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Hokkaido University of Education
Faculty of Education, Asahikawa Campus
Master of English Language Education(Hokkaido University of Education)
Research funding number

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2003
Mar 2007
Associate Professor
Apr 2007
Mar 2009
Associate Professor
Apr 2009


Apr 1976
Mar 1980
Faculty of Literature, Hokkaido University
Apr 1998
Mar 2000
English Language Education, Graduate School, Division of Education, Hokkaido University of Education
Apr 2006
Mar 2012
Graduate School, Division of Information Science, Hokkaido University

Committee Memberships

Apr 2007
The Japan Association of College English Teachers
Apr 2014
Mar 2017
The Japan Association of English Teaching in Elementary Schools
Apr 2014
Mar 2017
The Japan Society of English Language Education
Apr 2014
Mar 2018
The Hokkaido English Language Education Society
Apr 2017
The Japan Association of English Teaching in Elementary Schools

Awards & Honors

Oct 2012
Outstandiing Poster Award in E-Learn 2012

Published Papers

Communication Tasks Using Intelligent Agents in Second Life
International Journal on E-Learning   Vol. 13(No. 2) 177-191   Jul 2014   [Refereed][Invited]
The presenters have developed a unique web-based tool with which members in the site can freely share and exchange information with asynchronous and synchronous methods. Recently the Japanese government has started discussion on teaching English t...
Designing Language Learning in 3D Virtual World
Kiyoshi Akama
e-learning and education (eleed) journal   8    Jul 2012   [Refereed]
This paper presented a design that incorporates the SLA theories into Second Life, and the implementation method of the design to construct AITS, fulfilling the controllability of SL. It also presented the result of the evaluation experiment condu...
The Effects of ICT Environment on Teachers' Attitudes and Technology Integration in Japan and the U.S.
◎Kodai Kusano, Sarah Frederiksen, LeAnne Jones, Michiko Kobayashi, Yui Mukoyama, Taku Yamagishi, Kengo Sadaki, Hiroki Ishizuka
Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice   Volume 12 29-43   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
The present study analyzes the effects of Information and Communication Technology environment on teachers' attitude toward technology integration in Japanese and U.S. elementary schools.
Learning in Mobile Age: A Study on iPad Use and Student Motivation in English Classes
◎Alluad Joan, Hiroki Ishizuka
Journal of Hokkaido University of Education   68(2) 1-12   Feb 2018
Ongoing Research into Using Computer Mediation, Writing Process, and Peer Review in Japanese EFL Classes
Kibler, R. & Ishizuka, H.
Proceedings of E-Learn 2017   621-626   Oct 2017   [Refereed]
This quantitative study analyzed archival data collected from Japanese university EFL composition courses that used a combination of computer mediation and peer review to maximize the amount of time the participants spent engaged in the writing pr...


Generating Adaptive Materials in a 3D Virtual World
eLearn2012   1067-1072   Oct 2012   [Refereed]
The result of the evaluation experiment of the previously constructed 3D language learning system indicated that the space could motivate learners to study more. This paper attempts to propose and construct an efficient mechanism for generating la...
Most Appealing e-Learning Site for Language Learning
Taku Yamagishi Hiroki Ishizuka
eLearn2012   841-851   Oct 2012   [Refereed]
This study investigated what components make good e-Learning sites for language learning, or what the essential functions for language e-Learning are.

Conference Activities & Talks

Collaborative English Teaching Network Construction through a Multimodal SNS Platform
The 40th Anniversary International Academic Conference in Pusan Teaching College of Pusan Univeristy   Jan 2010   
The author presented the history, the research design, and the research results of the SCOPE project, which was an attempt to support elementary school English education through ICT.
Language Learning System Realizing SLA Theories in a 3D Virtual World
ED-Media 2011   Jun 2011   
How can we realize L2 learning principles in the 3D virtual world?
AILA2011   Aug 2011   
How Student Evaluation of Activities in English Classes Reflects the COLT Observation Scheme
Yoshiki Yokoyama, Yasushi Kawai, Michelle La Fay, Chikako Aoki, Hiroki Ishizuka
JACET2011   Sep 2011   
Automatized Interactive Task Space Using Agent in Second Life
E-Learn 2011   Oct 2011   

Research Grants & Projects

Constructing a 3D Collaborative Education Xystem
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Today
Quantitative analysis of pupils' language skills and attitudes as a result of teaching foreign language classes
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2015
Project for Improvement of Elementary School Engish Teaching Skils
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Today
A longitudinal study to improve secondary school's English class by the use of ICT
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Today
Construction of Integrated Lanuguage Class Development System to Help Improve Language Classes
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2022