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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP3050625, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1842, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PSYCHOPEDAGOGY OF NEW MEDIA
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge GRAZIANO CECCHINATO M-PED/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-PED/03 Special Didatics and Pedagogy 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method distance e-learning

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of digital technology (personal computers, mobile devices and the Internet). Basic skills in the areas of personal productivity and the main web services. English level B1.
Target skills and knowledge: Awareness of the cognitive dimension of new media and their expressions. Evaluation of the educational potential of new media in different educational paradigms: behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism, connectivism.
Evaluation of the quality of tools and digital environments in education and training.
Examination methods: 90-minute written exam with open questions and possible oral integration.
For students who attend the written exam, the evaluation is integrated with the assessment of the practical activities carried out during the course.
Assessment criteria: In written and oral examination, accordance between answers and questions, clarity and argumentative skills are assessed.
Activities assessment takes in account the active participation in the thematic forums and the production of digital resources that are consistent with the requirements.
Course unit contents: The course is structured into eight topics:
- Introduction to new media;
- Mind and medium: theoretical framework;
- Web: affordances and criticisms;
- Collective Intelligence;
- Digital environments and learning paradigms;
- Flipped classroom: active learning strategies;
- Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs);
- Serious games: play and learning.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The content is presented with video lessons, text and multimedia resources and actively addressed through participation in thematic forums and the production of digital educational resources.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Carr Nicholas, Internet ci rende stupidi? Come la rete sta cambiando il nostro cervello. Milano: Raffaello Cortina editore, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Anolli Luigi, Mantovani fabrizia, Come funziona la nostra mente. Apprendimento, simulazione e Serious Games. Bologna: il Mulino, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Camtasia (video editing)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education