68014 - Educational Technology Laboratory (G.I)

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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 course students:

- knows how to use digital technologies to search, evaluate, storage, produce, present and share informations and moreover collaborate and participate in online communities.
- knows how to evaluate and choose educational technologies and tools for the classroom and for the documentation of the learning process
-knows how to empower learning, thinking and creativity with digital technologies.

Course contents

Erasmus students can contact the teacher to get more information: labs are in Italian, so it is fundamental to have at least a level A2 in Italian. Each lab is 24 hours and you must attend all lectures (only 25% of absence, so 6 hours).

You can find timetable of each lab online at the calendar for the 4 year of the degree course Primary Teacher Education.

On Almaesami you can register for a single lab (or ask the teacher how to do it).

It is MANDATORY to be present during the first meeting of the lab, otherwise students will be excluded from the lab itself.

This course is designed to be a learning environment where to discover digital technologies for kindergarten and primary school.

Students will be invited to explore and discover programming as a learning activity and problem solving processes that can be enhanced by programming activities.



The materials used will be provided during the lessons (in digital format).

The main reference of the laboratory is the European framework Digcompedu:

Bocconi, S., Earp, J., and Panesi S. (2018). Digcompedu. The European Framework of Reference on Digital Teacher Skills. Institute for Educational Technologies, National Research Council (CNR). DOI: https://doi.org/10.17471/54008

Teaching methods

The course will use a virtual environment where to share ideas, homework and reflections.

Assessment methods

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.

With the "idoneità" an informal feedback will be provided (sufficient, good, perfect, perfect cum laude).
The feedbacks will be based on:

- quality of participation during lessons;

- student's behavior;

- on time handing of homework or exercise;

- quality of the projects produced during the lab


Teaching tools

Lectures are usually in the computer lab with pc and interactive whiteboard.

It is recommended to have a pc/laptop for the assignments to be done at home

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.

Office hours

See the website of Francesco Ganzaroli