Associate Professor of Learning Design and Technology
The University of Fukuchiyama
Prof. Hawkinson currently teaches Learning Design and Technology at the University of Fukuchiyama, Kyoto, Japan focusing on games-based learning, electronic informal learning environments and eTourism.
With a professional background in IT, Prof. Hawkinson is constantly experimenting with all things ‘techie’ and turning them towards practical applications. He has been innovating ways to apply augmented reality to a variety of fields including tourism and education.
Prof. Hawkinson is also director of interactive at TEDxKyoto where he has designed a variety of digital and non-digital informal learning environments. His most recent projects involve the use of TED in education and the implementation of augmented reality in learning environments.