Michele Notari is professor for educational technologies at the University of Teacher Education in Bern, Switzerland, and was an honorary assistant professor in the Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong. He has published articles in key journals in the area of technology-enhanced learning, along with a book and several book chapters related to collaborative learning using participative technologies. He is editor of a special edition of the Journal of Educational Research and Evaluation and is a board member of Wikisym (the international symposium on open collaboration), the international Conference on Mobile Learning, and the International Mobile Learning Festival. He holds a PhD in education, a master's degree in biology and computer sciences from the University of Berne, and a master's degree in educational technologies from the University of Geneva. His research focus is on using participative technologies for formative assessment and effective collaboration.