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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 3364–3369
This paper is about TPACK as a model for explaining the dynamics and informing the design of innovative, ICT-based, educational experiences. The main thesis is that the TPACK model, in its more advanced versions, provides the necessary concepts to...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 2239–2248
From year 2006, thousands of students (aged between 5 and 18 years) and hundreds of teachers have taken part in PoliCultura, an initiative by HOC-LAB of Politecnico di Milano calling Italian schools to create multimedia “narratives”. A number of...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3210–3220
Learning how to speak through modern interactive channels is not easy for “grown up students”, as those at higher education level. They are used to the multimedia Web, iPod, iPhone, etc. as “personal channels” for their own entertainment but they...
3D Worlds to Learn and Play: 6 Years of Projects with an Engaging, Pedagogically Effective, and Versatile Educational Format
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 738–745
This paper describes the evolution of the format for educational experiences based on 3D collaborative worlds developed by the Hypermedia Open Center of Politecnico di Milano. Evaluation data collected over 6 years with approximately 9,000 users...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 538–544
Instant multimedia…simplicity, low-cost, and ultra short “time-to-market”. This paper discusses how the above characteristics of instant multimedia are the key of its “success” in educational settings, if we define “success” in terms of...
Collaboration and Playful Competition in a 3D Educational Virtual World: The Learning@Europe Experience
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1191–1198
This paper examines the role of collaborative competition in an educational experience based on a shared online 3D environment. Group collaboration and competition in learning are regarded by motivationalist perspectives as a powerful combination....