Hi, my name is Lorenzo Romeo, and I am a learning professional with a knack for digital technologies and games.
Lorenzo Romeo's Bio:
Lorenzo Romeo is a instructional designer and trainer specialized in adult learning, digital technologies, gamification, and game based learning.
In his research he explored the positive potential of games, digital or traditional, and how to leverage this potential to improve a learning environment, and motivate employees.
He helped Henkel Italy restructure their training supplier pool, lowering the average cost of seminars by 30%.
He developed a project for Federal-Mogul Aftermarket to help them assess their employees wellbeing, and then develop data driven effective solutions.
Lorenzo Romeo's Experience:
Training Solution Specialist Intern @ IT Learning Soultions at RocheFebruary 2013
- Development of gamification initiatives - Knowledge sharing about gamification and game based learning. - Design of instructional strategies - Design of learning communities - Development and delivery of informal learning initiatives - Development of instructional videos - Development of instructional materials, such as step by step guides and eLearning
Researcher and Trainer at S.P.A.E.E.October 2008 - December 2012
o Research on the impacts on the person of the experience with videogames o Research on the educational and learning applications of videogames o List of publications available at http://unicatt.academia.edu/LorenzoRomeo o Organizer of multiple events related to videogames and learning o Design and delivery of multiple seminars on videogame analysis methods and videogame research methodology o Design of face to face, e-learning and blended courses. Some of the subjects covered were: o metacognition o creativity o cooperative learning o study method o game based learning o media education o social media at school o problem solving o Delivery of those seminars to elementary, middle and high school teachers o Management of S.P.A.E.E. LMS (moodle based)
HR Consultant at Federal-MogulNovember 2011 - October 2012
o Design and management of a research on the wellbeing of Federal-Mogul Aftermarket EMEA employees o Editing of the survey in 8 languages, and development of the delivery guidelines for 12 nations, achieving a 76.4% response rate o Data analysis, report creation, and development of strategic intervention guidelines for the Senior Management Teames
Learning and Development Consultant at Metodi srlOctober 2011 - April 2012
o Design of the learning process and interaction of Metodi S.r.l. social learning platform www.apprendimentoesperienziale.eu o Management of the platform development, and coordination with technical staff. The platform is used as a community of practice and learning environment by the employees and the students of Metodi S.r.l.
Project manager at JazzAsconaJune 2007 - December 2011
o Press office manager, with particular attention to digital media o Design and development of the official website (www.jazzascona.ch) 2008 - 2011 o Content management and production o Management of the press office employees during the festival.
Learning and Development Consultant at Henkel ItaliaDecember 2010 - March 2011
o Implementation of the online training (C&B) and evaluation (PHAROS) management system for the Italian Branch o Design, with the HR Key Account Manager, of the 2011 standard training offer for Western Europe o Analysis and restructuring of the training supplier pool, working with the HR Key Account Manager and the Finance dept., lowering the average cost of seminars by 30%
Project Manager - Social media consultant at ConnexiaApril 2009 - January 2011
o Project Manager for various social media and buzz analysis projects (quantitative and sentiment analysis) for brands in the automotive sector
HR Assistant at Henkel ItaliaJuly 2010 - December 2010
o Employer Branding: job fairs, online marketing o Recruitment: CV screening, group assessments, role playing, and interviews o Management of the relationships with training suppliers and trainers o Supervision of training delivery and quality assessment
Trainer - Researcher at C.R.E.M.I.T.June 2009 - December 2010
o Design and delivery of a seminar during the I.U.F.F.P. Summer School, titled "I giochi digitali per lo sviluppo delle competenze trasversali" (Digital games for the development of soft skills). o Development of the project Infobility - "Soluzioni Sostenibili per le PMI in ambito ICT" (Infobility - ICT sustainable solutions for SMEs). o Design and delivery of the course "ICT e Sostenibilita - Il Web 2.0 e le nuove opportunita comunicative" (ICT and Sustainability - Web 2.0 and communication opportunity). Delivered at AGFA S.p.a..
Assistant Researcher at UCSC for Professor RondaniniJuly 2007 - June 2009
o Sentiment and quantitative analysis on social media for brands in the communication sector o Use of Neural Network as predictive models for Covered Warrant investments. o Development of a neural network prototype weighted through genetic algorithms in PHP o Substitute professor for Sociological research methods
Lorenzo Romeo's Education:
Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore2009 – 2013MasterConcentration: Adult Education and Instructional Design, 110/110 summa cum laudeActivities: • Adult training and education, instructional design, human resources management, team management, didactics, communication, reflective approach, experiential learning, e-learning, social learning, media education, lifelong learning, learning system analysis, coaching, educational counselling, economics. • Published a book and multiple scientific articles about learning and digital games http://unicatt.academia.edu/LorenzoRomeo • Assistant professor in the course “Digital Games for psychological intervention” • Substitute for the course of “General Psychology”
Human Computer Confluence2012 – 2012Summer SchoolConcentration: Human Computer InteractionActivities: • The Summer School focused on the state of the art in Human Computer Confluence (HCC), with reflections on the future of HCC and the possible applications. • Won the HCC Summer School contest for the most innovative HCC project http://goo.gl/DTFY6.
Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training2010 – 2012Certificate of Advanced Study as APEL Consultant (Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning)Concentration: Education
Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore2007 – 2009BachelorConcentration: Education and Instructional Design, 110/110 summa cum laudeActivities: Thesis: Learning and flow in digital games environment: awareness and generalization of experience (Apprendimento e flow in contesti ludici multimediali: consapevolezza e generalizzazione dell'esperienza) Adult Training and Education, social psychology, learning psychology, communication, pedagogy, group management, communication sociology, education sociology, lifelong education, instructional design, e-learning, classroom management, scaffolding, didactic.
Lorenzo Romeo's Interests & Activities:
Games of any kind, board games, video games, social games, game design, learning, motivation, design.