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“Instant Multimedia” for Educational Setting: A Success Story

, , , , Politecnico di Milano, Italy ; , Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland ; , Politecnico di Milano, Italy

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


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 acceptability and large scale usage by educational entities and institutions who may need to build interactive multimedia artefacts but do not have technical competences “in-house” and must cope with very limited financial resources. We illustrate an exemplary tool that meets these requirements and was developed at our lab within the PoliCultura Project. The tool was successfully used by cultural heritage experts in Italian small museums and by over 1300 students of 55 schools in Italy, and brought important educational and social benefits to all stakeholders involved. The paper also discussed the educational benefits for schools involved in the PoliCultura project.


Torrebruno, A., Paolini, P., Garzotto, F., Di Blas, N., Bolchini, D. & Poggi, C. (2008). “Instant Multimedia” for Educational Setting: A Success Story. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 538-544). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 27, 2021 from .