28599 - Technologies of Education

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  • Teacher Manuela Fabbri

  • Credits 8

  • SSD M-PED/03

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Expert Social And Cultural Education (cod. 8776)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Sep 21, 2021 to Nov 12, 2021


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course student
- knows the debate about the knowledge society and the development of ICTs; - is able to analyze new technological applications based on models of learning problems; - is able to compare and choose the most suitable technologies for educational mediation depending on the contexts and stakeholders He/she works with; - knows theories and interpretive tools of electronic communication and knows how to incorporate them into projects of educational intervention; - is able to participate in learning communities and communities of practice to study topics of professional interest; - knows how to use computer equipment to document and update his/her professional knowledge. Modifica Course contents

Course contents

The course is in Italian and it will be in the first semester.

The course places the problem of contemporary educational technologies in the debate on the profound transformation of the instruments of educative communication and teaching mediation within an overall expansion and redefinition of the concept of education. In this context, the course critically analyzes all the instrumental and methodological opportunities where educators are called to exercise their right-duty choice according to the quality of the services objectives and projects they work for and the quality of specific contents of their training programme.

From a general reconnaissance on various interpretative models of educational technologies, the course proposes:

a) to analyze the concepts of multimedia, interactivity, transmediality, crossmediality characteristic of the new educational environments with high computer content;
b) to identify the new perspectives of didactic professionalism for educators/trainers called to move consciously in the complex panorama of new technologies;
c) to know and apply the trialogical approach (Paavola, Hakkareinen, 2005) that emphasizes the intentional processes of collaborative construction of knowledge mediated by the use of technologies and aimed at the construction of knowledge objects, with the aim of developing the skills necessary to meet the challenges of the knowledge society.
d) to know and use the main frameworks on digital skills (TPack; DiGComp 2.1; DiGCompOrg; DiGCompEdu) for the formation of active and responsible citizens, with particular reference to the group of 'digital natives';
e) to design educational interventions aimed at different users that have as their goal the acquisition of a responsible and aware use of the media;
f) to address the problem of the technological qualification of the educational experience lived in the new context of development of telematic tools, with particular reference to the scenarios of e-learning, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), artificial intelligence (AI).

t is also intended to outline the main lines of evolution of the pedagogical-didactic debate on media education, from its origins to the current historical period in which the mass media converge in the complexity of the digital world, to reach the formulation of a problematic didactic model.
The part dedicated to the acquisition of tools for educational intervention provides for the activation of 6/7 exercises to be carried out in the classroom exclusively during the 48 hours of lessons in small groups, relating to as many possible applications of media education.
The students, during the first lessons, will be divided into groups and will be provided with digital environments useful for collaborative work. Group work will be displayed in the classroom and evaluated by peers following evaluation criteria proposed by the teacher.
In order to be considered attending, it is necessary to carry out at least 70% of the scheduled exercises.
To enter the virtual classroom of 'Technologies of Knowledge' in http://virtuale.unibo.it go to the course of Technologies of Knowledge, click on 'Virtual Classroom'
To access the platform use the University credentials (nome.cognome@studio.unibo.it).


Erasmus students are kindly request to contact me to agree a specific programme. Erasmus students will have a reduced exam program to be agreed with the teacher.

Teaching methods

Lectures, classrooms exercises, Moodle's activities.

Assessment methods

The assessment consists of an oral exam in which students will have to test their knowledge of the bliography. Erasmus students will have a reduced exam program to be agreed with the teacher.

Teaching tools

PC, interactive whiteboard, Moodle.

Office hours

See the website of Manuela Fabbri