CHARLES Wiz

Affiliation

College of Education, Department of School Education , Specialization in English Education

Job Title

Lecturer

Research Fields, Keywords

second language acquisition, vocabulary, virtual reality



Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Masters of Education -  Temple University Japan

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2021.04
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    Now

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityCollege of Education   Department of School Education   Specialization in English Education   Lecturer  

  • 2017.04
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    2021.03

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityCollege of Education   Department of School Education   Specialization in English Education   Lecturer  

  • 2008.04
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    2017.03

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityCollege of Education and Human Sciences   Department of School Education   Specialization in English Education   Lecturer  

  • 2013.04
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    Now

    Concurrently   Yokohama National UniversityInternational Strategy Organization   Lecturer  

 

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • The Long Road to International School

    Wiz, Charles

    Bilingual Japan   24 ( 1 )   7 - 12   2015.04  [Invited]

    Single Work

  • Measuring flow experience in an immersive virtual environment for collaborative learning

    Schaik, P. van, Martin, S. Wiz, C.

    First International Virtual Environments Research Group (iVERG) conference     156 - 166   2011.09  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

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    Our goal was to apply the concept of flow to model the experience of collaborative learning in immersive virtual environments. Pairs of small teams were engaged in collaborative problem solving while communicating through an immersive virtual environment. A flow inventory assessment was administered at each session using human-computer interaction.

  • Conditions for successful online document collaboration.

    Vallance, M., Towndrow, P.A. & Wiz, C.

    Tech Trends   54 ( 1 )   20 - 24   2010.01  [Refereed]

    Single Work

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    This paper discusses the conditions that are particularly successful when using technology and are required for significant collaboration. Collaborative work is represented by parties engaged in mutually beneficial relationships to achieve predefined goals. To illustrate effective collaboration, the use of online document collaboration tools is summarized.

  • Learning spaces, tasks and metrics for effective communication in Second Life within the context of programming LEGO NXT MindstormsTM robots: towards a framework for design and implementation.

    Martin, S., Vallance, M., Schaik, P. van. & Wiz, C., P. van. & Wiz, C.

    Journal of Virtual Worlds Research   3 ( 1 )   3 - 24   2010.01  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

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    This paper discusses research related to establishing metrics and evaluation methods for conducting scientific activities in an immersive virtual environment (IVE). It reports on the results obtained between two teams programming LEGO robots to navigate mazes. Tasks are analyzed for maze complexity and communication restrictions.

  • Designing effective spaces,tasks and metrics for communication in Second Life within the context of programming LEGO NXT Mindstorms™ robots.

    Vallance, M., Martin, S., Wiz, C.

    International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments.   1 ( 1 )   20 - 37   2010.01  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

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    This papers defines effective measures for assessing strategies for communicating in science related problem solving activities using Lego robots and Mindstorms software.

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Social Contribution(Extension lecture) 【 display / non-display

  • Two Teachers Talking Podcast

    Self sponsored  Two Teachers Talking Podcast  (Apple Podcasts) 

    2012.04
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    2021.04

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    A monthly podcast about teaching English at Japanese universities.