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Transitioning a University Extensive Reading Program from Print to Digital Books: M-Reader to Xreading
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.
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Hello. My name is Jodie Campbell. I'm from Toronto, Canada, but I live in Kyoto,Japan. I've been teaching ESL/EFL for about 21 years (1 year in Seoul, South Korea, & 20 years in Japan). I'm currently an EFL lecturer at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies in Kyoto, Japan. My areas of interest in ESL/EFL are: Extensive Reading (ER), Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Vocabulary Acquisition, Motivational Strategies in the Second Language (L2) Classroom, and most recently, Gamification in the L2 Language Classroom, mainly via Kahoot. In my free time, I like to watch hockey, play golf, and play the drums. Thank you. Jodie Campbell
I teach English Communication Skills, Extensive Reading, and Digital Communication in the Department of Global Studies at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.
I teach reading classes and teacher training classes. My main research interests include extensive reading and pre-service teachers’ education.
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.
Iain Davey is from the UK and lives in Japan where he has been an EFL teacher for over 20 years specializing in Environmental Education and CALL. He is a full-time lecturer at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. In 2002 he completed an MEd in Educational Technology & ELT from the University of Manchester, and in 2008, gained an MA in Sustainable Development & Governance from Staffordshire University.
I have been teaching English at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies in Japan for 16 years. Our Department of Global Tourism has included extensive reading in our curriculum. I am in charge of ER program in our department.