Cesareni Maria Donata

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Dr. Donatella Cesareni (Ph.D.) is Associated Professor in Educational Studies in the faculty of Medicine and Psychology, University of Rome "Sapienza" . She is a member of the teacher staff of the PHD in "Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Educational Research" and since 2006 is the co-editor of the scientific review "QWERTY, journal of technology, culture and education". Her research interests are focused on collaborative use of technologies in education. She has participated in several research programs, concerning the use of technologies at schools and universities, both at international and national level. Just to mention some of them: the European projects CL-Net, Euroland, ITCOLE,  Knork and Commons. She has published several articles, book chapters and national and international reports.

Activities and researches

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Collaborative Learning

Community of Learners

 Knowledge Building  Community

Technologies for education

Computer Supported Collaborative Learning

Selected publications : 

VEERMANS M., CESARENI D. (2005) The nature of the discourse in web-based Collaborative Learning Environments: Case studies from four different countries. In Computers & Education n. 45 pp. 316-336. 

LIGORIO M.B., CACCIAMANI S., CESARENI D. (2006) Blended Learning. Dalla scuola dell’obbligo alla formazione adulta. Carocci, Roma.

CESARENI, D., MANCINI; I., MARTINI, F. (2011) Building a community among teachers, researchers and university students. A blended approach to training. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. Vol. 6 n.4 pp 625-646 DOI 10.1007/s11412-011-9126-8

CACCIAMANI, S., CESARENI, D., MARTINI, F., FERRINI, T., FUJITA, N. (2012) Influence of participation, facilitator styles, and metacognitive reflection on knowledge building in online university courses. Computers & Education, Volume 58, Issue 3, April 2012, Pages 874-884, DOI 10.1016/j.compedu.2011.10.019.

CESARENI, D., MICALE,F., COSMELLI, C., FIORE, F. P., NICOLO', R. (2014) MOOCs e interazioni colaborative: l'esperienza in "Sapienza". ECPS Journal -10 pp 153-176

CESARENI, D., CACCIAMANI, S., FUJITA, N. (2016) Role taking and knowledge building in a blended university course. International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. 11(1), 9-39 DOI 10.1007/s11412-015-9224-0


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