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Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 2016
The possibility of being always connected to the Internet and/or the mobile network (hence the term "always-on") is increasingly blurring the borderline between physical and digital spaces, introducing a new concept of space, known as "hybrid." Innovative forms of teaching have been developing in hybrid spaces for some time…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Models, Interaction, Educational Technology
Ravicchio, Fabrizio; Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 2015
The aim of the article is to describe the assessment model adopted by the SCINTILLA Project, a project in Italy aimed at the online vocational training of young, seriously-disabled subjects and their subsequent work inclusion in smart-work mode. It will thus describe the model worked out for evaluation of the training program conceived for the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 2014
Paradoxically some "extreme" didactic needs, such as those of students who are unable to attend normal education regularly (e.g., hospitalized and/or homebound students), have shown themselves to be ideal for the development of a teaching style aimed at stimulating the active role of the student, at fostering a learning process based…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teaching Styles, Instructional Innovation, Hospitalized Children
Trentin, Guglielmo; Bocconi, Stefania – Educational Technology, 2014
In order to design learning solutions that effectively embed face-to-face and online dimensions, it is crucial to identify the key components underpinning hybrid solutions. Furthermore, once these components have been identified, there is the need to clarify how to recombine them to meet a specific learning objective. This article aims to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Design, Blended Learning, Teaching Methods
Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 2012
The research and development in Europe of new educational technologies and methodologies is in continuous progress. We are not, however, seeing at the same time an equally wide diffusion of these technologies and methodologies in organizational contexts (Blain, 2011). In short, there is a quite marked difference between the speed with which…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Organizational Development, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning
Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 2003
Discussion of the use of information and communication technologies to support educational processes focuses on electronic learning systems and problems related to the management of the complexity of these systems. Presents electronic learning models and discusses the need for specific research about their organizational development. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Information Technology, Learning Processes, Models
Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 2002
Discusses the need to acquire a new culture that sees distance education as a further opportunity rather than as an alternative to face-to-face education. Suggests the need for educational mediators in continuous and distance education and proposes a program for training mediators based on the Metafore Project. (LRW)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Distance Education, School Culture
Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 2001
Discussion of the need for training and lifelong learning in light of new information and communication technologies focuses on small businesses with few employees who need rapid and continuous training. Topics include communities of practice; network-based learning; distance education; enterprise training; mutual training; knowledge creation;…
Descriptors: Community, Distance Education, Industrial Training, Information Technology
Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 2000
Discusses elements that help define the term "quality" in distance education, emphasizing the need for interaction between all components in the process. Topics include three generations of distance education; quality as process management; the relationship between technology, interactivity, and quality; cost-quality ratio; and…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Distance Education, Educational Benefits, Educational Technology
Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 1999
Examines three main aspects of using the Internet in education concerning (1) activities that can be carried out on the Internet; (2) skills and knowledge teachers need to make full use of the opportunities that networking offers; and (3) classification of the educational goals that can be pursued with the aid of networking. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education
Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 1998
Examines computer conferencing systems for distance education from a design perspective. Outlines structured and unstructured communication, organization and management of communication structures, and functions for users and managers of conferencing environments. Contrasts Web- and non Web-conferencing. Suggests how to choose a…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer System Design, Distance Education, Online Courses
Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 1997
Logical communication structures organize basic telecommunications services to meet the aims and requirements of groups working on the Internet. This article clarifies logical communication structures within an educational context and illustrates how the communication requirements of work or study groups correspond to a variety of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Distance Education, Educational Technology
Trentin, Guglielmo; Benigno, Vincenza – Educational Technology, 1997
Examines the education/methodological aspects of DeskTop Conferencing (DTC) used in classroom learning, adult distance education, and inservice training. Describes a project involving Italian primary and secondary schools aimed at collaboratively producing a hypermedia package using DTC. Lists guidelines for organizing multimedia conferencing in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Desktop Publishing