Information and Communication Technologies
(ICT) class homepage
Kansai University Global Frontier

関西大学 国際部 Lecturer: Steve McCarty

Class documents and sites

Class Facebook Group | APA Format and Style Guide | Google Scholar

Academic Paper Outline | Semester Paper Instructions | Paper Organization Checklist

World Association for Online Education Facebook Page for students to follow this semester

For ICT in Japan, see the Japanese Computerization and Society class homepage

ICT articles and papers

Academic study of ICT

ICT definition & use in education | Academic perspective on IT | Internet trends 2017 report | ITU global ICT report | Online & Mobile trends | Paper on learning English online


Definition of MOOCs (massive open online courses) | Presentation on MOOCs | Learning to Learn Online (MOOC site) | Article on Learning Management Systems (LMS) | Top 200 technologies for education | Learning languages online (free app for vocabulary, etc.) | e-Learning timeline | e-Portfolio video | Top Educational Technology Trends

Mobile phones and m-Learning

Mobile Web definition | Gamification of education | Psychology of gamification | Evidence that gamification doesn't help learning |Smartphone addiction in the attention economy The Guardian (2017) | The Attention Economy: video / TV interview on brain hacking (2017)

Social Media

U.S. Social Media use (Pew survey, 2016) | Why Twitter is increasing the character limit but not for Japanese & Chinese | How YouTube hunts for offensive content (2018) / YouTube | Facebook ads | Big data in politics | Online advertising (ad tech) | Ad Tech in politics (Twitter thread) | NYT Video on bots & trolls | Video: How Russia Hacked America | TED Talk video: AI dystopia to sell ads / related NYT article (2017) | Easy to weaponize Facebook, Twitter, and Google (2017) | Russia misused American corporate adtech (2017) | Closing of the Internet (2017) | How tech companies dominate Americans' time (2017) | Facebook's business model problem (2018) |

ICT in various fields

Virtual & Augmented Reality | Easing use of AI (MIT, 2017) | Google's AI in hardware | Economics of AI (2017) | IoT for smart cities | Botnets & cyber-crime | IoT botnet attacks (2017) | Blockchain technology (2017) | Line to integrate cryptocurrencies | Eco-friendly Mobile apps (NYT, 2017) | China's social credit system / Chinese tech companies involved in the social credit system (2017) | Universities must prepare for a technology-enabled future (2018)

For the Division of International Affairs, KUGF, Steve McCarty also teaches
Japanese Computerization and Society & Research Methods for Social Sciences,
and counsels for the International Education Support Office

New book: Implementing Mobile Language Learning Technologies in Japan
by S. McCarty & Tokyo profs. H. Obari & T. Sato. See it at:
Amazon Japan |

(Mobile OK) | Online Publications (PC only) | バイリンガリズムと日本学

e-mail Steve McCarty | Updated 16 January 2018