Marisa Ponti

Marisa Ponti

Assistant Professor in Pedagogy: Gothenburg University

Marisa is Assistant Professor in the Division of Learning, Communication and IT, at the department of Applied IT. Her current research focuses on two key strands: the challenges and opportunities for the effective and innovative use of Open Educational Resources in lifelong learning, and the use of technology to enhance new forms of scientific activities involving amateurs, such as hacker culture and citizen science. At present she is member of a research group working on a four-year project called Taking science to the crowd: Researchers, programmers, and volunteer contributions transforming science online, funded by Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg.

Recently, she completed an international post doc, funded by the Swedish Research Council, called “The Role of Open Models in Mutual Development in Non-Formal Education” (07/2012-06/2014). The aim was to study the application of open models, such as Open Source Software and Open Educational Resources (OER), in emerging practices conducted by non-formal educational organizations.

Marisa earned her Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Gothenburg. She holds an Italian laurea in Sociology from the University of Rome-La Sapienza, and a M. Sc. in Information Management from Syracuse University, USA. She participated in several European funded projects related to technology-enhanced learning.


Ponti, M. (in press). “Remember to hand out medals”: Peer rating and expertise in a question-and-answer study group. To be published in the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL). GUP
Andersen, R., & Ponti, M. (2014). Participatory pedagogy in an open educational course: Challenges and opportunities. Special Issue on Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Distance Education, 35(2), pp. 234-249. DOI:10.1080/01587919.2014.917703. GUP
Ponti, M., Bergquist, M., & Ossiannilsson, E. (2014). Learning across sites through learning by design in use. In Littlejohn, A. & Pegler, C. (Eds.), Reusing Open Resources: Learning Using Networked Resources (pp. 127-137). London: Routledge. GUP
Ponti, M. (2014). Hei Mookie! Where do I start? The role of artifacts in an unmanned MOOC. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS-47), (pp. 1625-1634). January 6-9, 2014. IEEE Computer Society Press. GUP
Ponti, M. (2013). Self-directed learning and guidance in non-formal open courses. Learning, Media and Technology. DOI:10.1080/17439884.2013.799073. GUP
Ponti, M. (2013). Repurposing OER through learning by design in use. Presented at the 10th Annual Open Education Conference, November 6-8, 2013, Park City, Utah. GUP
Ponti, M. (2012). Uncovering Causality in Narratives of Collaboration: Actor-Network Theory and Event Structure Analysis [42 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 13(1), Art. 11.
Ponti, M., Renzi, S. & Klobas, J. (2012). A wiki for informal learning among social workers in a local health authority. In S. Bocconi and G. Trentin (Eds.), Wikis Supporting Formal and Informal Learning, pp. 199-219. Hauppauge, NY: Nova SciencePublishers. ISBN: 978- 1-61324-849-2. GUP


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