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Dr Carolin Fuchs

Education: PhD in English Studies

Affiliation: City University of Hong Kong


Department of English

Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre

City University of Hong Kong

83, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon

Hong Kong

Phone: +852-3442-8209

Fax: +852-3442-0288





Carolin Fuchs’ primary research interests focus on telecollaborative and technology-mediated language learning and teacher education. She has conducted online projects since 1999, and her collaborations have included institutions in China, Cyprus, England, Germany, Japan, Poland, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, South Africa, and the United States. Her work focuses on computer-mediated communication and negotiation, multiliteracies, language play, intercultural learning, social media, networked technologies, and online teaching and instructional design. Currently, Carolin has explored massive open online courses (MOOCs), with a special focus on language MOOCs (LMOOCs). She was invited to join a team from the German Department at the University of Pennsylvania to collaborate on their LMOOC Auf Deutsch. Her most recent work analyzes how student language teachers perceive their progress in beginning LMOOCs against the backdrop of Pegrum’s (2009) multiliteracies and Egbert, Hanson-Smith and Chao’s (2007) optimal conditions for language learning. Prior to joining City U in fall 2015, Carolin was Lecturer in the TESOL/Applied Linguistics Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. She also worked at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, the Pennsylvania State University, University of California at Berkeley, and at the Zentrum für Medien und Interaktivität (Center for Media and Interactivity) at the Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen/Germany.

Selected Publications