68014 - Educational Technology Laboratory (G.D)

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  • Teacher Elena Marcato

  • Credits 3

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Primary teacher education (cod. 8540)

  • Course Timetable from Oct 14, 2021 to Nov 20, 2021


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

Quality education Gender equality Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the laboratory students know the most important ICT; they are able to use ICT to find, assess, produce, present and exchange information and to communicate and participate to collaborative networks on Internet; they can analyze and evaluate critically tools and technologies for teaching and learning; they are able to use ICT for critical thinking, creativity and innovation; they are able to use ICT to design, document, monitor and assess didactical activities.

Course contents

The laboratory will aim to introduce tools and methods of daily work that stimulate the teacher's skills and that are an opportunity to offer an active and laboratory oriented way of teaching. In particular, some features of the e-learning platforms (Moodle and the Workspace Google) will be analyzed, as for example teacher-to-teacher or teacher-to-learner sharing tools, due to their importance in the context of integrated digital teaching and distance learning . Some softwares not usually used for educational purposes will be used as a support for school activities. Software will be in open source mode. It will also deal with concept maps through the use of dedicated software and teaching methodologies such as the Flipped Classroom and the Debate, from a peer education perspective. An important role will also be played by the knowledge of new learning environments beyond the classroom and of new teaching strategies in these new learning contexts.


Teacher will give you recommended reading and other contents to study (in digital form Virtual learning).

Bocconi, S., Earp, J., and Panesi S. (2018). DigCompEdu. Il quadro di riferimento europeo sulle competenze digitali dei docenti. Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR). DOI: https://doi.org/10.17471/54008

Teaching methods

The course is organized in laboratory mode and includes both practical tests evaluated by the teacher during each meeting, and tests and/or essays to be submitted to the teacher at the end of the laboratory.

We will work individually (research and implementation of teaching materials and concept maps) and in small groups to produce a teaching unit.

Please note that one of the meetings will be held together with some students of the secondary school, in the role of tutor.

Assessment methods

Teacher will give you recommended reading and other contents to study (in digital form).
This Laboratory does not have grade, but "idoneità" (pass/fail evaluation).
Each lab is made of 3 ECTS: there are 24 hours in presence (8 hours for each ECTS) and 51 hours of individual study (each ECTS is 25 hours).
To get the "Idoneità" (final evaluation) students must attend all 24 hours (with active participation) and provide all assignments request.


As concerns the teaching methods of this course unit, all students must attend Module 1, 2 on Health and Safety online

Teaching tools

During the first semester, in order to be able to fully comply with the rules on physical spacing, the teaching technology laboratories will be held in classrooms that do not host fixed computer stations.
This condition requires us to resort to the collaboration of the members, asking you to participate in the laboratory equipped with your device (in order to overcome any power problems; we also ask you to verify the full power of the batteries and/or to equip yourself with a powerbank).
For participants without adequate equipment, the Department will make available some laptops for the time necessary to carry out the lesson.
The request must be communicated at least one week before the start of the workshop by e-mail to be sent to the teacher of the workshop.

Office hours

See the website of Elena Marcato