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About: I've been working at a university in Japan for the past eight years. Before that I was at the University of Heidelberg in Germany for nearly five years and before that at universities in the UK. Among my recent publications are Handbook of Research on Web 2.0 and Second Language Learning (2009), Interactive Whiteboards for Education: Theory, Research and Practice (2010) (with Euline Cutrim Schmid), Web 2.0 in Education: Applying the New Digital Literacies (forthcoming), and Tasks-based Language Learning and Teaching with Technology (with Hayo Reinders), due for publication in 2010. I'm editor of the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments and organizer of an international symposium series on digital technologies and language education in Japan (

Job title or role title Professor

Organisation Nagoya University of Commerce & Business, Japan

Interests Web 2.0, digital technologies, task-based learning, computer-assisted language learning

What topics are on your radar? task-based learning, interactive whiteboards, social networking, virtual and personal learning environments

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