Staff Profile:Dr Liz Wilding

Dr Elisabeth Wilding
Job Title:
Associate Professor

Transnational Education (TNE) Programme Director

Active Projects: 
I oversee the development of TNE language and foundation provision at ISLI and am currently supporting Year 0 at the NUIST-Reading Academy in Nanjing China.

I am a member of the Editorial Board of InForm, the journal for international foundation programme professionals.

During the 2017/18 academic year I will be leading The International Student Food Project, funded by UKCISA.

I have a background in language teaching (English and French), more recently specialising in English for Academic Purpose (EAP) and Academic Skills for international foundation students.

Areas of Interest: 
 -  Internationalisation and TNE

 - Supporting international students' transition to HE study

 - Leadership and management in EAP

- Technology-enhanced learning and OOCs. I was part of the ISLI team that produced A Beginner's Guide to Writing in English for University Study on FutureLearn

I have been actively involved in a number of funded T&L projects:

2017 - The International Student Food Project (UKCISA)

2017 - Transition Experiences of international students: how networking helps to make sense of academic life in the UK (University of Reading UROP)

2014 - MOOCs at Reading - what, why and where next? (University of Reading TLDF)

2014 - Blended Learning Implementation Project (Intel Corporation)

2012 - What did I do wrong? Supporting independent learning practices to avoid plagiarism (University of Reading TLDF)

2011 - International Student Survival Guide (University of Reading Annual Fund

A Few Personal Comments:
I am currently pursuing an MA in the Anthropology of Food at SOAS.

BA International Relations and French Literature (Brown University)
PhD French Literature (University of Pennsylvania)
TESOL Certificate (UCLA)

Recent Conference Presentations:
“Creating an EAP management network together.” BALEAP Conference. University of Bristol. April 2017 (with Sarah Brewer). 
“MOOC-topia or MOOC-lear disaster?” E-learning Symposium, University of Southampton. January 2016.
“Essay writing on a massive scale: delivering feedback to and through the crowd.” ALT Annual Conference. University of Manchester. September 2015.

Furneaux, C., Wright, C. & Wilding, E. (2015). First experiences of MOOCS in the UK; the case of the University of Reading’s “Beginners’ Guide to writing in English for university study”. In J.R. Corbeil, M.E. Corbeil, and B.H. Khan (Eds.) pp 337-348. The MOOC Case Book: Case Studies in MOOC Design, Development and Implementation. New York: Linus Publications.
Ward, J. and Wilding, E. (2015). Transferable Academic Skills Kit: Research and Online Sources. Reading: Garnet Education. 
Manning, A. and Wilding, E. (2015; 2007). Transferable Academic Skills Kit: Presentations. Reading: Garnet Education.
Wilding, E. (2011). EAP: An all-around challenge 6. English Teaching Professional, Issue 74.
Wilding, E. (2011). Cite them right – is it an essential referencing guide?. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, Issue 3.
Wilding, E. (2010). Get Prepared: Using web-based technology for international student recruitment and induction activities. InForm, Issue 5.
Manning, A. and Wilding, E. (2007). Transferable Academic Skills Kit: Seminars and Tutorials. Reading: Garnet Education.

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Liz Wilding

Contact Details

+44 (0) 118 378 6560
229E Edith Morley

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