Lab’s Dieta 2017 in Sonogno


On June 13-14 2017, the traditional ‚ÄúDiet of the labs‚ÄĚ was held in Sonogno, the last, beautiful village in the Verzasca Valley.¬† 20 collaborators of the three labs ‚ÄsteLab,¬†¬†and¬†USI UNESCO Chair¬†‚Äď attended the 2-day residential seminar.

During this seminar we worked on several projects:

  • development of the new MOOC of USI;
  • learning analytics of the platforms iCorsi 2, Switzerland Travel Academy and GakuNin Moodle;
  • UNESCO Chair 2017: Communication and promotion of the UNESCO Chair in 2017;
  • concept for a new doctoral school on “ICT and sustainable tourism”, in collaboration with 4 African universities.

Visit the photo album of the Dieta 2017 on eLab’s Facebook page.

Happy Easter!


pasqua_2017eLab, together with, NewMinE Lab and USI UNESCO Chair wish you all a happy Easter!

Switzerland Travel Academy ‚Äď The new platform is now online!


swiss_academyOn Monday, April 3rd, Switzerland Travel Academy, the new eLearning platform of Switzerland Tourism, has been officially launched.

The platform is addressed to international travel agents and tour operators, and aims at helping them better plan and market trips to Switzerland.

The project has been promoted by in collaboration with eLab; specifically, eLab has been responsible for the technical development of the platform, based on the Moodle LMS (version 3.1), and of the interactive contents into the course modules.

Join the course and get your “Switzerland Travel Expert” certificate:

Eduhub days 2017


FullSizeRenderOn February 9 and 10, USI hosted the 9th edition of the eduhub days, the annual meeting of the Swiss eLearning community.

The focus of this year was on e-Assessment; about 140 participants coming from all Swiss Higher Education Institutions attended the meeting.

On Thursday morning, J√ľrgen Handke¬†(Philipps-Marburg University, Germany) gave his keynote speech about education in the 21st century, while on Friday morning Geoffrey Crisp¬†(University of New South Wales, Australia) talked about assessment, with and without the support of digital technologies.

The eduhub days 2017 have been enriched by the intervention of several contributions coming from the Swiss eLearning community: 28 ateliers have been proposed, in 21 different slots.

The recordings and the slides presented in the keynote speeches and in the other plenary sessions, as well as the photo gallery and the Twitter pics of the event are available on the web page of the eduhub days 2017:

Merry Christmas and a happy 2017!


elab-sito3“A good year ends with a cold beer!”

The eLab team (Stefano, Riccardo, Christian, Anna, Mattia, Goran, Laura, Yann, Giorgia, Shondel, and Selene) wishes you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year!