Università della Svizzera italiana

A communicative approach to web communication : The pragmatic behaviour of internet search engines

Cantoni, Lorenzo ; Faré, Marco ; Tardini, Stefano

In: QWERTY - Interdisciplinary journal of technology, culture and education, 2006, vol. 1, no. 1, p. 49-62

In this paper, websites are not approached as being just technological artefacts – which they also are, indeed – but from the point of view of communication, which is (one of) their structural purpose(s). In this perspective, the Website Communication Model (WCM) provides a model that highlights five main areas of interest when dealing with websites: the areas of contents and services...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Introducing a moodle LMS in higher education : the e-Courses experience in Ticino (Switzerland)

Botturi, Luca ; Cantoni, Lorenzo ; Tardini, Stefano

In: Journal of e-learning and knowledge society, 2006, vol. 2, no. 1, p. 123-130

The University of Lugano (USI) and the University of Applied Sciences of Italian Switzerland (SUPSI) adopted in May 2004 a Moodle LMS as a support for their educational activities. This article describes how the eLearning platform was chosen, installed, integrated into the different existing universities’ systems, customized and enhanced according to both institutions’ needs. It shows also...