Dr. Ursula Stickler
Open University, United Kingdom
Dr. Stickler is a Lecturer in German at the Department of Languages at Open University, UK. As a researcher and trainer, she has specialised in autonomous learning and online language teaching skills, contributing to an international network of experts. Projects involving collaboration with an international network of experts (DOTS, moreDOTS, and ICT-REV) have led to peer-reviewed publications and multiple workshops across Europe and beyond.
Dr. Stickler’s research interests lie in the areas of independent and autonomous learning of languages, including language advising, email tandem learning, self-assessment, and more recently the use of technology and tutor training for teaching languages online and other aspects of distance education. Dr. Stickler has taken part in several projects, e.g. the "Interaction project", comparing the different interaction patterns observable in face-to-face and online tutorials, and numerous successful tandem partnerships. Her current publications are mostly in the areas of technology-enhanced language learning and online teaching skills, qualitative research methods, and eye tracking.
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