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A new law or an amendment to existing law has already been incorporated in national statutes or is in the process of approval in The Netherlands, France, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Germany, Austria, and Spain (Table 1). In other countries discussions and proposals are still not complete. In some countries the proposals are limited to drug research (as was(More)
This conceptual paper deals with some of the implications that the use of social network sites, though not originally developed and conceived for learning purposes, have for schools and academic activities when they are used as tools able to modify and innovate teaching/learning practices and academic culture. Beside the differences that characterize the(More)
In this work informal learning theories and practices and social networking features are taken as starting points to build a reference collaboration model to support collaborative knowledge construction in Distributed Communities of Practices. Sample web 2.0 applications to fit the collaboration model purposes are then described. The provided model can give(More)
Digital competences amongst the younger generations and the role of schools faced with the spread of new youth practices are topics of increasing interest. Some commentators state that, thanks to the intensive use of digital media, young people are developing significant competences that also correspond to important cognitive processes and new learning(More)