Dr. Bert Y. Kimura is semi-retired and splits his time between Hawai’i and Japan. He teaches, part-time, educational technology classes at University of Hawai’i Manoa and will be teaching an “ICT for learning” class at Kansai University this fall (2010). He also teaches oral communications and special topics classes in English to native Japanese speakers. He serves as a consultant in educational technology and distance learning and is actively engaged in research on ubiquitous learning technologies, electronic portfolios, and Internet based communication tools.
He coordinates the TCC Online Conference, a worldwide online conference for 700-900 professors, librarians, information technology support specialists, administrators and student services personnel. This conference, conducted annually entirely online, highlights issues, challenges, directions and the use of the Internet in online learning, as well as in “hybrid” face-to-face classes (http://tcc.kcc.hawaii.edu).
He is Emeritus Professor at the University of Hawai’i, Kapi’olani Community College (KCC) where he served as chair of the Information, Media & Technology Services (IMTS) department. Currently, he also serves as a Faculty Consultant & Lecturer for the Educational Technology Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Education. At KCC, he previously coordinated KITE, Kapiolani’s Information Technology Emphasis, a campus-wide initiative to integrate information technology across the curriculum. He is a past president of the Hawai’i 4-H Alumni Association, a group affiliated with the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.
IMTS provided campus-wide technical support and services to faculty and staff to enhance and improve the quality of student learning. IMTS staff provided a wide range of services including printing and duplication, computer and audiovisual equipment repair, distance learning, instructional development, academic computing, data network and telecom management, server administration, and technology workshops for faculty and staff.
Dr. Kimura served as campus representative to WCET, the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications, and CCUMC, the Consortium of College and University Media Centers. He served on the League for Innovation’s Microsoft/Compaq Community College Advisory Council.
He has also worked closely with Hawaii’s teachers and secondary schools. He served as advisory board member and higher education partner with the Aiea High School complex in the School-to-Work Opportunities initiative and as advisory board member for Moanalua High School’s Media Communications Learning Center.
TCC Online Conference: Proposal Call Deadline 5 Jan. 2017
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Computers – The End of an Era
Interview with Bert Kimura: TCC 2009 April 14-16
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