Joan Tomàs Pujolà Font – Universitat de Barcelona
Dr Joan-Tomàs Pujolà holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a senior lecturer at the Department of Linguistic and Literary Education of the Faculty of Education, University of Barcelona (UB). He also collaborates in teaching training programs in relation to digital competences for HE teachers at the Institute for Professional Development – ICE UB. He has been director of the Masters’ degree in Training of Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language (UB and Pompeu Fabra University) and is currently co-director of the distance learning version of the same Masters’ degree (UNIBA-UB). He also coordinated the PhD program in Language and Literature Didactics at the Faculty of Education. He is currently the principal investigator of the research group realTIC (Research in teaching and learning languages with ICT) and the coordinator of the consolidated group of teaching innovation DIDAL_UB (Dynamics of Educational Innovation for Language Learning) at the UB. His research focuses on various topics related to Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL): the educational potential of web 2.0; the multimodal aspects of internet communication and the power of images to reflect learning processes; the interactivity of teaching digital materials developed for language learning; the use of eportfolios and feedback processes in distance language learning and teaching. Recently, he has been working on researching innovative methodologies to improve the teaching and learning of foreign languages such as the implementation of mobile learning, PLEs, flipped classroom, and gamification. He has coordinated different I+D projects related to the use of ICT for language teaching and also collaborated in the developing of tandemMOOC at the UOC. He is currently collaborating on two Erasmus + projects: ProPIC that focuses on the use of technology for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and PRINTeL which aims to promote innovation in teaching & learning developing teachers’ digital competence.