JAMES JOHNSELWOOD

Last Updated :2019/10/09

Affiliations, Positions
Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, ., Associate Professor (Special Appointment) or Lecturer (Special Appointment)
Web Site
E-mail
jselwoodhiroshima-u.ac.jp

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2011/04/01, Hiroshima University, Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, Lecturer (Special Appointment)

Academic Degrees

  • M.A. (Hons)International Relations, University of Newcastle Upon Tvne

Research Keywords

  • Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL / M-Learning) Podcasts, Technology in the Classroom, Academic Material Creation, e-Learning

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • European Computer Assisted Language Learning Association (EuroCALL) Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT)

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, CommunicationIA
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  8. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, CommunicationIA
  9. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Communication IB
  10. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Communication IB
  11. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Communication IB
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  16. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Communication IB
  17. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIA
  18. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIA
  19. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIA
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  25. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIB
  26. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIB
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  32. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIB
  33. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Communication IIIA
  34. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Communication IIIA
  35. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIIA

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. M-Learning at a Japanese University: Limitations and Opportunities, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 15(1), 175-187, 20120301
  2. Podcast Potential : Podcasting at Japanese University, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 16(1), 15-30, 20130301
  3. English Podcasting : A Study of a University Podcast-Based Course, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 1(17), 141-156, 20140301
  4. Going Paperless in the Classroom with Mobile Devices : Pitfalls and Benefits, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 18(1), 165-177, 20150301
  5. Which Are More Effective in English Conversation Classrooms : Textbooks or Podcasts?, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 19(1), 129-140, 20160301
  6. LANGUAGE LEARNING IN A MOBILE WORLD: THE POWER, POTENTIAL AND PITFALLS OF PODCASTING, INTED2017 Proceedings, 11(1), 1027-1036, 20170301
  7. Mobile-Learning in the Classroom: Past, Present and Future, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 20((1)), 65-78, 20170301
  8. A Smartphone Classroom: Can Going Paperless Work?, Adapting to turbulent global conditions – Short papers from EUROCALL 2017, 1(1), 200-204, 20170915
  9. The World is Mobile: Will Language Learning Embrace the Digital Age?., Adapting to turbulent global conditions – Short papers from EUROCALL 2017, 304-308, 2017
  10. Language Learning in a Mobile World: The Power of Podcasting., Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres (Eds.), Sharing the Passion for Learning - Conference Papers from INTED2017, 1027-1036, 2017
  11. The learning potential of podcasting in a mobile world, WorldCALL 2018 Conference Proceedings, 1(1), 6-6, 2019,08,10

Publications such as books

  1. 2015/12/02, Critical CALL – Proceedings of the 2015 EUROCALL Conference, Padova, Italy, The theme of the conference this year was Critical CALL, drawing inspiration from the work carried out in the broader field of Critical Applied Linguistics. The term ‘critical’ has many possible interpretations, and as Pennycook (2001) outlines, has many concerns. It was from these that we decided on the conference theme, in particular the notion that we should question the assumptions that lie at the basis of our praxis, ideas that have become ‘naturalized’ and are not called into question. Over 200 presentations were delivered in 68 different sessions, both in English and Italian, on topics related specifically to the theme and also more general CALL topics. 94 of these were submitted as extended papers and appear in this volume of proceedings., Critical CALL – Proceedings of the 2015 EUROCALL Conference, CALL, English, MALL, Apps, 2015, 12, English, Italian, Helm, Francesca; Bradley, Linda; Guarda, Marta; Thouësny, Sylvie. (Eds), 978-1-908416-29-2, 596
  2. 2016/12/18, CALL Communities and Culture - Short Papers from Eurocall 2016., A volume of selected short papers, peer-reviewed, that highlighted the theoretical and practical themes of research carried out in no -traditional areas or using novel methodologies in the discipline of CALL., What are more effective in the English Classroom: Textbooks or Podcasts?, MALL, podcasting, Online-learning, 2016, 12, English, Selwood Jaime, Lauer Joe, Enokida Kazumichi, 502
  3. 2018/08/31, ISBN10: 1522532234, Technology-Assisted ESL Acquisition and Development for Nontraditional Learners provides innovative insights into the advancements in communication technologies and their applications in language learning. The content within this publication covers emerging research on instructional design, teacher cognition, and professional development. It is a vital reference source for educators, academics, administrators, and researchers seeking coverage centered on the implementation of technology-based language learning systems., Genesis, Development and Future of two Exemplary Podcast Courses in a Higher Educational Institution: How MALL Can Assist ELLs, MALL, Podcasting, Digital Learning,, 2018, August, English, 1522532234, 25

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. M-Learning at a Japanese University: Limitations & Opportunities, JALT Pan-Sig 2012, 2012/06/16, Without Invitation, Japan Association of Language Teachers, Hiroshima University
  2. Mobile Learning: Limitations and Opportunities, JALT National Convention, 2012/10/14, Without Invitation, Japan Association of Language Teaching, Hamamatsu
  3. Podcast Potential: Are Students Really Listening to English Language Podcasts?, Hiroshima JALT Mini Conference, 2012/12/02, With Invitation, Hiroshima JALT, Hiroshima
  4. Developing English Colliquial Vocabulary Skills Through Podcasting, British Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, 2013/09/06, Without Invitation, British Association for Applied Linguistics, Edinburgh, Scotland
  5. Developing English Skills Through Podcasting, EuroCALL Conference, 2013/09/13, Without Invitation, EuroCALL, Evora, Portugal
  6. M-Learning at a University: Smartphone Limitations and Opportunities, EuroCALL 2013, 2013/03/13, Without Invitation, EuroCALL, Evora, Portugal
  7. English Language Podcasts: The State of the Art, James Selwood, Joseph Lauer, JALT National Convention 2013, 2013/10/26, Without Invitation, Japan Association for Language Teachers, Kobe, Japan
  8. How to Develop English Skills Through Podcasting, JALT National Convention 2013, 2013/10/27, Without Invitation, Japan Association for Language Teachers, Kobe, Japan
  9. English Language Podcasts: The State of the Art at a Japanese University, Single Lecture, Invited Speaker, Dokkyo University, 2013, With Invitation, Dokkyo University Foreign Language Faculty, Dokkyo University, Tokyo, Japan
  10. English Skills Through Podcasting, Paperless, Innovation and Technology in Education Conference, 2014/02/01, Without Invitation, Kanda International University, Kanda University, Tokyo, Japan
  11. Smartphone Potential: Hiroshima University's English News Weekly Podcast, Hiroshima University Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education Symposium 2014, 2014/03/07, With Invitation, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
  12. Going Paperless with Mobiles: Pitfalls and Benefits!, EuroCALL 2014, 2014/08/21, Without Invitation, Groningen, The Netherlands
  13. Podcasts to Improve English Skills, James Selwood, Joseph Lauer, Kazumichi Enokida, Hiroshima University Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education Symposium 2015, 2015/03/06, With Invitation, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
  14. M-Learning in the Classroom: Apps, Smartphones & Podcasts, The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2016, 2015/05/03, Without Invitation, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Kobe, Japan
  15. Apps, Podcasts & Smartphones: A Perfect Trinity?, EuroCALL 2015, 2015/08/27, Without Invitation, EuroCALL, Padua, Italy
  16. Apps in the Classroom, EuroCALL 2015, 2015/08/28, With Invitation, EuroCALL, Padua, Italy
  17. A Smartphone Classroom: Can Going Paperless Work?, EuroCALL 2015, 2015/08/29, Without Invitation, EuroCALL, Padua, Italy
  18. Going Paperless in the Classroom: Highs and Lows, JALT National Convention 2015, 2015/11/22, Without Invitation, Japan Association for Language Teachers, Shizouka, Japan
  19. Going Paperless with Mobile Devices: Pitfalls & Benefits, LIF Conference 2016, 2016/03/10, Without Invitation, Language in Focus, Istanbul, Turkey
  20. Developing Authentic English Skills Through Podcasting, LIF Conference 2016, 2016/03/11, Without Invitation, Language in Focus, Istanbul, Turkey
  21. What are more effective in English Classrooms: Textbooks or podcasts?, Jaime Selwood Joseph Lauer Kazumichi Enokida, EuroCALL 2016, 2016/08/25, Without Invitation, European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Limassol, Cyprus
  22. Podcasting in a mobile world: Power, potential and pitfalls, EuroCALL 2016, 2016/08/27, Without Invitation, European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Limassol, Cyprus
  23. Podcasting in a Mobile World: The Power, Potential & Pitfalls, CercleS XIV International Conference, 2016/08/26, Without Invitation, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy
  24. A Smartphone Classroom: Can Going Paperless Really Work?, IAFOR International Conference on Technology in the Classroom, 2017/01/09, Without Invitation, International Academic Forum, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  25. Language Learning in a Mobile World: The Power, Potential and Pitfalls of Podcastsing, 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 2017/03/06, Without Invitation, INTED, Valencia
  26. A Smartphone Classroom: Going 99.9% Digital!, JALT CALL Conference 2017, 2017/06/17, Without Invitation, Japan Association for Language Learning (JALT), Matsuyama University, Japan
  27. It's the End of the Poster as We Know It (And We Feel Fine!), Jaime Selwood, Paul Lyddon, EuroCALL 2017, 2017/08/25, Without Invitation, European Computer Assisted Language Learning Association, Southampton University, UK
  28. Back to the Future: Re-Mediating Postmillennial Posters in the Digital Age, Jaime Selwood Paul Lyddon, EuroCALL 2017, 2017/08/25, With Invitation, European Computer Assisted Language Learning Association, Southampton University, UK
  29. A smartphone classroom: The benefits and drawbacks of going 99.9% digital!,, AsiaCALL 2017, 2017/11/25, With Invitation, AsiaCALL, Ho Chi Minh City University
  30. Future Proof MALL: Language Learning as Exploration and Encounters in a Mobile World!, Jaime Selwood, Julie van de Vyver, Jonas Fouz-Gonzalez, EuroCALL 2018, 2018/08/24, Without Invitation, EuroCALL, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
  31. How Digital Technology Can Revolutionise Poster Presentations Inside / Outside The Classroom!, NTED2019: 13th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 2019/38, Without Invitation, International Academy of Technology, Education and Development, Valencia, Spain, 90 minute poster presentation on mobile technology in the realm of poster presentations as both a language learning tool and a presentation skill.
  32. A Smartphone Classroom: Digital Fantasy or MALL Reality?, English, CALLmi Mobile Learning Symposium 2019, 2019/05/16, With Invitation, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Invited presenter at the inaugural CALLmi Mobile Learning Symposium discussing the benefits and drawbacks of digital learning
  33. A Smartphone Classroom: Going 99.9% Digital, EuroCALL Conference 2019, 2019/08/29, Without Invitation, European Computer Assisted Language Learning, Université catholique de Louvain, Poster presentation on the benefits and drawbacks of a 100% digital classroom.
  34. Clips: All video apps are equal. But some video apps are more equal than others…, EuroCALL 2019, 2019/08/28, Without Invitation, EuroCALL, Université catholique de Louvain, Symposium workshop presentation on the benefits of video recording apps as a language learning tool.
  35. The learning potential of podcasting in a mobile world, WorldCALL 2018, 2018/11/16, Without Invitation, WorldCALL, Universidad de Concepción, Chile, Poster presentation on the benefits of podcasting as a language learning tool.
  36. Tapping the potential of digital technology to transform posters!, Jaime Selwood Paul Lyddon, WorldCALL 2018, 2018/11/16, Without Invitation, WorldCALL, Universidad de Concepción, Chile, Joint poster presentation on research carried out at two public universities in Japan on digital posters as a language-learning tool.

Works, etc.

  1. English News Weekly Podcast, James Selwood, Designer, writer, editor and publisher of a free weekly language learning podcasts for English students. Available to download in audio and PDF formats to anyone in any location in Japan and worldwide., 2011, 2016, Hiroshima, Worldwide
  2. English News Monthly Podcast, James Selwood, Designer, writer, editor and publisher of a free weekly language learning podcasts for English students. Available to download in audio and PDF formats to anyone in any location in Japan and worldwide., 2011, 2016
  3. Technology-Assisted ESL Acquisition and Development for Non-Traditional Learners, Seda Khadimally editor, James Selwood et al., A member of the editorial advisory board overseeing the publication process for the titled book. My role is to review proposals, edit and advise on manuscripts, assist with submission cases an advise on issues of conflict. Also devise and publish testimonials relating to the book's context., 2016/04, 2017/05, Stanford University, USA
  4. Hirodai English App, James Selwood, A free smartphone language learning app that allows learners to access the free audio material published by Hiroshima Univeristy FLaRE. Including podcasts and HiroTan audio files. Designed, edited, maintained and published by James Selwood, 2014, 2016

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Kakenhi, Building and evaluating the effective instructional model of self-learning and collaborative learning utilising ePortfolio., 2016, 2018
  2. KakenHi, Developing an English Learning System to Provide Comprehensive Support by Aligning ePortfolio with Lifelog, 2019, 2021

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. Jaime Selwood (Chairperson), 2016/08, 2019/07, EuroCALL MALL SiG

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. Japan Association of Language Teachers Pan-Sig Conference 2012, Organising Committee Member, 2012/, 2012/

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2013, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 1
  2. 2014, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 1