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University of Malta (UOM)
Maths, Science and Technical Education

 Contact details
Contact personDr Patrick Camilleri
Street205, G. Cassar Pullicino Building,University of Malta 
Address MSD2080 - MSIDA (Malta) 
Phone(356) 2340 3459 
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 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)11-25 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Other humanities
» Psychology
» Sociology
» Other social sciences
» Computer sciences
» Systems sciences
» Other formal sciences
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)

 Brief description of your activity focus
I specialise in psycho-cognitive and social issues underlying implementation and setting of technologies in organisations.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
I research into technological frames and interpretations of technologies and work on analytical tools that
can be used to gain information on the likelihood of acceptance of technology by individuals or groups in
organisational settings. Such theoretical frameworks allow me to analyse and evaluate issues various
issues including:

a.The use of ICT in educational settings especially in the science education.
b. The analysis and setting of ICT related policies.
c. The role of Internet based systems in the setting of SMART islands.
d. The digital divide.
e. 21st century education.
f. Software analysis.
g. Screen design and windowing environments analysis and evaluation.
h. On line communities and issues of Identification.

My Doctoral Thesis is titled as follows:
A Structurational Interpretation Of Issues Underlying The Implementation Of Internet Based Systems In

I am currently working on a model that combines Technology Acceptance Models to Technological Frame
of Reference.
I also lecture at the Faculty of Education in Technology Enhanced Learning where I look into the
possibilities that go beyond teaching with ICT to teaching through ICT by naturalising towards the use of
ICT in educational settings.

I have a first degree in Physics and Chemistry, I hold a Master in Science Education and I have taught
Advanced Physics at Post Secondary level for 19 years.

Indicative Keywords:
The Information Society, ICT policies, Technology Acceptance Model(s), Technological Frames Research,
Duality of Technology, Screen design, browsing and windowing environments, Structural characteristics
of VLEs, Structuration, Web 2.0, The Semantic Web, Social Networks and Identity Issues in Online
Environments and Virtual Worlds, New Literacies, ICT and Science Education, The Ontology of the
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Changing role of knowledge throughout the economy
» Structural changes in the knowledge economy and society
» Societal trends and lifestyles
» Developing better indicators for policy
» Wide socio-economic foresight on key challenges
» Mutual learning and co-operation

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TitleComputational Social Choice
AcronymICT COST Action 1205
Project websitehttp://webdatanet.cbs.dk
Project #2
Project TypeOther (International)
AcronymISCH COST Action IS1004

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Currently engaged in an ISCH COST Action IS1004, WEBDATANET: web-based data-collection - methodological
challenges, solutions and implementations.

Member in ICT COST Action 1205: Computational Social Choice since October 2012

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