Biography


Vittorio Marone is an Associate Professor, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and Technology, and the Coordinator of the Instructional Technology Program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He earned his doctorate in Education in a dual-degree program between the University of Padua and The University of Tennessee. He also holds a doctorate in Languages, Cultures, and Societies from Ca' Foscari University of Venice. His research interests include new literacies, youth cultures, and affinity spaces. He presented his work at national and international conferences such as AERA (American Educational Research Association), APME (Association for Popular Music Education), and G4C (Games for Change). He is the author of the book La Quotidianita' dell'Assurdo (The Everyday Absurd, Archetipolibri, Bologna, 2010).

 

Selected recent publications:

Marone, V. (2018). Teaching English through music videos. In J. I. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL encyclopedia of English language teaching. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781118784235.eelt0849

Marone, V., & Neely, A. D. (2017). Understanding orality through online fanfiction: Implications for writing and pedagogy. Writing & Pedagogy, 9(1), 197-213. doi:10.1558/wap.27007

Marone, V. (2016). Playful Constructivism: Making sense of digital games for learning and creativity through play, design, and participation. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 9(3), 1-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.4101/jvwr.v9i3.7244

Marone, V. (2015). From discussion forum to discursive studio: Learning and creativity in design-oriented affinity spaces. Games and Culture, 10(1), 81-105. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1555412014557328