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Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society

2010 Volume 6, Number 1

Editors

Luigi Colazzo

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. Bridging the gap between policy and practice: a framework for technological intervention

    Gràinne Conole, The Open University, United Kingdom

    It appears as if e-learning is now embedded in most educational institutions; from the provision of an appropriate technological infrastructure to support teaching, research and administrative... More

    pp. 13-27

  2. New hypotheses for the development of e-learning

    Benedetto Vertecchi, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy

    no abstract More

    pp. 29-38

  3. “Digital Natives” and learning with the ICTs. The “GenY @ work” research in Ticino, Switzerland

    Emanuele Rapetti & Lorenzo Cantoni, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Italy

    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 ... More

    pp. 39-49

  4. e-Learning, Social Networks Analysis and the Diffusion of Innovation

    Umberto Giani, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy

    The present paper is an attempt to analyze the dynamics of the diffusion of an innovative model of learning within a classroom of medical students. The role of structure in the direct and indirect ... More

    pp. 51-58

  5. The production of learning objects and the activity of facilitating learning: an hypothesis of cost quantifcation

    Milena Casagranda, Andrea Molinari & Sara Tomasini, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy

    In this paper we developed a model for better understanding the ratio between costs, production of didactic material and activity of monitoring and facilitating learning processes. The perspective ... More

    pp. 59-68

  6. Learning in virtual communities: perspectives in the feld of sociological and pedagogical research

    Angela Spinelli & Andrea Volterrani, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

    This article aims at implementing its theory and methodology to the debate on virtual communities used as learning communities. We shall therefore submit a research hypothesis that is yet to be... More

    pp. 69-76

  7. Elledueò: Integrating “formal” and “social” in a language learning environment of Italian as a Second Language

    Francesco Scolastra & Stefania Spina, Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy

    Elledueò is the social network of the University for Foreigners in Perugia, created with the aim of uniting the international community of teachers of Italian as a Second Language (ISL) via the web... More

    pp. 77-84

  8. E-learning in prison: a proposal

    Bianca Arcangeli & Paolo Diana, Università di Salerno, Italy; Fernando Di Mieri, Liceo Scientifico “E. Medi", Italy; Giovanni Suriano, ICATT di Eboli, Italy

    Distance learning is benefcial not only to those students who encounter diffculties when attending courses, but also to “weak” individuals such as women, immigrants and prison inmates. This article... More

    pp. 85-92

  9. NEMO+3D, an integrated environment for advanced university teaching

    Bruno Boniolo & Cristina Spadaro, CISI, Centro Interstrutture di Servizi Informatici e Telematici per le Facoltà Umanistiche dell’Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy

    This work presents the design and development experience of NEMO+3D, the integrated learning environment of the Doctoral School in Neurosciences of the University of Turin, created by the CISI in... More

    pp. 93-102

  10. E-university, web 1.0 and 2.0: guidelines to integrate technology enhanced learning in university environments

    Elena Valentini, Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy

    This paper presents some strategic guidelines so that e-learning procedures can be adopted in a more productive way in university environments. These guidelines have been identifed through... More

    pp. 103-108