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  1. 1. Media, Learning and Language Taku Sugimoto Chiba Institute of Technology, JAPAN
  2. 2. Media Learning Language
  3. 3. Computer Networks for Learning <ul><li>InterCultural Learning Network (1984~) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecting students in U.S., Mexico, Israel, Japan, etc. via computer network for project-based learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating “real-life” learning environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Situated learning </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 1 Media Learning Language
  5. 5. Language learning in “authentic” situations <ul><li>Japanese students’ learning of English in the ICLN environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Especially, writing skills </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Language 1 Learning Media 2
  7. 7. Teacher Education and Computer Networks <ul><li>Teaching Teleapprenticeship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhancing communications between and among preservice teachers, practicing teachers and university professors via computer networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forming “communities of practice” for prospective teachers </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 1 3 Learning Media Language 2
  9. 9. Language on the Internet <ul><li>U.S. v.s. Japan comparison of emoticons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>:-) v.s. (^_^) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(^_^;) (T_T) m(. .)m (?_?) (>_<) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Input technology and language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social and emotional aspects of language and communication technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More recent studies on discourse of email and BBS messages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peculiar ways of typing Japanese characters on cell phone email among young girls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strange writings on huge public BBS </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 1 3 4 Culture Learning Media Language 2
  11. 11. Computers and writing education <ul><li>Computers and Composition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Western” or American biases of research and practices in computers and writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computerized writing education in Japanese schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International/global perspectives on computers and writing </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. 1 3 4 Culture Learning Media Language 2 5
  13. 13. Impacts of ICT on minds, cultures, and societies <ul><li>Translations of two books into Japanese </li></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Sanders, A is for ox: The collapse of literacy and the rise of violence in an electronic age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. A. Bowers, Let them eat data: How computers affect education, cultural diversity, and the prospects of ecological sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Critical perspectives on ICT in society </li></ul>
  14. 14. 1 3 4 Culture Learning Media Language 6 2 5 Society
  15. 15. Library, book reading and learning <ul><li>Roles of books and reading activities in children’s growth in the IT age </li></ul><ul><li>Future planning of International Library of Children’s Literature in Japan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What services are needed for public libraries, school libraries and librarians? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lectures to school librarians on media and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese national contest of school children’s book essays </li></ul><ul><li>History and features of books </li></ul>
  16. 16. 1 2 3 4 Culture Society Learning Media Language 5 6 7
  17. 17. What is language? <ul><li>Writing a series of books on “language”, readable for low teens and up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are FEW books on the nature of language (cf. science books), which general public (esp. children) can read </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. 1 2 3 4 Culture Society Learning Media Language 5 6 7 8 8
  19. 19. What am I interested in? (“Big” questions) <ul><li>Roles and influences of information and communication media (including Internet, cellular phones, books, oral stories, etc.) in our daily lives, culture, society, education, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How best can we use ICT for better communication, better communities, better education? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How best can we use different media to support our children’s growth? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How best can we use different media to make our society a better place? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the “human nature” in relation to language, technology and media? </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. What do I want to learn here? <ul><li>Almost everything of this school?? </li></ul><ul><li>How do all the research areas / researchers in GSLIS make up a single “library and information science ”? </li></ul><ul><li>-> To establish the foundation and core of my research </li></ul>