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AIS – Microsoft

The evaluation concerns the Sustainable Multimedia Telecentre project run by Microsoft in collaboration with COMMUNITAS and the municipality of São Paulo.

BETK – 12

BET K-12 is a project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation under the Joint Research Partnership Program. The project partners are the School of Communication Sciences of the University of Lugano (Switzerland) and the School of Education of the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil).

Project Owner: Isabella Rega

Project staff: Francesca Fanni, Stefano Tardini

Period: October 2005 to 30 September 2008

Funding agency: FNS-DEZA

The project aims at studying the impact of eLearning in Primary School Teacher Training in Brazil, assessing its possible applications and advantages, as well as success conditions and shortcomings.
The project involves three main areas:

  1. The issue of access to ICTs: this involves technical, economic, sociological and psychological factors influencing persons’ opportunities to use the technologies;
  2. The issue of quality: the conditions under which it is possible to implement an effective and efficient eLearning program for primary teachers in disadvantaged Brazilian areas;
  3. The issue of impact: the readiness of Brazilian primary teachers to use eLearning in their training, and their adoption patterns.
Bridges for Peace

An educational project promoting twinnings between schools in order to enable Italian students and students of the Holy Land to meet and become friends.


This research aims to study, with qualitative-ethnographic methodology, how people learn, in the knowledge society, observing e-learning experiences and studying ICT use at work.


EDUKALIBRE is a project financed by the SOCRATES program of the European Union which started on the 1st of October 2003 and will last 2 years.

eLearning @ Aermacchi

Consultant activities has been asked by Aermacchi Italia, a leading company in the design and production of trainers for military pilots.

eLearning Management within Italian Universities

The survey continues the study made within the EDUM project that has been investigating this issue since January 2002 within Swiss and European Universities.

Emergencies in dental practice

Aim of the project is to develop an eLearning course for dentists and their teams on emergencies in dental practice; the course will be implemented on the website of the SSO – Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft.


The aim of the ERIC – European Resources for Intercultural Communication – project is to create a network to encourage and link intercultural activities and research across academic disciplines to achieve intercultural communication on a broad scale.


GRAPPLE is an EU FP7 STREP Project. GRAPPLE stands for “Generic Responsive Adaptive Personalized Learning Environment”.


HOSPITALITAS – Healthcare Online Shared Platform for Increasing Tessin And Lombardy Immigrants´ Treatment and ASsistance – is a project funded by the Programma Interreg III A 2000-2006.


MELISSA (Measuring E-Learning Impact in primary Schools in South African disadvantaged areas) joint research project will study the impact of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) training on primary school teachers in the Western Cape province.

Mobile A2K

Mobile access to knowledge: Culture and Safety in Africa. Documenting and assessing the impact of cultural events and public art on urban safety and security is an international, interdisciplinary, and comparative research based on the analysis of three violent African cities: Douala, Johannesburg, and Luanda.


OIKODOMOS is a research project financed by the Lifelong Learning programme (2007-2009) carried out by higher education institutions and research centers from Belgium, France, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.


OIKODOMOS is a pedagogic research project financed by the Lifelong Learning programme carried out by higher education institutions and research centers from Belgium, France, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Online courses for Brazilian primary school teachers

In the context of the educational policy of the Brazilian governemnt, the Centro de Estudio e Assesoria Pedagogica (CEAP) develops curricula for primary school teachers needing a higher education certificate.

Overcoming the “generation Y” perspective KFPE University Exchange Program

Overcoming the “generation Y” perspective KFPE University Exchange Program Involved Persons and Institutions: NewMinELab & UWIOC.


PICTURE – Priests’ ICT Use in their Religious Experience studies the usages of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and of the internet in particular, by the priests of Christian Catholic Church.


PREDIL is a European LLP project, in the field of ICT and gender.

Primary schools & ICT

Primary School & ICT is a project involving the schools of the Istituto scolastico comunale of Lugano. In the year 2007-2008 15 teachers have been involved in the project.


RE-ACT (social REpresentations of community multimedia centres and ACTions for improvement) is a joint research project between the NewMinE Lab – New Media in Education Laboratory of the Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland) and the Department of Mathematics and Informatics and the Centre for African Studies of the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Maputo, Mozambique).

The development of eLearning in the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences

TREE – Teaching and research in engineering in Europe (UE, LLL)


Wi-com (Understanding Motivations of Wireless Communities Participants). Wireless Communities are an interesting phenomena which recently emerged thanks to the wide-spread diffusion of private wireless networks and flat-rate broadband Internet connections.
They aim at creating community networks by sharing private WLAN access points among their members.