Seminar on Copyright in Education and Research


Within the project DICE+, funded in the SUC P-2 “Access to scientific information”, eLab offers a seminar on Copyright in Education and Research.

The seminar will take place on Monday, December 14, from 16.30 to 19.00 at USI (Lugano campus; the room will be communicated later), and is addressed to teachers, teaching assistants and researchers of USI and SUPSI, and to any other interested persons. The seminar will be held by Marcello Baggi and Anna Picco-Schwendener.

After an introduction to the Swiss law on copyright, the DICE methodology will be presented, which is useful to approach the most common questions on copyright; in the last part of the seminar there will be space for questions and discussions about specific cases proposed by participants. If you have any specific question or if you want to propose any case to discuss, please send them by Friday, December 4, via e-mail to

Participation to the seminar is free of charge. Subscription is required, and it can be done from here.

Download the flyer of the event.

LSP Workshop at the Long Night of the Careers


On November 12, 2015, eLab participated in the Long Night of the Careers at USI with a workshop titled “Build your career identity with LEGO¬ģ SERIOUS PLAY¬ģ“.

The workshop, organized by eLab in collaboration with CSC Im­pre­sa Co­stru­zio­ni, attracted 15 participants from different study levels (Bachelor, Master, Phd) and from the Faculties of Communication Sciences and Economics.

During the workshop, participants had the chance to reflect on their own skills and competences and on their professional future using the LSP (LEGO¬ģ SERIOUS PLAY¬ģ) methodology. The workshop was¬†facilitated by Elisabetta Decarli-Frick and Stefano Tardini.

Watch the photo gallery of the entire event.

Whacy Game app has been released


whacyWhacy Game, the mobile app of Whacy (World Heritage Awareness Campaign for Youth), has been released. The app has been developed by eLab on a mandate of USI UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites.

Whacy Game is an educational game that allows you to test and improve your knowledge about the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the region of Southern Africa.

The app is available for iOS and Android and can be downloaded from the following links:


One week to the start of the eTourism MOOC


eTourism: Communication Perspectives”, the first MOOC of USI, promoted by the UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites and developed by eLab, will start on October, Monday 5th, 2015.

The course, fully free and open, will last 8 weeks, and will require approximately 3 hours study time per week.

Among the intended publics: destination managers, people active in the tourism industry, students, in particular within tourism and hospitality programs, academia and researchers, and last but not least, curious people.

You can see the list of modules, and enrol directly from the iversity platform, at the following link:

Stay tuned!
Twitter Hashtag: #eTourismMOOC
Facebook Group: eTourism: Communication Perspectives

Italian Conference on eLearning, Media Education & MoodleMoot


ememitalia2015On September 9-11, 2015, the multiconference Em&M Italia 2015, organized by the Italian Society of eLearning (SIe-L), the Italian Society of Research on Media Education (SIREM) and the Italian Moodle Community, took place in Genova.

Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, scientific director of eLab, gave¬†a speech on “School, digital competence and teacher training. Zooming-in to meet teachers, and -out to see centuries“. The podcast of his speech can be viewed at this URL: (from 1:00:00)

The program of the entire event and the related presentations can be viewed at this page.