Manuel Gentile

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In this paper we present the results of research work, that forms part of the activities of the EUfunded project SLOOP: Sharing Learning Objects in an Open Perspective, aimed at encouraging the definition, development and management of Open Educational Resources based on the Learning Object paradigm (Wiley, 2000). We present a model of Open Learning Object(More)
Current instructional design models and methods were developed to design instruction for delivery on personal desktop computers that have large screens and are located in learners’ homes or workplaces. However, there is a trend towards the use of mobile devices to deliver learning materials, and for students to learn anytime and anywhere. The use of mobile(More)
BACKGROUND This study is based on the evidence that tests can be used as an educational tool to enhance learning, not just as an evaluation tool. There is a growing body of research that shows that participating in repeated testing improves learning, a phenomenon defined as Test-Enhanced Learning. The aim of the present study was to analyse the effect of(More)
Web 2.0 applications and the increasingly use of social networks have been creating new informal learning opportunities. Students interact and collaborate using new learning environments which are structurally different from traditional e-learning environments. In these informal unstructured learning contexts the boundaries between the learning contexts and(More)
In this paper we present an experience of mobile learning based on collaborative knowledge construction processes. The experience is based on the use of a learning platform, called the MoULe environment, designed and developed at the Italian National Research Council. Amongst the many functionalities provided by the MoULe environment, we highlight those(More)
There is an increasing social pressure to train medical students with a level of competency sufficient to face clinical practice already at the end of their curriculum. The case-based learning (CBL) is an efficient teaching method to prepare students for clinical practice through the use of real or realistic clinical cases. In this regard, the Electronic(More)
In this paper we describe an approach to improve the indexing and searching mechanisms in a learning object repository using semantic web technologies. The proposed solution is based on the Latent Semantic Analysis technique for a semiautomatic annotation of learning objects. The concepts presented in this paper are based on the experience of using a(More)