Russ comes to us from Yale University where he had been an Instructional Technology Specialist at the Center for Language Study. In that capacity he provided instructional technology support to faculty and students from various language departments at the university. He has an extensive background in applied linguistics and technology, computer-assisted language learning and computer-assisted language assessment, and has taught ESL courses in both Ukraine and the US. He received his PhD in Applied Linguistics and Technology with a minor in Curriculum and Instructional Technology and his MA in Teaching English as a Second Language/Applied Linguistics from Iowa State University. While at Iowa State he not only taught various English courses, but was the Moodle Administrator and Instructional Technology Coordinator for the English Department. He has given over 20 workshops on how to integrate various educational technologies into language classes and assisted faculty in developing technology-enhanced courses. He holds Specialist’s Degrees (the equivalent of a BA) in Pedagogy and Teaching English, German and World Literature and in Economics and Management of Tourism, Hotel and Restaurant Business from universities in Ukraine. His research interests lie in the areas of computer-assisted language learning, computer-assisted language assessment (especially video-based L2 listening assessment), online second language education, and eye tracking.
PBL PBLL project-based language learning