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Instructional Design

Katsuaki Suzuki

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.
 
Website: http://www.gsis.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/ksuzuki/

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Shirou Kitamura

Associate Professor, Instructional Systems

Born in 1961. Became engaged in planning, development and implementation of corporate education programs at Tokyo Marine & Nichido Human Resources Academy Co., Ltd., before taking up his present position in August 2005 (doubles as visiting researcher at RCAST, The University of Tokyo). Research area: instructional design, e-learning, corporate education, teaching methodology, education business, etc. Co-author of "Basic Theory of Human Resource Development".
 
Website: http://kitamura.cc

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Yoshiko Goda

Associate Professor, Instructional Systems

Ph.D., Science Education, Florida Institute of Technology. Visiting Fellow a t Aoyama Gakuin University; Part-time lecturer at Aoyama Gakuin University G raduate School and Otemae University. Research Interests: Evaluation and Fee dback for Project and Course Improvement, Cultivating Self-Regulated Learnin g Skills, Global Learning. Co-author of "KORE ISSATSU DE WAKARU e-Learning SENMONKA NO KIHON: Introduction to e-Learning Professionals (Research Instit ute, Aoyama Gakuin University)"

Website: http://yygg.jp/english/

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Junko Nemoto

Assistant Professor, Instructional Systems

Served as instructor and material developer for IT-based/corporate education and as researcher at Iwate Prefectural University before taking up her present position. Research area: instructional design/evaluation, etc. Member of Japan Society for Educational Technology/ASTD.

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Hiroshi Kato

Visiting Professor, Kumamoto University

Professor, Center of ICT and Distance Education, The Open University of Japan

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Jyunji Shibasaki

Visiting Associate Professor, Kumamoto University

Associate Professor, Center of ICT and Distance Education, The Open University of Japan

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Tomoaki Tokumura

Part-time lecturer

JICE Okinawa Office

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Information Technology

Hiroshi Nakano

Professor, Instructional Systems

Born in 1959. Engaged in physics-oriented and IT-based education research in the Faculty of Liberal Arts, and also at the School of Informatics and Science, Nagoya University, before becoming a professor at the Center for Multimedia and Information Technologies, Kumamoto University in June 2002. Current research area: IT-enhanced teaching and learning support systems, Internet-based remote experiments, virtual experiments, etc. Doctorate in science (Kyushu University, 1987)

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Toshihiro Kita

Professor, Instructional Systems

Born in Nara in 1967. Withdrew from his doctoral program with certification accredited by his academic advisor, of Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University. He served as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Engineering, Kumamoto University, associate professor at the Center for Multimedia and Information Technologies. Currently a professor at the Institute for e-Learning Development. Ph.D. in Engineering (Nagoya University, 2005). Fields of interest: e-learning systems, nonlinear systems, electronic music.
 
Website: http://t-kita.net

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Ryuichi Matsuba

Associate Professor, Instructional Systems

Born in 1969. Active member of the Institute for e-Learning Development, Kumamoto University. In April 2007, Ryuichi Matsuba became an assistant professor at the Center for Multimedia and Information Technologies, Kumamoto University before taking up his present position. Current research area: information education and educational technology. Doctorate in science. Member of Japan Society for Educational Technology/AACE.

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Hidenori Akiyama

Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology

Graduated from his doctoral program at the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University. Doctorate in engineering (Nagoya University, March 1979). Specialist area: remote education systems, pulse power engineering, and discharge/high tension/plasma engineering. Member of American Society of Engineering Education, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, the Physical Society of Japan, the Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research, and the Laser Society of Japan.

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Tsuyoshi Usagawa

Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology

Born in 1959. In 1983, completed his master's program in information engineering at the Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University. Doctorate in engineering (Tohoku University, 1988). After becoming an assistant at Kumamoto University in 1983, Tsuyoshi Usagawa served as lecturer and assistant professor before taking up his present position in 2003. Research area: acoustic information engineering, information education, etc. Co-author of "Information Literacy in the Network Era" and author of two books on acoustics.

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Kenichi Sugitani

Professor, Center for Multimedia and Information Technologies

Born in 1959. After becoming engaged in student education and research guidance in the Faculty of Engineering, Kumamoto University, in August 1994, Kenichi Sugitani began designing and managing computer networks and systems for the entire campus at the Integrated Information Processing Center (present Center for Multimedia and Information Technologies). Research area: network technology application systems development, signal conversion circuits, etc.

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Yasuo Musashi

Associate Professor, Center for Multimedia and Information Technologies

Born in 1965. In September 1994, completed his doctoral program at the Graduate School of Natural Studies, Kumamoto University (doctorate in philosophy); became an assistant in October 1994 and a lecturer in 1997 at the Integrated Information Processing Center, Kumamoto University before taking up his present position in 2002. From January 2005 to July 2005, Yasuo Musashi served as visiting researcher at Goethe University Frankfurt. Specialist area: information security, computer hacking, virus detection, etc.

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Takayuki Nagai

Associate Professor, Center for Multimedia and Information Technologies

In March 2000, completed his doctoral program at the Department of Informatics and Mathematical Science Graduate School of Engineering Science Osaka University (doctorate in engineering); after serving at Tottori University of emviromental Studies, took up his present position in September 2008.

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Masahiro Migita

Assistant professor, Center for Multimedia and Information Technologies

Following Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Masahiro Migita became an assistant at the Center for Multimedia and Information Technologies, Kumamoto University in April 2000. In present position since April 2002. Research area: computer science. Fields of interest: design and analysis of data structures and algorithms, especially parallel algorithms.

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Kiyoshi Nakabayashi

Visiting Professor, Kumamoto University

Born in 1958. Professor, Center of ICT and Distance Education, The Open University of Japan. Following research and development of parallel processing processors, character recognition systems, education support systems, etc. at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation, Kiyoshi Nakabayashi became engaged in e-learning services development and operation at NTT Resonant Inc. Research area: e-learning systems architecture, e-learning technology standardization, etc. Doctorate in human science. Board member of Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education, and a vice-chairman of the editorial committee of the same society; visiting professor, Nagaoka University of Technology.

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Shinichiro Kubota

Assistant Professor, Instructional Systems

Born in 1975. In April 2002, became an administrative official at the Integrated Information Processing Center, Kagoshima University; in April 2003, became a technical staff member at the Computing & Communications Center, Kagoshima University before taking up his present position in October 2007. In 2006, doctorate in science from Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University. Fields of interest: computer systems research and development, ICT-based education, theory of elementary particles including gravity.

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Intellectual Property

Norio Iriguchi

Professor, Instructional Systems

Born in 1947; completed his master's program at the Graduate School of Electric Engineering, Kyushu University; studied at the University of Illinois, U.S.A. (1975 to 1977); visiting researcher at NIH, United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare (1977 to 1978); head of intellectual property department attached to Asahi Kasei Function Product Company; in present position since 2002. Doctorate in engineering (the University of Tokyo).
 
Website: http://www.geocities.jp/tulipcities/irig/

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Instructional Management

Yoshihiro Ekawa

Associate Professor, Instructional Systems

Served as broadcasting reporter and then commercial and urban development planner before becoming engaged in consulting services mainly in Internet-related business development, corporate personnel development and educational program development and sales. In October 2004, Yoshihiro Ekawa became an associate professor in the Faculty of Letters Communication and Information Studies Course, Kumamoto University (present Department of Communication and Information Studies). Specialist area: theory of information society.

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Fujio Ohmori

Visiting Professor, Kumamoto University

Born in 1959. Ph.D. (Institute of Education, University of London, 2008). Following administrative career experience in quality assurance policies, etc. at the Ministry of Education, Japan for transnational higher education; Professor at the Research Center for Higher Education, Kumamoto University in July 2003; Professor at the Center for Higher Education, Tokyo Metropolitan University in Oct 2010. Research area: Japanese Journal of Higher Education Research, education policy, educational sociology. Relevant research papers: published in The Journal of Educational Sociology, Proceedings of Japan Association of Higher Education Research, etc.

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Kimio Kondo

Visiting Professor, Kumamoto University

Professor, Center of ICT and Distance Education, The Open University of Japan

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Aya Watanabe

Associate Professor, Instructional Systems

Graduated from Tsuda College; completed her master's program at the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University; withdrew from her doctoral course at the same university with credit acquisition and studied at the Graduate School of the University of Tampere, Finland. Aya Watanabe served as special researcher (DC/PD) at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology and at the University of the Sacred Heart Tokyo, and investigative research associate at the Department of Internationalization Promotion in University Education, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science before taking up her present position as associate professor in the Department of Curriculum Development at the Research Center for Higher Education, Kumamoto University.

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Junko Araki

Part-time lecturer

Part-time lecturer at the School of Information-Oriented Management, Sanno University

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Akihiko Koga

Part-time lecturer

Served as head of the e-Learning Development Center, Self-Learning Systems Development Dept., at the Sanno Institute of Management before becoming an associate professor at the School of Information-Oriented Management, Sanno University, in 2008.

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Hidekuni Komatsu

Part-time lecturer

Head of Planning and Research Office, Training Business Department, NTT Learning Systems Corp.; chairman of e-Learning Consortium Japan.

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Yoshiki Sakurai

Part-time lecturer

Senior Manager, Sales and Marketing Division, Master of Management of Technology, NEC Learning, Ltd.

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Yoshiyuki Shibata

Part-time lecturer

Born in 1962. Following employment at JMA Management Center Inc., where he served as manager of the Correspondence Study Department, training lecturer, and head of the e-Learning Development Department while also creating broadcast scripts (NHK), Yoshiyuki Shibata in April 2008 became an associate professor at the University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan. Member of the Japan Society for Educational Technology.

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Hiroshi Shimoyama

Part-time lecturer

President of Human Capital Lab. Co. Ltd. Completed his MOT master's program at Waseda University Graduate School. Board member of e-Learning Consortium Japan; vice-chairman of ASTD Global Network Japan; councilor of the Association of Kanagawa Prefectural Education Center, Kanagawa Prefectural Education Board; project member of International HRD Conference & Expo of Japan Management Association, etc.

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Ai Takeuchi

Part-time lecturer

Assistant Professor, Department of International Sociology, Maebashi Gakuen College. Part-time lecturer, The Center for Liberal Arts, Meiji Gakuin University

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Aki Nakanishi

Part-time lecturer

Professor, School of Business Administration, Meiji University

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