Areas of interest
Mobile-mediated teaching and learning
I became interested in mobile-mediated teaching and learning when I was a teacher helping a group of students in basic skills mathematics. I learnt about the benefit of mobile phones. During my Masters in IT I developed a simple application which allowed students to test their abilities in basic skills mathematics. The main language used for development of applications was Java ME (formerly known as Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME)). Whilst I didn’t continue to develop my competences in programming for Android (which at that stage was still in its infancy) and other operating systems, I pursued my research in education particularly how mobile phones and tablets can be used in the classroom in a meaningful way.
Integration of technology into teaching and Learning. Technology and Curriculum mapping.
Digital Citizenship: Enabling students to become digital citizens.
Open Education Resources
Enthusiast on Open Education Resources. Using WordPress I also created this website and the Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills, within the Ministry of Education of Malta’s website. I supported educators on a number of open education resources. And I also learnt from many others about open source and open education resources!
Represented MEDE on the BeSmartOnline! advisory board between 2012 and 2015 and in a Digital Citizenship working group between 2017-.
Organizes Embed Digital Literacy Conference and Awards Ceremony
Through Embed awards, MEDE seeks those whose exemplary work provides a model for teaching, learning and leading in the digital age. Embed Awards is a prestigious event which I organize on behalf of my Directorate and Department because we award those who submitted activities where technologies have been integrated in a meaningful way.
Integration of technologies in the classroom
Within the Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills I have re-introduced digital literacy days in schools, where students and teachers use technologies in a meaningful way to reach better their learning outcomes. Together with a number of colleagues I worked on several curriculum maps which can guide Maltese teachers integrate technologies in their subjects.
Between 2012-2016 I was responsible for keeping up-to-date inventory of all PCs in state schools including resource centres, coordinating desktop movements, creating various strategies, liaising with third parties, assisting in various meetings, projects and technical tasks. I also help my colleagues in various other tasks related to hardware and software.
Between 2014-2015 I was responsible for the smooth roll-out of new All-in-One PCs in all state schools in Malta and Gozo and coordinated new hardware refresh of all hardware in all
state schools in Malta and Gozo.