Dr. Katerina Theodoridou is a Senior Researcher and Project Manager at CARDET. Her expertise lies on language pedagogy, e-learning, and online education. At CARDET she focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of programs and instructional material that relate to educational technology, online learning, online professional development and the integration of ICT in teaching and learning. She also manages various European-funded projects that focus on a multitude of aspects relating to adult education, language education, professional development, and social integration. A former Fulbright scholar, she holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include, among other, the integration of technology and online learning environments in teaching and learning and she has published on animated intelligent agents and their effects on language learning.