Pierpaolo LIMONEUniversity of Foggia
Associate Professor of Media Education at the Department of Humanities, University of Foggia, Italy, my scientific work is primarily concerned with applied research in the area of digital media and education. I developed several projects as P.I. in over 10 years of collaboration with foreign and local organizations, Italian and foreign Universities (University of Barcelona – Spain, University of Valencia – Spain, Changsha – China, Paris XIII – France, IOE – UK, University of the arts – Serbia, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius – Macedonia, Université d'Avignon – France, Louvain-La-Neuve – Belgium, Arizona State University, University of Illinois - Urbana) together with numerous public institutions, museums and private enterprises. Founder and director of the laboratory for “Educational Research and Interaction Design” at the Department of Humanities of the University of Foggia, I coordinate a small team creative educationalists that works on research projects and services related to digital learning environments. In the last 7 years, the laboratory has coordinated projects won in open tenders worth approximately 5 million euro. I also founded the Master’s programme in New Media and Education that is now at the VIII edition and it was the first Master’s programme on digital media for education in the South of Italy. I also co-coordinate a Master in Psychopedagogy of learning disabilities and a Master in Children Psychomotricity. Graduated at University of Salento (Lecce), Italy, in 1998 in Literary Studies then I attended a Master of Science in “Social Research Methods in Social Psychology” at the London School of Economics; a Master in “Media, Culture and Communication” at the Institute of Education and lately I also completed an MSc in “Organization, Management, Innovation in the Public Administration” at UniTelma – Università La Sapienza, Italy.
I’m now a founding member of SIREM (Italian Society for Research on Media Education) for which I served as National Secretary until July 2012. I’m also a member of SIRD (Italian Society of Learning Research), SIPED (Italian Society of Pedagogy), SIe-L (Italian Society of e-Learning) and AERA (American Educational Research Association). In 2011 I founded a small spin-off enterprise that now employs 5 of my previous graduate students and struggles to transfer the results of our research in the market.
Founding member and President of Eduopen Network.