Academic Work

Most of my research focuses on elements of computer assisted language learning,
including hybrid (or blended) learning environments, hyperglossing, mobile assisted
language learning, distributed language, new literacies, ecological approaches to
learning and teaching, and the interplay between technology and affect in language learning.

Published Work:

Publications Online: 

  • Schoonmaker, R.G. (Ed.) (forthcoming) L 2 T – Second Language and Technology:
    An online resource and publication for learners and teachers of second languages.
    Available online: (published by the editor)
  • Schoonmaker, R.G. et al. (2012) Website for the Hawai‘i English Language Program.
    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Available online:
    (published by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa)

Self-Published Here:

Academic Presentations and Workshops:

  • Schoonmaker, R.G. (2013) Technologies for Teaching English for Academic Purposes.
    Hawai‘i English Language Program. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, August 16, 2013.
      • Schoonmaker, R.G. (2012) Working with Assistant Language Teachers. Eiken Foundation
        (of Japan) English Teachers Training Course (2012年度 英検 ハワイ大学英語教員研修).
        University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. August 8, 2012.
            • Schoonmaker, R.G. (2005-2009) Technologies and Activities for Enhancing English Classes.
              Saga Prefecture Conferences for English Teachers. Saga, Japan. Several Presentations
              from 2005 to 2009.

Current Research Projects: 

            • Tanaka, J., & Schoonmaker, R.G. (2014) Hyperglossing for digital graded readers:
              Can immediate and evanescent hyperglossing of unknown words help L2 readers to
              compensate for a less than sufficient lexical coverage when doing extensive reading?
              Hyperglossing and Extensive Reading Project
            • Schoonmaker, R. G., & Zheng, D. (2014) Synchronous and asynchronous co-annotation
              in hybrid reading circles for second language learners.

Academic Organizations: 

  • Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT) – Member
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the
    Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT CALL SIG) – Member
  • Asia-Pacific Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning (APACALL) – Member
  • Distributed Language Group (DLG) – Supporter
  • Hawai‘i Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages (HITESOL) – Supporter
  • Second Language Studies Student Association, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa – Supporter