Rebecca Calman

Kyoto University of Foreign Studies


I am a professor at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. I worked in libraries for many years and became interested in extensive reading based on that experience. I have been supporting the Extensive Reading program primarily by working on readers' guidance materials, such as booklists, bibliographies, book talks and displays.


Extensive Listening Learner Audio Use in a Large Extensive Reading Program more

Fri, Aug 13, 11:35-11:55 Asia/Tokyo

Learners in a large extensive reading program at a Japanese university using Xreading had access to audio recordings for each book. Presenters will report on why some learners chose to listen and will characterize the methods learners used to do so. Data from surveys and interviews will also be shared.

Aaron P Campbell Rebecca Calman Jodie CAMPBELL

Book management issues Transitioning a University Extensive Reading Program from Print to Digital Books: M-Reader to Xreading more

Fri, Aug 13, 12:55-13:15 Asia/Tokyo

This paper reports on the transition from physical to digital books in a university-wide extensive reading program in Japan. Not only will students’ learning outcomes and responses to their online reading experiences be shared, but comparisons of the two learning environments will also be offered: paper-based reading and screen-based reading.

Jodie CAMPBELL Aaron P Campbell Mami Yoshida Rebecca Calman Iain Davey Naoko FUJIKURA