Claire Ikumi Hitosugi
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Claire Hitosugi is a Japanese instructor, and an MA student in the Depart. of Educational Technology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Claire was born and raised in Japan but has been making Hawai‘i her home for most of her adult life. She has been incorporating technology in her teaching since 1998 when she participated in the Talent Workshop by Dr. Ho and Dr. Fulford. Claire created the JPN332 course, the first entirely online Japanese reading and writing course at UHM in 2002. She has been teaching this course regularly ever since. Her research interest is digital pedagogy in a second language classroom.
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Presenter for the Following Session
- Bringing awareness to global issues through video game use in a second language classroom
“Recent studies discuss the positive effects of gaming on students’ learning outcomes (Barab et al., 2007: Gee 2003). Though there may be increasing empirical evidence of digital game-based learning (DGBL) in the science fields, few empirical studies exist in second language learning. This study explored the effects of the use of the videogame, Food Force (FF), on learner affect, awareness of global issues and vocabulary retention in an advanced Japanese classroom at a US university.