On 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
On 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.
On Thursday, May 15, 2014, WHACY, the¬†World Heritage Awareness Campaign for Youth in Southern African Development Community (SADC), will be officially launched. The campaign is addressed to schools of the SADC region, which includes 15 countries. WHACY’s goal is to raise awareness about the UNESCO World Heritage Sites among students and to promote sustainable tourism development through digital technologies.
Watch the promotional video:
The research Learners’ voices has been carried out by eLab in the Spring Semester 2012 in order to understand the use of ICTs by USI students.
The report is available in PDF format; it can be downloaded HERE.
More info about this and the other surveys conducted by eLab in the Assessment page.
Aim of the “Learners’ Voices” survey is to describe the use of ICT by USI students. The survey is carried out through a questionnaire submitted to students in ordrer to analyse their familiarity with ICT and the impact of ICT onto their lives and studies. The questionnaire has been designed on the basis of the questionnaire used from JISC for a similar survey, suitably modified and adapted to the context of USI.
The survey, therefore, wants to answer to the following questions: what technologies have really spread among students? What role ICT play in their daily lives and learning practices? How, when and why students choose and use digital technologies for their studies? What is their perception about ICT and eLearning?
Here you can find and download the reports of the surveys conducted thus far: