teaching materials was to help children learn about the protection of their personal information, and it dealt with content related to the “publication of photographs on SNS.”
The results of the student questionnaire survey showed that “I know what photos should not be published on SNS” increased significantly after the lecture compared to before the lecture. In addition, more than 80% of students responded that “the content of the lecture was easy to understand,” suggesting the effectiveness in this material.

Index Terms—Special needs education, information technology moral education, SNS communication skills.

The authors are with Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan (e-mail: hashizume.misaki@gmail.com, kono.takeshi@shizuoka.ac.jp, shiota.shingo@shizuoka.ac.jp).

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Cite: Misaki Hashizume, Takeshi Kono, and Shingo Shiota, "Developing and Evaluating Teaching Material for Information Technology Moral Education for High School Students with Special Needs," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 298-303, 2020.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
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  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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