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Learner models in online personalized educational experiences : an infrastructure and some experim

Mazzola, Luca ; Colombetti, Marco (Dir.) ; Mazza, Riccardo (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014COM004.

Technologies are changing the world around us, and education is not immune from its influence: the field of teaching and learning supported by the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), also known as Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), has witnessed a huge expansion in recent years. This wide adoption happened thanks to the massive diffusion of broadband connections and to...

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Technology communication, from design to use : analysis of conflicts and possible mediation between technical approaches of design and situated practices of use within a well-defined institutional context

Salvioni, Carola ; Colombetti, Marco (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2010.

Starting from a trigger event - the poor use of a specific technology -, aim of the research is to analyze root cause/s of such a problem, considering not only evident difficulties as regarding usability issues, but also investigating deeper reasons including organizational, cultural and social factors. In particular, the analysis dwells on working practices and communicative interactions that...

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Interaction and communication among autonomous agents in multiagent systems

Fornara, Nicoletta ; Colombetti, Marco (Dir.) ; Gambardella, Luca Maria (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2003 ; 2003COM002.

The main goal of this doctoral thesis is to investigate a fundamental topic of research within the Multiagent Systems paradigm: the problem of defining open, heterogeneous, and dynamic interaction frameworks. That is to realize interaction systems where multiple agents can enter and leave dynamically and where no assumptions are made on the internal structure of the interacting agents. Such topic...

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E2ML : Educational Environment Modeling Language

Botturi, Luca ; Colombetti, Marco (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2003 ; 2003COM001.

This study moves from the consideration of the communication dynamics within the instructional design practice. With the introduction of electronic media, the design of educational environments in Higher Education has ceased to be a craftsmanship activity, and has acquired some features proper of mass production. This makes communication a more and more critical issue in design. The original goal...

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Using information visualisation to facilitate instructors in web-based distance learning

Mazza, Riccardo ; Colombetti, Marco (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2004 ; 2004COM001.

The World Wide Web provides great opportunities for creating virtual classrooms of learners and instructors involved in distance education. Many software environments take advantage of the client-server communication on the Internet and support open and distance learning. Using environments called Course Management Systems (CMS), instructors can distribute information to students, produce content...