Yamada Laboratory, Kyushu University

Members and Seminars

Members of Yamada Laboratory

Alumni and ex-Members of Yamada Laboratory

Hiroyuki Watanabe (Technical Staff: October 2019-March 2022)

A Study on Identification of Learning Skills and Learning Support Skills Based on Learning Analytics

Li Chen (Completed Dec 2021: Oct 2021 - Mar 2022: Academic Research Fellow) PhD.

Collaborative Problem Solving-based STEM Instructional Design based on Learning Analytics

Mamiko Eto (M.A., completed March 2017)

Research on Health Literacy Development in Elementary and Secondary Education Using the Knowledge Construction Jigsaw Method
Awarded the Dean's Award of the Graduate School of Human Environment Studies, First Prize

Feier Tang (Completed Master's program in March, 2017)

A study on the design and evaluation of an English vocabulary learning game using GPS

Satomi Hamada (Master's degree awarded in March 2020)

Research on the development of a learning support system for mathematics proof problems in junior high schools

Xuanqi Feng (M.A., Mar. 2021)

Research on the development of a learning analytics infrastructure for game-based learning environments in informal learning (SSCI Journal "Journal of Educational Technology & Society" (Impact factor: 2.086))

Xu, Yufan (Completed in September 2021 (Master))

Development and Evaluation of a Visualization System for Learning Activities Associated with Group Discussion

Technical Staff

Technical Staff

Rie Akutagawa

  1. Research Project

    Research Project "Construction of Educational Data Literacy Model and Development of Related Systems


Third-year doctoral student

Hao Hao

Graduated University

  • Undergraduate: Tianjin Normal University (China)
  • Mie University (Japan)
  • Master's degree: Mie University (Japan)
  1. (1) Research

    Research on the design of Japanese language CLIL classes utilizing ACT

  2. (2) Representative Achievements

    ・-Papers and Journals

    1. Hao, H. and Yamada, M. (2021). A review of research on content-language integrated learning classes from the viewpoint of first principles of instruction, Information Technology in Teaching and Learning, 1(1), Rvw-p001. https://doi.org/10.12937/itel.1.1.Rvw.p001

    ・-International Conference

    2. Hao, H., Susono, H., & Yamada, M. (2018). Effectiveness of Content-Language Integrated Learning Lesson Design Based on First Principles of Instructional Theory. A Case Study. In 15th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age, CELDA 2018 (pp. 201-207), IADIS Publishing.
    3. Chen, L., Uemura, H., Hao, H., Goda, Y., Okubo, F., Taniguchi, Y., Yamada, M. (2018). Relationship between Cooperative Problem Solving, Learning Performance, and Learning Behaviors in Science Education. Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) (pp. 17-24) Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

Second Year Doctoral Student

Xue Wang Geng

Graduated University

  • Undergraduate: Hebei Normal University (China)
  • Master: Kyushu University (Japan)
  1. (1) Research

    Development and research of an augmented reality language learning support system based on learning analytics

  2. (2) Representative Achievements


    1.Geng, X. & Yamada, M. (2020) An augmented reality learning system for Japanese compound verbs: study of learning performance and cognitive load. Smart Learning Environments, 7, 27. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40561-020-00137-4

    ・-International Conference

    2.Geng, X., Xu, Y., Chen, L., Shimada, A., Ogata, H., & Yamada, M. (2020) Learning Analytics of the Relationships among Learning Behaviors, Learning International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies and Technology-enhanced Learning, ICALT 2020, pp. 161-163. 161-163.
    3.Geng, X. & Yamada, M. (2019) Development and design of a compound verb AR learning system employing image schemas. 15th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2019, ML 2019, pp. 73-80.

1st Year Master's Student

Saki Hirata

Graduated University

  • Kwansei Gakuin University
  1. (1) Research

    Development and evaluation of an English pronunciation learning support system using speech recognition technology

  2. (2) Representative Achievements

    ・International Conference

Research Student

Tang Li

Graduated University

  • Undergraduate: Dalian University of Technology (China)
  • Ritsumeikan University (Graduate of Dual Degree Program)
  1. (1) Research

    Development and evaluation of a support system for learning semi-technical vocabulary in computer science

  2. (2) Representative Achievements

Introduction of seminar activities conducted in Yamada Laboratory

Research Seminar

The research seminar consists of two parts. The first part is a seminar in which students and participants make presentations on their research and practice and discuss how to develop their research and practice. We discuss how to improve the research and practice presented by the presenters, what kind of data should be collected, where there may be opportunities for practice, what evaluation methods should be used, and so on. The second part is a reading of the English literature. The aim is to learn the basic theories needed in educational technology research. We are currently reading Cambridge Handbook of Cognition and Education.

Frequency and time: Twice a month (every other week) Mondays, 13:00-14:30

English Literature Seminar

The English Literature Seminar is a seminar in which participants read English-language articles related to their research and practice. Research in educational technology is conducted not only domestically but also internationally, and because it is research, it must be highly original. In order to conduct research and practice with a high degree of originality, it is necessary to review research and practice papers both domestically and internationally, and to examine the good points, points to be improved, and limitations of the papers. In this seminar, students are asked to select an article they would like to read from international journals, read it, compile it into a resume of three to five pages, and make a presentation. Afterwards, we will discuss the position of the paper in the presenter's research, future research development, etc., with the aim of learning research methods and developing research.

Frequency and time: Once a week on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Statistics Seminar

The Statistics Seminar is a seminar to learn about statistics, which is the basic knowledge for advancing educational technology research. This is an independent seminar for students. Since we are not doing research on statistics, we do not aim to go into statistics. We use statistics as a tool. However, even to use it as a tool, you must understand the minimum knowledge and rules. In this seminar, we aim to learn statistics as a tool by reading basic literature on statistics and actually analyzing data.

Frequency and time: Once a week on Mondays

Cognitive Psychology Seminar

The Cognitive Psychology Seminar is designed for students to gain an understanding of basic theories in order to advance their educational technology research. This seminar is conducted as an independent seminar for students. In learning, people perceive, process, interpret, and make sense of a variety of information. In this learning process, learning occurs in a variety of situations, including learning from a variety of information media and learning through apprenticeship in human relationships. But what kind of cognitive processing does a person perform in this process? There are many theories related to this question, and they are fundamental to educational technology research.

Frequency and time: Once a week on Mondays

Inquiry for participation in the seminar

We basically take a "welcome" attitude toward accepting seminar participation, but we do not accept those who are passive and say, "I don't want to be in charge of literature and presentations, but I want to participate”. As long as you participate, you will be in charge of literature reading and presentations at research seminars (as a rule of thumb, once or twice every six months). In addition, in order to ensure that you participate responsibly, we accept only those who will participate on an ongoing basis (we would like you to participate for at least six months). If you are a research minded person with a strong will to learn and enhance not only your own research but also the research of other participants, we are happy to welcome you. If you are interested in participating, please send me an email telling me which seminar you would like to participate in and why. I look forward to hearing from you.