Here you can find out about TELC’s vision and its key people.

Dr Chris Alexander has been the Head of the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Centre since 2016, and was previously the Head of the Distance Learning IT Unit at the University of Nicosia from 2008-2016. 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 Associate Professor in Technology Enhanced Learning/ Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). His area of specialisation is mainly focused on TEL/Learning Design. His current research interests include Technology Enhanced Learning, Learning Design and Learning Analytics.

He has published over 80 mainly single-authored papers in a range of genres. Click here for more information about his academic achievements. He is Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Teaching English with Technology [Scopus] or see here. See here for some Technology Enhanced Learning Centre Newsletters – Also, see the Journal of Teaching English with Technology Full Issues’ page from 2016

Vladislav Kolev has been working at the Technology Enhanced Learning Centre since early 2017, and has previously worked as a 3D Designer, Social Media Marketing Designer, Digital Designer, Multimedia Designer, VR Designer etc. With a jack-of-all-trades skillset that spans three different “departments”, Vlad uses combinations of those acquired skills in research, testing and developing content to help push UNIC’s vision forward, as well as supporting faculty and staff wherever needed. From interactive and adaptive lecture content, ideation implementation, professionally developed media, web design; and everything in between falls under his area of work.

Some of his active hobbies include: Creative Writing (see stories), Video Games, Narrative Design(see published article), Fitness, Drawing, 3D Modelling and Reading.

Some of his inactive hobbies include: going to bed at a reasonable time.

Here you can find out about TELC’s vision and its key people.

Dr Chris Alexander has been the Head of the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Centre since 2016, and was previously the Head of the Distance Learning IT Unit at the University of Nicosia from 2008-2016.

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 Associate Professor in Technology Enhanced Learning/ Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). His area of specialisation is mainly focused on TEL/Learning Design. His current research interests include Technology Enhanced Learning, Learning Design and Learning Analytics.

He has published over 80 mainly single-authored papers in a range of genres. Click here for more information about his academic achievements. He is Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Teaching English with Technology [Scopus] or see here. See here for some Technology Enhanced Learning Centre Newsletters – Also, see the Journal of Teaching English with Technology Full Issues’ page from 2016

Vladislav Kolev has been working at the Technology Enhanced Learning Centre since early 2017, and has previously worked as a 3D Designer, Social Media Marketing Designer, Digital Designer, Multimedia Designer, VR Designer etc…

With a jack-of-all-trades skillset that spans three different “departments”, Vlad uses combinations of those acquired skills in research, testing and developing content to help push UNIC’s vision forward, as well as supporting faculty and staff wherever needed. From interactive and adaptive lecture content, ideation implementation, professionally developed media, web design; and everything in between falls under his area of work.

Some of his active hobbies include: Creative Writing (see stories), Video Games, Narrative Design(see published article), Fitness, Drawing, 3D Modelling and Reading.

Some of his inactive hobbies include: going to bed at a reasonable time.

TELC has a vision to transform digital education at UNIC

The aim of the transformation is:

  1. To improve the digital literacies of students and staff
  2. To enhance the learning and teaching environment in a way that is underpinned by sound learning design principles, reflection and innovation

TELC aims to support the dissemination of best practice by encouraging the show-casing of faculty innovative use of technology enhanced learning.

Key associated themes include creating:

  • More captivating classrooms
  • Meaningful Learning Analytics
  • Improved learner flexibility and openness
  • Engaging and effective digital education
  • Sustainable teacher-driven good practice where teachers are confident to design, reflect, experiment and share best practice

Key Technologies

Rapid e-learning authoring software, antiplagiarism software, learning management systems, e-portfolios, Web2.0 educational software, cutting-edge tech solutions, Microsoft’s Office 365, video conferencing, lecture capture, learner tool interoperability (LTI).

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