My background is in foreign language teaching and bilingual translation. Before joining ESU I was a language coordinator at the London School of Economics and the University of Bristol Language Centre and have taught on a range of undergraduate and Life Long learning language units for over fifteen years. During my teaching career I have taken part in a number of educational projects which, from various perspectives, study the use of technology to enhance language teaching and complement the traditional ‘face- to- face’ mode. I have also studied and developed the use of online learning environments, online tutorials, and related in-class technology and e-Assessment.
I was appointed to the role of e-Assessment Support Officer in 2006 to provide advice on the pedagogical benefit of e-assessment and support the introduction of Questionmark Perception, a dedicated online assessment system, as well as develop procedural and pedagogical guidelines, namely 'e-Assessment lifecycle' and 'writing effective assessment questions for online delivery; principles and guidelines, for the implementation of small and large scale online formative and summative assessment.
I run individual and group consultation on e-assessment practice and training for Questionmark Perception and a range of staff development workshops with other colleagues as well as the TLHE (Teaching and Learning in Higher Education) modules 'e-learning' and 'assessment and feedback'.
I am the faculty liaison for Arts and I work closely with the Arts e-lan (e-learning advisory network) representative and the local e-learning support team on a range of projects to promote the use of technology to enhance learning and to implement faculty wide e-learning projects. I was one of the founding members of TELLING (Technology Enhanced Language Learning Interest Group) that was set up in 2010 to promote innovation and good practice amongst language practitioners.
I was born in the Italian city of Rimini, a province of the Emilia-Romagna region. I studied modern foreign languages at the 'Università di Urbino' where I was awarded the degree of Bachelors of Arts in Modern Foreign Languages. Subsequently, I did further specialized study in translation at the University of Westminster and received the degree of Master of Arts in Bilingual Translations. I was recognised as an Italian teacher by the UK Department of Education in 1996.
Some of the projects I have been involved in:
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