Department of Italian embarks on E-Learning EU Project The Department of Italian has recently embarked on an EU e-learning project with the Universities of Barcellona, Warsaw, Pecs and Perugia. The coordinating body is ICON [Italian Culture on the Net – University of Pisa]. The Department has been entrusted to produce modules on-line on Italo-Maltese comparative literature and the teaching of Italian through literature. The project leader is Prof. Joseph Eynaud, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts helped by junior researchers, Dr Sandro Caruana and Dr Sergio Portelli. The project ELLEU - E-learning per le Lingue e le Letterature Europee , aims to:

Addressees of the project are both teachers and students.

The project aims at spreading e-learning culture among teachers thus enabling them to plan and produce teaching courses and materials and to manage a blended presence and distance teaching activity in a co-operation framework of physical and virtual international mobility. Teachers will be given the possibility to benefit from the experience of the ICoN staff.

The project also aims at actively involving students in the distance teaching activity integrated with the presence teaching activity and into the evaluation of the experience. Maltese students can register free of charge for the modules offered on line as from the next academic year 2005-2006.