Bio (Liton Furukawa)
Doctor of Social Sciences
My name is Liton which stands for the Language, Intelligence, Technology on the Net and I am a world language learner. I taught courses in PBL across the curriculum, languages arts education, innovative literature and educational technology in past years in universities and colleges in Asia and North America before pursuing my PhD studies at the University of Victoria. I have extensive teaching and training experience in language courses and online courses through Moodle and intensive classroom interaction during the time that my research interest in 'CALL literacies' emerged. Therefore, I designed educational software - English Phonetic Training System software (EPTS). Meanwhile, I infused concepts of art to enhance the confidence of foreign language learners. I consistently published research papers and projects on topics regarding the areas of curriculum and instruction, language and literacy, educational technology and leadership studies; a notable example of my work is entitled Intercultural Education and Training of School-to-Work Transition Curriculum and Teaching Strategies which is the only one initially representing Canada selecting from all around world from this original project and conducted a book as well as lectured as a public speech in France. Academic life leads me towards my professional career goal as an international program manager at a Canadian educational establishment in terms of my language abilities, teaching and researching experience.