Areas of Expertise
Japanese language and culture, educational technology, information systems
Ian Wairua
Ian Wairua is a master’s holder in Information Systems, and a Bachelors owner of Education in science. He is the Current Vice- Chairman and Founding Secretary-General of the Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Kenya (JALTAK) and a member of the Administration Committee for the JLPT Examination in Kenya. He is an Associate Member of the eLearning Guild, and also the Current Head of Oriental-languages sub-department of School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is also the Faculty Representative of the Learning and Teaching Services- Strathmore University, and a board member of Synonyms- and organization of language experts. He also belongs to the Japan Foundation-trained Japanese language educator and the former education and information officer, Embassy of Japan in Kenya.
Wairua, I., & Ateya I. (2014). Increasing ubiquity in language learning using WhatsApp. Social Media in Higher Education Conference, 8-9 May 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Wairua, I., & Ateya I. (2013). Creating Ubiquitous Learning Spaces using Whatsapp in Mobile-Assisted Language Learning. Conference Proceedings of the First Conference of Japanese Language Education in Kenya, 12-13 July 2013. Nairobi, Kenya.

Wairua, I., & Ateya I. (2013). Trends in Web-based Technology for African Education - A literature review. Strathmore University ICT Conference, 2013. Nairobi, Kenya.

Wairua, I., & Ateya I. (2013). Social Media for Universities in Kenya. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Technology and Business, NAIST. 2013(vol. 2)

Wairua, I., & Ateya I. (2012). Towards Integration of Social Media into Blended Elearning for Japanese Language in Kenya. Conference Proceedings of the Second Conference of Japanese Language Education in Kenya, 4-5 August 2012. Nairobi, Kenya.

Wairua, I., & Ateya I. (2012). Social Media for Higher Education in Kenya. Strathmore University ICT Conference, 2012. Nairobi, Kenya.

Kago, H., Hashimoto, M., Wairua, I. & Hinga, A. (2009). Foreign Language Use and Awareness in the Kenyan Employment Sector. Language Dept., IHEDS, Strathmore University, August 2009.

Contact Details

Madaraka Estate
Ole Sangale Road, PO Box 59857,
00200 City Square
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0703-034000, 0703-034200