Guglielmo Trentin

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One critical issue arising in the educational use of collaborative learning concerns the teacher’s difficulty in evaluating the contribution and participation of each student in group-work. This article aims to illustrate and discuss a methodology that enables evaluation of the collaborative learning process based on co-writing in a wiki environment.After(More)
The link between distance learning and telematics is becoming ever stronger, yielding new solutions to old problems, innovative educational resources and new teaching/learning models. One of the most innovative and promising fruits of this relationship is on-line education, notably a process whereby all the participants (teachers, tutors and students) are(More)
As a result of the general improvement in living conditions in industrialised Western countries, people aged over 60 years usually reach the ‘third age’ in good mental and physical condition. Contemporary society has thus had to endeavour to offer the ‘new old’ not only social services but also pastimes, leisure, social, cultural and educational activities.(More)
Many teachers adopt networked collaborative learning strategies even though these approaches systematically increase the time needed to deal with a given subject. ‘‘But who’s making them do it?’’. Probably there has to be a return on investment, in terms of time and obviously in terms of educational results, which justifies that commitment. After surveying(More)
This paper describes how certain aspects of on-line education can benefit teacher training in Environmental Education (EE) subjects. On-line education differs from first and second-generation Distance Education systems in that participants glean new knowledge from interaction with one another, and this factor offers enormous potential in EE. In fact, EE(More)
The introduction of ICT in university teaching is a long process and is strongly conditioned by many variables, first of all the level of knowledge the faculty members possess about the educational uses of ICT and the related instructional design approaches. This is the key issue on the basis of which the two specific training projects referred in this(More)
Difficulties with access to ICT and an inadequate use of them risk to increase exclusion of the elderly population and to make the socio-cultural and inter-generational gap greater than it has ever been. Online learning environments based on social networking could not only give an opportunity for individual cultural growth, but also for conceiving a range(More)
Subjects with physical and sensory disabilities are frequently alienated from the social and production contexts. This type of alienation may lead to the worsening of the disabled subjects’ health conditions and an impoverishment of their human relations, which in turn might cause identity crises and a tendency to greater dependence on others, culminating(More)