Toshio MOCHIZUKi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University

2-579-15 Mikajima, Tokorozawa, Saitama
359-1192 Japan

e-mail: tmochi [atmark] waseda.jp

Dr. Mochizuki is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University. Prior to joining the Waseda faculty, he was a research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2003-2004), an assistant professor at Information Science and Technology Center, Kobe University (2004-2006), and a visiting associate professor at Microsoft chair of Educational Environment and Technology (MEET) , Center for Research and Development of Higher Education , The University of Tokyo (2006-2008). He served as an associate professor at Senshu University from April 2008 to March 2024.

He received B.A. in Environment and Information Studies, and M.A. in Media and Governance from Keio University in 2000 and 2002, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Educational Technology from the Graduate University of Advanced Studies in 2004. He received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from the Japan Society of Educational Technology (2003), and several Outstanding Paper Awards from Japan Society of Educational Technology (2004), Japan Society for Science Education (2008), and Association for Advancement of Computing in Education (2008, at the international conference ED-MEDIA 2008). He also received the Outstanding Poster Award at the ED-MEDIA2008 conference, the Best Technology Design Paper Award at CSCL 2009 conference, and the Best Paper Award at the HAI2017 conference.

His major is the Learning Sciences (especially in Computer Support for Collaborative Learning). His current research focuses on how undergraduate students develop critical and epistemic thinking through collaborative learning, and promoting their group work, with scaffolds by social or epistemic scripts utilizing information communication technology or physical/virtual learning spaces.