Elisavet Kiourti is an associate lecturer at University of Nicosia. She holds a Ph.D in Video Games and Education from the Department of Education (University of Cyprus). Her doctoral research is the first ethnographic research in the context of Cyprus focusing on the comparison of Literacy in the Online Game “Counter Strike Global Offensive” and Literacy in Schools. She also holds an MA in Computational Linguistics (University of Essex) and BA in Greek Literature with specialization in Linguistics (University of Thessaloniki) . She is the Press Officer of Cyprus Linguistic Society. She has contributed to several research programs e.g., Social Literacy in Cyprus Prison, Digital Cypriot Slang Dictionary “Cyslang” (http://www.cyslang.com/), Digital Lexicon Database of Cypriot Nouns and Adjectives, “KoMoLex”, and MOEC Project for the revitalization of Cypriot Maronite Arabic on production of book for A1-B2 level. She has published in international journals (e.g. Frontiers, Research Papers in Education) and has contributed in books about Video Games and Health (Elsevier) and about Swearing and Identity in Video Games (Bloomsbury). Her research interests focus on technology-enhanced learning environments, formal and non formal education, problem-based environments, virtual reality environments, metagaming, language and identity, cognition in gaming, and social well being.