Trinity College Dublin
Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez has lectured in Learning Technologies in Trinity College Dublin since 2002. She is a researcher in the College’s Knowledge and Data Engineering Group (KDEG), a member of Committee of the International Association for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn), and of the Steering Committee of the Mobile Learning Special Interest Group of the Kaleidoscope European Network of Excellent. Inmaculada has been involved with the IADIS Mobile Learning conference series since its inauguration and she chairs its 2008 conference. She has organised and chaired the “Beyond Mobile Learning” workshop and serves as a member of the programme committee for numerous conferences such as MLearn 2008, the European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning 2008, Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) 2007, and CELDA 2006 among others.
Inmaculada is a UNICEF adviser; recently collaborating with UNICEF’s Speak Africa initiative, under the 2006 African Development Forum’s auspices in Ethiopia. Inmaculada has led numerous research projects and currently leads the mobileDNA (Digital Narrative Approach), ShareTEC (Sharing Digital Resources in the Teaching Education Community), and Teaching and Research in Ubiquitous Secure Telecommunications Environments (TRUST-E) projects. Inmaculada received the Early Career Provost Teaching Award in 2006 which recognises an outstanding contribution in the pursuit of teaching excellence and in promoting teaching as a scholarly activity. She has coordinated postgraduate academic programs, contributed to the first European Virtual Doctoral School workshop on Mobile Learning and supervises PhD and master students.
Inmaculada has published more than 30 papers and book chapters in the last four years. Her latest publication is the co-authored book chapter “Mobile Learning: Small Devises, Big Issues” in the Kaleidoscope Legacy book. Inmaculada is the Guest Editor of the IEEE Distributed System Online Journal Themed Issue on Mobile Learning Vol. 8 (6). Inmaculada completed an M.Sc. in Information Technology in Education in Trinity College in 2002 and is currently completing a PhD in the production of multimedia Digital Narratives with mobile technologies. She graduated from the University of Western Sydney, Australia, in Interpreting & Translation (major simultaneous interpreting) and is fluent in Spanish, English, and Italian. Prior to joining Trinity Inmaculada was a language teacher and a freelance interpreter and translator in Spain, Italy and Turkey.