Eric Hawkinson

Eric Hawkinson
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies · Global Engagement

Master of Technology
Eric is a learning futurist, tinkering with and designing technologies that may better inform the future of learning

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Introduction
Eric is a learning futurist, tinkering with and designing technologies that may better inform the future of teaching and learning. Eric is president and research coordinator of MAVR, a research group working in immersive technologies for teaching and learning, and more specifically, augmented and virtual realities in language learning. Eric's day job is at the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies where he teaches courses and conducts research on issues related to technology in tourism and education. Eric also leads a team of interactive media designers for TEDxKyoto. Eric's projects have included augmented tourism rallies, AR community art exhibitions, mixed reality escape rooms, and other experiments in immersive tech

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Publications (20)
Conference Paper
An analysis combining viewpoints of futurism, strategic foresight, computer science, learning technology, and film studies to compare and contrast themes found related to Augmented Reality in Star Trek to trends found in the development and commercialization of these technologies. The use and proliferation of immersive media such as augmented and v...
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A collection of case studies that combine immersive technologies such as augmented and virtual reality in various contexts are introduced to outline some of the signals and trends in emerging interactive media. A series of authors share uses of AR/VR/MR in a wide range of fields including tourism, education, archeology, communication, and more. Com...
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There is an increasing amount of research and development happening around the use of virtual and augmented reality in education, also known as immersive learning. This case study seeks to merge vocational training and language learning and explore the application of virtual reality in tourism education. The study was conducted with 22 students in...
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A comprehensive overview and meta-study of the legal, ethical, and political issues around the use of immersive technology in the tourism industry. As technologies like augmented and virtual reality become more ubiquitous in tourism contexts, there are new sets of challenges and risks which policy makers are coming to grips with. This study examine...
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in 2019 during our open campus that was held on August 2–4th. We created an area of campus allocated to these activities called the ARVR Experience Zone. There were 4 main activities and a host of other content on display. What is really exciting about this recent set of immersive environments is that students are now taking a major role in creatin...
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ARientation is an augmented reality platform geared towards learning and engagement. The purpose is to allow less technically inclined students and teachers to create and share AR enhanced content and environments. It is the brainchild of Eric Hawkinson, a learning futurist working on making emerging technology more accessible to the masses for tea...
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Educators talk about concerns implementing Facebook's VR hardware in classrooms Eric Hawkinson Educators and developers seem to be increasingly frustrated with Oculus, before you plunge into VR in your classrooms there are several issues and concerns you may want to hear out. The following article was written by an anonymous source. The author want...
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文化財の多言語化ハンドブック, 2019 文化財の多言語化を進めている自治体が,どのような点に留意しながら多言語化を行っているのか具体事例を紹介。すぐに対応できるフレーズ集もわかりやすくまとめている。 (内容) ・文化財の多言語化とは? ・なぜ多言語化が必要なの? ・外国人と日本人の興味の違い ・英語解説の改善・充実にあたっての視点 ・事例紹介等 This publication is targeted at those developing tourism in Japan. The goal is to help those localizing information from Japanese to other languages in tourism contexts, in...
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After designing and implementing several iterations of augmented reality(AR) in tourism, this paper takes a deep look into design principles and implementation strategies of using AR at destination tourism settings. The study looks to define augmented tourism from past implementations as well as several cases uses designed and implemented for touri...
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Augmented Reality (AR) has been used in a variety of informal learning contexts with increasing frequency. This presentation will show examples of AR use in education, tourism, and event organizing, among other areas. Th¬e session is geared to those who want to create learning environments around content and to consider ways that they might start t...
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The Mixed, Augmented, and Virtual Reality (MAVR) SIG is JALT’s newest SIG. It was formed by a dedicated group of researchers who are passionate about exploring and furthering research related to augmenting learning processes with ubiquitous technology. It should be known, however, that MAVR research is about much more than just emerging technology....
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In this interactive poster presentation, Mixed, Augmented, and Virtual Realities (MAVR) are first defined, and their differences are pointed out based on the reality-virtuality continuum. The significance of MAVR, its merits and challenges, and the contribution it can make to education are then discussed. Following that, the integration of MAVR in...
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Using augmented reality as a learning medium has some great benefits such as real world connections to content and learner customization. To discuss the challenges of design and implementation of creating AR learning environments, a variety of cases uses of AR in informal learning environments are introduced, discussed, and compared. The case uses...
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Immerse yourself in an augmented reality enhanced learning environment by working in a group to solve a series of puzzles and adventures using virtual and augmented reality technologies as learning technologist, Eric Hawkinson from TEDxKyoto Interactive guides you through the possibilities of mixed reality technologies for learning, engagement and...
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Mixed, Augmented, and Virtual Realities (MAVR) is not a new concept or area of study, but it is an area that is beginning to be implemented at a larger scale in many other fields. Environments that employ these tools and concepts are being applied to medicine, engineering, and education. There are many working in this area connected to language edu...

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