Department of Italian launches an 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, Dr Sergio Portelli, Dr Mario Pace, Dr Adrian Stivala and Mr Karl Chircop. 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, especially those reading Italian in the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education, can register free of charge online and enroll for the modules offered the academic year 2005-2006. Students will be monitored individually by tutors from the participating Universities of the ICON group.