16692 - Computer Science Lab-based Course (G.A)

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

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the laboratory the student: - has the knowledge to understand the fundamental structure of the Internet as a packet-switched network and the main services offered by the World Wide Web such as e-mail, instant messaging, remote connections, the evolution of social network services o Web2, the processes of searching for information on the Web; - will also have basic knowledge on the use of spreadsheets (operations, functions, graphics), and database management (construction of tables, relations, forms, and queries).

Course contents

The laboratory aims to examine the main aspects concerning the use of art and visual languages ​​in reference to digital technologies, in the different areas of intervention of the social and cultural educator.
Digital skills and specifically the ability to design art-based training interventions in new technological environments are the basis of the professional preparation of those who work in the educational field.

The laboratory, through theoretical reflections and practical activities, proposes to the participants to deepen: the expressive and creative possibilities offered by digital; digital media and different expressive languages ​​for the creation of new forms of knowledge; augmented reality apps for the use / production of media content; digital environments for co-designing educational paths through arts based approaches.


Macauda, A., Visual learning and education for augmented reality environments. Img journal 02/2020 Graphics, Alghero, Publica, 2020, 180-199.

Macauda, A., Arte e innovazione tecnologica per una didattica immersiva, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2018.

Panciroli, C., Luigini, A., Ambienti digitali per l'educazione all'arte e al patrimonio, FrancoAngeli, Milano 2018.

Triacca, S., Didattica dell'immagine. Insegnare con la fotografia nella scuola primaria, Scholé - Editrice Morcelliana, Brescia, 2020.

Further reading materials will be indicated to students during the laboratory.

Teaching methods

  • Individual and small group activities
  • Case study
  • Virtual visits

As concerns the teaching methods of this course unit, all students must attend Module 1, 2 [https://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/health-and-assistance/health-and-safety/online-course-on-health-and-safety-in-study-and-internship-areas] on Health and Safety online.

Assessment methods

The 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.

Teaching tools

In order to be able to fully comply with the rules on physical spacing, the teaching 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 Anita Macauda