Institute for Education Tecnology
Italian National Research Council

Final Programme

Wednesday March 9 2005

Palazzo dei Normanni, Palermo

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration
Sala Gialla
9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Opening Plenary Session

G. Olimpo, M. Allegra (Institute for Educational Technology, Italy)

On. S. Fleres (Assemblea Regionale Siciliana, Italy)

M. Gutierrez (DG Education and Culture, European Commission)
EU Policies and Programmes for E-Learning.

S. Downes (National Research Council, Canada)
Learning Networks.

10:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Plenary Session: New perspectives in the field of ICT

Chair: M. Allegra (Institute for Educational Technology, Italy)

V. Midoro, S. Bocconi, F. Pozzi, M. Repetto (Institute for Educational Technology, Italy)
An overview of initial teacher education and continuing professional development pertaining to ICT in education across Europe..

J.M. Spector, V.P. Dennen, T.A. Koszalka (Florida State University's Learning Systems Institute, USA)
Individual and collaborative construction of casual concept maps: an online technique for learning and assessment..

11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Coffee Break
Sala Verde
11:50 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Parallel Session: Learning technologies for primary and secondary schools

Chair: M. Lister (University of Bologna, Italy)

M.R. Ciceri, F. Biassoni, P. Colombo (University of Sacred Heart, Italy)
Cognitive and graphical architecture of multimedial activities for infancy: from software design to the analysis of the effectiveness.

C. Solomonidou, D. Kolokotronis (University of Thessaly, Greece)
An integrated methodology to create innovative educational software aiming at pupils' conceptual change.

V. Mitropoulou, Ch. Vassilopoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Learning technologies for the teaching of Religion in the secondary schools of Greece: an example.

S. Juntunen, N. Impiö, H. Vikstedt (University of Oulu, Finland)
Developing co-operation between universities and upper secondary education – a model for integration of academic information processing science studies to upper secondary education by using ICT.

I. Guastella, R.M. Sperandeo-Mineo, G. Tarantino (University of Palermo, Italy)
Modelling dynamic systems: examples involving an iconic oriented environment.

Sala Gialla
11:50 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Parallel Session: Online education and training

Chair: J.M. Spector (Florida State University's Learning Systems Institute, USA)

D. Silverberg, M. Fisher (Pepperdine University, USA)
Effective e-Learning Communities.

R.C. Dixon, K.C. Dixon  (Curtin University of Technology Western, Australia)
Principles of online pedagogical effectiveness; the application of a Web Based Instructional model.

J. Biggam (Glasgow Caledoian University, Scotland)
Preparing academic staff for e-Learning in the university environment: a case study of elite staff and academic staff stakeholder perspectives.

N. Catenazzi, L. Sommaruga (Univ. of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland, Switzerland)
A semantic web resource navigator for competence based learning.

C.T. Fernandes, D. Galante, R.V. Noronha (Technological Institute of Aeronautics, Brazil)
Preliminary ideas to provide Intelligent Tutor Systems with abilities to deal with ill-structured problems.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lunch
Sala Verde
2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Parallel Session. Online education and training

Chair: D. Persico (Institute for Educational Technology, Italy)

L. Siragusa, K.C. Dixon  (Curtin University of Technology Western, Australia)
Closing the gap between pedagogical theory and online instructional design: a bridge too far?.

D. Persico, L. Sarti (Institute for Educational Technology, Italy)
Social structures for online learning: a design perspective.

M. Ronchetti, M. Dolzani (University of Trento, Italy)
Videostreaming over the Internet to support learning: the LODE system.

D. Schürch, L.A. Lombardo, C. Giorgi (University of Lugano, Switzerland)
Swiss blended-learning experiences in a contextual engineering perspective.

Sala Gialla
2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Parallel Session: Learning technologies for primary and secondary schools

Chair: S. Ottaviano (Institute for Educational Technology, Italy)

L. Hassler, L. Dennis, D. Ossont, H. Ng, G. Ogawa, J. Southerland, S. Dinho, C. Nahmias, C. Harvey, C. Johnson (Florida State University, USA)
LON-CAPA physics research project: multiple tries to solve problems.

G.C. Santos, M.C. Reis, S..P. Carvalho (University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal)
The educational use of Internet in primary schools of Vila Real district – 2002-2004.

N. Casalino, A. D’Atri (CeRSI – LUISS “Guido Carli”, Italy)
E-Learning vs IS Education & Research. The Luiss University experience.

S. Ottaviano, A. Chifari, M. Fiandaca, M. Gentile (Institute for Educational Technology, Italy)
A multimedia environment to train mathematical problem solving.

3:50 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Coffee Break
Sala Verde
4:20 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.
Parallel Session: Online education and training

Chair: L. Seta (Institute for Educational Technology, Italy)

T. Giannetti, G. Dettori, D. Persico (Institute for Educational Technology, Italy)
Analysing SRL in an online collaborative environment: a case study in teacher education.

M. Khaund (University of Illinois, Springfiel)
Enhancing student learning: a multimedia case study.

D. Bond (Syracuse University, USA)
Capturing them in the Web: the use of online surveys and examination of response patterns for first year university students.

P. Jokipelto (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
Content production for the T-learning environment.

Sala Gialla
4:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
Parallel Session: Educational system for people with special needs

Chair: M. Arrigo (Institute for Educational Technology, Italy)

B. Caci, A. D’Amico (University of Palermo, Italy)
Robotics: a new tool for education of subjects with cognitive diseases.

C. Solomonidou, F. Garagouni-Areou (University of Thessaly, Greece)
A research method to study the behaviour of pupils with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms working on the computer.

M. Arrigo (Institute for Educational Technology, Italy)
Online distance education and visual disability.

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