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Agnieska Palala

Agnieska Palala

Dr. Agnieszka (Aga) Palalas is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University, Canada. She is an internationally recognized expert with over 25 years of experience in second and foreign language learning, adult learning, e-learning, m-learning, instructional design, software development, and innovative technologies. Her expertise in mobile-assisted language learning stems from years of practice and research in the fields and a formal background in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, technology-assisted teaching and learning, online education, as well as instructional design. In her experience as an educator, she has taught in the classroom and online, reviewed and designed curriculum, provided professional development, worked as a programmer and instructional designer for mobile, online, F2F, and blended learning programs. Aga has designed and developed numerous mobile apps and artifacts, including apps for English pronunciation. She has taught in many diverse cultural settings, including but not exclusively in Canada, USA, China, Mexico, Poland, India, and Ghana.

She is President of the International Association for Blended Learning (IABL) and Past-President of the International Association for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn). She is also on editorial review boards of several journals in the field of m-learning, language learning, distance education, and educational technology. Her current research interests include MALL, adult literacy, mindfulness in online and mobile learning, the pedagogy of m-learning, m-learning design principles, and m-learning in diverse educational and cultural contexts.