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Annette Duensing

Profile summary

Professional biography

I have been working for the Open University since February 1997, first as Lecturer in German and since August 2006 as Staff Tutor in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics. In this role, I am responsible for the recruitment, induction and staff development of language tutors. Before I came to the Open University, I was Lecturer in German at the University of Luton, now University of Bedfordshire.

Research interests

My main research interests lie in the area of skills development and assessment for language learning in general and in particular in the open and distance learning (ODL) context. Most recently I have focused on peer assessment and self assessment. I have previously worked on integrating the development of basic computing skills into an intermediate level German course and the development of speaking skills in ODL, exploring oral exam anxiety among students.

External collaborations

From 2008 to 2017 I represented the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics on the Board of Routes into Languages East, a government initiative to support the progression of school language learners to higher education.

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
CREET: Language and Literacies Research ClusterClusterFaculty of Education and Language Studies

Publications

‘Distant Classmates: speech and silence in online and telephone language tutorials’ (2007-09-27)
Stickler, Ursula; Batstone, Carolyn; Duensing, Annette and Heins, Barbara
European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 2007(2)


Spoken interaction in online and face-to-face language tutorials (2007-07)
Heins, Barbara; Duensing, Annette; Stickler, Ursula and Batstone, Carolyn
Computer Assisted Language Learning, 20(3) (pp. 279-295)


Distant Classmates: Speech and silence online and telephone language tutorials (2007)
Stickler, Ursula; Batstone, Carolyn; Duensing, Annette and Heins, Barbara
European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 2


Face-to-face and online interactions - is a task a task? (2006)
Duensing, Annette; Stickler, Ursula; Batstone, Carolyn and Heins, Barbara
Journal of Learning Design, 1(2) (pp. 35-45)


Learning to share and sharing to learn – professionaldevelopment of language teachers in HE to foster open educational practices (2013)
Duensing, Annette; Gallardo, Matilde and Heiser, Sarah
In: Beaven, Ana; Comas-Quinn, Anna and Sawhill, Barbara eds. Case Studies of Openness in the Language Classroom (pp. 121-133)
ISBN : 978-1-908416-09-4 | Publisher : Research-publishing.net. | Published : Dublin/Voillans


The role and nature of assessment in blended contexts (2011-05-26)
Duensing, Annette and Harper, Felicity
In: Nicolson, Margaret; Murphy, Linda and Southgate, Margaret eds. Language Teaching in Blended Contexts (pp. 59-74)
ISBN : 9781906716202 | Publisher : Dunedin Academic Press Ltd | Published : Edinburgh


Assessment (2005-07-14)
Furnborough, Concha; Duensing, Annette and Truman, Mike
In: Hurd, Stella and Murphy, Linda eds. Success with Languages (pp. 185-213)
ISBN : 978-0-415-36837-7 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London


Developing writing skills in German (2006-05-25)
Baumann, Uwe and Duensing, Annette eds.
ISBN : 9780415397469 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London


Distant Classmates: comparing online and telephone language tutorials (2006-09-27)
Stickler, Ursula; Batstone, Carolyn; Duensing, Annette and Heins, Barbara
In : ICL 2006 (27-29 Sep 2006, Villach, Austria)


Distance and virtual distance: Preliminary results of a study of interaction patterns in synchronous audio graphic CMC and face-to-face tutorials in beginners’ language tutorials (2005)
Stickler, Ursula; Batstone, Carolyn; Duensing, Annette and Heins, Barbara
In : Proceedings of the 2004 International Symposium on Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching, Beijing and Shanghai (Aug 2004, Beijing and Shanghai, China)