Dr Christopher Alexander
Dr Chris Alexander is currently the Head of the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Centre, and was previously the Head of the Distance Learning IT Unit at the University of Nicosia. He has been pioneering TEL innovation at UNIC since 2004 with, for instance, the development of the NEPTON Test, the Language Lab, E-learning/blended learning/Distance Learning. He has also led the development of five apps and many other IT projects for the University and has acquired a wealth of hands-on TEL/IT experience during this period. The TEL Centre has a central role in supporting the TEL agendas of the University. In particular, it works in partnership with academic staff and IT/DL teams supporting the University learning and teaching strategy to raise awareness and enable the best and most appropriate use of new technologies. He is an Assistant Professor in Technology Enhanced Learning and also Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). His area of specialisation is TEL-related. His research interests include Technology Enhanced Learning, Learning Design, Learning Analytics, accessibility, ML/AI, GDPR, NGDLE. His Doctorate in Education (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) is from Bristol University, and his Thesis focused on TEL implementation. His Masters in Applied Linguistics and TESOL is from Leicester University. He has published widely in the area of TEL and Learning Design (e.g. in three edited collections with papers from top international Learning Design/TEL experts). He is a member of the Editorial Board for a number of international CALL/TESOL journals. He is an accomplished pianist/accompanist/composer, and has given a number of professional concerts as an accompanist in several EU countries; he is also a qualified teacher of the pianoforte (The Guildhall School of Music).