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Dawn Bikowski

Director, ELIP Academic & Global Communication Program
Ohio University

Dawn Bikowski is the Director of the ELIP Academic & Global Communication Program and teaches in the Linguistics Department at Ohio University. Keynoting internationally and leading projects in curriculum development, teacher training, and program assessment have taken her to dozens of countries worldwide. With a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction and an M.A. in Linguistics, her research focuses on second language writing, intercultural communication, educational technology, and global learning.

Biography

Dawn Bikowski is the Director of the ELIP Academic & Global Communication Program in the Linguistics Department at Ohio University. In addition to being a program director, she teaches Linguistics graduate coursework in pedagogical grammar and second language reading and writing. She has taught a variety of levels of English internationally and is heavily involved in ESL/EFL teacher training. International conferences and workshops, curriculum development projects, and program assessments have taken her to several countries across Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. With a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: Instructional Technology and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics, she engages in a number of materials writing projects using multimedia and online teaching.  

Prior to earning her MA, Bikowski served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador for two years, working on community health and English language education. She co-facilitates, with Dr. Talinn Phillips, a faculty learning community at Ohio University titled "Teaching with a Global Perspective: Practical Strategies from Course Design to Assessment." Their Routledge-published book by the same name was a result of several years of leading faculty development workshops with educators from a variety of disciplines.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Second language writing
    English for Specific/Academic Purposes
    Intercultural communication
    Educational technology
    Global learning

Personal Interests

    When I'm not researching or writing about education-related topics, I'm usually traveling the world. Being outdoors is my passion--hiking, kayaking, diving, eating new food, and making new friends.

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Teaching with a Global Perspective *Bikowski & Phillips* - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

System

The influence of culture and educational context on Chinese students' understandings of source use practices and plagiarism


Published: Mar 21, 2018 by System
Authors: Bikowski, D., & Gui, M.
Subjects: English Language & Linguistics

This research contributes to a greater understanding of plagiarism by exploring the role of culture and educational context in students' understanding of source use practices. Exposure to and engagement in new practices may alter second language writers' conceptualization of the practice itself, more so than the cultural background of the writer. These findings illustrate the development of students' awareness of academic expectations in the Anglo-American context.

Language Learning & Technology

Interactive digital textbooks and engagement: A learning strategies framework


Published: May 21, 2017 by Language Learning & Technology
Authors: Bikowski, D., & Casal, J. E.
Subjects: Education, English Language & Linguistics

This mixed-methods study explored students’ learning processes and engagement as they used a customized interactive digital textbook housed on a mobile device. The Framework for Learning with Digital Resources was developed from this study and can be used by materials designers in creating digital textbooks and resources and by educators in supporting students as they move from using digital devices mainly for personal use to utilizing them effectively in their learning.

Language Learning & Technology

Effects of Web-Based Collaborative Writing on Individual L2 Writing Development


Published: Feb 21, 2016 by Language Learning & Technology
Authors: Bikowski, D., & Vithanage, R.
Subjects: Education, English Language & Linguistics

This study investigated the effect of repeated in-class web-based collaborative writing tasks on second language writers’ individual writing scores. Participants in the collaborative web-based writing group experienced statistically significant writing gains in their individual writing over the participants in the individual web-based writing group. Three types of collaborative groups emerged. A Teaching Cycle for Web-Based Collaborative Writing is introduced.

Innovation in English Language Teacher Education

The Pedagogy of Collaboration: teaching effectively within an evolving technology landscape


Published: Feb 21, 2014 by Innovation in English Language Teacher Education
Authors:
Subjects: Education, English Language & Linguistics, Language Learning

This paper outlines a framework that guides educators in using technologies in pedagogically sound ways that meet students’ communicative competence and digital literacy needs within an increasingly connected world. Resources and guidelines for integrating them into the classroom effectively are discussed, as teachers use technology for collaboration in an ever-changing technological landscape.

News

Bikowski featured as English Language Specialist for US State Department

By: Dawn Bikowski
Subjects: Applied Linguistics, Education, English Language & Linguistics, Language Learning

Bikowski's keynote at the International Conferences on Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, earned her Featured English Language Specialst status

Bikowski speaks in Seoul on TESOL Foundations and Teaching English with Technology

By: Dawn Bikowski
Subjects: Applied Linguistics, Education, English Language & Linguistics, Language Learning

Bikowski speaks to students and faculty at Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (CUFS) on Methods of Teaching English. This visit is an extension of the Ohio University - CUFS partnership for online certificates.

Bikowski and Program Featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education

By: Dawn Bikowski
Subjects: Applied Linguistics, Education, English Language & Linguistics

Article Title: How Colleges Help Foreign Grad Students With Their Teaching

Bikowski Keynotes on the Pedagogy of Collaboration at the Teacher Education Conference, 2014, India

By: Dawn Bikowski
Subjects: Applied Linguistics, Education, English Language & Linguistics, Language Learning

This recording of Bikowski's keynote on the Pedagogy of Collaboration reached an audience of hundreds in Hyderabad, India.

Interview on BBC with Keynote Speaker D. Bikowski at Teacher Educator Conference 2014, India

By: Dawn Bikowski
Subjects: Applied Linguistics, Education, English Language & Linguistics, Language Learning

During the interview, Dawn discusses how incorporating new technologies should remain focused on pedagogy and the extent to which teachers can be encouraged to do this and direct their own development in order to help their learners.