Professor, Instructional Systems
Born in 1959. Ph.D., Instructional Systems, Florida State University. Visiting professor at the Open University Graduate School Japan (2006-2009); part-time lecturer at Tohoku University Graduate School; director of International Board for Standards of Training, Performance, and Instruction; councilor and editorial member of Japan Society for Educational Technology; board member and editorial member of Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education; Vice President of Japan Association for Educational Media Studies; honorary member of e-Learning Consortium Japan, etc. Author of “Principles of Instructional Design” (translation supervisor), “Designing Motivation to Learn” (translation supervisor), “Design Manual for Self-learning Material”, “Getting Started in Educational Technology Research” (joint translator, commentator), etc.
As a professor
I would like to give lectures! However, as I am in fact the person who wrote “Design Manual for Self-learning Material”, I guess I need to be patient. It is thought by some that self-learning is a boring, lonely pursuit, and that it is hard for learners to persist. I would like to banish that image. And, I would like to compensate for my daily frustration by realizing a site for learning experiences where students would feel, “Having access to this kind of e-learning program makes we want to learn more.” I enjoy my occasional opportunities to chat with some students through so-called “Kumadai Nights.” Even when I don’t get a chance to do that, I enjoy following the exchange of opinions on the bulletin board, thinking, “Yes, this is how it should be!” Let’s learn cheerfully and enthusiastically! I hope you will be a demanding customer at this school, and will graduate as a specialist who can understand the true intent of orders from customers.