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 Language and Literary Education of the Faculty of Education, University of Barcelona (UB). He also collaborates in teaching training programmes 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 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 in two Erasmus + projects: ProPIC that focuses on the use of technology for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and PRINTeL, which aims to promote innovation in HE teaching and the development of teachers' digital competence.
PhD in Applied Linguistics - University of Edinburgh, Scotland 2001
MSc in Applied Linguistics - University of Edinburgh, Scotland 1992 to 1993
Advanced Certificate in ELT - University of Edinburgh, Scotland 1992
English Studies - Universitat de Barcelona, Catalunya 1981 to 1986
Associated Lecturer - Universitat de Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. 2001 - 2003
Teacher of Spanish - Summer school - Open University, UK. 2000 - 2001
Teacher of Spanish and Coordinator of SSP Courses, Institute for Applied Language Studies, University of Edinburgh. 1994 - 1999
Teacher of English - Escola Oficial d'Idiomes (Girona & Barcelona n2, Vall d'Hebron) Catalonia 1987 - 1993
I have been an on-and-off member of EUROCALL since the first Conference in 1993 celebrated in the University of Hull with the theme Emancipation through Learning Technology.
In 2001 I was awarded the first EUROCALL Research Award for the work developed in my doctoral thesis: CALLing for help: Researching language learning strategies using help facilities in a web-based multimedia program
I have presented several papers in EUROCALL conferences on various topics: effects of corrective feedback to develop receptive skills, telecollaboration, tandem MOOC and gamification. (see papers section).
2 Merits in Research - CNEAI & AQU
1998 -2005 / 2007-2012
3 Merits in Teaching - ANECA / AQU
2001-2007 / 2008-2012 / 2013-2017