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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SUP4060758, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SU2089, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
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 is available ONLY for students enrolled in MANAGEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AND LIFE LONG EDUCATION

Teacher in charge CORRADO PETRUCCO M-PED/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PED/04 Experimental Pedagogy 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2018/19 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 PETRUCCO CORRADO (Presidente)
FERRANTI CINZIA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: None.
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of the course the student will be able to:

-knowing and understanding the fundamental characteristics of educational / training communication mediated through the use of online communication technologies (Social Software, Web 2.0 tools).

-knowing and understanding the characteristics of an online community of practice;

-to understand, apply and evaluate, using appropriate analysis indicators, the most effective and efficient tools and processes to evaluate and develop their Digital Competences.

-create a short report in which to evaluate and argue data, facts and information retrieved online through a fact-checking activity.

-to understand, apply and evaluate the most effective collaborative processes for working in groups and building an online practice community through collaborative software (Wiki, Forum, Web 2.0 tools).

-collaborate in a community of practice, to create a shared digital artifact to experiment in the real world and verify its effectiveness (creation of an encyclopedic entry on Wikipedia).
Examination methods: The exam is the evaluation of online activity, in particular on the construction of a Wikipedia entry, on topics related to Social Software, on Information Literacy and Digital Competences.

There will be a short test in presence (12 questions concerning books in the bibliography and the contents of the course).

The final grade is the weighted average of the individual grades of the following activities:

Social Software activities,
Information Literacy, test... 60%

activities on Wikipedia.......40%

Final grade..................100%

Note 1: some activities must be carried out individually, while others must be carried out in groups (e.g. creation of the entry in Wikipedia).

Note 2: Activities for non-attending students are the same as those attending
Assessment criteria: The assessment of Wikipedia activity is based on:

- compliance with the Wikipedia rules,
- the number and quality of the bibliographic references,
- the style and the semantic density used

The assessment of the activity on social software and on Information Literacy is related to the completion of the on-line activities defined in each specific module, in particular:

1) fact-checking activity:
-compilation in all its parts of the comparison sheet of the sources identified on the specific theme chosen.
2) activity of opendata:
-creation of a report on one of the indicated themes based on an open database.
3) self-assessment of digital skills:
-compilation of the online test.
4) social network activity:
-creation and completion of the Linkedin profile and registration to interest groups.
-editing and diffusion of the Wikipedia event in the selected social networks.

The student must necessarily complete all the activities planned during the course modules in order to receive the overall final evaluation, including the test in presence. The test is a 20 min. test and it will be held on the last day of class and is also required for non-attending students. In case of difficulty attending, students will still be able to attend it on the other scheduled exam dates.

During the course there will be seminars in presence and online, held by University professors on one or more topics covered during the course. The attendance at the seminar and the elaboration of a short paper (optional activity) are assessed with 1 additional point.
Course unit contents: The course is organized in two steps:

- the first step focuses on the reflection and analysis of the Web 2.0 software tools. Ample space will be given to the discussion and the achievement of skills related to Information Literacy as a fundamental part of the broader context of Digital Competences referred to the European framework DigComp 2.1, now required in every educational / training and work context.

- in the second phase the students will organize in small work groups of three to four people, focused around a specific educational / training theme that will become the topic on which to work for the production of a Digital artifact for the exam. The artifact must be the result of a collaborative on-line knowledge building (entry on Wikipedia).

In this phase, the collaborative activities will offer the opportunity to discuss the processes inherent to the construction of online and blended Practice Communities and the most effective Web 2.0 software tools to manage them.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is based on collaborative activities and thematic discussion forums in which participants actively discuss and deepen the specific topics.
During the course will be a seminar held by a University lecturer on one of the topics covered in the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides and videos supporting the contents of each module will be available as well as references to papers to read online.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Wenger E., Comunit√† di Pratica. Milano: Raffaello Cortina Editore, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Ranieri M. e Manca S., I social network nell'educazione. Trento: Erikson, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Action learning
  • Use of online videos

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

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