Chiara Panciroli is Associate Professor at Department of Education Studies “Giovanni Maria Bertin”, University of Bologna. She's responsible scientific of the MOdE-Museum Laboratory of Education of Bologna University and the Center for Research and Didactics in the Museum Contexts.
His research and teaching is geared mainly to two disciplines: the General Education and Technology Education. In relation to these areas, its educational and scientific activities has specialized particularly in the Museum Education and cultural heritage and Teaching of traditional and innovative learning environments.
With respect to the latter topic, Chiara Panciroli has published numerous articles, including E-learning and learning-e. Reflections on training, pedagogical approach to e-learning, in Journal of Theories and Research in Education and some volumes of which E-learning and teacher education, Teaching in the classroom with the Internet, for several publishers. She deepened the educational dimension of the learning environments at a distance, with particular reference to e-learning environments of the last generation and the processes of formal and informal learning for the figure of the Educator.
In relation to the field of technology, she was a member of the research group on “Quality of educational software”, project for the Evaluation of educational software, promoted by INDIRE, Ministerial National Institute of Educational Research; member of the research team on “The use of new educational technologies in school”, chair of technology, Faculty of Education of the University of Bologna; member of the research team for the construction of “Virtual newspaper for elementary schools in the province of Bolzano”, proposed by the Faculty of Education at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano; member of the research group on “Virtual Museum”, proposed by the Faculty of Education at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.
He contributed to the “Designing Learning Objects” for EducAid as part of the Master's Degree Educational Dimension of International Cooperation, sponsored by the Department of Education Studies, University of Bologna.
For several years he taught in the Museum Education Degree Course for Educators and Educational and cultural environments of e-learning in the Master of Science in Education, for which courses he designed and created learning objects in order to ensure a training method blended learning.
She’s member of SIPED, the Italian Society of Pedagogy.
She's member of ICOM, International Council of Museums-UNESCO, committee “Mediation and Education”; member of international committees ICOM: AVICOM-International Committee for Audiovisual, New Technologies and Social Media; CECA-Committee for Education and Cultural Action; UMAC-University Museums And Collections.