(Last updated : 2024-04-18 03:09:14)
  Eric Charles HAWKINSON
   Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of Global Tourism, Faculty of Global Engagement
   Position   Professor
■ Academic conference presentation
1. 2023/10/19 Convergence of AR, VR, and AI: The Rise of Immersive Learning Technologies in Higher Education (International Symposium | AI: Challenges and potentialities. A Discourse Analysis Perspective)
2. 2023/08/31 Designing XR for Experiential Education (Augmented World Expo Asia 2023)
3. 2023/02/17 Learning Analytics and Immersive Technology: Issues and Trends (Moodle Moot Japan 2023)
4. 2023/01/21 Designing Immersive Learning Labs for Higher Education (国際言語文化学会)
5. 2022/11/27 The Budding Botanist Paradox: Automating Human Inquiry with Immersive Technology (30th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2022))
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■ Books and academic papers
1. Book Case Study 10, Japan: Smartphone Virtual Reality for Tourism Education—A Case Study Language Learning with Technology  (Collaboration) 2021/07 Link
2. Book Issues of Authenticity, Adaptation, and Translation of Heritage in Asian Tourism Heritage Tourism Research Project  (Collaboration) 2019/05
3. Book Japan Agency for Cultural Affairs Handbook on Multilingualization   (Collaboration) 2019/04 Link
4. Book Before I Graduate Project 2017: Community Augmented Art Project to Share Hopes and Dreams of College Life   (Collaboration) 2018/02
5. Book Kyoto Gaidai Zemi 2016: Supervised works of Eric Hawkinson The Community Journal of Eric Hawkinson 1(1) (Collaboration) 2017/02
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■ Academic background
1. 2014/08~2024/05 〔Doctorial Course〕 Educational Technology, Graduate School, Division of Education, Boise State University, Graduate,
2. 2011/08~2014/05 〔Master Course〕 Educational Technology, Graduate School, Division of Education,, San Diego State University,, Completed, Master of Educational Technology
3. 2003/08~2004/05 Kansai Gaidai University, Studying abroad,
4. 2002/08~2004/12 Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science (Humanities),, Arizona State University,, Graduated, Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
■ Business career
1. 2018/04~ Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Faculty of Global Engagement, Department of Global Tourism Associate Professor Link
2. 2018/04~2022/03 Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Faculty of Global Engagement Department of Global Tourism Associate Professor
3. 2016/04~2018/03 The University of Fukuchiyama Regional Management Associate Professor of Learning Design and Technology Link
4. 2011/04~2016/03 Seibi University Business and Commerce Associate Professor
5. 2022/04~ Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Faculty of Global Engagement Department of Global Tourism Professor
■ Educational ability
● Made textbook and teaching material
1. 2014/03/21~ One with English - Level One: Fundamentals (1st ed., Vol. 1)(英語と共に-レベル1:基礎) Link
● Guidance such as alumni meetings and club
1. 2019/05~ ESports Club Facilitator
■ Main Subject
教育未来派(ラーニングフューチャーリスト) Link
■ Belonging society
1. 2018/07~ Immersive Learning Network
2. 2013/07~ MAVR Immersive Learning Research SIG
3. 2011/04~ Japan Association for Technology in Language Education
4. 2011/04~ Japan Association of Language Teachers
5. 2011/04~ Japan Foundation for International Tourism
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■ Qualification and license
1. 2022/08/01 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Link
2. 2021/06/15 Adobe Education Leader
3. 2018/08/15 Certified Google Innovator Link
4. 2014/10/01 Human Subjects Research (HSR) Link
■ Subject
1. Digital Literacy
2. Digital Citizenship and Engagement
3. Digital Literacy
4. Digital Citizenship and Engagement
5. Digital Design and Publishing
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■ Research topic, funded research, and department laboratory expense
1. 2023/04~2025/03  The Digital Transformation of Higher Education: Curriculum Innovation in the Age of AI, Chat GPT, and Other Emerging Technologies  (Key Word : )
2. 2022/04~2025/03  Immersive Technology Implementations in the MICE Industry  (Key Word : )
3. 2014/04~  eWOM Generation Systems for International Tourism Promotion with Augmented Reality  (Key Word : 拡張現実、教育技術、オーグメンテッド・リアリティ、教育デザイン)
■ Lecturer and lecture
1. 2023/03/17 Master of Ceremonies and Host
2. 2023/01/27 Opening Remarks
3. 2022/07/28 Introduction to Immersive Technology
4. 2022/03/25 Global Citizenship in the Digital Age (Hanazono High School)
5. 2021/06 Virtual Tourism Link
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■ Exhibition, concert, and athletic meet
1. 2016/04/01~2018/03/29 FMいかる「Laboratory Cafe」 (FMいかる 76.3 FM Kyoto) Link
■ Committee and society
1. 2017/01/31~ JALT Mixed, Augmented and Virtual Realities in Learning SIG President
2. 2014/04/01~2014/04/01 Board Member
■ Home Page
■ Research Field
1. 2020/07 Immersive Learning Network Immersive Learning Project Showcase & Competition (Finalist)
2. 2020/06 UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) HEALING SOLUTIONS FOR TOURISM CHALLENGE (Finalist (Top 5 Asia-Pacific Region))
3. 2019/11 BETT Awards (British Educational Training and Technology) Leadership in Educational Technology in Asia (Finalist)
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■ Profile
Eric is a learning futurist, tinkering with and designing technologies that may better inform the future of teaching and learning. Eric is president and research coordinator of MAVR, a research group working in immersive technologies for teaching and learning, and more specifically, augmented and virtual realities in language learning. Eric's day job is at the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies where he teaches courses and conducts research on issues related to technology in tourism and education. Eric also leads a team of interactive media designers for TEDxKyoto. His passion project, ARientation is an award winning, free-to-use, privacy-by-design augmented learning platform to rapid prototype augmented learning environments, also aiming to spread awareness of increasing aggressive data collection models using immersive technology. Eric's other projects have included augmented tourism rallies, AR community art exhibitions, mixed reality escape rooms, and other experiments in immersive technology. Link
■ External Researcher ID
orcID 0000-0003-4187-6992
Researcher ID NbfRPh0AAAAJ