23.12.06

Merry Christmas and a great 2007 !

LORENZETTI, Pietro
Adoration of the Magi
c. 1340
Wood, 33 x 24 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

20.12.06

EU: eGovernment in the European countries

by the eGovernment Observatory Editorial Team of European Dynamics for the IDABC eGovernment Observatory, some of them updated December 2006 >>>

19.12.06

pubblica amministrazione: c'è bisogno dei migliori!

intervista a L. Cantoni a cura di Eleonora Voltolina, dell’Istituto “Carlo De Martino”
per la formazione al giornalismo sui progetti ponte scuola-università >>>

turismo & nuovi media

INCHIESTA: turismo/nuovi media
Reti per il viaggiatore
I nuovi media per la comunicazione nel mondo del turismo appartengono a due ambiti ben definiti: da un lato quello della mobilità in tutte le sue declinazioni, dall’altro quello del web. Ma il ruolo dell’intermediario continuerà ad essere significativo. Intervista a Lorenzo Cantoni e Davide Bolchini, pubblicata su Ticino Management, dicembre 2006 >>>

Time person of the year: YOU


>>>

16.12.06

eTourism

> the list of most visited Travel websites according to Alexa >>>
> a blog on Tourism in Lugano run as an exercise by my students of the Mater in International Tourism.

15.12.06

14.12.06

fare comunicazione online


la copertina di Prometeo è dedicata al libro sui file di log >>>

12.12.06

The Virtual University: Models and messages


Lessons from case studies, by Susan D'Antoni, editor, UNESCO >>>

Fare comunicazione online. Analisi dell'attività di un sito internet attraverso i file di log


Lorenzo Cantoni & Luca Ceriani, Fare comunicazione online. Analisi dell'attività di un sito internet attraverso i file di log, ComunicazioneItaliana, Roma 2006: è ora disponibile! >>>

4.12.06

I.Re.F. su TelePA

Speciale, 2006/11/30 - 10:00
Formazione Pubblica, l’Iref celebra il 25mo anniversario >>>

a big debate around Alexa

Alexa vs Search traffic >>>

answers: Google leaves, Yahoo gets off

google leaving: >>>
yahoo getting off >>>

2.12.06

A List of Every Website Statistic Publicly Available

by SEOmoz.org >>>

Google AdWords Paid Search Advertising In Close 2006 US Senate Races

a research by Rimm-Kaufman Group LLC >>>

eLearning Papers

Nel 2002 è stato lanciata un'iniziativa della Commissione europea per sostenere l'educazione e la formazione attraverso ogni genere di strumento tecnologico e multimediale: l'apertura del portale elearningeuropa.info. Dal suo avvio, il portale ha favorito l'utilizzo di contenuti di alta qualità, nonché il dialogo e la cooperazione per promuovere l'uso di nuove tecnologie nel campo dell'educazione.

Da allora si sono susseguiti vari avvenimenti e sono emerse nuove esigenze e nuove sfide nei settori dell'educazione e della tecnologia. Dopo aver incoraggiato la discussione tra i professionisti dell'e-learning europei e realizzato un ricco archivio di contenuti e-learning, siamo ora impegnati a lanciare una pubblicazione digitale con il titolo di eLearning Papers, una piattaforma esclusiva che offre articoli, interviste e buone pratiche relativi all'e-learning >>>

29.11.06

sitemaps.org

Sitemaps are an easy way for webmasters to inform search engines about pages on their sites that are available for crawling. In its simplest form, a Sitemap is an XML file that lists URLs for a site along with additional metadata about each URL (when it was last updated, how often it usually changes, and how important it is, relative to other URLs in the site) so that search engines can more intelligently crawl the site.
Web crawlers usually discover pages from links within the site and from other sites. Sitemaps supplement this data to allow crawlers that support Sitemaps to pick up all URLs in the Sitemap and learn about those URLs using the associated metadata. Using the Sitemap protocol does not guarantee that web pages are included in search engines, but provides hints for web crawlers to do a better job of crawling your site.
Sitemap 0.90 is offered under the terms of the Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License and has wide adoption, including support from Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft >>>

European Commission civil service

a brand new website, to improve the image of civil servants >>>

26.11.06

EPROM, part of the Program for Developmental Entrepreneurship within the MIT Design Laboratory

2006 Statistics
  • Worldwide, there are more than 2.4 billion cellphone users, with more than 1,000 new customers added every minute.
  • 59 percent of these 2.4 billion people live in developing countries, making cellphones the first telecommunications technology in history to have more users there than in the developed world.
  • Mobile phone shipments grew 19 percent to 810 million units in 2005 and are expected to rise by 15 percent to 930 million units in 2006
  • Cellphone usage in Africa is growing almost twice as fast as any other region and jumped from 63 million users two years ago to 152 million today >>>

Brainpop

  • BrainPOP is an educational program that provides curriculum-based content spanning six main subjects including: Science, Math, English, Social Studies, Health and Technology.
  • BrainPOP currently features more than 500 animated movies. Each movie is supported by activities such as a quiz, comic strip, experiment and other printable worksheets, all of which speak to kids in a language and voice that they can understand.
  • BrainPOP's movie topics present more than 3.5 million subscribers with engaging, enlightening, and entertaining views of a given subject >>>

24.11.06

TED: l'esperienza del Campus Virtuale Svizzero

alcuni link di riferimento:
Campus Virtuale Svizzero >>>
Centro di Supporto dell'Università della Svizzera italiana e della Scuola Universitaria della Svizzera Italiana >>>
Mandato "Educational Management" >>>
swissuniversity.ch >>>

22.11.06

blogging in the enterprise

Quick Tips on Corporate Blogging >>>
CEOBlogsList >>>

21.11.06

la copertina del nuovo libro!


in uscita ai primi di dicembre: Lorenzo Cantoni & Luca Ceriani, Fare comunicazione online. Analisi dell'attività di un sito internet attraverso i file di log, ComunicazioneItaliana, Roma 2006.

19.11.06

Dell in 'Second Life'

Dell Gets a New Lease on a 'Second Life' >>>

17.11.06

Zune!

an article: Bill Gates: Looking to the future >>>
the Zune website >>>

internet access in EU

Half of European Union Population Uses the Web Regularly >>>

13.11.06

EFQUEL & EKMA

EFQUEL is organizing the Annual Members Meeting in co-operation with the European Knowledge Media Association, in concomitance with the Online Educa Berlin 2006:
Place: Hotel Palace Berlin, Germany
Date: 29th November 2006, 10.00 - 18.30
"Networks, Structures, Opportunities in European E-Learning Quality"
I will do a keynote presentation on eLearning in a context: trends and directions for evaluation and quality >>>

OT: member of a pit crew



With some colleagues learning from Pit Instruction & Training >>> during Learning 2006 >>>

12.11.06

alcune prossime attività

martedì-mercoledì 14 e 15 novembre 2006
Utrecht (Olanda)
partecipo, tra gli osservatori stranieri invitati, alle giornate di SURF, l'agenzia nazionale olandese di promozione dell'eLearning >>>

giovedì 16 novembre 2006
Lugano (Aula Magna Liceo di Lugano 2 - Via San Gottardo, 20.45)
Intervengo alla presentazione de Il rischio educativo di Luigi Giussani, insieme a Mario Mauro, vicepresidente del Parlamento Europeo, a Claude Ruey, Consigliere Nazionale e a Maurizio Balestra, presidente del Circolo Culturale di Lugano.

venerdì 24 novembre 2006
Genova, Sala Riviera – Fieracongressi, 10.00 – 11.00
L’efficacia dei modelli e-learning in contesti differenti
Lorenzo Cantoni – Università della Svizzera Italiana
L’esperienza del campus virtuale svizzero
Giuseppina Rita Mangione – Università di Firenze
Strategie e iniziative “top down” di successo nelle università europee
Valerio Eletti – ASFOR
Executive Master ondine: la misurazione dell’efficacia dell’e-learning nella certificazione ASFOR
Tommaso Leo – Università Politecnica delle Marche
E-learning e PA: punti di forza e di debolezza in un’esperienza nella regione Marche
(vedi programma in pdf: >>>)

5.11.06

Canada's TV guide joins move online from print

the announcement on the tvguide website itself: >>>
an article on the story: >>>

3.11.06

SLoodle

SLoodle is a project to integrate the VLE platform Moodle with the 3D world of Second Life. Imagine a Moodle course that, if you wanted, could turn into a proper 3D interactive classroom with all your Moodle resources available to your students in the virtual world >>>

Inaugurazione dell'anno formativo 2007 I.Re.F.


Assolutamente da non perdere! >>>

Online Health Search 2006

Eighty percent of American internet users, or some 113 million adults, have searched for information on at least one of seventeen health topics. Most internet users start at a general search engine when researching health and medical advice online. Just 15% of health seekers say they “always” check the source and date of the health information they find online, while another 10% say they do so “most of the time.” Fully three-quarters of health seekers say they check the source and date “only sometimes,” “hardly ever,” or “never,” which translates to about 85 million Americans gathering health advice online without consistently examining the quality indicators of the information they find. Most health seekers are pleased about what they find online, but some are frustrated or confused >>>

Google has acquired JotSpot

>>>

29.10.06

2 new Games in Education reports

see the silversprite blog >>>

by The Open University

OpenLearn website - free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world >>>

28.10.06

corporate blogging

Blogsurvey: about blog marketing, blogger relations and surveying the corporate blogging world (in pdf) >>>
Business Blogging Dominated By Technology Companies In The Fortune 500 >>>

26.10.06

SkillSoft Buys NETg from Thomson

SkillSoft Announces Agreement to Acquire NETg from The Thomson Corporation >>>

25.10.06

search engines

Google Custom Search Engine >>>

24.10.06

SlideShare

SlideShare is a free service for sharing presentations and slideshows. You can upload your PowerPoint and OpenOffice presentations, tag them, embed them into your blog or website, browse others' presentations, and comment on individual slides. It's a great way to share your ideas with others, or to learn from other people. And it's free >>>

23.10.06

Wikiversity

Wikiversity is a community for the creation and use of free learning materials and activities. Wikiversity is a multidimensional social organization dedicated to learning, teaching, research and service. Its primary goals are to:
  • Create and host free content, multimedia learning materials, resources, and curricula for all age groups in all languages
  • Develop collaborative learning projects and communities around these materials
Learners and teachers are invited to join the Wikiversity community as editors of this wiki website where anyone can edit the pages. The community portal lists information about many aspects of Wikiversity >>>

22.10.06

.museum

the story of it: >>>

Google Docs & Spreadsheets

With Google Docs & Spreadsheets, you can:

  • Use our online editor to format documents, spell-check and more.
  • Upload Word documents, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML or text.
  • Download documents to your desktop as Word, PDF and more.
  • View your documents' revision history and roll back to any version.

Plus, since it's online, you can:

  • Invite others to share your documents by e-mail address.
  • Edit documents online with whomever you choose.
  • Publish documents online to the world, or to just who you choose.
  • Post your documents to your blog.
>>>

20.10.06

Reuters on Second Life

Second Life News Center powered by Reuters >>>
Reuters opens virtual news bureau in 'Second Life' >>>

17.10.06

a discussion about eLearning

Learning Globally - Perspectives From Outside the United States
Alison Blair, Australian Catholic University
Lorenzo Cantoni, University of Lugano (Switzerland)

We are all living and learning in a "flatter" world in which learning must be delivered globally and with a broader base of content. Yet our individual styles, cultures, needs and audience preferences also come into play. Join us to discuss the views and experiences of some of our colleagues living and practicing outside the United States.
• What are the unique characteristics of learning and learning innovation in various regions of the world?
• What are the influences of early education techniques and governmental roles in learning/training or access to resources?
• How do organizations best create learning programs that "work" throughout the world?

@ Learning 2006, 7th November 2006, Orlando (FL)

tourism & internet

Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide >>>

Yotophoto

the first internet search engine for finding free-to-use photographs and images >>>

about a strange story

Bush Bio Changes For Miserable Failure Query Due To White House Change >>>

11.10.06

connexions

Connexions is an environment for collaboratively developing, freely sharing, and rapidly publishing scholarly content on the Web. Its Content Commons contains educational materials for everyone — from children to college students to professionals — organized in small modules that are easily connected into larger courses. All content is free to use and reuse under the Creative Commons "attribution" license >>>

interventi a due convegni/seminari




Human Capital, Adaptability and Employability: Are we developing the Right Skills for the European workforce?, Milan, 5 - 6 October 2006, organized by EIPA-CEFASS (program in DOC >>>).

E-LEARNING PER LA FORMAZIONE DEGLI INSEGNANTI MODELLI FORMATIVI A CONFRONTO, Palermo, 10 Ottobre 2006, organizzato dall'IRRE-Sicilia (programma in PDF >>>). This last seminar has been hosted in the wonderful location of Palazzo Steri (see picture).

8.10.06

videogames and tourism

Passport to Rome (and other 5 cities) >>>

5.10.06

4.10.06

internet: search engines

google webmaster central >>>

2.10.06

EPSS in healthcare

VeinViewer >>>

28.9.06

eLearning: mobile learning

blogs devoted to mobile learning:
mLearning-World.com: >>>
Mobile Learning >>>

26.9.06

eLearning: open content

Yale to Make Select Courses Available on the Internet >>>

24.9.06

internet: logfile analysis soft

software that i use or tried myself (alphabetical order):
ClickTracks >>>
FastStats >>>
FunnelWeb (not supported any more) >>>
GeoBytes >>>
Web Log Storming >>>
Webtrends >>>

to complement analysis:
Alexa >>>
Seologs >>>

Formazione: Laurea Specialistica

il corso di laurea specialistica in Comunicazione e Formazione che dirigo all'Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano). Ci sono ancora posti disponibili >>>

20.9.06

eCollaboration: Adobe

Adobe Acrobat Connect >>>

16.9.06

internet: HSX

Hollywood Stock Exchange: buy shares of your favorite actors and their new movies. Watch their values rise or fall based on their success. Prices soar with a blockbuster opening at the box office and plummet with a bomb no one went to see >>>

15.9.06

internet: WOC

Techies hot on concept of 'wisdom of crowds,' but it has some pitfalls >>>

14.9.06

eLearning: new publication

Luca Botturi, Lorenzo Cantoni, Benedetto Lepori & Stefano Tardini, Fast Prototyping as a Communication Catalyst for E-Learning Design, in Mark Bullen & Diane Janes (eds.), Making the Transition to E-Learning: Strategies and Issues, Information Science Publishing, Ersey (PA) 2006, pp. 266-283 >>>

eLearning: article on Plagiarism

Plagiarism - A Survey >>>

13.9.06

eLearning: document by Elliot Masie

Learning TRENDS 400, By Elliott Masie >>>

internet: trust

Largest 100 US Corporations Ranked on How They Treat Online Customers in Fifth-Annual Customer Respect Study >>>

12.9.06

eLearning: new journal issue

International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) >>>

10.9.06

internet: search engines

Top 10 Search Terms by Category, Four Weeks Ending August 26, 2006 >>>

eGovernment: politics in Second Life

Mark Warner, former governor of Virginia, has organized an event in Second Life >>>

7.9.06

internet: search engines

Google book search >>>

internet: search engines

Danny Sullivan to leave searchenginewatch >>>

6.9.06

eGovernment: 100 City Survey

report by The E-governance Institute: 100 City Survey

eLearning: Fourth EDEN Research Workshop

Research Into Online Distance Education And E-Learning Making the Difference
Fourth EDEN Research Workshop , 25-28 OCTOBER, 2006 Castelldefels, Spain
Program now available (I've a paper with Sibilla Rezzonico on: "Conditions for Elearning Projects’ Implementation - The Project Manager View") >>>

1.9.06

eLearning: Training & Education Forum

il 20 settembre prossimo intervengo a questa manifestazione, che si terrà al Palazzo dei Congressi Lugano >>>

20.8.06

eLearning: in health

Pass the Virtual Scalpel, Nurse
Wired News (08/09/06) >>>

29.7.06

internet: tourism

Online Search Drove Nearly 10 Million UK Travel Purchases between December 2005 and February 2006 >>>

28.7.06

26.7.06

internet: cultural heritage

Latvia launches virtual museum project >>>

internet: search engines

Podscope, the audio-video search engine >>>

20.7.06

eLearning: great!

Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching,
Educational Psychologist, 2006, Vol. 41, No. 2, Pages 75-86
by
Paul A. Kirschner​‌
Educational Technology Expertise Center, Open University of the Netherlands, Research Centre Learning in Interaction, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
John Sweller​‌
School of Education, University of New South Wales
Richard E. Clark​‌
Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

ABSTRACT:
Evidence for the superiority of guided instruction is explained in the context of our knowledge of human cognitive architecture, expert–novice differences, and cognitive load. Although unguided or minimally guided instructional approaches are very popular and intuitively appealing, the point is made that these approaches ignore both the structures that constitute human cognitive architecture and evidence from empirical studies over the past half-century that consistently indicate that minimally guided instruction is less effective and less efficient than instructional approaches that place a strong emphasis on guidance of the student learning process. The advantage of guidance begins to recede only when learners have sufficiently high prior knowledge to provide "internal" guidance. Recent developments in instructional research and instructional design models that support guidance during instruction are briefly described.

12.7.06

internet: MySpace Rules the Web

social networking power >>>

7.7.06

internet: l'altra copertina

la versione rilegata di: L. Cantoni & S. Tardini, Internet, Routledge, London and New York 2006

internet: search engines

shopwiki search by color >>>
Pay-Per-Percentage of Impressions: An Advertising Method that is Highly Robust to Fraud, by Joshua Goodman (Microsoft Research) >>>
Edward Tse - Interactions Inventor: look at the video!

6.7.06

amministrazione pubblica: due programmi di eccellenza

Accelerated Executive Development Program (AEXDP), Canada >>>
UK Public Sector Training >>> (especially learders UK >>>)

5.7.06

internet: Over 50% of New Hires were sourced from the Internet in 2005

2006 DirectEmployers Association Recruiting Trends Survey >>>

4.7.06

eLearning: elections

eLections: a very interesting game >>>

1.7.06

un nuovo libro!


Da leggere!
Hans Sedlmayr, La rivoluzione dell'arte moderna & Memorandum sull'arte ecclesiastica cattolica, con Premesse di S.E. Mons. Mauro Piacenza, di Alessandro Pagano e di Massimo Lippi, a cura di Lorenzo Cantoni, Cantagalli, Siena 2006.

29.6.06

eLearning: GLOBE

The Global Learning Objects Brokered Exchange (GLOBE) is an international consortium that strives to make shared online learning resources available to educators and students around the world. The consortium provides a distributed network of learning objects that meet quality standards.
GLOBE aims to connect the world and unlock the ‘deep web’ of quality online educational resources through brokering relationships with content providers >>>

eLearning: Literature Review in Games and Learning

A Report for Futurelab by John Kirriemuir, Ceangal & Angela McFarlane, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol >>>

27.6.06

eLearning: LAMS

per la gestione di attività (anche/soprattutto collaborative) LAMS >>>
la prima LAMS Conference >>>

eLearning: e3Learning

worth a visit, especially "enrich" and "evaluate" >>>

eLearning. Silversprite

Examples of COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) games being used for curriculum-based learning. These games are designed purely for entertainment, and not for learning or teaching. By compiling these examples, we show that such games are being used in schools and colleges by teachers and other educators, as part of curriculum-based learning >>>

23.6.06

eLearning: USALearning (formerly GoLearn.gov)

The one-stop source for training and development products, tools, and services sponsored by the e-Training Initiative and the e-Training Service Provider Consortium >>>

eLearning: CNN Pipeline

an interview with Porter Anderson, CNN Pipeline Senior Producer, by Elliott Masie >>>

technology: preservation of digital content

The Library of Congress will provide approximately $700,000 over three years to Stanford in support of CLOCKSS, a collaborative initiative between publishers, librarians and universities to create a large-scale archive that will serve as a fail-safe repository for published digital scholarly content >>>

19.6.06

eLearning: IRRODL

The latest issue, Vol 7, No 1, of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning is now online >>>

OT3: talenti per la pubblica amministrazione


le studentesse e gli studenti - selezionati tra oltre seicento - che hanno partecipato al programma "Lavorare nella PA", promosso da I.Re.F. in collaborazione con USR e IRRE Lombardia e con molte università lombarde.

14.6.06

OT2: HI-TEC


Il gruppo - eccezionale - di studenti di media superiore che partecipa a HI-TEC, con cui ho fatto lezione su comunicazione, ascolto e comunicazione formativa.

9.6.06

OT: lezione nel campus di Lugano


la mia classe del corso eLearning, durante una lezione nel campus dell'università
giovedì 8 giugno 2006
(bachelor, scienze della comunicazione, università della svizzera italiana)

internet: logfiles

a great tool to retrace website visitors' cities: Geobytes

8.6.06

eLearning e Tecnologie

sono disponibili i nuovi programmi di tre Master (+2, come le lauree specialistiche italiane) della Facoltà di Scienze della Comunicazione dell'Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano) in cui sono coinvolto:
Master of Science in Communication. Formazione
Master of Science in Communication. Technology-Enhanced Communication for Cultural Heritage (TEC-CH)
Master of Science in Communication. Tecnologie per la comunicazione

7.6.06

eGovernment: un seminario a Villa Vigoni

eGovernment: Expectations and Experiences, Loveno di Menaggio (Co), 21-23 giugno 2006, promosso da
I.Re.F – Istituto Regionale lombardo di Formazione per l’amministrazione pubblica
Fachhochschule Ludwigburg

internet: search engines

Study: Top 4 Percent of Queries Matter Most, a study by the Patricia Seybold Group using anonymous data from WebSideStory's clients >>>

2.6.06

eGovernment: two interesting documents

Building a 1:1 Political Campaign, by Peter Churchill >>>
How the New Media is Changing Politics >>>

31.5.06

internet: FreeAlerts

a bunch of interesting free services >>>

internet: No Formulas for Podcast Sponsorships

an article by by Pete Lerma >>>

21.5.06

internet: Fragmented domain names could destabilize Internet, ICC warns

Paris, 11 May 2006 . The International Chamber of Commerce warned that designs by China and other countries to create their own domain name systems for locating data on the Internet exposes the Internet to new risks that could destabilize it if technical and logistical issues are not urgently addressed >>>

16.5.06

internet: Switzerland third in e-readiness

Digital divide narrows, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's seventh annual e-readiness rankings >>>

internet: is it splitting up?

The Web changed the world. Politics is now changing it back >>>

10.5.06

(e)Government / eLearning: NationMaster

a great resource for facts and figures >>>

9.5.06

web: Web Site Evolution (WSE) 2006

interesting event: the call for paper is online >>>

6.5.06

internet: Africa

Web Usage Climbs in Africa >>>

5.5.06

eGovernment: Sports Online and Politics

What Politicos Can Learn from the Sports Industry about the Internet >>>

4.5.06

formazione e PA

Formazione e Internazionalizzazione - Presentazione del 9° rapporto sulla formazione pubblica, presso ForumPA, Roma, 8 maggio 2006 mattina, a cui intervengo >>>

2.5.06

eLearning: codebaby

worth a visit >>>

eGovernment: EU action plan published

Hundreds of billions of euros could be saved for European taxpayers every year as a result of administrative modernisation in the 25 EU Member States, outlined in the European Commission’s eGovernment Action Plan, adopted on 25 April this year >>>

OT: a con o senza h?

va bene uscire con la notizia, ma anche la grammatica potrebbe aiutare...

30.4.06

search engines: Quaero

France launches 'Quaero' search engine project >>>

28.4.06

internet: intercultural communication

Communicating Across Cultures in Cyberspace: A Bibliographical Review of Online Intercultural Communication, the new address >>>

25.4.06

blogs: MoodViews

worth a trial >>>

14.4.06

buona Pasqua! happy Easter!

STOSS, Veit
High Altar of St Mary (Resurrection)
1477-89
Wood
Church of St. Mary, Cracow

eLearning: language learning and communication pragmatics

Tactical Iraqi (TM) is a computer-based, self-paced, learning program that in about 80 hours teaches English-speaking people totally unfamiliar with Iraqi Arabic how to speak enough to accomplish tasks and missions in Arabic.

12.4.06

eLearning: iPod in Medicine

Updating the Stethoscope with an iPod >>>

Learning: how I work, by Bill Gates

in Fortune, April 7, 2006 >>>

11.4.06

eGovernment: UK

Transformational Government Enabled by Technology >>>

7.4.06

eGovernment: un seminario

Seminario a Bellinzona (a cui intervengo anch'io), del 18 maggio 2006: Il Governo elettronico. Amministrazioni pubbliche e nuovi strumenti per la democrazia e la comunicazione

technology & internet: games

CEA study finds adults spend more time gaming than teens >>>

3.4.06

internet: pragmatics

two relevant articles:
Six degrees of reputation: The use and abuse of online review and recommendation systems, by Shay David and Trevor Pinch, First Monday, volume 11, number 3 (2006)

The Transformation of the Web: How Emerging Communities Shape the Information we Consume, by Josef Kolbitsch and Hermann Maurer, Journal of Universal Computer Science, volume 12, issue 2 (2006)

eGovernment: Politics Faces Sweeping Change via the Web

the New York Times, 2 April 2006, by Adam Nagourney >>>

2.4.06

internet: logfile analysis

Web Log Storming: a very good tool >>>

30.3.06

eLearning: Swiss Virtual Campus Days

The Swiss Virtual Campus Days took place on March 13-14 in Basel.
All plenary activities were recorded, and are available online >>>
I took part a in the Panel Discussion and Conclusion of SVC Days 2006, with Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt, Dr. Charles Kleiber, Dr. Nivardo Ischi, Prof. Dr. Marcel Jufer, Prof. Dr. Dieter Euler, Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Cantoni.

21.3.06

eCulture in Europe

European Commission steps up efforts to put Europe’s memory on the Web via a “European Digital Library” >>>
La Commissione europea intensifica gli sforzi per creare la Biblioteca Digitale Europea, destinata a perpetuare la memoria dell’Europa su Internet >>>

16.3.06

internet: archive

A Research Library Based on the Historical Collections of the Internet Archive, an article by William Y. Arms, Selcuk Aya, Pavel Dmitriev, Blazej Kot, Ruth Mitchell, Lucia Walle

eLearning @ Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon Collaborates With EA to Revolutionize Computer Science Education >>>

15.3.06

Formazione

per chi è dalle parti di Milano tra oggi e il 18 marzo 2006 >>>

10.3.06

eGovernment: online political fundraising

Small donors, online donors and first-timers in the presidential election of 2004, a report released by the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet (IPDI) and the Campaign Finance Institute (CFI)
press release
document

internet: Web Tools Employ The Human Factor

an article by Leslie Walker >>>

eLearning: online market and stock exchange simulations

about simulations, a good starting point is:
http://compsimgames.about.com/od/online/

for market simulations and stock exchange simulations, you could consider:
http://www.stockmarketgame.org/
http://www.wallstreetforkids.com/
http://kidscansave.gc.ca/

sponsored by banks:
http://www.orangekids.com/
http://www.smithbarney.com/yin/

9.3.06

Comunicazione. Teoria e pratiche



Lorenzo Cantoni & Nicoletta di Blas, Comunicazione. Teoria e Pratiche, Apogeo, Milano 2006 (2a ed. riveduta e ampliata di Teoria e pratiche della comunicazione, Apogeo, Milano 2002)

VIP (very important post): Aging Workforce

Aging Workforce a Concern for US Tech Firms, an article by Gene Koprowski >>>

the press release by Comptia >>>

2.3.06

technology: TechFest at Microsoft

see for instance Stepping Through Your Inbox: One of Many Innovations in the Spotlight at Microsoft Research TechFest >>>

1.3.06

eLearning acceptance in university



a seminar held by Marko Krevs (right), Karl Donert (left) and myself, in Logarska Dolina (Slovenia), 13 February 2006, presenting to the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Ljubljana a roadmap to adopt eLearning.

23.2.06

internet: the book cover!

L. Cantoni & S. Tardini, Internet [RIMC: Routledge Introductions to Media and Communications], Routledge, London 2006

a volte sbaglia anche google...

difficile iscriversi a un seminario del 16 dicembre 2005... >>>

22.2.06

16.2.06

Internet: Kosmix

search Health (beta), Travel (alpha) and Politics (alpha). worth a trial

15.2.06

eLearning: mySchool

mySchool, le portail éducatif du Grand-Duché de Luxembourgau service des écoles

9.2.06

8.2.06

Technology: Skype 2.0, now with video calling

Official release. Version: 2.0.0.81.
Release date: February 8, 2006

e-(?): Stanford on Itunes

Download faculty lectures, interviews, music and sports.
Play audio on your iPod, Mac or PC, or burn a CD.
Stay Connected anytime anywhere.
Experience Stanford on iTunes today and continue learning with Stanford.
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eGovernment: White paper on a European Communication Policy

Commission's press release
The document in several languages: White paper on a European Communication Policy

21.1.06

internet: a master thesis on blogs

BLOGS. A GLOBAL CONVERSATION, a Master’s Thesis on the Social Phenomenon of Blogs, by James Torio (in pdf)
a master student at the USI - University of Lugano is writing her thesis on the use of blogs in education (more to come...)

20.1.06

technology: byte wars

Waging war through the Internet America is far more vulnerable to terrorists who hack systems than missions to blow things up, by John Arquilla (Sunday, January 15, 2006, San Francisco Chronicle).

a book to be read on the subject: Byte Wars: The Impact of September 11 on Information Technology, by Edward Yourdon

technology: how to put furniture on the internet

worth a trial:
http://www.icovia.com/

technology: virtual cities by Planet9

http://www.planet9.com/demos.html

(google and Microsoft maps going in this direction).

10.1.06

technology: build your own CNN channel online

a new life to "push" sytems? www.cnn.com/pipeline/

about push systems see: Benedetto Lepori, L. Cantoni e Riccardo Mazza, Push Communication Services: A Short History, a Concrete Experience and Some Critical Reflections, «Studies in Communication Sciences», 2/1 (2002), pp. 149-164 (soon available online in the NewMinE Library)

eLearning: un corso d'area sanitaria da provare

il corso: Emergenze a rischio di vita nello studio dentistico, sviluppato dal NewMinE Lab per la SSO - Società Svizzera di Odontologia e Stomatologia.

p.s.: da guardare anche www.firstaidpod.com