DepartmentThe Center for Meta-Learning
Specialized FieldsCALL (computer-assisted language learning), applied linguistics
Subjects in ChargeCommunication, Virtual English Program (VEP), Pre-enrolment English
Academic BackgroundSchool of Education, University of New England, Australia
DegreeMaster of Applied Linguistics (TESOL)
Personal HistoryI was employed by Future University Hakodate as a specially appointed research assistant in 2011 and promoted to the position of associate professor in 2013.
Starting Time of EmploymentApril 2011

Research Contents

I'm interested in how the content and design of a fully online course can help students maintain their internal motivation to learn, especially for those unfamiliar with e-learning. Other things I'm involved with include the effective design of online collaborative writing tasks and the creation of content for an online, supplementary English grammar course for students.

Attractive Factors of My Research


Major Books and Papers

Smith, A. & Johnson, A. (2017). Student engagement with an online pre-enrolment English course at a Japanese university. In Chen, W. et al. (Eds.) in Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education (pp. 896 - 901).

Johnson, A., Ruthven-Stuart, P. & Smith, A. (2017). Softening the Blow: Managing Deadlines in Online Courses. In L. Gomez Chova, A. Lopez Martinez & I. Candel Torres (Eds.) Proceedings of the 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (pp. 7596-7604).

Smith, A., Johnson, A. & Nakamura, M. (2017). Designing and managing a fully online university pre-enrolment course in Japan. In L. Gomez Chova, A Lopez Martinez & I. Candel Torres (Eds.) Proceedings of 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (pp. 5355 - 5363).

Johnson, A., Nakamura, M & Smith, A. (2016). Quiz Grade History: Time specified reports for quiz results. In Proceedings of MoodleMoot Japan 2016 Annual Conference (pp. 25 - 28)

Nakamura, M., Johnson, A. & Smith, A. (2015). English Foundations: A supplemental Moodle course for outside the class. In Proceedings of MoodleMoot Japan 2015 Annual Conference (pp. 17 - 21).

Ruthven-Stuart, P. & Smith, A (2013). Setting up and sustaining online language learning Moodle courses for 500 computer science students: can it be done? In Global perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning (pp. 293 - 297).

Ruthven-Stuart, P. & Smith, A. (2012). The design and evolution of collaborative online writing tasks for 500 students. In J. Colpaert, A. Aerts, W. Wu & Y. Chao (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International CALL Research Conference (pp. 568 - 571).

Smith, A., Ruthven-Stuart, P. & Johnson, A.C. (2012). The design of effective online collaborative writing tasks: Lessons learned at a Japanese university. In P. Newhouse & J. Pagram (Eds.), Proceedings of the Australian Computers in Education Conference (pp. 517 - 524).

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