Since 2007, I have worked in multimedia language education, at Queen Mary University of London, providing support for computer-assisted language learning in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film. My roles and responsibilities include guiding and developing the use of technologies for language learning, ensuring that the computer facilities and applications are fully functional, and providing training and support for language teachers and learners.
Before joining the university, I spent fifteen years teaching English as a Foreign Language, working in Istanbul, Madrid and London, during which time I developed an interest in computer-assisted language learning (CALL); this led to my completing a Master’s in Educational Technology, at the University of Manchester School of Education, in 2006.
- SML209: Computers and Languages.
- COM6002: Constellations Online Anthology Group Project.
- EAL6011: Languages in the Classroom.
- EAL7208: Multimedia Materials’ Development.
- EAL7209: Teaching English in Professional and Academic Settings.
- Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- M.Ed., Educational Technology and English Language Teaching. University of Manchester. 2006.
- LCCI Certificate, Teaching English for Business. 2002.
- RSA Diploma, Teaching English as a Foreign Language. 1997.
- RSA Certificate, Teaching English as a Foreign Language. 1992.
- B.A.(Hons), English Literature. University of Exeter. 1988.
- English language
- educational technology
- General computing:
- Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, Elementary),
- Windows (XP, 7, 8, 10),
- Mac OS X
I’m interested in all aspects of educational technology, including:
- Multimedia computer assisted language learning
- Computer mediated communication
- Distance education
- Web-based learning
- Interactions between technology and pedagogy
- Philosophy of technology
One of my central interests is digital educational materials’ authoring, using scripting languages and authoring platforms.