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 join 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 Google Scholar
- Co-initiator and partner of HEIDI project “Digital Actions at HEIs as a catalyst for social change in the COVID-19 crisis” (2021-2023)
- Co-initiator and partner of eCHOing “Recovery of cultural heritage through higher education-driven open innovation (2022-2024)
- Co-initiator and partner of LibOCS “University libraries strengthening the academia-society connection through citizen science in the Baltics (2022-2024)
- Co-initiator and partner of The GLAMers project”Enhancing GLAMs through youth engagement during the COVID-19 crisis. (2021-2023)
- Co-initiator and partner of INOS “Integrating open and citizen science into active learning approaches in higher education” (2019-2022)
Ended projects funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe
- Partner of successful Erasmus+ projects: CATAPULT (KA2 Adult learning), MOONLITE (Higher education), CRETE (Higher Education), IPEN (Capacity Building), Web2LLP (VET).
- 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)
- (2021) Digital activism: challenges and opportunities for language learning” University of Juväskylä (Finland), Department of Language and Communication Studies. April 11, More.
- (2021) Supporting the digital transformation of a Higher Education institution: The example of Central University “Marta Abreu” of Las Villas, Cuba. Invited by the Higher Institute of Technologies and Applied Sciences (inSTEC), University of Havana, Cuba.
- (2019). A critical review of social networks for language learning beyond the classroom. Shanghai, Shanghai International Studies University, December 8.
- (2018). Crowdsourcing in language learning and teaching: “small” languages’ achievements. Reykjavik, University of Iceland, March 9.
- (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.
An example of highly cited paper.