May 20, 2020
Digital Arts, Inc.
Online Information Literacy Course Offered for Teachers
Course covers topics on information security that are important to know before facilitating online education at schools
Information security solution provider Digital Arts, Inc. (headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Toshio Dogu; hereinafter referred to as "Digital Arts"; Code 2326) has announced that the information literacy courses aimed at realizing a safe and secure internet and smartphone usage environment for educational institutions, which were previously offered in the form of in-person school visits, will now be offered periodically as online seminars.
In-person school visits become difficult due to COVID-19. Online seminar launched to assuage educational institutions' worries
Digital Arts had until now visited educational institutions including elementary and junior high schools around Japan to offer courses on information literacy with the goal of realizing a safe internet and smartphone usage environment for young people. These covered rules and manners on the internet, as well as points of caution with social media use. Since the spread of COVID-19 began in March, it became difficult to offer these courses face-to-face while still preserving customer's health and safety.
However, with school closures continuing, there have been ongoing concerns about the major change seen in students' smartphone use, as well as the fact that many faculty members are worried about the integration of ICT into educational environments for carrying out online education at schools going forward.
In this situation, Digital Arts would like to be a help to these educational institutions as much as possible, and to that end have begun to offer, free of charge, the information literacy courses previously taught face-to-face as online seminars. The first seminar is set to be held on May 27, and the seminar will cover internet security topics related to faculty members' daily work at school. In addition, videos of information literacy classes for elementary and junior high school students will be streamed beginning in June, and will be available only for those users of our company's "i-FILTER Browser & Cloud" end point security product which has seen wide use in educational institutions. Beginning in September, this content is also planned to be streamed to users of our web security product "i-FILTER" or "i-FILTER" GIGA School Edition for educational institutions.
|Online seminar for faculty members: "Security Measures for School Work"|
|The seminar will cover security measures that faculty members can use in their daily school work, including points of caution on how to handle information in the field at educational institutions.
Participants do not need any specific IT-related knowledge.
|Streaming videos of information literacy classes for elementary and junior high school students
(for Digital Arts "i-FILTER Browser & Cloud" users only)
|These classes are focused on rules and manners for internet and smartphone use, and the various dangers present with internet use.