Dr. John Senior

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Educational Background:

  • PhD English, Rhodes University 2004
  • MA Education TESOL, Middlesex University, 2017
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education, (Secondary Teaching), Rhodes University, 1994
  • BA English & History, Concordia University, 1993

Work Experience:

  • Skyline University Associate Professor, 2019-until present
  • Amity University Associate Professor, 2015-2018
  • Sharjah University English Language Center, 2014-2015
  • Skyline University Associate Professor, 2012-2014
  • Walter Sisulu University Center for Teaching and Learning Development, 2007-2012
  • Rhodes University HOD English East London, Associate Dean of Humanities, 1996-2006

Certifications and other info relevant to teaching and research:

  • Design, Development and Implementation of Assessment of learning in Higher Education and Training
  • Assessment of Outcomes Based Education, Rhodes University, 2011
  • South African Council for Educators (SACE)Registration, 2017- current
  • Cambridge CELTA Certificate, 2012
  • IPhone App Development Program, University of Sharjah, 2014
  • CompTIA Network + Certification, CSS, 2009
  • Investment Funds Institute of Canada, 1991
  • Publications

    • Senior, J. Upadhya, A., Vij, M. (2020).  "An Early Snapshot of Emergency Remote Teaching via Microsoft Teams During the COVID-19 Lockdown: Student Feedback from a Mid-sized College", Interactive Technology and Smart Education. (Submitted)
    • Senior, J. (2019) "Mobile Translation Apps. and Second Language Teaching; What do Students think?" https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/9102207/proceeding
    • Upadhya, A., Agha, K., Vij, M., Senior, J. (2020).  "Role of Destination Management Organization (DMO) in empowering women through training – case of Sharjah tourism"

  • Conferences


    • International Conference on Bilingualism and Bilingual Education.  American Univ. of Sharjah, U.A.E. Dec. 2009. Designing Multi-lingual Self-study e-Learning Course Support Materials: A Study of Experiential Teaching Practices among Non-Mother-Tongue English Speakers at a University in South Africa.
    • 3rd Annual University Teaching and Learning Conference. University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, Oct. 2009.   Can linguistic/cultural academic barriers for non-English home language students be successfully navigated by students through an integrated multi-lingual e-learning platform?

    • Sixteenth International Conference on Learning, University of Barcelona,  June, 2009. A study of experimental teaching practices among non-mother-tongue English speakers at a university in South Africa
    • 15th International Conference on Learning, University of Chicago, June 2008. In whose Languages should we Teach?: A Comparison of Historically Disadvantaged Student English and Home Language Capabilities at a South African University.

    • Second Literature & Ecology Colloquium, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, September 2005.  The Continuity of the Spirit Among all Living Things in the Philosophy and Literature of Henry Rider Haggard.

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