Re-organizing During Educational Emergency:
expanding meso and Italian teacher online communities
Eradze, M., Bardone, E., Tinterri, A., Dipace, A.
The paper reports on theThe paper is a theorising attempt of the pandemic experience in the context of educational technologies. In this paper, we reconceptualize the Meso level within the systemic, organizational structures that emerge with the use of educational tools and place re-organizing on this level. While the ethnographic data we show that the teachers have used online communities for re-organizing, the survey research confirms and indicates that the teachers could rely on online communities to handle the uncertainties and opportunities when the variety introduced by the pandemic and the Macro level structures were disrupted. This is not to say that re-organizing happens in a vacuum –in this paper, we demonstrate that the Macro and Micro level structures factor as well.
Maka Eradze has obtained her PhD with specialisation in Technology-enhanced Learning from the University of Tallinn (Estonia). Currently, she is a programme manager of educational research at the University of Foggia. Her research interests include technology-enhanced learning, use of tools in education both in university and school contexts, learning analytics, learning design, , and educational research methodologies and methods.
Emanuele Bardone obtained his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pavia (Italy). Currently, he is working as an associate professor of educational technology at the University of Tartu (Estonia).
Andrea Tinterri is a Ph.D in developmental neurobiology (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris). He is currently contract professor in “Psychology of games and game design techniques” for the Faculty of Psychology of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and researcher at the University of Studies of Modena and Reggio Emilia. His main research interests include: educational neuroscience; evidence-based education; game-based learning; game design.
Anna Dipace, PhD, is Associate Professor in Experimental Pedagogy at the Department of Education and Human Sciences -University of Foggia. She is General Secretary of Italian Association of Media Education (SIREM). Her specific skills and research interests are Teaching in new learning environments, digital education, methodology of educational research, e-learning and Mooc platform, game-based learning research.