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Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society

2008 Volume 4, Number 3

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. An environment for didactics for first level university courses based on Eclipse technology

    Paolo Maresca & Nicola Savino, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy

    The introduction of CFU’s into the national university system has imposed a strong acceleration to the creation and to the use of authorized capital to be shared between students and teachers. A... More

    pp. 141-150

  2. Learning to play: games and web technologies in university didactics

    Veronica Mobilio, University of Rome, Italy

    The paper aims at presenting an experiment carried out by the chair of new media theories and techniques in the faculty of Communication Sciences at the Sapienza. Thanks to the brilliance of a... More

    pp. 151-159

  3. Blogroom: how to enhance a university classroom using Web 2.0 tools

    Maria Fiore, University of Foggia, Italy; Andreas Formiconi, University of Florence, Italy

    The work describes the methodological evolution and pedagogical reasons that have enabled the implementation, in 2007/2008, of a blogroom to teach computer science in the University of Florence’s... More

    pp. 161-166

  4. E-Learning 2.0. A case study on a growing community

    Antonio Fini, University of Florence, Italy

    This paper describes and discusses the case of a community supported by web 2.0 tools, focusing on its origins and on some of the internal dynamics which characterize it. Although further research ... More

    pp. 167-175

  5. E-learning 2.0 for supplementary teaching

    Elisa Spadavecchia, Italy

    The aim of the paper is to point out the achievements and the drawbacks of the integration of LMS (learning managements systems) with the tools of the participative web 2.0 through the account of a... More

    pp. 177-182

  6. Models and Instruments for assessing Digital Competence at School

    Antonio Calvani, Università di Firenze, Italy; Antonio Cartelli, Università di Cassino, Italy; Antonio Fini & Maria Ranieri, Università di Firenze, Italy

    How digital competence can be defi ned and assessed? One of the most known instruments to certificate IT skills is the European Computer Driving License (ECDL), but it focuses on the mastery of... More

    pp. 183-193

  7. Blended Learning: the Pilot Project of a School of Pharmacy

    Amedeo Marini & Elena Caldirola, University of Pavia, Italy

    The University of Pavia has started an experimental project (Kiro Project) at the School of Pharmacy to improve the quality of learning through Web-based tools. Such a project, started in the... More

    pp. 195-201

  8. Ontology-based Video Retrieval in a Semantic-based Learning Environment

    Antonella Carbonaro, University of Bologna, Italy

    The paper presents an ontological approach for enabling semantic-aware information retrieval and browsing framework facilitating the user access to its preferred contents. Through the ontologies... More

    pp. 203-212

  9. The WEL initiative: a model of web enhanced learning for faculty members

    Francesca Puddu, Manuela Repetto & Elisabetta Vallarino, Istituto Tecnologie Didattiche - CNR, Italy

    The pedagogy of subject-oriented faculty members is usually marked by spontaneousness acquired fi rst as a student and later on as a teacher. Teachers hardly ever have the opportunity to approach... More

    pp. 213-221

  10. The Web 2.0 Approach and its Repercussions on E-learning Applications: The Development of a Prototype for Informal Learning

    Francesco Magagnino, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy

    This article presents a new Personal Learning Environment prototype. This prototype constitutes an innovative approach for developing E-Learning systems based on the principles that the widespread ... More

    pp. 223-232