Professor Ġorġ Mallia is the head of the Department of Media and Communications at the Media and Knowledge Sciences faculty of the University of Malta. He researches primarily in the areas of instructional technology, transfer of learning, new media impacts, personal communications and graphic narrative and storytelling. He has lectured in a number of countries, particularly at the Universities of Lund and Malmö in Sweden. He was chairman of the National Book Council (2005–2013). He is a published children’s writer, and an illustrator and cartoonist. His “One Family” comic strip ran in The Sunday Times of Malta from 1993 to 2008. Mallia’s publications include the Pullu series of books for young children. His latest are the fantasies Il-Professur Ghasfur and Sigurd and the Tree of Life. He has also published experimental short stories and comic books. His academic writings range in topic from social media impacts on society and educational practice, to analysis of comics, cartoons and graphic novels. He edited the seminal The Social Classroom: Integrating Social Network Use in Education in 2014. He is one of the ogranisers of the annual International Conference on Information, Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE).
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