Co-creation of Knowledge in Technology-Enhanced Communities of Learning

Michele Martini

  • Research Group: 
    Dr. Oren Golan
    Academic Institute: 
    University of Haifa

    Dr. Michele Martini

    Michele Martini received his PhD in Semiotics from the Scuola Normale Superiore and is currently Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Technologies in Education (University of Haifa) .


    His research interests concern mostly digital anthropology, visual studies, community-building processes, grassroots knowledge transfer and production. His main focus of interest is on the socio-cultural dynamics connected to online video-sharing platforms (YouTube) and the role these websites play in shaping specific cultural identities.


    In the last three years, beside his main research project, Michele Martini also investigated how the development of highly cohesive and self-educating online communities may turn specific web-pages into collective memorial spaces through users' activity and textual production. He has conducted fieldworks in Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina with the support of TraMe (Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Memory and Cultural Traumas).


    As part of LINKS, he is currently working in the Emergent Self-Educating Communities in the Digital Age research group under the supervision of Dr. Oren Golan. His research focuses on collaborative peer-to-peer learning in the digital age with specific attention to YouTube communities and video-mediated communication.


    For further information, please check out my LinkedIn and profile.