Sorry to have been out of touch and not able to join some of you
at World CALL in Hiroshima. To paraphrase Vance, I know I'm a hippie,
but I don't know if I'm a Webhead. This year we enjoyed some guests
in Nagoya of whom there is no doubt: Michael Coghlan and Gavin Dudeney.
Phil Hubbard, if he's out there, can also vouch for my guilelessness.
Regarding this question, the following articles may be of reference:
"Japanese Learning Styles in Cross-Cultural Online Education"
CALL Review, Winter 2007, pp. 12-15.
IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group (December 2007)
"Social Networking Behind Student Lines with Mixi"
Proceedings of the Second International Wireless Ready Symposium:
Interactivity, Collaboration and Feedback in Language Learning Technologies,
pp. 40-48 (September 2008)
"Cultural, Disciplinary and Temporal Contexts of e-Learning
and English as a Foreign Language"
eLearn Magazine: Research Papers
New York City: Association for Computing Machinery (April 2005)
and other articles available from
Osaka Jogakuin College