Dr Iuliia Khukalenko

MA, MEd, PhD
Research Affiliate
+61 2 9351 6384
+61 2 9351 2606
Education Building A35 / 502
The University of Sydney

Iuliia Khukalenko graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University and worked for 10 years as a lecturer and a research fellow at the Far Eastern Federal University. She is a cofounder of an IT startup on virtual reality for education, and she has a patient for an invention of dialog simulator for learning languages in virtual reality. Dr Khukalenko is an entrepreneur, interpreter, educational consultant, instructional designer, and educational technologies evangelist. Her professional focus at the moment is on educational management and new technologies in education. 

Global Citizenship Award 2017, The University of Sydney, winner

  • Member, Association of Academic Writing Experts National Writing Centres Consortium, Russia

Book chapters
  •  Khukalenko Iu. S. "The differences in academic expectations of academic writing in Russian and western universities (2018) Materials of the International Youth Scientific Forum LOMONOSOV-2018". Ed. I.A. Aleshkovsky, A.V. Andriyanov, E.A. Antipov [Digital source]. ISBN 978-5-317-05800-5. 

Journal articles
  • Kaplan-Rakowski R., Dimolea T. K., Khukalenko Iu. S., (2023). Language Teachers’ Beliefs About Using High-Immersion Virtual Reality. Education and Information Technologies, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-023-11686-9
  • Khukalenko, I.S. (2023). Pedagogical potential of a VR application for language learning.   Informatization of Education and Science 3(59), 33-44. 
  • Khukalenko Iu., Zemtsov D.I. (2023). ­­Alumni Relations Policy of Multidisciplinary Universities (on the Example of the Far Eastern Federal University). Educational Studies Moscow, (1), 219-245. https://doi.org/10.17323/1814-9545-2023-1-219-245 
  • Zemtsov,  D.I.,  Khukalenko,  I.S.  (2023). Alumni Capital: Strategy of Interaction Universities with Alumni. Higher Education in Russia, 32(1), 35-50. https://doi.org/10.31992/0869-3617-2023-32-1-35-50 
  • Khukalenko, I. S., Kaplan-Rakowski, R., An, Y., & Iushina, V. D. (2022). Teachers’ perceptions of using virtual reality technology in classrooms: A large-scale survey. Education and Information Technologies, 27(8), 11591-11613. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-022-11061-0
  • Khukalenko Iu.S., Bazhina P.S., Zemtsov D.I. (2022). Immersive technologies in school education: based on the results of the All-Russian Testing Program. Perspectives of Science and Education, 3(57), 338-353. https://doi.org/10.32744/pse.2022.3.19 
  • Khukalenko Iu.S. (2022) "Virtual reality for learning English: development and implementation." Informatization of Education and Science. 1(53), 180-190.
  • Khukalenko Iu. S. (2021). Foreign Language Acquisition (ESL) in Virtual Reality: Software Review. Oriental Institute Journal, 2(50), 118–128. https://doi.org/10.24866/2542-1611/2021-2/118-128.
  • Khukalenko Iu.S. (2020). Moving from the Software Development to Teachers’ Community. Public Relations in Government Sector, 6, 94-96.

Conference papers
  • Yatluk, L., & Khukalenko, I. (2023). Work-in-Progress — Studying the Impact of the Virtual Course “Magnetic Field. Electromagnetic Induction” on Educational Results. Immersive Learning Research-Academic, 73-77. https://doi.org/10.56198/ZH3JOPRE5
  • Khukalenko Iu. S. (2021). Potential of Virtual Reality for the Russian as a Second Language Acquisition. Proceedings of the International Congress «Russian language in a global scientific context» December 6–10, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 19-21 


Virtual Reality in Higher Education, Sydney School of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney