Maria Ranieri

Maria Ranieri Italy Full Professor

Maria Ranieri is Full Professor of Education and Technoloogy at the Department of Education and Psychology, University of Florence, and the Director of the Master programme “New digital competences: open education, social and mobile learning” (University of Florence). She has worked on and coordinated a number of European research projects on media, learning, and technology. She has published more than two hundred papers and chapters, and ten volumes. Her recent papers have appeared in Computers & Education, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), The Internet and Higher Education. Her current research interests gravitate around digital literacy education, social network sites in education, and mobile learning.

Maria is also the chair of the European Conference on “Social Justice, Media & Technology in Teacher Education”, ATEE Spring Conference, Florence (IT), 28th – 28th October, 2021 and the Vice-President of the Italian Association of Media Education. She is the co-editor of Media Education: Studies, Research and Good Practices & the Journal of Media Literacy Education. She is Associate Editor of The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy (John Wiley & Sons, 2019).

Maria's Presentation Topic

Augmenting Education. Benefits and constrains of 360 videos for teaching and learning

The presentation will frame the use of 360 videos in education through the lens of relevant learning theories to highlight the pedagogical affordances of such educational artefacts. Then, grounding on the results of an extensive review of the literature, it will discuss the main benefits and constrains of 360 videos in education and provide recommendations for policies and practices.


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