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Dr Irina Rets

Lecturer in Online teaching


Dr Irina Rets is a Lecturer in Online Teaching at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University (UK) and a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Management Science at Lancaster University. Her research seeks to understand how technology can be leveraged to improve social justice in the learning contexts, and more generally - in society.

Irina is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA). As a seminar leader and then an Assistant Professor she taught a variety of academic university courses on education to undergraduate and graduate students in international English-medium settings, as well as in the UK.

Research of Dr Rets has been published in such WoS impact factor journals, as Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Interactive Learning Environments, International Journal of Ed Tech in HE, Computer Assisted Language Learning, as well as in such CORE A conference proceedings, as Learning at Scale.




Farrow, Robert; Iniesto, Francisco; Weller, Martin; Pitt, Rebecca; Algers, Anne; Bozkurt, Aras; Cox, Glenda; Czerwonogora, Ada; Elias, Tanya; Essmiller, Kathy; Funk, Johanna; Lambert, Sarah; Mittelmeier, Jenna; Nagashima, Tomo; Rabin, Eyal; Rets, Irina; Spica, Elizabeth; Vladimirschi, Viviane and Witthaus, Gabi (). GO-GN Guide to Conceptual Frameworks. Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN). The Open University (UK).
Rets, Irina; Coughlan, Tim; Stickler, Ursula and Astruc, Lluïsa. (). Accessibility of Open Educational Resources: how well are they suited for English learners?. Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning (Early Access).
Rets, Irina; Herodotou, Christothea; Bayer, Vaclav; Hlosta, Martin and Rienties, Bart. (). Exploring critical factors of the perceived usefulness of a learning analytics dashboard for distance university students. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education.


Rienties, Bart; Lewis, Tim; O'Dowd, Robert; Rets, Irina and Rogaten, Jekaterina. (). The impact of virtual exchange on TPACK and foreign language competence: reviewing a large-scale implementation across 23 virtual exchanges. Computer Assisted Language Learning (Early access).
Papathoma, Tina; Ferguson, Rebecca; Iniesto, Francisco; Rets, Irina; Vogiatzis, Dimitrios and Murphy, Victoria. (). Guidance on how Learning at Scale can be made more accessible. In: Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Conference on Learning@ Scale, Aug 12-14, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA.


Rets, Irina and Ilya, Ali. (). Eliciting ELT students’ Understanding of Plagiarism in Academic Writing. Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 4 (2) pp. 193-211.


Rets, Irina. (). Vocabulary Retention and Concordance-based Learning in L3 Acquisition. Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 3 (2) pp. 313-324.