Graduate in Mathematics, University of Milan, 1976
Carriera accademica ed attività didattica
2006-present: full professor of Educational Technology and Distance Learning;
2002 - 2006: Associate Professor, Faculty of Cognitive Science, University of Trento;
2000-2002: Associate Professor, Faculty of Art and Philosophy, University of Trento
2003 - present: Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, University of Trento;
2002 - present: Member of the Professors’ Board for the Information System and Organization PhD, University of Trento;
2001 - 2005: Pro-rector for Distance Education, University of Trento;
2001 - present: Director (and founder) of INDIA lab-Laboratorio d’Ateneo Innovazione Didattica Accademica (i.e. University lab for the innovation of academic education), University of Trento;
2001 - 2005: Supervisor of the “didattica online” project, University of Trento;
1999 -present: teaching Educational Technology at SSIS – Scuola di Specializzazione all’Insegnamento Secondario– at the University of Trento, Branch of Rovereto;
1980 - present: Supervisor of numerous dissertation thesis at the University of Milan and the University of Trento;
1992: Invited visiting professor, Uned - Universidad Nacional de Education a Distancia, Facultad de Ciencias, Avila;
1993: Invited visiting professor, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria;
1987 - 2000: Director of CTU - Centro di Tecnologie per l’apprendimento dell’Università (Centre for Learning Technology), University of Milan;
1982 - 1986: Deputy director of CTU, University of Milan;
1976: Founder of CTU, University of Milan.
Interessi di ricerca
-effectiveness of multimedia and interactive media for education and communication;
-methods and techniques for flexible and distance education;
-online learning communities;
-learning technologies in higher education;
-hypertexts in humanities ;
-multimedia, hypertexts, hypermedia for museums and libraries;
the implications of constructivism for educational design involving technologies;
-organizational and legal issues for academic multimedia publishing.
Appartenenza a società e comitati scientifici
EDEN European Distance Education Network;
PROMETEUS a European association aimed at building a common approach to producing and disseminating technologies, contents and services related to eLearning;
SIRD Società Italiana di Ricerca Didattica (i. e.: Italian Association for Research on Teaching and Learning);
SIPED Società Italiana di Pedagogia (i. e.: Italian Association for Education);
AICA Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico (i. e.: Italian Association for Computer Science);
AIF Associazione Italiana Formatori (i.e.: Italian Training Association);
DIDAFORUM an Association with the aim of promoting the new educational technologies.
Premi e riconoscimenti
2001-present: Member of the international scientific board of Indire - Istituto Nazionale di Documentazione per l’Innovazione e la Ricerca Educativa (i.e. national institute for the documentation of innovation and educational research), Firenze (previous BDP - Biblioteca Documentazione Pedagogica);
2000: Board member of a workgroup planning Action 1.3 of the Operating Programme “School for development”, Ministry for Education;
1999: Board member of the Committee for the “Development of educational and distance learning technologies” by the Premiership of the Cabinet;
1999-2000: Board member of the study group on Fad - Formazione a Distanza (i.e. Distance Education) for teachers training, Ministry for Education;
1999: Board member of the Committee “Multimedia and Distance Education”, Milan Catholic University;
1998: Board member of the Committee “Distance Teaching: higher and secondary education, Murst – Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica;
1996: Expert representing Murst at the atelier “Technical Innovation on Education and Training. Needs and perspectives”, Brussels;
1996: Board member of the preparatory Committee for the conference on “Preservation and Communication of knowledge”, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana;
1995: Board member of the study group for the Conference on “Technologies and Methodologies for Distance Teaching”, Ministry for Foreign Affairs;
1995-present: Board member of Cerfad – i.e. the Commission of the Emilia-Romagna Region for the certification of multimedia courseware for Fad - Formazione a Distanza (i.e. Distance Education);
1994-1996: Member of the board of directors of Aicographics – Italian Association for Computer Graphics;
1993: Board member of Didaforum Italia, permanent initiative of FTI - Forum for Information Technology;
1993-1996: Board member of Irdac - Industrial Research and development Advisory Committee of the European Commission, Working Party Education, Brussels;
1992: Member of the evaluation board of the European Union Committee for IMPACT II projects (CEC programme to create a market of information services in Europe);
1987-2000: Board of directors of CTU - Centre for Learning Technology of the University of Milan;
1983-present: Board member of Emma - the international foundation for Electronic Multimedia Awards.
Convegni e conferenze
Organizer or chair of over 50 conferences or seminars.
Speaker at about 100 national and international conferences.
Invited keynote speaker at many conferences in Europe.