Dr. Mirjam Hauck is Associate Head for Internationalisation, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at the Open University/UK and a Senior Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on the use of technologies for the learning and teaching of languages and cultures, in virtual exchange contexts in particular. Her work covers aspects such as learner and teacher autonomy, intercultural communicative competence, and critical digital literacy. She presents regularly at conferences, seminars, and workshops worldwide.
She is the President of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL), serves as Associate Editor of the CALL Journal and is a member of the editorial board of ReCALL and LLT. From 2014-2016 she spent 18 months at the Centre for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) at SUNY in the US as professional development lead. She is a founder member of UNICollaboration.org and was a trainer and co-investigator in the EU-funded EVOLVE and ERASMUS PLUS Virtual Exchange projects which linked teachers and learners from Higher Education Institutions and Youth Organisations around the world in virtual exchange initiatives across the curriculum.