DISCETECH-BIMBOTECH: An Experimental Project For Introducing Innovative Technology Within The Italian School System
Paolo Paolini, Pierluigi Della Vigna, Francesca Collina, Paolo Magatti, Silvia Moiola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-40-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Since 1996 Politecnico di Milano has launched a program for experimenting, within the Italian school system, the use of advanced technology for teaching and learning. Two projects (in Como and Lecce) have involved more than 700 teachers and more than 8.000 pupils, being the largest of this kind in Italy, both in High Schools (Discetech project) and grammar schools (Bimbotech). The project emphasizes the role of the teachers, who are trained on multimedia and Internet technology first. Secondly they are "guided" and assisted in shaping up specific activities with usage of either multimedia CD-ROM's or Internet Sites. A large collection of CD-ROM's has been created and several hundreds educational Websites, on different subjects, have been classified. The project has been very successful with the teachers (many of them have never used advanced technology before) and the pupils, the learning and the interest of which has been evaluated as sharply improved.
Paolini, P., Vigna, P.D., Collina, F., Magatti, P. & Moiola, S. (2000). DISCETECH-BIMBOTECH: An Experimental Project For Introducing Innovative Technology Within The Italian School System. In J. Bourdeau & R. Heller (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2000--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (p. 1827). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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