The ALAN-K (Advanced LeArning Network in Kyoto) was started in September, 2002 by Kyoto University with the Kyoto City Board of Education and some public schools in Kyoto to achieve new learning environments supported by computer. In the last school year, we had several workshops in two elementary schools. These workshops were based on SqueakToys, which is a part of the Squeak system, an object oriented programming environment. Our visions in this project is largely influenced by the visions of Alan Kay [l],  and his colleagues and two of them had visited Kyoto as instructors in the first 2 workshops. After that experience, we designed and practiced a series of original workshops. This paper describes the start-up phase of the ALAN-K project.
|Translated title of the contribution||ALAN-K Project (Advanced LeArning Network in Kyoto): Effort to Create New Learning Environments for IT Education|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - May 16 2003|