Elena Moschini

Elena is a senior lecturer in digital media and communications technology with the School of Computing and Digital Media.

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Elena Moschini

Elena Moschini is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Media and Communications Technology at London Metropolitan University. Before joining the University, she worked in the multimedia industry in Switzerland, Italy, and the UK, managing and developing a number of interactive projects.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Member of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Learning Technology Research Institute (London Metropolitan University)
  • Member of the International Game Developer Association (IGDA)

Elena Moschini is the MA Digital Media course leader and she teach modules on digital media management, game design and e-solutions. Elena's research interests are in:

  • game design and adult/female game audiences
  • game industries
  • game-based learning; e-learning solutions
  • Second Life and social networks
  • mobile applications for education and training
  • digital media industries

Research Supervision

  • Supervised to completion: PhD student researching on "The new Italian nomads and the Net. An anthropological analysis of identity construction."
  • Supervised to completion: MRes student researching on "That’s not all folks! : Animated films as a conflict management resource in primary schools."

Recent conference papers and publications


  • Moschini, E. (2010) 'The Second Life Researcher Toolkit. An Exploration of in-World Tools, Methods and Approaches for Researching Educational Projects in Second Life'. In Peachey, A., Gillen, J., Livingstone D. & Robbins, S. (Eds.)Researching Learning in Virtual Worlds. London: Springer.
  • Moschini, E. (2008) 'The "Secrets of Biblioland" Interactive Game: An Innovative Approach to Information Literacy'. International Journal of the Book. Volume 5, Issue 3, pp.1-6.
  • Moschini, E. (2008) "The Construction of Knowledge through Gaming. How to Engage University Students in the Understanding of the Historical Developments of Knowledge and Scholarship Via Playing and Networking"Proceedings of the Conference Knowledge Construction in E-learning Context: CSCL, ODL, ICT and SNA in education. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. ISSN 1613-0073 (online)
  • Moschini, E. (2008) "The Second Life Researcher Toolkit. An Exploration of in-World Tools, Methods and Approaches for Researching Educational Projects in Second Life". Proceedings of the Researching Learning in Virtual Environments Conference, ReLIVE08. Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. ISBN 97818487310U4 (online)
  • Moschini, E. (2006) "Designing for the Smart Player. Usability design and user-centred design in game-based learning", in Digital Creativity, Vol. 17, Issue 3, Routledge, Print ISSN: 1462-6268, Online ISSN: 1744-3806 
  • Moschini, E. (2003) "Future Learning: Comunicazione interattiva, riflessioni critiche sulla formazione a distanza digitale [Future learning and interactive communications, a critical evaluation of distance learning and digital technologies]"in Scott W.G., M.Stecco, M. Murtula (Eds) Manuale di managment. Strategie, modelli e risorse dell'impresa nell'economia digitale, Il Sole 24 ore, Milano.ISBN 88-8363-586-8
  • 2003 "A comparative analysis of gameplay for RPG and adventure games and the learning process, a proposal forgame-based academic learning" (LTRI)
  • 2003 "Computer games and female audiences. A study on the myth of the boy gamer". 5th MECCSA (The Media,Communication and Cultural Studies Association)Conference, Brighton.
  • 2002 "Future learning - the use of interactive games in adult learning". ALT-C 2002 Conference, University of Sunderland.


Research projects

  • DAMTAG Symposium Emergent Design for Playful Engagement - 28 October 2009 - Organised in collaboration with the Digital Arts Media Technology Action Group (DAMTAG). A Symposium to explore new digital art and design methodologies and communities of practice that firmly put the user at the heart of the action.
  • The Secrets of Biblioland game is an educational interactive game designed to develop information literacy skills and awareness of the historical developments of scholarship, the role of libraries and knowledge repositories, the value of literature research, cataloguing resources, using libraries and searching engines, appropriate referencing and issues on plagiarism. The Secrets of Biblioland project has been supported by ESCalate, The Higher Education Academy: Subject Centre for Education. The project has been awarded an ESCalate Development Grant.
  • Mindplay Conference - 20 January 2006 at London Metropolitan University, 35 Kingsland Rd, London, E2 8AA
  • A conference on digital media theory, culture, practice and play. The conference explored interaction and engagement with new digital media environments including mobile and ubiquitous media, new cinema, gameplay, wired spaces, and networked communities. Organised with the Group for Research in Interactive Media (GRIM), London Metropolitan University.