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Ms Kate Borthwick MA Hons, MA, FHEA

Senior Enterprise Fellow (Technology Enhanced Learning)

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I am a Senior Enterprise Fellow in Modern Languages, at the University of Southampton.

I am a linguist who spent ten years teaching English to international students across the globe and in universities around the UK, before taking a Masters at Newcastle University in the use of technology in language teaching. I am an experienced language teacher, developer of online learning materials/courses and e-tutor. I oversee two repositories of OERs: LanguageBox and HumBox. I am the course designer for 2 FutureLearn/UoS MOOCs: ‘Understanding Language: learning and teaching’ and ‘Agincourt 1415: myth and reality.’ I attend conferences regularly and am a regularly invited speaker. I am conference chair for the annual EuroCALL conference in 2017. I was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Award (individual) for internationalisation in 2016, for my work on the MOOC ‘Understanding Language.’

From 2008 – 2016, I managed and coordinated activities in relation to online and blended learning at the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS), initiating and managing projects, devising and delivering CPD training, creating resources for teaching and learning, and organising and running events. I directed and managed the successful LLAS elearning symposium over this time, an annual event which brought together practitioners and academics from all over the world. I devised and managed multi-disciplinary, national and international projects related to Open Education and Open Educational Resources, including the JISC/HEA HumBox (2010/11), FAVOR (2011/12), Community Café (2010/11) and OpenLIVES (2011/13) projects; the HEA iTunes and You (2012/13) and XML Projects (2014). I managed the project that developed the HumBox OER repository and led community engagement and feedback in the development of the LanguageBox OER repository. I also directed and delivered training and development of the LOC authoring tool (Learning Object Creator), an online authoring tool for online materials developed at the University of Southampton. I was part of the project teams on: The OneShare project (JISC) 2009/10; Faroes (JISC) 2008; and L20: Sharing Language Learning Objects (JISC) 2006/7. 

I joined the University of Southampton in 2005, initially as a tutor in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). I became one of our first e-tutors for distance online courses and in-sessional language support classes and an online materials designer for the commercially available ‘Study Skills Toolkit’ and ‘EAP Toolkit’. I have been involved with a variety of research projects looking at issues around eLearning, in particular, the creation of repositories for digital teaching resources. I retain a keen interest in learning languages, and am particularly interested in how the developing digital world can enhance the language-learning experience.

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My research interests include open educational practices, open educational resources, blended learning for languages, MOOCs and their impact, online course and materials design.

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Modern Languages eLearning Group

I am a Senior Enterprise Fellow in Modern Languages, with a focus on Technology Enhanced Learning. I work with the Director of Enterprise and lead on the development and delivery of Faculty and department elearning strategy and opportunities, including MOOCs. I also work in collaboration with colleagues, providing leadership and support in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of technology enhanced learning. I work with external clients in the development and delivery of short courses and provide expert advice in the use of technology for teaching and learning. I am involved in postgraduate teaching.

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I teach on the postgraduate module LING6040 ‘E-learning and language teaching’ and I supervise Masters dissertations. I am part of the supervisory team for two PhD students who are researching in the area of blended learning and MOOCs.

I regularly contribute guest sessions on technology enhanced learning to other university programmes.

 

Ms Kate Borthwick
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