Italo Masiello

Italo Masiello

Department of Computer Science and Media Technology Faculty of Technology
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With a research background in medical education, there I put to good use my knowledge in psychology, neuroscience and computer science, I try to understand the potential that digital technology has for teaching and learning, behaviour and communication. This is part of my new appointment as Professor of Educational Technology at Linnaeus University.

We are now in the process of establishing a new research program and academic environment placed at the intersection between digital technologies and learning science. The faculties of Social Sciences and Technology together with IST Groups AB, a large industrial partner, are creating the opportunities to develop, implement, support and sustain learning and teaching practices mediated by digital technologies. Areas of interest connected to these efforts are knowledge creation, social media practices in education, learning analytics, mobile learning and teachers´ digital literacies just to mention of few.

Educational technology is an interdisciplinary field of research and development where educational, technical, behavioural and design sciences meet. This makes it possible to study and explore different educational process and tools and mechanisms that support these in order to find answers to what gives value and efficiency for students and teachers.


Peer-reviewed original articles

  1. Martins R.M., Berge E., Milrad M., Masiello I. (2019). Visual learning analytics of multidimensional student behaviour in self-regulated learning. 14th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2019), Delft, The Netherlands.
  2. Kyaw B.M., Saxena N., Posadzki P., Vseteckova J., Nikolaou C. K., George P.P., Divakar U., Masiello I., Kononowicz A.A., Zary N., Tudor Car L. (2019). Virtual Reality for Health Professions Education: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by the Digital Health Education Collaboration. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(1).
  3. Husebø S.E., Silvennoinen M., Rosqvist E., Masiello I. (2018). Status of Nordic research on simulation-based learning in healthcare: an integrative review. Advances in Simulation, 3(12).
  4. Hadadgar A., Changiz T., Kononowicz A., Safaeian L., Mirshahzadeh N., Najimi, A., Ahmadi F., Mostafavizadeh K., Zary N., Masiello I.(2018). Creating and validating e-cases as educational tools in general practitioners’ continuing medical education context. Bio-Algorithms and Med-System, 14(1).
  5. Hadadgar A, Changiz T., Masiello I., Dehghani Z., Mirshahzadeh N., Zary N. (2016). Applicability of the theory of planned behaviour in explaining the general practitioners eLearning use in continuing medical education. BMC Medical Education, 16(215).
  6. Iversen MD., Kiami S., Singh K., Masiello I., von Heideken J., (2016). Prospective, randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of smart glasses on vestibular examination skills. BMJ Innovations, 2(2), pp 99-105.
  7. Zhu E., Lilienthal A., Aquino Shluzas L., Masiello I., Zary N. (2015). A theory-driven framework to guide the design of mobile augmented reality applications in healthcare education. Journal of Medical Informatics Research. 1(2), e10.

Book chapters

  1. Lazzari C., Masiello I. & Shoka A. (2017). Theoretical Models of Social Mind and Social Thinking in Interprofessional Education. In R.V. Nata, Progress in Education. Nova Science Publisher, New York.
  2. Lazzari C., Shoka A. & Masiello I. (2017). Maladaptive Behaviours in Inpatients with Borderline Personality Disorder: A Behavioral Game Theory Explanation. In R. Anderson, Personality Disorder (BPD) - Prevalence, Management, Options and Challenges. Nova Biomedical, New York.


Program Director of the master's program Educational Technology and teacher in a number of courses within the same program