Karenne Sylvester has an MA in Educational Technology & TESOL (Distinction, 2013, University of Manchester), and recently completed a Diploma in Game Design and Development (Futureworks, 2014-2017).
She is currently the Digital Development Officer at New College Group, where she is responsible for the overall digital strategy for the schools and ensuring that 100% of all teaching staff have good, to excellent, IWB/EdTech skills.
Previously she was one of the early academic consultants for the ELT start-up, Voxy; was a freelance Business & IT English trainer in Germany; a Director of the non-profit, Summerbridge, in Hong Kong and an Academic Director at EIL in Ecuador.
Karenne is a regular presenter at international conferences in language education and used to write an internationally popular educational blog, Kalinago English, (1million+ pageviews). She has also produced a series of videos on British English expressions, British-in-a-minute, available on YouTube.
She is highly skilled in the following:
- Gamified language educational e-tivities
- Mobile apps in language learning
- Digital teacher education
- Educational video production
Furthermore, she has a created games in both the Unreal and Unity game engines, knows Blueprinting and C++, and creates art assets in Inkscape & Gimp (2D) & Blender (3D).
She is available to deliver workshops (whole/half day) and present at conferences, on the above subjects with at least 2 month’s notice. For more details, please see her Linkedin profile.