Welcome to my digital hub.
My name is Camilla – I am an Assistant Professor of the Practice within the Department of Romance Languages and Literature, in the Italian section, and a Core Faculty member in the College of Education Studies. I am also affiliated the Center for Global Studies. I am the coordinator of the Italian language program at Wesleyan: I create, maintain, update, and coordinate the curriculum for first and second year Italian courses.
My work centers on pedagogy, and particularly on language learning, open educational resources (OERs), and playful L2TL / analog game-based learning.
My current projects involve an Educational Gaming Lab, tied to my course on game-based learning and educational game design within the College of Education Studies; an Italian Gaming Lab, tied to my course on language learning game design within the Center for Global Studies and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures; and a language learning tabletop RPG, Mistero, which was made possible by a grant of the Center for Pedagogical Innovation at Wesleyan.
Other ongoing projects are Assaggi, a complete Intermediate Italian curriculum in OER form used for second year courses at Wesleyan; WeScrive, a magazine in Italian written and edited by Wesleyan students; and Italian at Wesleyan, a Facebook group dedicated to the Italian community on and off campus.
If you would like to get in touch to discuss a project, learn more about what I do, or chat about languages, pedagogy, or games, please see my Contact information.