Prof. Matthew Montebello

Prof. Matthew Montebello

Prof. Matthew Montebello

 B.Ed. (Hons)(Melit.),M.Sc. (Cardiff),M.A.(Ulster),Ph.D.(Cardiff),Ed.D.(Sheff.),SMIEEE

Associate Professor

Block A, Level 1
Room 5
ICT Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 2132
Prof Matthew Montebello is an associate professor at the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the Faculty of ICT, University of Malta. He heads the Agent Technology Research Group at departmental level, as well as coordinates a number of Interest Groups within the same faculty.

Before joining the University in 1999 with a PhD in Computer Science he was already heavily involved in Education in secondary schools after graduating in 1990 at the University of Malta B.Ed.(Hons) degree. Having obtained an extensive teaching experience and having been involved with the introduction of computer labs through the Ministry of Education, he proceeded to follow the Computer Science domain when he pursued his post-graduate studies obtaining a Masters and a Doctorate at the Cardiff University in Wales in 1996 and 1998 respectively. Furthermore in 2009 and 2016 he also completed an M.A. and an Ed.D. (Higher Education) specialising in the application of artificial intelligence to e-learning. In 2017 he published a Springer monograph entitled 'AI-injected e-Learning' and was offered a visiting academic status at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where he collaborated with the Computer Science department and College of Education on numerous projects and research initiatives. In May 2018 he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and published his second Springer monograph entitled 'Ambient Intelligent Classrooms'. In 2019 he was re-appointed head of department and edited an IGI-Global handbook of research on Digital Learning while also in the process of authoring his third Springer monograph on Digital Learners.
  • Agent technology
  • Web Science
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Technology enhanced education

MONTEBELLO, M., ed, 2020.
Handbook of Research on Digital Learning.
Hershey, PA: IGI-Global.

MONTEBELLO, M., 2020.
I am the Institution. In: M. MONTEBELLO, ed, Handbook of Research on Digital Learning
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IGI-Global, pp. 291-301.

MONTEBELLO, M., 2019. Ambient Intelligent Classrooms - Beyond the Indispensable Educator. Studies in Computational Intelligence series edn. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

MONTEBELLO, M., 2018. AI Injected e-Learning – The Future of Online Education. Springer International Publishing.

MONTEBELLO, M., 2017. Digital Pedagogies for Teachers' CPD, 5th International Conference on Educational Technologies 2017 (ICEduTech 2017) 2017.

MONTEBELLO, M., 2017. e-Learning Effectiveness – A three-way comparison, 19th International Conference on e-Education and e-Learning (ICEEEL) 2017.

MONTEBELLO, M., 2017. Measuring E-Learning Effectiveness Using a Three-Way Comparison. International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering, 11(4), pp. 855-860.

MONTEBELLO, M., 2017. Next Generation e-Learning, 5th International Conference on Information and Education Technology (ICIET 2017) Tokyo, Japan. 2017.

MONTEBELLO, M., 2017. Personalised e-Learning, 12th International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL17) Orlando, USA. 2017.

MONTEBELLO, M., 2016. Enhancing e-learning through the merging of e-portfolios, social networks and artificial intelligence, 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference - INTED2016
2016.

MONTEBELLO, M., 2015. Investigating Crowd Sourcing in Higher Education, Higher Education in the Globalised Age 2015.

  • ARI2131 - Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED)
  • ARI5902 - Research Topics in Artificial Intelligence
  • ICS1017 - Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
  • ICS1020 - Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
  • ICT3909 - Final Year Project in Artificial Intelligence
University of Malta based research groups:
- GameD: Games in Education;
- Web Science Research group;
- Mobile technologies working group.

University of Malta committees:
- Web Advisory Committee (WAC)
- Web Editorial Board (WEB)
- Distance Education Committee (DEC)
- Post-graduate ICT faculty board (PG)
- Doctoral ICT faculty board (DT)

Member of Editorial Board:
- Global Research in Higher Education Journal
- Frontiers in Education Technology Journal
- Common Ground Research Centre, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Member of Technical/Programme Committee:
- International Conference on Education and Distance Learning (ICEDL)
- International Conference on e-Society, e-Learning & e-Technologies (ICSLT)
- International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP)
- International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd)
- International Conference on Learning and Teaching (ICLT)

Academic Reviewer:
- IGI Global Publishing House
- Common Ground Research Centre, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
- European Commission, Brussels

Professional Member:
- IEEE Senior Member
- BCS member
- ACM member
- IAmLearn member (International)
- Member of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ICLS)

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