23.12.10

Merry Christmas and a great 2011!

Duccio da Buoninsegna, Adoration of the Magi (1308-11)
Tempera on wood, 42,5 x 43,5 cm, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena (Italy)

with the students of the eGovernment class

19.12.10

The Well Connected Traveller

The changing face of today’s travel consumers
A Survey of Consumer Travel Trends, by Travelport (in pdf)

4.12.10

Destination Marketing. Why do tourists like a destination?

Lorenzo Cantoni, Sara Fedele, Silvia De Ascaniis, Destination Marketing. Why do tourists like a destination? A research in eTourism and Argumentation, webatelier.net white paper, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI, Lugano, Switzerland), November 2010 (Pdf, ~700 kB, freely downloadable).

27.11.10

PICTURE Project – Priests’ ICT Use in their Religious Experience

PICTURE studies the usages of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and of the internet in particular, by the priests of the Catholic Church all over the world. PICTURE does not intend to answer the question: how many priests do use ICTs? The research aims instead to offer a picture of which are the religious activities done by priests online, and which are their attitudes toward digital technologies. PICTURE studies only priests who access the internet, who are named in the following reports “ePriests”.

list of available reports (and languages):
WORLD | English | Español | Português | Deutsch |
CONTINENTS 

* Africa | English | Español | Português | Deutsch |
* Asia | English | Español | Português | Deutsch |
* Europe | English | Español | Português | Deutsch |
* Latin America | English | Español | Português | Deutsch |
* North America | English | Español | Português | Deutsch |
* Oceania | English| Español | Português | Deutsch |
COUNTRIES

* Argentina | English |
* España | English | Español |
* Italia | Italiano |
* Mexico | English | Español |
* Poland | English | Polski |
* Portugal | English |

eTourism: ENTER2011 conference draft program is online

a great program! (ENTER2011 website ¦ pdf program)

5.11.10

Workshop on Mobile Science: Sensing, Computing and Dissemination

ICTP (Trieste), November 2—5, 2010
Automatic video recording of the activities (with synchronized slides) using the ICTP EyA System. All talks are automatically recorded hourly >>>

29.10.10

e-Learning and m-Learning: A Methodological Framework

I'm holding this session during the Workshop on Mobile Science: Sensing, Computing and Dissemination at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste (IT) >>>

26.10.10

"Learning Perspectives: 2010"

Contributions by 40 Global Learning Leaders
Edited By: Nigel Paine & Elliott Masie 
Published by: The MASIE Center & The Learning CONSORTIUM
Free Open Source Print & e-Book: CreativeCommons License

25.10.10

Educazione, autorità e autorevolezza: quale padre?

intervengo su questo tema giovedì 11 novembre 2010, h. 21.00, presso il Collegio santa Chiara (via santa Chiara 10, Como - Muggiò)

22.10.10

Desarrollo y renovación de destinos turisticos

XV Congreso AECIT

Dinámicas de transformación del Turismo en el siglo XXI
Tenerife (Islas Canarias), 24, 25 y 26 noviembre 2010
Escuela Universitaria de Ciencias Empresariales (La Laguna)
I'm having a keynote there

20.10.10

HCI International 2011 - User Experience in Online Tourism Communication

CALL FOR PAPER
HCI International 2011
9-14 July 2011, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida, USA
www.hcii2011.org
First International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability
Special Session: User Experience in Online Tourism Communication

Conference Chair: Aaron Marcus
Session Chairs: Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, Dr. Alessandro Inversini

Price, Location and Reviews Drive Decisions about Where to Stay; Loyalty Programs Effectively Engage Members

Epsilon Study 'Checks In' On Consumer Attitudes and Preferences about Hotel Marketing Programs >>>

17.10.10

2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition Released

The Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA), the museum-focused branch of the New Media Consortium (NMC), has released the 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition

Google’s take on mobile travel search

on Hotelmarketing.com >>>

10.10.10

ePhysicianHealth

not only for dr. House >>>

Build an Arch Animation

just a simple animation >>>

7.10.10

Moonpenny

a very interesting case >>>

21.9.10

Attracting and retaining top talent in US teaching

a very interesting research by McKinsey >>>

19.9.10

Which Founder are you?

by the National Constitution Center >>>

27.8.10

Las ventajas del e-learning. E-learning como contexto y como estrategia de educación

Entrevista al profesor Lorenzo Cantoni, decano de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación de la Universidad de la Suiza italiana, por Ary Waldir Ramos y Alvaro Vargas Martino
Comunicación participativa para el desarrollo >>>

Journal of Information Technology & Tourism: special issue on eLearning

i'm honored and happy to serve as guest editor for a special issue of JITT on E-Learning for Tourism, see the CFP and send your contributions!

PICTURE is featured on the TonyBlairFaithFoundation home page

the research PICTURE – Priests’ ICT Use in their Religious Experience is presented here: www.tonyblairfaithfoundation.org

27.7.10

is Apple a new religion?

Heidi A. Campbell and Antonio C. La Pastina, How the iPhone Became Divine: New Media, Religion and the Intertextual Circulation of Meaning, New Media & Society, first published on May 18, 2010 
doi:10.1177/1461444810362204
Abstract

21.7.10

Chinese travelers starting Internet revolution

on TravelMole >>>

Nuove frontiere del turismo

servizio radiofonico trasmesso nell'ambito della trasmissione Baobab sulla Rete Tre della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, con un intervento mio e del dr. Alessandro Inversini, direttore esecutivo del webatelier.net.
scarica il file mp3 della trasmissione (RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera - Rete Tre)

11.7.10

a new publication and a translation

L. Cantoni, E. Rapetti & S. Tardini, Generation Y and “glocal” working, in B. Bertagni, M. La Rosa & F. Salvetti (eds.), “Glocal” working. Living and working across the world with cultural intelligence, FrancoAngeli, Milano 2010, pp. 252-272
L. Cantoni & Ch. Succi, Acceptance and Failure of E-learning in Organizations: A Map, in B. Bertagni, M. La Rosa & F. Salvetti, Learn how to learn!, FrancoAngeli, Milano 2010, pp. 169-180 

16.6.10

ENTER2011

Twitter Places: More Context For Your Tweets

you can tag Tweets with specific places, including all World Cup stadiums in South Africa, and create new Twitter Places >>>

O.T.: Football World Cup

just seen in Weggis, isn't that too much?

TripAdvisor integrates with Facebook for referrals

on Hotelmarketing.com >>>

11.6.10

Twitter ...

labs' research mission

To investigate online communication as a true human activity, with a long-term, comprehensive and holistic approach.
In particular, stressing human growth and quest for meaning in educational and touristic experiences – eLearning and eTourism – as well as in international development – ICT4D.
NewMinE - New Media in Education Lab
webatelier.net
eLab - eLearning Lab

PICTURE – Priests’ ICT Use in their Religious Experience

NewMinE Lab (USI), School of Church Communications (PUSC) (2010), PICTURE – Priests’ ICT Use in their Religious Experience: world and continental reports are now online

10.6.10

decano / dean

Nomina del prof. Lorenzo Cantoni a Decano della Facoltà di scienze della comunicazione: entrerà in carica a settembre / Professor Lorenzo Cantoni appointed Dean of the Faculty of Communication Sciences, to take office in September >>>

3.6.10

1.6.10

Il turismo alla prova del web

Geronimo Web - Giovedì 3 giugno 2010, ore 11.35
A cura di Antonio Vassalli Da quando esiste Internet andare in vacanza è una felicità diversa. Si può sempre partire all’avventura oppure affidarsi ad una agenzia che ci allestisca un pacchetto bell'e pronto, ma è forse più affascinante organizzarsi tutto o quasi da soli, navigando in rete. Decidere dove andare dopo aver visitato le pagine web di paesi, regioni e città che ci interessano, prenotare aerei, treni e alberghi da casa e infine partire dopo aver magari scartato altre soluzioni che non ci sono sembrate convincenti, che non hanno saputo offrire un’immagine di sé in grado di catturare la nostra voglia di evasione.
L’immagine proposta sul web è ormai diventata un fattore determinante che spinge gli operatori turistici a investire parecchio nei siti di rappresentanza per renderli accattivanti ed esaustivi.
Ne parleranno, con particolare riferimento al Ticino, Carlo Fontana presidente degli albergatori di Lugano e Lorenzo cantoni docente presso la facoltà di scienze della comunicazione dell’USI.

Virtual university aims to boost Islamic science

on SciDev >>>

28.5.10

Time Spent on Facebook, Microsoft, and Yahoo Dips in April

on ClickZ >>>

conferenza stampa di presentazione della ricerca PICTURE su Sacerdoti e internet

Lunedì 31 maggio, alle ore 12.30, presso la sala Marconi della Radio Vaticana (piazza Pia, 3), S. Em. R. Card. Claudio Hummes, Prefetto della Congregazione per il Clero, presiederà una conferenza stampa sulla ricerca PICTURE - Priests’ICT Use in their Religious Experience.
Alla conferenza prenderanno parte i responsabili della ricerca: il prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, dell’Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) di Lugano, e i professori Mons. Lucio Ruiz e Daniel Arasa della Pontificia Università della Santa Croce (PUSC) di Roma.
Ai presenti sarà distribuito un report dei dati mondiali della ricerca, che ha coinvolto circa 5.000 sacerdoti (l’1.2% del totale dei sacerdoti).

26.5.10

Facebook: "Making Control Simple"

the new privacy settings of Facebook presented by Mark Zuckerberg >>>

con la classe del Master in gestione dei Media

red-conference – rethinking education in the knowledge society

7-10 March 2011.
Centro Stefano Franscini – the congress centre of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich (ETH Zurich) – situated at Monte Verità (Ascona, Switzerland).
I'm proud to co-chair this conference. It's a must! read the CFP and submit!

@ eLearning Africa 2010

>>>

25.5.10

Arizona Office of Tourism

Facebook advertising case (in pdf) >>>

CloudCourse: An Enterprise Application in the Cloud

At Google we have experts on everything from Python to penguins. However, connecting our expert teachers to eager students around the globe can be a complicated business. To that end, we are excited to release our new internal learning platform, CloudCourse under an open source license. Built entirely on App Engine, CloudCourse allows anyone to create and track learning activities. CloudCourse also offers calendaring, waitlist management and approval features >>>

23.5.10

Holy Shroud Exhibition

the Holy Shroud Exhibition has ended today: 2,113,128 people visited it.
see more data here (in Italian) >>>
see the official webiste used for incoming management here >>>
see the HaltaDefinizione digital image of the shroud here (more than 12 billions pixels) >>>
see info about the digital acquisition here >>>

19.5.10

virtualvacay

an augmented reality application by hotels.com >>>

17.5.10

Facebook Apologists Miss The Point: Facebook Isn't The Future

an interesting comment by Stowe Boyd >>>

5.5.10

Travel and Auto Marketers Upped Search Spend in March

on ClickZ >>>

Church Communications: Identity & Dialogue

a very interesting Conference, where i presented a paper titled I new media e l'identità cristiana >>>

19.4.10

digital witnesses / testimoni digitali

Thirty thousand sites, more than half a million web pages, nearly 2,000 blogs. The Catholic religion has a strong presence on Italian websites: as evidenced by the survey conducted by researchers at the Institute for Informatics and Telematics of the Italian National Research Council in Pisa (IIT-CNR) who have sifted through the contents of .it domains on the web.
The search - published on the last issue of "Focus .it - Newsletter of .it Registry" is entirely dedicated to the Church-Web relationship (in pdf)

15.4.10

14.4.10

1.000.000 di soci Miles & More

un interessante gioco online della Lufthansa >>>

Convegno "Testimoni digitali", conferenza stampa di presentazione a Roma

domani (15.04.2010) intervengo alla conferenza stampa per presentare i risultati dell'indagine PICTURE – Priests’ ICT Use in their Religious Experience per quanto riguarda l'Italia.

12.4.10

Google using site speed in web search ranking

on the official Google webmaster Central Blog >>>
how it can affect the ranking of hotels' websites >>>

10.4.10

Mostra sul "Buon Governo" di Ambrogio Lorenzetti

venerdì 16 a Cassina de' Pecchi (Mi), presento una mostra tratta dagli affreschi di Ambrogio Lorenzetti sul Buon Governo.

4.4.10

Happy Easter! Buona Pasqua!

GIOTTO di Bondone
No. 37 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 21. Resurrection (Noli me tangere)
1304-06
Fresco, 200 x 185 cm, Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

23.3.10

The Times Introduces a Daily Video Report

The New York Times on Monday began producing a daily video on its Web site, summarizing the big news stories of the day.
The program, called TimesCast, lasting a few minutes, will appear on the nytimes.com home page at 1 p.m. each day; after 2 p.m., it will move to a less prominent position on the site. (It can always be found at nytimes.com/timescast.) It features interviews with editors and reporters who are covering the major stories, and scenes from meetings among the paper’s top editors discussing events that might go on the front page >>>

21.3.10

17.3.10

Facebook Reaches Top Ranking in US

on Hitwise: Facebook reached an important milestone for the week ending March 13, 2010 and surpassed Google in the US to become the most visited website for the week >>>

Fending Off Digital Decay, Bit by Bit

on NYT >>>

4.3.10

Magazines and Their Web Sites

A Columbia Journalism Review survey and report (in pdf) >>>

3.3.10

The new landscape of the religion blogosphere

a new report by the Social Science Research Council >>>

1.3.10

The New News Landscape: Rise of the Internet

Understanding the Participatory News Consumer, by the PewResearchCenter >>>

25.2.10

Ci vuole l’educazione e ci vogliono maestri

intervengo a questa serie di incontri sull'educazione, vicino a Cantù (Co), domenica 7 marzo 2010.

21.2.10

intercultural online communication

with Aaron Marcus, founder and president of AM+A, Editor-In-Chief Emeritus of User Experience, the magazine of UPA, the Usability Professionals' Association (he held a seminar for NewMinE and webatelier.net labs, and today will hold a presentation for the red-ink doctoral school).
guess whose hat is that...

6.2.10

everything ready for ENTER2010 ! / tutto pronto per ENTER2010 !

here is the final program: 10-12 February 2010 (in pdf), waiting for you !
questo è il programma dello Swiss Day, in lingua italiana, giovedì 11 febbraio 2010 (in pdf), vi aspetto !

1.2.10

30.1.10

citations in EDMEDIA

a very interesting visualization of who's who in eLearning from the EDMEDIA Conference perspective (I'm ranked 17th among the most prolific authors...) >>>

Toyota crisis communication... (for me is also just crisis, owning an IQ...)

Toyota Italia (molto deludente): solo un testo in fondo alla home page: "Toyota informa.
In merito alla notizia riguardante possibili inconvenienti al pedale acceletarore di alcuni modelli Toyota, vi informiamo che per chiarimenti è possibile rivolgersi al numero verde 800-869682 del Servizio Clienti, dal lunedì al venerdì dalle ore 8.30 alle ore 19.00." E sabato e domenica?
Toyota Svizzera è mille volte meglio: non potevano copiare?

28.1.10

a new article

Alessandro Inversini, Lorenzo Cantoni & Dimitrios Buhalis, Destinations’ Information Competition and Web Reputation, «itt – Journal of information technology & tourism», 11 (2009), pp. 221-234

25.1.10

USA Congress Enacts Digital Promise

Congress has authorized a major new research center, the National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies, that will bring the same focused, sustained research funding to technology and learning that the federal government has funded for years in technology for health care at the National Institutes of Health and technology for energy at the Department of Energy >>>

21.1.10

just published !


Daniel Arasa, Lorenzo Cantoni & Lucio A. Ruiz (Eds.), Religious Internet Communication. Facts, Trends and Experiences in the Catholic Church, EDUSC, Rome 2010, pp. 252, eu. 20.00

18.1.10

11.1.10

Profili professionali nell’eLearning

Lorenzo Cantoni, Profili professionali nell’eLearning, «REM - Ricerche su Educazione e Media», 1/1 (2009), pp. 77-84

6.1.10

Kurzweil Takes On Kindle With New E-Reader Platform Blio

Amazon sold more books in digital media than on paper this Christmas >>>