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Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society

2009 Volume 5, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. Serious Games between simulation and game. A proposal of taxonomy

    Brunella Botte, Claudia Botte & Marta Sponsiello, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

    The concept of Simulation refers to different spheres and has different aims. According to the area it may concern, it relates to several concepts and definitions. Our research helped us to single ... More

    pp. 11-21

  2. Simulation and learning: the role of mental models

    Franco Landriscina, E-Learning, Allianz, Trieste, Italy

    A successful educational use of simulations at school and in formative courses requires a careful consideration of the cognitive mechanisms of learning. The most interesting educational simulations... More

    pp. 23-32

  3. Only technolgy can save our schools

    Domenico Parisi, Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, Italy

    Schools and in general educational organizations are among the most conservative institutions in society. Society changes very quickly but schools and the way of learning at school have been the... More

    pp. 33-40

  4. Management of teaching simulations with an authoring tool

    Roberta Costantini, Silvia Micarelli, Pierpaolo Sarti & Claudio Vergini, Percorsi S.p.a., Italy

    The objective of the present paper is to illustrate, by describing a real case history, the innovative advance, in terms of the design and development of teaching simulations, represented by the... More

    pp. 41-50

  5. Project-based course in experimental physics. Simulation of a real-life R and D program

    Silvia Di Marco, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal; Antonio Maneira, Paulo Ribeiro & M Maneira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

    Since 2004 the Applied Optics course of the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL) has a blended- learning format. In the academic year 2007/2008 we... More

    pp. 51-58

  6. E-VITA, life simulations in an intergenerational setting

    Sonia Hetzner, Università Erlangen-Nuernberg, Italy; Lucia Pannese, imaginary s.r.l, Italy

    An innovative and unique approach is presented via the development of Serious Games to promote knowledge sharing and intergenerational learning starting from Storytelling techniques. Concept and... More

    pp. 59-65

  7. The phenomena of impact seen through an experiential application Model

    Alfredo Cutolo, Carmine De Nicola & Anna Pierri, University of Salerno, Italy

    The purpose of this paper is to present how by the interaction of a particular simulation we can deduce the phenomena that govern the motion of some elementary particles subject to elastic... More

    pp. 67-73

  8. Mobile learning for the integration of groups that risk being marginalized

    Maria Ranieri, University of Florence , Italy; Giovanni Bonaiuti & Antonio Fini, University of Florence, Italy; Pierfranco Ravotto, ICT and Education Consultant, Italy

    Social inclusion and cohesion are two of the objectives that the European Union has very often proclaimed in its documents, in the past ten years. At the same time, community policies have... More

    pp. 75-85

  9. Teaching in virtual worlds: educational experiences in Second Life

    Anna Desiderio, Valentino Vitale, Valentina Piccolo, Gaetano Esposito & Filomena Faiella, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy

    The paper describes the results of a survey carried out to identify the Italian universities which are part of Second Life and to analyse the academic services they are able to offer in this... More

    pp. 87-93

  10. Learner Modelling: Optimizing Training, Assessment and Testing

    Andrea Tettamanzi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy; Lucia Pannese & Mauro Santalmasi, imaginary s.r.l, Italy

    The authors are experimenting an innovative procedure to profle learners using an e-learning platform to predict if they will successfully end their training (or education activities) and to help... More

    pp. 95-99