Faculty Members


Professor Gordon BATESON

Year of birth 1962 Gender Male
Affiliation Department of Core Studies
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Areas of specialization
Laboratory/research office E-learning Laboratory
The E-learning Lab in the Core Studies Department researches ways to support, enhance and extend both teaching and learning using modern technologies, open-source software, and standard data formats. Research topics include the development of new plugins for learning management systems (LMS), new apps for mobile devices, and new methodologies for using technology to improve educational outcomes and maintain learner motivation. We are particularly focused on language learning and computer assisted language learning (CALL), but our research findings are relevant to e-learning in general.
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Educational background 1997: Master, Aston University, U.K.
1984: Bachelor, London University (Imperial College), U.K.
Professional background
Academic societies JALT
Moodle Association of Japan (MAJ)

Courses  * Courses provided in English are shown with (E) mark

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Research activities

Research papers ▼

  1. Authors: Brine, J., Kaneko, E., Heo, Y., Vazhenin, A., Bateson, G.
    Title: Language learning beyond Japanese university classrooms: video interviewing for study abroad
    Journal: Critical CALL – Proceedings of the 2015 EUROCALL Conference, Padova, Italy, pp. 91-96, Dublin: Research-publishing.net
    Year: 2015/12/14

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Invited lectures ▼

  1. Promoting English Use Through Digital Badges, Chubu LET (Autumn 2015), Kanazawa Gakuin University, JAPAN, 2015/11/07

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Committee roles ▼

  1. Officer (Membership Chair), East Shikoku JALT, 2016
  2. Conference registration chair, JALT CALL, 2002-2017
  3. Committee member, Moodle Association of Japan, 2015

Published books ▼

  1. Taskchain Activity Module for Moodle, Moodle.org, 2016
  2. HotPot module for Moodle, moodle.org, 2015
  3. Hot Potatoes question import for Moodle, moodle.org, 2015
  4. Reader module for Moodle, moodle.org, 2015
  5. Ordering question type for Moodle, moodle.org, 2015