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Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society Vol. 6, No. 1 (2010) pp. 39–49
This article presents the route and the historical roots of the successful expression “digital natives” and introduces the critical debate recently arisen to show its limits and the undemonstrated assumptions it is based on. The paper also presents...
Looking for a comprehensive eLearning acceptance framework. A literature review and a tentative map.
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 912–919
People and organisations not accepting eLearning activities, as well as eLearning dropouts are among the most relevant problems and issues connected with the use of digital media in education and training. The article presents the eLearning...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 116–123
A benchmarking has been conducted in order to assess the quality level of eLearning activities in European universities. Adopting the 24 quality benchmarks proposed by the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), in 2002 a sample of 52...
The context of online training, motivations and barriers on following them by travel agents in the United Kingdom, India and New Zealand.
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2018 (Jun 25, 2018) pp. 485–495
There are different existing options for the travel trade on learning about tourism destinations: attending training sessions organized by the tourism offices, by listening to TV programs, or by visiting a destination itself. Travel agents are also...
Looking for fixed stars in the eLearning community: a research on referenced literature in SITE Proceeding Books from 1994 to 2001
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 4697–4704
This research aims to give an initial answer to the following question: is there in the eLearning research community a shared body of common knowledge (authors/journals/ etc.)? , and, in addressing this issue, aims to promote the growing of a common ...
Decision, Implementation, and Confirmation: Experiences of Instructors behind Tourism and Hospitality MOOCs
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 19, No. 1 (Feb 23, 2018)
As the popularity of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continues to grow, studies are emerging to investigate various topics in this area. Most have focused on the learners’ perspective, leaving a gap in the literature about MOOC instructors. The...
Computer Mediated Collaboration in an Academic Setting. An Experience on Web Business Models at the University of Lugano (Switzerland)
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 228–233
A teaching experience merging many collaboration strategies and e-learning activities is presented. It has taken place at the University of Lugano (Switzerland), and involved 33 undergraduate students attending the course "Advanced Enterprise...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 45, No. 5 (Sep 16, 2014) pp. 765–777
While user-centred design and user experience are given much attention in the e-learning design field, no research has been found on how users are actually represented in the discussions during the design of online courses. In this paper we identify ...
Raising awareness and promoting informal learning on World Heritage in Southern Africa: The case of WHACY, a gamified ICT-enhanced tool
International Journal of Education and Development using ICT Vol. 12, No. 2 (Aug 17, 2016)
Diffusion of digital games and the trend of gamification in various fields have increased scholarsâ attention on how digital games or their elements can be introduced into formal and informal learning practices. Majority of the research in this...
Italian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jan 01, 2004) p. 38
Description of a survey on the use of Educational Technology in primary school, with reference to the project Bimbotech.
Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society Vol. 2, No. 1 (2006) pp. 123–130
The University of Lugano (USI) and the University of Applied Sciences of Italian Switzerland (SUPSI) adopted in May 2004 a Moodle LMS as a support for their educational activities. This article describes how the eLearning platform was chosen,...
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2018 (Jun 25, 2018) pp. 333–343
Through the Internet, information about tourism destinations have multiplied and consumers are faced with many, and sometimes contradicting information from a number of different online sources. The figure of the travel professional is again gaining ...
Looking for telecentres sustainbility: the case of the Sustainable Multimedia Telecentre’s project in São Paulo
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 94–101
This case study concerns the evaluation of the Sustainable Multimedia Telecentre project run by Microsoft in collaboration with COMMUNITAS and the municipality of São Paulo carried out by the Università della Svizzera italiana. This study measures...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 4640–4645
The aim of Hospitalitas (Healthcare Online Shared Platform for Increasing Tessin And Lombardy Immigrant Treatment and ASsistance) is to create an online platform for the continuing education on the assistance of immigrant patients coming form non...
International Journal of Education and Development using ICT Vol. 9, No. 1 (Apr 19, 2013) pp. 100–111
The aim of this article is twofold. First, the final results of two research projects, which investigated the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on primary schools teachers in disadvantaged areas in Brazil (BET k-12) and South...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 4119–4124
Effectively teaching Internet communication and website design to students without a technical background is not a trivial task. This paper introduces a framework for understanding the factors characterizing the communication scenario defined by a...
Teacher perceptions on the use of digital gamified learning in tourism education: The case of South African secondary schools
Computers & Education Vol. 111, No. 1 (August 2017) pp. 172–190
With the global diffusion of digital gaming, there is an increasing call to establish to what extent games and their elements could be harnessed for learning and education. Most research in this field has been conducted in more economically advanced ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 20–30
USABLE (USability Analysis through Blended LEarning) is an on-going Swiss Virtual Campus-funded project aiming at offering a blended-learning course on usability for web applications. The course is targeted to university students (graduate or...
The Voice of Learners to Understand ICTs Usages in Learning Experiences: a Quanti-qualitative Research Project in Ticino (Switzerland)
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 2527–2536
The paper addresses the famous (and perhaps overworked) “digital natives” or “Gen Y” theme with an empirical approach. Moving from a survey on the literature on the topic, showing the implications – practically - in instructional design field and –...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 22–28
This paper aims at presenting an ongoing project on the use of ICTs in the in-service training of primary school teachers, working in community schools in the area of Salvador Bahia (State of Bahia, Brazil), called BET K-12. The project is managed...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 273–283
In this paper the process from the strategic decision to become MOOC provider to the selection of the suitable platform is demonstrated and discussed. The case presents a boutique and international Swiss university, which has decided to enter the...
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