About Kate Borthwick

Mrs Kate Borthwick

Mrs Kate Borthwick is Principal Enterprise Fellow in Educational Innovation, School of Modern Languages and Linguistics, University of Southampton UK and an ELT MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) designer.

Kate is the Lead for Digital Learning in Modern Languages and Linguistics in Humanities at the University of Southampton. She provides expert advice to colleagues in the development and creation of online educational materials/courses. Kate is also Faculty Lead for Digital Learning and responsible for leading, developing and managing Faculty open online courses. Kate has a university-wide role since 2017, as Director of the MOOC programme, within the University’s central Digital Learning team. This role draws on her expertise in online and blended learning and in managing and leading online courses. Her role involves leading the direction and shaping of open online courses principally delivered through the FutureLearn platform.

Since 2019, Kate has had the role of  Chair of the Digital Education Working Group, appointed by the Vice-President Education.

Kate has also published extensively in the field of digital innovation and open educational resources (OERs) – which is the topic of the PhD she has nearly completed – and organised the prestigious international EuroCALL (European Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning) conference in August 2017 and she is a an elected executive board member of EuroCALL.


Kate is a consultant on ViVEXELT.