Mario Allegra

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In this paper we illustrate some research results concerning the attitude of small companies towards ICT based solutions (specifically Distance Communication, Training and Consultancy); in addition, we introduce some key-elements to overtake the obstacles to introducing ICT in small companies for new business processes; amongst others, we highlight the need(More)
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)
Giuseppe Chiazzese, Simona Ottaviano, Gianluca Merlo, Antonella Chiari, Mario Allegra, Luciano Seta and Giovanni Todaro Italian National Research Council, Institute for Educational Technologies (ITD), Department of Palermo, C.N.R. Via Ugo La Malfa, 153 – Palermo, Italy E-mail: [giuseppe.chiazzese,simona.ottaviano,gianluca.merlo,antonella.chifari]
III this paper we describe a system whose main aim is supporting a hypertext author to classify and organize a large amount of documents; the system allows the author to have access to the documents with hypertext features, providing some access points and suggesting, for each document, the related ones. The system is an interesting application of the Self(More)
This study examines the role played by Information Communication Technologies as cognitive tools in the classroom. We refer to the theoretical context considering creativity not only as the skill of fantasy and imagination but also as an educational process. In particular, in the exp eriences described, we highlight how creative thinking can be stimulated(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)