This webinar is hosted in English
Christina Nicole Giannikas will be presenting on Professional Development in CALL-Where are we and where are we going?
The revolution of ICT has brought about many changes in education worldwide. Nonetheless, many issues have been raised regarding pre- and in-service teacher training in language education and teachers’ reluctance to integrate technology in their language classes. Based on a study conducted in Cyprus and a global literature review, efforts must be made for teachers to gain the confidence and knowledge to apply new technologies in their practice.
You're invited to join Moodle MOOC 4 from June 1 - 30, 2014 and learn to Moodle (Beginners) and/or improve your Moodle teaching skills (Non-Beginners) and about teaching with technology in fully online and blended platforms from the presenters of the MOOC. Participants will be qualify for a certificate of completion if they attend the live sessions and/or recordings, read the content, and complete the assignments (see courseware on WizIQ).
Doctor of Education
Christina N. Giannikas is a Research Fellow at the Cyprus University of Technology since March 2013. She is a reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Education and Learning and a committee member of IATEFL YLTSIG.
She completed her BA in English Literature and Linguistics at the University of Hertfordshire. She then continued her postgraduate studies at London Metropolitan University where she acquired an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) with merit (dissertation with distinction). She then completed a training course for language teachers at the International House of London and received a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). At London Metropolitan University she completed her PhD studies in Applied Linguistics, specifically in Early Language Learning within a Greek Regional Context. Recently, she completed a course and received a certificate in Online Teacher Training at the International House (OTTI).
She has taught General and Academic English to adults at the Cambridge School of English and at LSI Hampstead in London. At the ICS primary school, where students from all over the world attended, Christina N. Giannikas taught all subjects in English and was responsible for learners aged 8-10. She was a seminar tutor and guest lecturer for the Applied Linguistics Department at London Metropolitan University and an assistant researcher for the ELLiE project (Early Language Learning in Europe) which was funded by the European Union and the British Council. Christina N. Giannikas was also an academic examiner for Longman & Pearson. In Greece, she worked at a private language school where she was responsible for the teaching staff and the pre-junior classes. She taught English to primary, secondary and University students of all language levels.
Her research interests include communicative language teaching, the use of the mother tongue in language teaching, the study of diglossia from a sociolinguistic perspective, educational policies, early language learning and the use of new technologies in language teaching.