Media in piazza – Follow up


IMAG3445On September 23th and 24th, the event “Media in piazza. Il bello dei media, senza paura” took place in Lugano at¬†LAC (Lugano Arte e Cultura).¬†More than 15 associations,¬†active in Ticino in the field of media education, contributed¬†to the event, and 25 classes of middle schools and special middle schools participated in it with over 400 students.

eLab was present¬†with the¬†activity ‚ÄúGiornalista web per un ora (Web journalist for one¬†hour)‚ÄĚ, which asked students¬†to use the social media channels of the event to tell what they were learning from it, making them think about how to use social media in an adequate and mindful way.

Results were satisfying: students were enthousiastic, motivated, and committed to contribute to the activity; furthermore, although teenagers have different perceptions of media if compared to adults, they showed to know how to use media with awareness.

The students’ contributions have been published on the social media channels of the event, and can be read

Media in piazza: il bello dei media, senza paura


MIP_locandina_Page_1On September 23th and 24th 2016, the event “Media in piazza. Il bello dei media, senza paura” will take place at the LAC (Lugano Arte e Cultura).¬†The event intends to give voice to young people about the¬†topic of media education, i.e., the education to¬†use media with awareness.¬†The event, promoted by¬†several institutions and associations active in the field of media and young people, will offer a series of creative and reflective workshops about the use of digital media.

eLab will take part in¬†the event with a stand called “Giornalista web per un ora (Web journalist for one¬†hour)”, where young people will be accompanied¬†to use social networks with awareness and to reflect on¬†how they are using them in their learning practices.

The program of the event is available on the event’s website (in Italian):¬†Media in piazza: il bello dei media, senza paura.

Online exams Safe Exam Browser (SEB)


SafeExamBrowserThe tests on the¬†Safe Exam Browser (SEB)software continue at USI. After a first test in the course of Medieval history (“Storia medievale” – prof. Marco Meschini) during the Autumn Semester 2015-2016, on Monday, June 27th, 2016,¬†the exam of the course of Multimedia application (“Applicazioni multimediali”), given by dr. Silvia De Ascaniis¬†and prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, was held.

The exam was taken by 80 students of the Faculty of communication sciences; 65 of them used the SEB software on their own laptops or on the laptops provided by the university, without any relevant issue. The remaining 15 students preferred doing the exam on paper.

SEB is a software that allows safely running online exams on the iCorsi2 platform using the Quiz activity. The software changes any computer into a secure workstation, regulating the access to utilities, and preventing unauthorised resources being used during an exam.

Lab’s Dieta 2016



On June 20-21 2016, the traditional “Diet of the labs” was held at¬†Alpe di Neggia, a¬†small village in the area of Gambarogno; 18 collaborators of the three labs –¬†eLab,¬†¬†and¬†USI UNESCO Chair¬†– attended the 2-day residential seminar.

During the Diet, the collaborators worked on some specific projects:

– Creation of¬†a research protocol on the topic of “Media effects“, with a particular focus on applications of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality;

– “UNESCO Chair 2017“: Communication and promotion of the UNESCO Chair in 2017;

– “eLab – eLearning Lab 2.0“: proposals for new services¬†to be offered by eLab. The image on the left presents the proposals made by the group that worked on this project.

Visit the¬†photo album of the Diet 2016¬†on eLab’s¬†Facebook page.

Usability analysis through “eye tracking” of the website of Canton Ticino


ti.cheLab has received a mandate from the web service of Canton Ticino (Area dei servizi amministrativi e gestione del web, Cancelleria dello Stato, Repubblica e Cantone Ticino) to run a usability analysis of the new website of Canton Ticino:

The analysis will be done through the use of an eye-tracking tool, which will monitor the movements of the eyes on the screen, thus allowing a detailed analysis of the paths that visitors follow while navigating on a website.