Katerina Zourou, Ph.D, is a recognized researcher in the area of digital (language) education, having produced a research book, journal special issues, and several peer reviewed papers (full list). She is regularly invited to give invited talks or to participate to expert panels.
Katerina is the Director of Web2Learn and gives lectures at masters level (University of Grenoble Alpes, France, and Hellenic Open University, Greece).
Research publications available on:
- Co-initiator and member of INOS “Integrating open and citizen science into active learning approaches in higher education” (2019-2022)
- Member of Catapult “Computer Assisted Training and Platforms to upskill teachers of Languages for Specific Purposes” (2018-2021)
- Member of CRETE “Critical Skills for Electronic Engineers of 2020” (2018-2020)
- Member of iPEN “Innovative Photonics Education in Nanotechnology” (2017-2020)
- Member of the MOONLITE “Massive Open Online courses eNhancing LInguistic and Transversal skills for social inclusion and Employability” (2016-2019).
Ended projects funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe
- Expert for Council of Europe’s “Education Portal for Online Learning” (ORD).
- Member of Elang “digital literacy for the teaching/learning of languages” supported by the Council of Europe/ECML.
- Co-initiator and member of GraDAna “Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Iranian HE Graduates through Data Analytics”.
- Technical expert of the EACEA study “The impact of ICT and new media on language learning”. Available in English, French and German.
- Project initiator and manager of the network LangOER “Enhancing teaching and learning of less used languages through Open Educational Resources (OER).
Invited talks (selection)
- (2018). Crowdsourcing in language learning and teaching: “small” languages’ achievements. Reykjavik, University of Iceland, March 9. Slides.
- (2016). Keynote talk at the symposium «The Future of Learning: Critical Perspectives on Higher Education in the Digital Age». University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. June 22. Programme and slides.
- (2014). “Social media for communication purposes of Erasmus projects”. Invited by European Commission’s EACEA to give a presentation to the coordinator’s meeting of the EC-funded Erasmus projects. Brussels, January 23. (slides)
- (2013). «Open Education: multilingual, user driven and glocalised». Invitation by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre to join the dedicated foresight workshop on the development of a common vision of the Future of Open Education. Seville, April 29-30.
- (2013). Médias sociaux et apprentissage des langues: quelle(s) nouveauté(s)? Colloque ALSIC, Montpellier, 12-13 December (slides)
- Member of the European expert team representing the European Union at China-EU conference on multilingualism, Beijing 1-2 December, 2012, during the EU-China year of Multilingualism (Invitation).
- (2011) “Social networks and language learning in Europe”. 2011 EU-China Multilingualism Conference, Brussels, May 19 (With Claudia Albanese, Mikkel Strørup). Programme.
- (2010). Web 2.0 and how it affects development of language resources, materials and methods: perceptions by media and publishing houses. Invited by National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taichung, Taiwan, May 6, 2010.
- (2010). Tellecollaboration and Web 2.0 tools in educational contexts: exploring boundaries between formal and informal learning. Invited by National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. May 14, 2010.
- (2009). ”What is intercultural competence and how can we use it in connection to international youth work projects?”. Round table on Intercultural Competence organised by SALTO –Youth (Support, Advanced Learning and Training Opportunities within the European YOUTH programme). Rome, Italy, 25 – 29 May 2009.
An example of highly cited paper.