Dr. Melinda Dooly is senior lecturer and researcher at the School ofEducation, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She has
investigatedand published widely on issues related to teacher education and languageeducation mediated through technology.
She is lead researcher of a SpanishMinistry funded project on 21st century competences in education(KONECT). She has taught
in different countries worldwide, includingan honorary lectureship at the Institute of Education University CollegeLondon.
She is co-editor, along with Dr. Robert O’Dowd, of the bookseries entitled: Telecollaboration in Education.
Dr. Robert O’Dowd is senior lecturer and researcher for English as aForeign Language and Applied Linguistics at the University
of León,Spain. He has taught at universities in Ireland, Germany and Spain andhas published widely on the application of collaborative
online learning inuniversity education. His most recent publication is the co-edited volumeOnline Intercultural Exchange Policy,
Pedagogy, Practice for Routledge.He recently coordinated INTENT – an award-winning project financed bythe European Commission
aimed at promoting Virtual Exchange in EuropeanHigher Education and is currently the lead researcher on the EuropeanCommission’s
Erasmus plus KA3 project Evaluating and UpscalingTelecollaborative Teacher Education (EVALUATE). He is also presidentof the
UNICollaboration academic organization for telecollaboration andvirtual exchange (www.unicollaboration.org).