Laura Incalcaterra McLoughlin, PhD, Lecturer at the National University of Ireland, Galway, co-Director of the MA in Advanced Language Skills, Coordinator of the Diploma in Italian Online. Her research interests include Applied Linguistics, Audiovisual Translation and CALL. Recipient of several international funding awards, winner of three European Language Labels. For her publications, please visit here.
Qian Kan, BA and MA in English Language and Literature, PhD in Linguistics, is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at The Open University (UK). Her current research interests are mobile-supported language learning, eTandem learning, online peer mentoring and using online forums to support intercultural learning. For her publications, please visit here.
Mauro Calise is Professor of Political Science at University of Naples Federico II and Editor of IPSAPORTAL, the International Political Science Association Web Portal for Electronic Sources. He has taught and lectured throughout Italy, Europe, and USA. His recent interests focus on Internet epistemology and culture. He is currently the Director of Federica Weblearning, the site of federica.eu, the largest European single university MOOC platform.
Donatella Troncarelli, Associate Professor in Italian Linguistics, teaches “Italian Grammar” and “New Technologies for Language Teaching” at the University for Foreigners of Siena. Her main research areas are language course design and planning, grammar teaching, teaching second languages for specific purposes and with technology For more details see here.
Giampiero de Cristofaro, BMath; teacher, teachers’ trainer to foster the introduction of TIC in schools, didactic planning and evaluation, chartered journalist; editorial director of a periodical; President of FENICE, Designer & Coordinator of 10 European projects in the field of education and training, recipient of 2 international funding awards, expert in dissemination. For details visit here.
Giorgio Banti, Vice Rector at the Oriental University of Naples, teaches General and historical linguistics and Somali language and literature. His main research topics are Somali, Oromo and Saho linguistics and literature; historical linguistics; information structure; language development; comparative poetry. He has directed several research projects on topics related to language typology, historical and Cushitic linguistics. For details see here.