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CROSS-FIELD: CROSS-Fertilization between formal and informal Learning through Digital technologies

English title CROSS-FIELD: CROSS-Fertilization between formal and informal Learning through Digital technologies
Applicant Cantoni Lorenzo
Number 135721
Funding scheme ProDoc
Research institution New Media in Education Laboratory (NewMinE) Facoltà di scienze della comunicazione Universita della Svizzera italiana
Institution of higher education Università della Svizzera italiana - USI
Main discipline Communication sciences
Start/End 01.12.2011 - 30.09.2015
Approved amount 364'075.00
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Discipline
Communication sciences
Psychology
Educational science and Pedagogy

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary

The “CROSS-FertilizatIon betwEen formal and informal Learning through Digital technologies – CROSS-FIELD” ProDoc program leverages on the experience of the RED-INK doctoral school, a ProDoc program run by the same university consortium (USI, UNISG, EPFL). 

CROSS-FIELD will address the subject of informal learning, and how digital technologies can help to promote it, as well as to better integrate and orchestrate it with formal learning in different learning contexts. 

Besides having emerged from the RED-INK experience, as its natural evolution, this new topic is attracting more and more research interest, particularly due to its importance in lifelong learning and in bridging the divide between learning technologies and online social networks. 

Capitalizing on the RED-INK experience, the CROSS-FIELD ProDoc will offer a stimulating learning and sharing environment to about 20 students. Doctoral researches conducted in the CROSS-FIELD ProDoc program will approach the subject at stake from different viewpoints and with different methodological strategies, yielding to a general framework of understanding of the role of formal/informal learning, and of how information and communication technologies can help harmonizing and empowering them. In particular, the PhD researches conducted within the CROSS-FIELD ProDoc will focus on three main contexts: teacher training, continuing education and tertiary education. 

CROSS-FIELD ProdDoc program consists of 6 Residential Seminar followed by 6 Online Seminars. Each residential Seminar includes 2 half-day sessions dedicated to presentation and discussion with national and international guest scholars, 2 half-day sessions devoted to methodological work and 1 half-day session devoted to student presentations and reviews. Online Seminars are events blending synchronous sessions (videoconferences) and individual and group work to consolidate what learnt in the previous Residential Seminar. In addition, the participation to methodology summer schools, such as “Swiss Summer School: Methods in Social Science” and a final colloquium are foreseen for a total of 24 ECTS equivalent. Furthermore, Academic Research Visits and a sound use of digital technologies will foster collaboration among the ProDoc participants.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

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Publications

Publication
Translating Head Motion into Attention - Towards Processing of Student’s Body-Language.
Raca Mirko, Kidzinski L., Dillenbourg Pierre (2015), Translating Head Motion into Attention - Towards Processing of Student’s Body-Language., in 8th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, MadridUniversität St. Gallen, St. Gallen.
“I can’t fall behind!” Aspirations, Technology and Becoming a Teacher in South Africa.
Bladergroen M., Bytheway Andy, Cantoni Lorenzo, Chigona Wallace, Pucciarelli Marta, Sabiescu Amalia (2014), “I can’t fall behind!” Aspirations, Technology and Becoming a Teacher in South Africa., in South African Computer Journal [ICT4D Special issue], 2(54), 1-9.
E-learning on tourism destinations. The case of Ticino Switzerland Travel Specialist course.
Adukaite Asta, Kalbaska Nadzeya, Cantoni Lorenzo (2014), E-learning on tourism destinations. The case of Ticino Switzerland Travel Specialist course., in ELC Research Paper Series , 8, 27-34.
Hotel Mobile Apps. The Case of 4 and 5 Star Hotels in European German-Speaking Countries
Adukaite Asta, Reinemann Annina, Marchiori Elena, Cantoni Lorenzo (2014), Hotel Mobile Apps. The Case of 4 and 5 Star Hotels in European German-Speaking Countries, in Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2014, Dublin, Ireland.
Mobile Apps Devoted to UNESCO World Heritage Sites: A Map.
Schieder Theresa Carolina, Adukaite Asta, Cantoni Lorenzo (2014), Mobile Apps Devoted to UNESCO World Heritage Sites: A Map., in Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2014, Dublin, Ireland.
When e-Gov deals with Tourists. The case of Visa Information.
Adukaite Asta, Gazizova Elmira, Cantoni Lorenzo (2014), When e-Gov deals with Tourists. The case of Visa Information., in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance. ACM, Guimarães, Portugal.
). Commitment, Proactivity and Trust: Ingredients for Successful Cooperation in Community Development Actions.
David Salomao, Vanini Sara, Sabiescu Amalia Georgiana, Cantoni Lorenzo (2013), ). Commitment, Proactivity and Trust: Ingredients for Successful Cooperation in Community Development Actions., in Proceedings of CIRN 2013 Community Informatics Conference: Community Archives meets Community Inform, Monash Centre, Prato Italy.
Barriers and facilitators in implementing knowledge and skills acquired during a training on online communication. The view of hotel managers.
Adukaite Asta, Marchiori Elena, Fabi Cristina, Cantoni Lorenzo (2013), Barriers and facilitators in implementing knowledge and skills acquired during a training on online communication. The view of hotel managers., in Proceedings of the EuroChrie 2013, Freiburg, Germany.
Changing mindsets: The attitude of pre-service teachers on technology for teaching.
Sabiescu Amalia Georgiana, Van Zyl Izak, Pucciarelli Marta, Cantoni Lorenzo, Bytheway A., Chigona W. (2013), Changing mindsets: The attitude of pre-service teachers on technology for teaching., in Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, Cape Town, South Africa.
Didaktisierung des Informellen Lernens
Seufert Sabine, Lehner Marion, Tedtli Maria (2013), Didaktisierung des Informellen Lernens, in Ch. Metzger , Sabine Seufert (ed.), Paderborn: Eusl, Sk. Gallen, Switzerland, 487-507.
eLearning on tourism destinations. The case of Ticino Switzerland Travel Specialist course
Adukaite Asta, Kalbaska Nadzeja, Cantoni Lorenzo (2013), eLearning on tourism destinations. The case of Ticino Switzerland Travel Specialist course, in 3rd International Conference on Tourism Management and Tourism Related Issues, Barcelona, Spain.
Examining User Experience of Cruise Online Search Funnel
Adukaite Asta, Inversini Alessandro, Cantoni Lorenzo (2013), Examining User Experience of Cruise Online Search Funnel, in Design, User Experience, and Usability. Web, Mobile, and Product Design. Proceedings of the Second I, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
Exploring the Meanings of Community Multimedia Centers in Mozambique: A Social Representations Perspective
Rega Isabella, Vannini Sara, Fino Emanuele, Cantoni Lorenzo (2013), Exploring the Meanings of Community Multimedia Centers in Mozambique: A Social Representations Perspective, in Information Technology and International Development , 9(4), 35-54.
Images of Community Multimedia Centres in Mozambique: a participatory photo-elicitation study
Vannini Sara, Aguirre Lucia, Rega Isabella, Cantoni Lorenzo (2013), Images of Community Multimedia Centres in Mozambique: a participatory photo-elicitation study, in Proceedings: 12th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countri, Ocho Ríos Jamaica.
Information and Communication Flows through Community Multimedia Centres: Perspectives from Mozambican Communities
Vannini Sara, Rega Isabella, Cantoni Lorenzo (2013), Information and Communication Flows through Community Multimedia Centres: Perspectives from Mozambican Communities, in Information Technology for Development, 1-14.
Motivations of non-use of telecentres: a qualitative study from Mozambique
Vannini Sara, Rega Isabella, Sala Simone, Cantoni Lorenzo (2013), Motivations of non-use of telecentres: a qualitative study from Mozambique, in Proceedings of 2013 Pre-ICIS Workshop of the AIS SIG on ICT & Global Development , Milan, Italy.
Participatory re-action: reflecting on a Design-Based Research approach in ICT4D
Van Zyl Izak, Vannini Sara (2013), Participatory re-action: reflecting on a Design-Based Research approach in ICT4D, in Proceedings of the 7th International Development Informatics Conference IDIA 2013, Bangkok, Thailand.
Prüfungen an der Universität St. Gallen. Didaktische Grundfragen, Beispiele, Entwicklungsperspektiven.
Meier C., Lehner Marion (2013), Prüfungen an der Universität St. Gallen. Didaktische Grundfragen, Beispiele, Entwicklungsperspektiven., in Dieter Euler, Sabine Saufert (ed.), Universität St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 1-10.
Reasons of non-use: a study on Mozambican telecentres
Vannini Sara, Rega Isabella, Sala Simone, Cantoni Lorenzo (2013), Reasons of non-use: a study on Mozambican telecentres, in Proceedings of the 7th International Development Informatics Conference , Bangkok, Thailand.
Student motion and it's potential as a classroom performance metric
Raca Mirko, Tormey R., Dillenbourgh Pierre (2013), Student motion and it's potential as a classroom performance metric, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Teaching Analytics, Paphos, Cyprus.
System for Assessing Classroom Attention
Raca Mirko, Dillenbourgh Pierre (2013), System for Assessing Classroom Attention, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference, Leuven, Belgium.
What do we know about Douala. Access to information in and about the largest Cameroonian city. Public and private access to ICTs in developing regions.
Pucciarelli Marta, Sabiescu Amalia Georgiana, Cantoni Lorenzo (2013), What do we know about Douala. Access to information in and about the largest Cameroonian city. Public and private access to ICTs in developing regions., in Proceedings of the 7th International Development Informatics Conference - IDIA 2013, Bangkok, Thailand.
Argumentation in participant-driven photo interviews. A case in ICT for Development in Mozambique.
De Ascaniis Silvia, Vannini Sara, Cantoni Lorenzo, Argumentation in participant-driven photo interviews. A case in ICT for Development in Mozambique., in Semiotica.
Argumentation in photo-driven interviews. A Mozambican case in ICT for Development.
De Ascaniis Silvia, Vannini Sara, Cantoni Lorenzo, Argumentation in photo-driven interviews. A Mozambican case in ICT for Development., in Semiotica (Special issue: Argumentation and multimodality).
Communicating Tourism Sustainability Online. The Case of Victoria Falls World Heritage Site
Garbelli Maria, Adukaite Asta, Cantoni Lorenzo, Communicating Tourism Sustainability Online. The Case of Victoria Falls World Heritage Site, in Information and Communication Technologies for Tourism 2015, Lugano, Switzerland.
Douala as a “hybrid space”: Comparing online and offline representations of a Sub-Saharan city.
Pucciarelli Marta, Vannini Sara, Douala as a “hybrid space”: Comparing online and offline representations of a Sub-Saharan city., in Semiotica.
Evaluation of formality and informality of the learning context. Case study of online training courses about tourism destinations.
Adukaite Asta, Kalbaska Nadzeya, Cantoni Lorenzo, Evaluation of formality and informality of the learning context. Case study of online training courses about tourism destinations., in Zeitschrift für Tourismuswissenschaft, 7(1).
Hotel Mobile Apps. The Case of 4 and 5 Star Hotels in European German-Speaking Countries
Adukaite Asta, Reimann Annina, Marchiori Elena, Cantoni Lorenzo, Hotel Mobile Apps. The Case of 4 and 5 Star Hotels in European German-Speaking Countries, in Proceedings of ENTER2014 – eTourism Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
How to do Things with Websites. Reconsidering Austin’s Perlocutionary Act in Online Communication.
Tardini Stefano, Adukaite Asta, Cantoni Lorenzo, How to do Things with Websites. Reconsidering Austin’s Perlocutionary Act in Online Communication., in Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies..
Implications on Mobile Informal Learning in Cultural Institutions
Rubegni Elisa, Vannini Sara, Sala Simone, Cantoni Lorenzo, Implications on Mobile Informal Learning in Cultural Institutions, in International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning .
Implications on Mobile Informal Learning in Cultural Institutions.
Vannini Sara, Rega Isabella, Sala Simone, Cantoni Lorenzo, Implications on Mobile Informal Learning in Cultural Institutions., in International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning .
Localization of Three European National Tourism Offices’ Websites. An Exploratory Analysis.
Mele Emanuele, De Ascaniis Silvia, Cantoni Lorenzo, Localization of Three European National Tourism Offices’ Websites. An Exploratory Analysis., in Proceedings of ENTER 2016 eTourism conference, Bilbao.
Mobile Apps Devoted to UNESCO World Heritage Sites: A Map
Schieder Theresa Karolina, Adukaite Asta, Cantoni Lorenzo, Mobile Apps Devoted to UNESCO World Heritage Sites: A Map, in Proceedings of ENTER2014 – eTourism Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
Sleepers' lag - study on motion and attention.
Raca Mirko, Tormey R., Dillenbourg Pierre, Sleepers' lag - study on motion and attention., in Proceedings of the 3rd International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference, Indianapolis, USA.
Sparks paper: Classroom Social Signal Analysis.
Raca Mirko, Dillenbourgh Pierre, Sparks paper: Classroom Social Signal Analysis., in Journal of Learning Analytics.
Using Photo-elicitation to Explore Social Representations of Community Multimedia Centres in Mozambique
Rega Isabella, Vannini Sara, Cantoni Lorenzo, Using Photo-elicitation to Explore Social Representations of Community Multimedia Centres in Mozambique, in Journal of African Media Studies .
Using Photo-elicitation to Explore Social Representations of Community Multimedia Centres in Mozambique
Rega Isabella, Vannini Sara, Cantoni Lorenzo, Using Photo-elicitation to Explore Social Representations of Community Multimedia Centres in Mozambique, in The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries.
Weiterentwicklung hochschuldidaktischer Angebote im Hinblick auf die Adressierung lehrförderlicher Einstellungen.
Lehner Marion, Weiterentwicklung hochschuldidaktischer Angebote im Hinblick auf die Adressierung lehrförderlicher Einstellungen., in Eingereicht für den Tagungsband der DGHD Konferenz im März 2014. , Jena, Germany.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Australia (Oceania)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Universidade Federal de Bahia Brazil (South America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
Cape Peninsula University of Technology South Africa (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
University of Joensuu Finland (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
UNESCO Chair at Università della Svizzera italiana Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Exchange of personnel
University Edoardo Mondlane Mozambique (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
UNESCO Chair in ICT4D / University of London, Royal Holloway Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
University of Cape Town South Africa (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Talks/events/exhibitions Un bilancio della rivoluzione digitale nell’educazione Italian-speaking Switzerland 2015

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
137115 Teacher Learning in the Context of Educational Innovations: The Impact of Informal Learning in ICT-based Learning Environments 01.02.2012 ProDoc
118704 RED INK - Rethinking Education in the Knowledge Society 01.01.2008 ProDoc

Abstract

The “CROSS-FertilizatIon betwEen formal and informal Learning through Digital technologies - CROSS-FIELD” ProDoc program leverages on the experience of the RED-INK doctoral school, a ProDoc program run by the same university consortium (USI, UNISG, EPFL). Results of the RED-INK program :: have shown a significant success of the doctoral training strategy, proved by 11 journal articles, 45 conference papers and 11 book chapters authored by the PhD students in the first two years :: have suggested improvements to be done to the overall organization of the program :: have indicated a new promising research topic CROSS-FIELD will address the subject of informal learning, and how digital technologies can help to promote it, as well as to better integrate and orchestrate it with formal learning in different learning contexts. Besides having emerged from the RED-INK experience, as its natural evolution, this new topic is attracting more and more research interest, particularly due to its importance in lifelong learning and in bridging the divide between learning technologies and online social networks. Capitalizing on the RED-INK experience, the CROSS-FIELD ProDoc will offer a stimulating learning and sharing environment to about 20 students, 9 of them funded by the linked research modules. Doctoral researches conducted in the CROSS-FIELD ProDoc program will approach the subject at stake from different viewpoints and with different methodological strategies, yielding to a general framework of understanding of the role of formal/informal learning, and of how information and communication technologies can help harmonizing and empowering them. In particular, the PhD researches conducted within the CROSS-FIELD ProDoc will focus on three main contexts: teacher training, continuing education and tertiary education. CROSS-FIELD ProdDoc program consists of 6 Residential Seminar followed by 6 Online Seminars. Each Residential Seminar includes 2 half-day sessions dedicated to presentation and discussion with national and international guest scholars, 2 half-day sessions devoted to methodological work and 1 half-day session devoted to student presentations and reviews. Online Seminars are events blending synchronous sessions (videoconferences) and individual and group work to consolidate what learnt in the previous Residential Seminar. In addition, the participation to methodology summer schools, such as “Swiss Summer School: Methods in Social Science” and a final colloquium are foreseen for a total of 24 ECTS equivalent. Furthermore, Academic Research Visits and a sound use of digital technologies will foster collaboration among the ProDoc participants.
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