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Michael Vallance

Future University Hakodate

Professor in the Department of Media Architecture at Future University, Japan. He has been involved in educational technology design, implementation, research and consultancy for over fifteen years, working closely with Higher Education Institutes, schools and media companies.

Areas of interest


Recent Experience Future University, Japan Professor. Oct 2005 to present Teaching and research using ICT to develop best practices through informed use. Post- Doctoral research in P2P synchronous collaboration, virtual worlds, and multi-literacy, multi-modality task design.

NIE/NTU Singapore Lecturer. Nov 2000 - Sept 2005 The management and development of computer-based, flexible learning environments (online and offline) for Higher Education students and teacher trainees.

Temasek Polytechnic Lecturer. Sept 1997 to Oct 2000 Integration of an online learning environment (web pages, BBS, digital video, e-mail, video-conferencing, multimedia projects such as Hyperstudio and Flash...and more!) to develop Technical Communication Skills in the School of Engineering.

Qualifications Durham University - 2006. Doctorate in Education (EdD) Thesis: "The Impact of Inter Networked Teacher Training in ICT Integration"

University of Stirling - 1996 MSc Computer Aided Learning (CALL)

Garnett College, Greenwich University - 1986 Postgraduate Certificate in Education

University of Glamorgan - 1984 BSc(Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Publications See http://web.mac.com/mvallance/DRVALLANCE/Publications.html