Dr Irina Rets is a doctoral researcher in educational technology at the Open University (UK). She also holds a doctorate in applied linguistics from Volgograd State University (Russia). Her research expertise focuses on online collaborative learning, accessibility of education to international learners, as well as online measures of learning behaviour. More information about Irina’s work is available on her university profile page. She also actively tweets about higher education issues, learning and research methods @IrinaRets.