Tag: tourism

Switzerland Travel Academy

headline_eneLab is collaborating with webatelier.net in the development of a new eLearning platform for Switzerland Tourism. The platform is addressed to travel agents and tour operators, who are selling Switzerland as a tourism destination, helping them better plan and market trips to Switzerland.

eLab is in charge of the technical implementation of the Moodle-based LMS and of its contents, specifically of the interactive ones.

The platform will be available on March 2017 in its English version.

Partners webatelier.net
eLab staff Christian Milani, Mattia Pera, Yann Cuttaz, Shondel Bervini
Website www.myswitzerland.com/academy

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: https://iversity.org/en/courses/etourism

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

Labs’ Dieta 2015 in Vernazza (Cinque Terre)

dieta2015_2On June 15-16, 2015, the traditional “dieta” of eLab, NewMinE Lab, webatelier.net and UNESCO Chair of USI took place in Vernazza, a village in¬†the “Cinque Terre” (Liguria, Italy).

During the 2-day residential seminar the collaborators of the four labs have worked on several projects:

Look at the dieta 2015 album on our Facebook page.


eLab is collaborating with webatelier.net and ISI (Istituto di studi italiani) in the design and development of two pilot MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) for USI.

  • The first MOOC, “eTourism: Communication Perspectives”, will focus on the topic of online communication in tourism, will be in English and will be launched in Autumn 2015.
  • The second MOOC will be about¬†Dante and the Divine comedy, will be in Italian and will be launched at the beginning of 2016.

Both MOOCs will last 8 weeks and will be hosted on iversity.

eLab staff is in charge of the instructional design and of the video production for both MOOCs.

Partners webatelier.net; Istituto di studi italiani
eLab staff Stefano Tardini, Elisabetta Decarli-Frick, Shondel Bervini
Altri collaboratori
Jingjing Lin, Irina Emelianova
Sito web MOOC eTourism