Joseph Hopkins

Surname - Hopkins

First name - Joseph

Address for correspondence - E-mail

Nationality - American and Spanish

   

Affiliation with educational networks/associations

  • Member EuroCALL
  • Member of the editorial board for the JALT CALL Journal

Work information

 

Occupation or position
currently held

Lecturer in English

Main activities and responsibilitie

Coordinator of the English language courses

Name of employer

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Country of employment

Spain

Education and training

Relevant qualifications or training

  • Doctoral courses completed and currently PhD candidate at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (dissertation title: Interaction in asynchronous and synchronous modes in an online distance language learning course)
  • Masters of Arts in Appied Linguistics-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and German-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986

Languages of communication

 
   

Mother tongue

English

 

   

Other languages

Spanish, Catalan, German

   

Project experience

The use of audioconferencing to promote oral communicative competence in foreign language courses, Oct. 2007-March 2009, funded by the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Innovation, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Podcasts for language learning, Oct. 2007-Aug. 2008, funded by the Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recera, Autonomous Government of Catalonia.

Member of the steering committee for the project Computer-mediated Tasks and Tutor Inputs, Aug. 2007-July 2008, funded by the Centre for Distance Education, University of London. Publication: Hopkins, J., Gibson, W., Ros i Solé, C., Savvides, N., & Starkey, H. (2008). Interaction and critical inquiry in asynchronous computer-mediated conferencing: A research agenda. Open Learning, 23(1).

   

Expertise in the topic of the proposed project

 
 

 

Practice in the field 

 


Other relevant experience


Publications

20 years of experience in foreign language teaching.

10 years of experience in language teaching management and teacher training.

6 years of experience in online language teaching and management and training of online teachers.

Hopkins, J., Gibson, W., Ros i Solé, C., Savvides, N., & Starkey, H. (2008). Interaction and critical inquiry in asynchronous computer-mediated conferencing: A research agenda. Open Learning, 23(1).

Ros i Solé, C., & Hopkins, J. (2007). Contrasting two approaches to distance language learning. Distance Education, 28(3), 351-370.

Ernest, P., & Hopkins, J. (2006). Coordination and teacher development in an online learning environment. CALICO Journal, 23(3), 551–568.

Hopkins, J. (2006). Building a community of online teachers: The experience of the English language courses at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. In U. Oster, M. N. Ruiz Madrid, M. Sanz Gil (eds.), Towards the integration of ICT in language learning and teaching: reflection, pp. 197-206. Universitat Jaume I: Castelló de la Plana, Spain.

 

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