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An interdisciplinary approach to investigate preschool children’s implicit inferential reasoning in scientific activities

Convertini, Josephine

In: Research in science education, 2020, p. 16 p

The implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at school is one of the challenges of education in the twenty- first century, especially concerning the development of critical thinking during argumentative interactions. In this paper, I refer to an interdisciplinary approach with the aim to analyze the implicit inferential reasoning emerging in argumentative...

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Exploring the experiences of instructors teaching massive open online courses in tourism and hospitality : a mixed methods approach

Lin, Jingjing ; Cantoni, Lorenzo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018COM001.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have existed as a disruptive educational phenomenon for nine years. Grounded in the roots of distance education, open education, Open Educational Resources, and OpenCourseWare, MOOCs have now survived various critics and have continued growing globally. Reports about MOOCs in both the press and scholarly publications began to grow significantly in 2013...

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Confidence in technology use : the development and validation of a technological, pedagogical, and content self-efficacy scale for teachers

Fanni, Francesca ; Cantoni, Lorenzo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014COM007.

This thesis is positioned at the intersection of education, technology, and motivation research fields, specifically in the context of K-12 teaching. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between teachers’ self- efficacy and their technology use, and design and validate a self-efficacy measure to assess teachers’ beliefs about technology use in their profession. This...

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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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LoDE - Learners of Digital Era : From the analysis of the current debate to an empirical study emphasising the learners’ perspective

Rapetti, Emanuele ; Cantoni, Lorenzo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2012 ; 2012COM006.

Since the 1990s, a wide debate has been generated around the "learners-new media dichotomy", with a consequent journalistic reverberation. In particular, expressions like “digital natives”, “Y” generation, or “net-generation” contributed to diffuse the hypothesis that– since the 1980s – a generation of learners with typical characteristics related to their great familiarity with...

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La variazione del rapporto tra educazione e scienza in società e nelle università, e conseguenze sulla nozione di dottorato : Studio dal Medioevo ad oggi nella prospettiva della teoria dei sistemi di N. Luhmann = The changement in the relationship between education and science in society and universities, and the consequences on the notion of doctorate : study from the Middle Ages to the present from the perspective of the systems theory of N. Luhmann

Rozalèn, Sabrina ; Hungerbühler, Ruth (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2011 ; 2011COM010.

The doctorate in the last twenty years was characterized by massification and the internationalization of higher education. It has gradually grown in importance, first in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, and later in Europe. In Europe, the scientific interest for the doctorate was born in a climate of changement, doe to the two European initiatives 'European Higher Education Area'...

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Communication processes in eLearning design and development : an interaction analysis approach

Rapanta, Chrysi ; Cantoni, Lorenzo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2011.

The present dissertation has as a main goal to identify and describe relevant design and communication processes taking place during co-design meetings, in a way suitable to inform practice in similar settings in the field of eLearning design and development. The need for such a research emerges from the inadequacy of prescriptive models that can guide professionals in their communication...

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Strategy as evolutionary path : Five higher education institutions on the move

Fumasoli, Tatiana ; Poglia, Edo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2011.

Strategy in universities has been a controversial issue in scholarly debate. On one side higher education institutions have been considered specific organizations whose essential nature hinders strategy and the coordination and control functions thereby entailed. On the other side, new public management reforms requiring strategic capability to be developed have been the object of critical...

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Patterns of strategies in Swiss higher education institutions

Fumasoli, Tatiana ; Lepori, Benedetto

In: Higher education, 2011, vol. 61, no. 2, p. 157-178

This paper contributes to the debate on strategic capability of academic organizations by presenting three case studies of Swiss Higher Education Institutions. Strategies are conceived as instruments by which universities manage their organizational processes and deal with their environments in order to select a portfolio of activities and find an appropriate position in the higher education...

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“Nativi digitali” e apprendimento con le ICT : La ricerca “GenY @ work” in Ticino, Svizzera

Rapetti, Emanuele ; Cantoni, Lorenzo

In: Journal of e-learning and knowledge society, 2010, vol. 6, no. 1, p. 43-53

L'articolo presenta le radici storiche e il percorso dell'espressione “nativi digitali", introducendo anche il dibattito critico che è nato recentemente a mostrarne limiti e assunti non dimostrati. Presenta poi una ricerca, condotta in Canton Ticino (Svizzera), intesa a studiare le pratiche di uso delle ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) da parte di giovani impiegati in ...