Bill Cope is a Research Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA and an Adjunct Professor in the Globalism Institute at RMIT University, Melbourne. He is also a director of Common Ground Research Networks, developing and applying new publishing technologies. He is a former First Assistant Secretary in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. His research interests include theories and practices of pedagogy, cultural and linguistic diversity, and new technologies of representation and communication. He was Research Director then Director of the Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture at the University of Technology, Sydney and RMIT University, Melbourne. He was also involved in a joint Common Ground/RMIT University research initiative, Creator to Consumer in a Digital Age, funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources. Amongst his recent publications are edited volumes on The Future of the Book in the Digital Age and The Future of the Academic Journal, and with Kalantzis and Magee, Towards a Semantic Web: Connecting Knowledge in Academic Research.
Mary Kalantzis is Professor in the Department of Education, Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is a world leader in the ‘new literacy studies’, focusing on multimodality and diversity in contemporary communications. In recent years she worked to conceptualize the nature of communication and learning in the digital age, focusing on the policy, practice and pedagogical design implications of new technologies in education, from early childhood to higher education. With Bill Cope, she is co-author or editor of: Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures, Routledge, 2000; New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education, Cambridge University Press, 2008/2nd edition 2012; Ubiquitous Learning, University of Illinois Press, 2009; and Literacies, Cambridge University Press, 2012. In recent years, her work research and development work has focused on developing and testing a web application supporting teachers in the pedagogical design process (the Learning by Design Project - http://newlearningonline.com/l... ), and Scholar, an online, multimodal student work space, supporting intensive peer-to-peer feedback and multifaceted formative assessment - https://cgscholar.com/.
José Luis Ortega is an Associate Professor in Teaching of English as a Foreign Language at the University of Granada, Spain. From 2004 to 2008 he was Vice-Dean in charge of International Relations and from 2011 to 2015. He was Secretary of the Local Organising Committee of the International Learning Conferences held in Granada (2005), Montego Bay (Jamaica, 2006), the International Social Science Conference held in Granada in 2007, and the International Conference on Diversity (2016). A member of the scientific committee of several international journals, Dr Ortega has lectured and taught at numerous European and American universities. He is the author of more than fifty scholarly publications including books, chapters and peer reviewed papers on bilingualism, TEFL, teacher training, classroom management, and student motivation. Dr Ortega is currently heading a national Project in Spain on bilingualism funded by the British Council and the Spanish Ministry of Education.
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We also offer the opportunity to join the Editorial Board of qualified reviewers and content evaluators. Editorial Board members are expected to complete a minimum of 5 reviews per calendar year. We are happy to work with graduate students, too – an excellent professional development opportunity as our Editorial team helps educate on the nature of the role, process, and rigors of peer review.
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