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Cecilia Goria

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts



I am Associate Professor in the Department of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, University of Nottingham. I hold the role of Digital Learning Director for the Faculty of Arts and I am the Academic Director of the distance learning Master's Degree in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching.

Expertise Summary

Language Teaching, Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning, Distance and Online Learning, Virtual Worlds, Linguistics

Teaching Summary

The majority of my teaching is for the distance learning MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching. I teach:

Introduction to Digital Technologies for Language Teaching - a module that introduces our students to technology-enhanced language teaching and provides them with an overview of the different areas of the related practice and the research fields.

Integrating Technology in Course Design and Assessment - a module that provides our students with the theoretical and practical tools to design technology-enhanced language courses.

Research Methods for Language Professionals - a module that prepares the students on our programme for their final research project. This module focuses on methods for classroom research.

In addition, I teach Exploring Language and Linguistics - an undergraduate module part of the BA in Modern Languages and Translation - and I contribute to the undergraduate module Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages with my expertise on digital technologies for language education.

Research Summary

My work and research are concerned with the nurturing of cultural changes that prioritise pedagogical considerations in the adoption of digital technologies for teaching and learning. I am currently… read more

Recent Publications

  • KONSTANTINIDIS A. and GORIA C., 2017. Cultivating a community of learners in a distance learning postgraduate course for language professionals.. In: EuroCALL 2016: Communities and Cultures, 24-27 August 2016, Limassol, Cyprus first Edition. 230-236
  • GORIA, CECILIA, SPEICHER, ORANNA and STOLLHANS, SASCHA, eds., 2016. Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration. Dublin:
  • GORIA C. and LAGARES M., 2016. Open online language courses: the multi-level model of the Spanish N(ottingham)OOC.. In: EuroCALL 2015: Critical CALL, 26-29 August 2015, Padova, Italy First Edition. 221-227
  • TOWEY D., FOSTER D., GILARDI F., MARTIN P. and WHITE A., 2015. Researching and supporting student note-taking: Building a multimedia note-taking app. In: IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2015. 54-58

Current Research

My work and research are concerned with the nurturing of cultural changes that prioritise pedagogical considerations in the adoption of digital technologies for teaching and learning. I am currently involved different project that look at: technology enhanced learning spaces, physical as well as digital; the transition of teaching and learning from the face-to-face to the online environment; support plan models to facilitates the development of staff digital skills, the pedagogical implication of lecture recording, the benefits and challenges of audience response tools, the creation and support of communities of practice around the use of digital technologies.

Furthermore, having worked for almost 10 year in the field distance teaching and learning my research in this area explores pedagogical models for improving the nature and quality of the experience of distance learners. My work pivots around community building, openness, multimodality, personalised learning, student agency and participation, student experience, modes of technology enhanced teaching and learning.

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