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Gitsaki, C. & Robby, M.A. (2013). Mobile technology in language learning: The UAE iPad initiative. Paper presented at the Online EDUCA Berlin, Dec. 4th – 6th, Intercontinental Hotel, Berlin, Germany.

Gitsaki, C. (2013). The impact of mobile technology in second language acquisition: A research agenda. Invited Plenary at Embracing Mobile Learning International Conference, United Arab Emirates University, November 19th – 21st, Al Ain, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2013). Mobile learning practices: Lessons learned. Invited Speaker at mLearn 2013, the 12th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, College of the North-Atlantic, October 21st – 24th, Doha, Qatar.

Gitsaki, C. (2013). Choosing the right research design for your study. Invited Guest Lecture, British University in Dubai, September 21st, Dubai, UAE.

Gitsaki, C., & Robby, M.A. (2013). Researching mobile learning in your context. Invited Workshop at the Mobile Learning: Gulf Perspectives Research Symposium, April 25th, Zayed University, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Gitsaki, C., Robby, M.A., Priest, T., & Ben Chabane, Y. (2013). Researching the UAE iPad initiative. Invited Plenary Presentation at the Mobile Learning: Gulf Perspectives Research Symposium, April 25th, Zayed University, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (How to write an abstract. Workshop presented at the 2nd HCT Research Symposium, April 1st, Dubai Higher Colleges of Technology – Men’s Campus, Dubai, UAE.

Gitsaki, C., & Robby, M.A. (2013). Implementing mobile learning in Higher Education: A case study. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Gulf Comparative Education Society Symposium on Bridging the Policy-Research Divide in Education in the GCC, March 16th-18th, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman.

Gitsaki, C. (2013). Research Ethics and writing good research proposals. Invited pre-conference workshop at the 4th Annual Gulf Comparative Education Society Symposium on Bridging the Policy-Research Divide in Education in the GCC, March 16th-18th, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman.

Gitsaki, C. & Robby, M.A. (2013). Learning English with iPads: Challenges and opportunities. Paper presented at the 19th Annual International TESOL Arabia Conference, From KG to College to Career, March 14th – 16th, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2013). Using technology in the language classroom. Invited Plenary Presentation at the TESOL Arabia Leadership & Management SIG and TELLSI Teacher Education SIG Teacher Trainer Course, February 9th, Emirates Aviation College, Dubai, UAE.

Robby, M.A., & Gitsaki, C. (2013). Ethical issues in research design. Invited Plenary Presentation at the Interinstitutional Research Roadshow, January 31st, RAK Higher Colleges of Technology, Men’s College, RAK, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2013). Mobile learning: Technology for the language learning classroom. Invited Plenary Presentation at the Sharjah ELT Conference: Smart Teaching, Smart Learning, January 15th, Sharjah Education Zone, Ruqayya School, Sharjah, UAE.

Robby, M.A. & Gitsaki, C. (2012). Writing good research proposals. Seminar delivered at the HCT Research Symposium: Building Networks for Researching & Publishing, December 16th, Dubai Men’s Campus, Dubai, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2012). Editing a book: The cover to cover guide. Seminar delivered at the HCT Research Symposium: Building Networks for Researching & Publishing, December 16th, Dubai Men’s Campus, Dubai, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2012). Turning your thesis into a paper for publication. Seminar delivered at the HCT Research Symposium: Building Networks for Researching & Publishing, December 16th, Dubai Men’s Campus, Dubai, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. Research designs for the social sciences: Overview and evaluation. Invited plenary speaker at the Inter institutional Research Roadshow, December 6th, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Robby, M.A., & Gitsaki, C. (2012). Evaluating program effectiveness: The HCT iPad project. Paper presented at the 16th Annual CTELT Conference on Evaluating Teacher and Program Effectiveness, November 22nd – 23rd, Dubai Men’s Campus, Dubai, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2012). Professional development: Many modes one objective. Invited plenary speaker at the Teacher Evaluation and Development Workshop, TESOL Arabia TTD SIG & the Sharjah Chapter, November 10th, Sharjah Community College, Sharjah, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2012). Learner variables and language learning. Invited guest speaker, October 31st, Middlesex University, Dubai, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2012). Extensive reading for incidental vocabulary acquisition: Research and Implications. Invited guest speaker at the Open Lectures Series, October 20th, British University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2012). Extensive reading for incidental vocabulary acquisition: Does it work? Seminar delivered at the Open Lectures Series organized by the UNESCO Chair Program in Applied Research in Education, May 29th, Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2012). Accessing Higher Education: The Language Debate. Invited Speaker at the 4rd Annual Education Policy Forum, May 23rd, Middlesex University, Dubai, UAE.

Gitsaki, C., & Donaghue, H. (2012). Classroom management strategies: A teacher professional development program. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Teacher Leadership Academy, May 10th, Dubai Men’s College, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2012).Teacher professional development: Many modes, one objective.Paper presented at the Reimagining Personal and Professional Development Symposium, May 9th, Dubai Men’s College, UAE.

Gitsaki, C., &Bourini, A.(2012). IELTS pedagogies: Teacher beliefs and practices. Paper presented at the Performance Management and Teacher Development Symposium, April 28th, Ajman University of Science and Technology, Ajman, UAE.

Gitsaki, C., & Robby, M. (2012). Writing skills in Foundations: Best practice at HCT. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Foundations Conference, April 4th, Al Ain Men’s College, Al Ain, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2012). Raising English language education standards for Emirati high school graduates: The road ahead. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Symposium of the Gulf Comparative Education Society, March 24th – 25th, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Manama, Bahrain.

Gitsaki, C. (2012). Using communication games in the EFL classroom. Invited speaker at the Ramaqeia Educational Community Conference, Sharjah Education Zone, March 17th, Al Ramaqeia School, Sharjah, UAE.

Gitsaki, C., & Bourini, A. (2012). IELTS pedagogies: A teacher professional development program. Paper presented at the 18th International TESOL Arabia Conference, March 8th-10th, Dubai Women’s College, Dubai, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2012). Teacher education in the UAE: Bridging the gap. Invited Speaker at the 3rd Annual Education Policy Forum, February 28th, Middlesex University, Dubai, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2012). Cultivating student autonomy in the classroom through games. Featured Speaker at the 3rd Annual Independent Learning TESOL SIG Event, February 18th, Al Nunan bin Basheer School, Ajman, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2012). IELTS pedagogies for Arab teachers of English: A pilot study. Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Switzerland (VALS/ASLA), February 1st – 3rd, The University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Gitsaki, C. (2011). Language acquisition research: An applied linguistics focus in the Arabic Gulf region. Invited speaker at the Symposium of Applied Linguistics Research from Regional Perspectives. 16th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), August 23rd-28th, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China.

Gitsaki, C. (2011). Web 2.0 for teaching and learning: Professional development through a community of practice model. Paper presented at the 16th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), August 23rd-28th, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China.

Gitsaki, C., & Alabbad, A. (2011).CALL in Traditional English Language Teaching Settings. Paper presented at the 17th International TESOL Arabia Conference, March 10th-12th, JW Marriott Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

Donaghue, H., & Gitsaki, C. (2011). Teacher development through a Community of Practice. Paper presented at the 17th International TESOL Arabia Conference, March 10th-12th, JW Marriott Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2011). The Dubai Discussions: Getting Published in the ELT Publishing Industry. Invited Panelist at the 17th International TESOL Arabia Conference, March 10th-12th, JW Marriott Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2011). The Dubai Debates: Objectivity of International Exams. Invited Panelist at the 17th International TESOL Arabia Conference, March 10th-12th, JW Marriott Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2011). Enhancing learner autonomy through WELL. Invited Speaker, 2nd Annual Symposium of the TESOL Arabia Independent Learning SIG, February 12th, Al Numan Bin Basheer MAG School, Ajman, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2010). Web 2.0 Tools: Is there a place for them in the ESL classroom? Paper presented during the 35th Annual International Conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, July 4th-7th, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Gitsaki, C. (2010). Communities of Practice for Teacher Professional Development: Being in Charge of your Learning. Invited Plenary Presentation at the 2nd Annual Teacher Leadership Academy, May 2nd, Dubai Men’s College, Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai, U.A.E.

Gitsaki, C., & Taylor, R. (2010). Teaching WELL and loving IT. Paper Presented during the eLearning in Action Conference, April 6th, Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah, U.A.E.

Gitsaki, C. (2010). The Dubai Debates: Non-native speaker/native-speaker teacher, is it still a dilemma? Invited Panelist at the 16th International TESOL Arabia Conference, March 11th-13th, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2010). The Dubai Debates: Non-native speaker/native-speaker teacher, is it still a dilemma? Invited Panelist at the 16th International TESOL Arabia Conference, March 11th-13th, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE.

Gitsaki, C. (2010).Innovation in Education and the role of educators in the 21st century classroom. Keynote address delivered at the 1st National Education Research Forum, February 9th, Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah, UAE.

Gitsaki, C., & Melani, B. Z. (2009). Extensive reading for incidental vocabulary learning: A study of Indonesian EFL learners. Paper presented during the International Conference on Bilingualism and Bilingual Education, December 17th-19th, American University in Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.

Hilton, A., & Gitsaki, C. (2009). Integrating educational technologies into instruction in Chemistry: Technological pedagogy content knowledge development and implications for teacher education. Paper presented during the 54th World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teachers (ICET), December 14th-17th, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman.

Gitsaki, C., & Al Shehri, S. (2009). Online reading: The impact of integrated and split-attention formats on L2 students’ cognitive load. Paper presented during the 1st Combined Conference, The Applied Linguistics Associations of New Zealand and of Australia, December 2-4, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

Gitsaki, C.,& Althobaiti, N. (2009). ESL teachers’ use of corrective feedback and its effect on learners’ uptake. Paper presented during the 1st Combined Conference, The Applied Linguistics Associations of New Zealand and of Australia, December 2-4, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

Hilton, A., Nichols, K., & Gitsaki, C. (2008). Scaffolding chemistry students’ learning within the context of emerging scientific research themes through laboratory inquiry. Paper presented at Changing climates: Education for sustainable futures. AARE 2008 International Education Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Hilton, A., Nichols, K., & Gitsaki, C.

Hilton, A., Nichols, K., & Gitsaki, C. (2008). Using digital resources to scaffold chemistry students’ learning during laboratory investigations. Presentation at the 39th ASERA Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Gitsaki, C. (2008). Writing-to-learn in high school chemistry: multimodal text production and its effect on students’ representational competence. Paper presented at ICERI 2008 International Conference of Education, Research, and Innovation, Madrid, Spain.

Gitsaki, C. (2008).WELL done with IT.Invited speaker at the Jacaranda Annual Conference of the Queensland Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (QATESOL), Oct. 4th, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Wu, H.F., & Gitsaki, C. (2008).EFL Learners’ Use of Oral Communication Strategies. Paper Presented at the Annual Congress of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, July 3rd – 6th, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Anders, D., Gitsaki, C., & Moni, K. (2008). Australian Values Education Policy: The official Discourse. Paper Presented at the Annual Congress of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, July 3rd – 6th, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Anders, D., Moni, K., & Gitsaki, C. (2008). The classroom teacher: making a difference through values education. Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the Social Educators Association of Australia, Jan. 20th-22nd, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia.

Wu, H. F., & Gitsaki, C. (2007). Taiwanese EFL Junior College Learners’ Use of Oral Communication Strategies. Paper presented at the 16th International Symposium on English Teaching, Nov. 9-11, Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Centre, Taipei, Taiwan.

Gitsaki, C. (2007). Learning Objects for mainstream NESB students: An example of digital adaptation and modification. Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Congress of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, July 1-3, The University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia.

Gitsaki, C. (2006). ICT’s in the foreign language classroom. Invited Colloquium at the 31st Annual Congress of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, July 5th-8th, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Gitsaki, C. (2005).Course design to promote student autonomy and lifelong learning skills: A Japanese example. Paper presented during the 2nd Independent Learning Association, Sept. 9-12, Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

Gitsaki, C., & Taylor, R. (2004). Online Teaching: A tech-enabled ally and a tremendous challenge for educators. Paper presented during EUROCALL2005, The University of Vienna, Sept 1st-5th, Vienna, Austria.

Taylor, R.,& Gitsaki, C. (2003). Current trends in Web-enhanced language learning. Paper presented during the 29th Annual JALT International Conference, Granship Shizuoka, November 21st-24th, Shizuoka, Japan.

Taylor, R.& Gitsaki, C. (2002). Teaching WELL in a Computerless Classroom. Paper presented during the 10th International CALL Conference 2002, University of Antwerp, August 18th –20th, Antwerp, Belgium.

Gitsaki, C. (2002). Teaching WELL and loving IT. Paper presented during EUROCALL 2002, University of Jyväskylä, August 14th – 17th, Jyväskylä, Finland and at the 13th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Center, Dec. 16th – 21st, Singapore.

Taylor, R.,& Gitsaki, C. (2001). Teaching WELL and loving IT. Paper presented during the 27th Annual JALT International Conference, Kitakyushu International Conference Center, November 22nd-25th, Kokura, Japan.

Gitsaki, C., & Taylor, R. (2000). The role of the Web in the EFL classroom. Paper presented during the 26th Annual JALT International Conference, Granship Shizuoka, November 2nd-5th, Shizuoka, Japan.

Taylor, R.,& Gitsaki, C. (2000). Web-based activities: Promoting diversity in the EFL classroom. Paper presented during the KOTESOL National Conference, Kyoungbuk University, September 30th – October 1st, Taegu, Korea.

Gitsaki, C., & Taylor, R. (2000). The Role of the Web in the EFL classroom. Paper presented during the 5th Annual CALL SIG International Conference, Tokyo University of Technology, June 10th - 11th, Tokyo, Japan.

Gitsaki, C., & Taylor, R. (2000). The Changing face of CALL. Paper presented during the 5th Annual CALL SIG International Conference, Tokyo University of Technology, June 10th-11th, Tokyo, Japan.

Gitsaki, C., & Taylor, R. WWW-Based Communication Activities. Paper presented during the 7th Annual IBC Conference on Communication and Culture in the Workplace, Fuji Xerox Learning Institute, March 4th-5th, Tokyo, Japan

Gitsaki, C., & Taylor, R. (1999). WWW-Based Communication Activities. Paper presented during the JALT Tokyo Metro Mini Conference, Komazawa University, Tokyo, Japan, December 5th, 1999.

Gitsaki, C., & Taylor, R. (1999). Internet English: WWW-Based Communication. Paper presented during the 25th Annual JALT Conference, Green Dome Maebashi, Japan, October 8th - 11th, 1999.

Gitsaki, C., & Taylor, R. (1999). Teaching ESL students to make a homepage: Project report. Paper presented during the 25th Annual JALT Conference, Green Dome Maebashi, Japan, October 8th - 11th, 1999.

Gitsaki, C., & Taylor, R. (1999). Web-Based Activities for English Conversation. Paper presented during the 25th Annual JALT Conference, Green Dome Maebashi, Japan, October 8th-11th, 1999.

Gitsaki, C., & Taylor, R. 1999). Web-Assisted Language Learning: A new approach to teaching English Conversation. Paper presented during PAC2 Pan-Asia Conference, Olympic ParkTel, Seoul, Korea, October 1st-3rd, 1999.

Gitsaki, C., & Taylor, R. (1999). Using Web-based activities for teaching ESL. Paper presented during PAC2 Pan-Asia Conference, Olympic ParkTel, Seoul, Korea, October 1st-3rd, 1999.

Gitsaki, C., & Taylor, R. (1998). Internet-based activities for the ESL classroom. Paper presented at EUROCALL’98, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, Sept. 1998.

Gitsaki, C., & Taylor, R. (1997). English collocations and their place in the EFL classroom. Paper presented during the 23rd Annual JALT Conference, Hamamatsu ACT CITY, Japan, October 9th-12th, 1997.

Gitsaki, C., & Robinson, P. J. (1996). English Collocations in Second Language Acquisition. Paper presented during the 2ndPacSLRF Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, January 30th - February 2nd, 1996.

Gitsaki, C. (1994). The Lexical Approach in Second/Foreign Language Teaching: A study of English Collocations and its implications for EFL students. Paper presented at the 19th ALAA Conference, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, July 14th - 17th, 1994.

Gitsaki, C. (1993). Lexical Collocations in Second Language Learning: A study of linguistic factors with special reference to SLA. Paper presented at the 27th AULA Conference, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, Feb. 1st - 5th, 1993.

Gitsaki, C.(1993). Vocabulary learning in two school environments in Greece. Paper presented at the 10th AILA Conference, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 8th - 14th, 1993.