about spam

Proofpoint Reports Spam Email Trends for November 2007: Enterprise Spam Volumes Stay High, Attachment-based Spam Makes a Comeback >>>


buon Natale! merry Christmas!

Giotto di Bondone, Vita di san Francesco, Il Presepio di Greccio (1297-1300)
Affresco, 270 x 230 cm
Basilica Superiore, San Francesco, Assisi


Building an international Health Management Graduate Curriculum: Analyzing Faculty Survey Results

J.S. Coyne, E. McLaughlin & L. Cantoni, Building an international Health Management Graduate Curriculum: Analyzing Faculty Survey Results, «Journal of Health Administration Education», 24/2 (2007), pp. 151-174


Fast Prototyping as a Communication Catalyst for E-Learning

HERSHEY, PA – December 14, 2007 – As we say goodbye to another year past, we wanted to inform you on IGI Global’s most popular titles for 2007 – outstanding books to add to any library! We enthusiastically announce our top 20 best sellers for 2007 from IGI Global:
2) Online and Distance Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (6 Volume-set)
Collecting research in over 300 chapters from some 800 international contributors, this title provides case studies, research, demonstrations, and practices on online and distance learning.

it publishes:
Chapter 2.22 Fast Prototyping as a Communication Catalyst for E-Learning Design / Luca Botturi, Lorenzo Cantoni, Benedetto Lepori, and Stefano Tardini


A scuola con Internet. La formazione a distanza con l'e-learning

un mio intervento alla trasmissione Mondo Web (a cura di Antonio Vassalli) della RTSI >>>


'SEO Cartoon Quiz

SEO Cartoon Quiz

The Use of Internet Communication by Catholic Congregations: A Quantitative Study

by Lorenzo Cantoni‌ (Faculty of Communication Sciences, University of Lugano, Switzerland) & Slawomir Zyga‌ (Faculty of Social Institutional Communications, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy)
Journal of Media and Religion
2007, Vol. 6, No. 4, Pages 291-309 >>>


Web 2.0 And The CEO

on Forrester, by George F. Colony, six things about marketing in the world of Web 2.0 that the CEO should know >>>

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

new issue online >>>

Web Access and E-Mail on Flights

on NYT: "On Tuesday, JetBlue Airways will begin offering a free e-mail and instant messaging service on one of its planes, while American Airlines, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines plan to offer broader Web access in coming months, probably at a cost around $10 a flight." >>>

Industry Click Fraud Rate Hits 16.2 Percent

from Click Forensics™, Inc.
"The Click Fraud Network™, which more than 4,000 online advertisers and agencies have joined. The Click Fraud Network provides statistically significant industry PPC data collected from online advertising campaigns for both large and small companies across all the leading search engines. Key findings from data reported for Q3 2007 include:
- The overall industry average click fraud rate was 16.2 percent for Q3 2007. This is an increase from 13.8 percent for the same quarter in 2006 and from 15.8 percent for Q2 2007.
- The average click fraud rate of PPC advertisements appearing on search engine content networks, including Google AdSense and the Yahoo Publisher Network, was 28.1 percent in Q3 2007. That’s up from 25.6 percent for Q2 2007, 21.9 percent for Q1 2007 and 19.2 percent for Q4 of 2006.
- Over 60 percent of traffic from parked domains and made for ad sites was click fraud
- In Q3 2007, the greatest percentage of click fraud originating from countries outside North America came from France (4.2 percent) China (4.1 percent) and Germany (3.7 percent)."
see the full press release (in pdf) >>>




a nice aggregator >>>


Inaugurazione dell'anno formativo 2008: il video!

Inaugurazione dell'anno formativo di I.Re.F., l'Istituto Regionale lombardo di Formazione per l'amministrazione pubblica (Milano, 19 novembre 2007, auditorium G. Gaber, Palazzo della Regione). Con interventi di Viviana Beccalossi, vice-presidente della Regione Lombardia; Lorenzo Cantoni, Presidente di I.Re.F. e Stefano Del Missier, Direttore di I.Re.F. Con la rappresentazione teatrale dell'Apologia di Socrate da parte dell'attore Carlo Rivolta >>>


Lucidi dell'intervento presso ASERI (Milano), nell'ambito del corso Politiche pubbliche e formazione. Processi decisionali e strategie >>>


Amazon Kindle

moving to the future of books? >>>


Trivium 2.0 !

sta arrivando (per gennaio 2008): Lorenzo Cantoni, Nicoletta Di Blas, Sara Rubinelli & Stefano Tardini, Pensare e comunicare, Apogeo, Milano 2008.
(nell'immagine la prima bozza della copertina).


una conversazione sul futuro della formazione

tenuta a tutor e partecipanti al DOL del Politecnico di Milano (www.scuolab.it)


Modulo MaGF

Sto tenendo il modulo "Tecnologie dell'informazione e della comunicazione per la formazione" nell'ambito del Master professionalizzante in Gestione della Formazione (MaGF) dell'Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano).
Ecco l'indirizzo del blog, con i materiali del modulo >>>



selecting talents for a great Doctoral School

Rethinking education in the knowledge society The RED-INK doctoral school is ready to start and has 5 funded Ph.D.
positions available on different topics related to education and e-learning in the knowledge society >>>


ultima cena / the last supper, di/by Leonardo

the highest definition digital image: >>>

incredibile !

l'area annunci economici del sito de il Sole 24 Ore:
  • di default dà la categoria 35 - Case Affitto, in cui è possibile cercare per località (come i motori di questo settore), peccato che ci sia un solo immobile, e che per trovarlo non basti cliccare sulla freccia senza inserire altri parametri di ricerca, ma bisogni cliccare sulla categoria in alto
  • di default la data degli annunci è quella del giorno in cui si accede (???)
  • per elencarli tutti, in questo momento: cat.35 Case Affitto: 1; cat.34 Case Vendita: 1; cat.38 Immobili Affitto: 5 (in due pagine...); cat.37 Immobili Vendita: 5 (sempre su due pagine...); cat.41 Località Turistiche: 1; cat.08 Consulenza - Outsourcing: 1; cat.02 Finanziamenti Compravendita Aziendale: 53 (in 18 pagine, senza la possibilità di visualizzarli diversamente, e tutti in data 4 novembre 2007, domenica, strano...); cat.24 Offerte Impiego: 1; cat.39 Professionisti: 5
  • si possono cercare annunci anche in date successive a quella odierna, fino al 31.12.2041 (!!!)
  • tutte le altre categorie sono a 0 (zero) annunci, e cioè: Viaggi Vancanze - Agriturismo; Domande Impiego; Formazione - Stage - Offerte; Rappresentanza Offerte - Franchising; Auto - Moto - Nautica; Aziende Forniture - Servizi - Applicazioni Web; Finanza - Leasing - Assicurazioni; Trasporti - Noleggio; Arte - Mostre - Antiquariato; Cinema - Teatro - Musica; Eventi - Fiere - Convegni; Varie; Necrologie
  • ma vale la pena di mantenere online una cosa del genere?

le foto dell'eTourCamp

grazie a tutti! >>>


dopodomani !

sabato 3 novembre eTourCamp a Lugano, da non perdere! >>>

Government as a business

a very interesting article in the McKinseyQuarterly >>>


Radiohead new album, a digital event

an article by Reuters >>>
the website itself >>>

new issue of JUCS

Journal of Universal Computer Science, 13/7 (2007), special issue: Computers in Education: New Developments in e-Learning Technology


The University of California, Berkeley, publishes courses on YouTube

see the dedicated area on YouTube >>>

IAB Report

Internet Advertising Revenues Continue to Soar, Reach Nearly $10 Billion in First Half of '07 >>>


Digital Consumer Behavior Study

"The majority of today’s consumers are actively personalizing their digital experiences and sampling niche content and video with increasing frequency. That was perhaps the key finding in our first annual Avenue A Razorfish Digital Consumer Behavior Study" >>>


Politiche pubbliche e formazione. Processi decisionali e strategie

intervengo a questo corso, promosso da ASERI (Alta Scuola di Economia e Relazioni Internazionali, dell'Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano).
vedi il programma >>>

4° Convegno Nazionale AIF Pubblica Amministrazione

Milano – 24 e 25 ottobre 2007.
il 25 mattina intervengo al questo convegno dell'Associazione Italiana Formatori, con una relazione dal titolo "Che cosa significa formare per il bene comune".
vedi il programma (in formato doc) >>>

two interesting articles on WSJ online

Its Creators Call Internet Outdated, Offer Remedies >>>
'Sorry, Wrong Number,' eBay Says on Skype >>>



how not to do a presentation


Google Gadget Ads

Gadget ads enable advertisers and agencies to engage audiences on the Internet's largest ad network with a rich and interactive new ad format >>>


a new book available!

Governance and Information Technology: From Electronic Government to Information Government
by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger (Editor), David Lazer (Editor)
352 pages, The MIT Press >>>
"So you thought information technology in the form of 'e-government' would save taxpayer dollars, improve government performance, increase transparency and accountability, and promote democratic participation--and all in a hurry too? Some first-rate scholars of the subject show how the several truths about these matters are much more complicated, and the reasons for them sometimes paradoxical."--Eugene Bardach, Department of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley Book

Developments in information and communication technology and networked computing over the past two decades have given rise to the notion of electronic government, most commonly used to refer to the delivery of public services over the Internet. This volume argues for a shift from the narrow focus of "electronic government" on technology and transactions to the broader perspective of information government--the information flows within the public sector, between the public sector and citizens, and among citizens--as a way to understand the changing nature of governing and governance in an information society. The chapters discuss the interplay between recent technological developments and evolving information flows, and the implications of different information flows for efficiency, political mobilization, and democratic accountability. The chapters are accompanied by short case studies from around the world, which cover such topics as electronic government efforts in Singapore and Switzerland, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's effort to solicit input on planned regulations over the Internet, and online activism "cyberprotesting" globalization.

Contributors: Robert D. Behn, Maria Christina Binz-Scharf, Herbert Burkert, Lorenzo Cantoni, Cary Coglianese, Martin J. Eppler, Jane E. Fountain, Monique Girard, Åke Grönlund, Matthew Hindman, Edwin Lau, David Lazer, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Ines Mergel, Gopal Raman, David Stark, Sandor Vegh, and Darrell M. West.


eLearning Conferences' List

by Conferencealerts >>>
by eLearning Reviews >>>


What consumers want from online news

on The McKinsey Quarterly >>>

International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning

International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) has just published its latest issue at: http://www.i-jet.org


e-Learning e Formação de Professores

*** il seminario è trasmesso online dalla radio della Facoltà ***
SEMINÁRIO INTERNACIONAL DE E-LEARNINGData: 13 e 14 de setembro de 2007
Faced/UFBa, Salvador, Bahia, Brasil.
Tema: e-Learning e Formação de Professores
SINOPSE: O quê? Seminário Internacional de e-Learning
Quando? 13 e 14 de setembro de 07
Horário: 9:00h
Onde? Auditório 01 da Faculdade de Educação da UFBA – Vale do Canela, SSA-BA
Acesso: Gratuito mediante inscrição prévia pelo link abaixo ou pelo fone: 71 3328-3783 / 3328 -3784Realização: CEAP e Univ. de LuganoApoio: Univ. Federal da Bahia


update on web analytics

The Web Analytics Forum (Yahoo) >>>
2007 Web Analytics Shootout - Interim Report >>>
Web Analytics Definitions (by Web Analytics Association, approved August 16, 2007) (pdf) >>>



da segnare in agenda / mark your agenda

eTourCamp Lugano: il Barcamp sulle Nuove Tecnologie nel Turismo

eTourCamp Lugano: the Barcamp about ICTs and Tourism


dottorato di ricerca in "Istituzioni, Amministrazioni e Politiche regionali"

la prima esperienza italiana, promosso dall’I.Re.F., l’Istituto Regionale lombardo di Formazione per l’amministrazione pubblica, e realizzato dall’Università degli Studi di Pavia in collaborazione con l’Università degli Studi di Milano, il Politecnico di Milano e l’Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore >>>

Cuban: The Internet Is Dead

HDNet Chairman, Mavericks Owner Who Made Fortune from Web Speaks at CTAM Summit Closing Session, By Tom Steinert-Threlkeld -- Multichannel News, 7/25/2007 7:35:00 PM >>>

How Madison Avenue Is Wasting Millions on a Deserted Second Life

on wired >>>


la mia università!

Il Servizio Stage&Placement dell'Università della Svizzera italiana (USI, Lugano) ha reso noti i risultati dell'indagine svolta nel marzo del 2007 sull'inserimento professionale dei propri laureati. I dati delineano un quadro particolarmente positivo: i tempi di ingresso nel mondo del lavoro, il tasso di occupazione e il livello di retribuzione pongono i laureati USI in una posizione molto privilegiata nel confronto internazionale e in linea con il resto della Confederazione elvetica.
Vedi il documento in formato pdf >>>



June 27, 2007 (West Point, NY) -- Today, the U.S. Army announced that the upcoming July 4th marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of the world-renowned America’s Army PC game. Debuting on July 4, 2002, America’s Army has more than 8.5 million user accounts and has been one of the top ten action games played online since its launch. America’s Army has grown from its initial roots as an online PC game to a brand that encompasses console and cell phone games; the Real Heroes program that recognizes heroic Soldiers; and the Virtual Army Experience, which places players in a life-size America’s Army game >>>

iPhone & Learning

a video report by Elliott Masie >>>


The Web multiplies the opportunities to reach niche markets

You've scheduled time off from work. You've made arrangements for the kids. Now you're ready to book your dream vacation, and chances are you're going to do so online. According to a December report from travel, tourism and hospitality research firm PhoCusWright, online transactions will account for more than half - 54 percent - of all U.S. travel bookings in 2007, and that figure is expected to rise to 60 percent next year. Travel sites were used by 83,342 unique visitors in the United States in February 2007, according to Nielsen//NetRatings NetView. .
by MediaPost >>>

on the phocuswright website >>>

Yahoo Launches Behavior-Based SmartAds

by MediaPost >>>


2 years! / 2 anni!

my blog has been around for the last two years...
this is message n. 380...

Google 2084

Google as big brother: "Op-Art" by Randy Siegel from NY Times (10.10.2005)



Literature about human interruption addresses this design problem from the following different perspectives: (1) psychology of human interruption; (2) technologies for improving the quality of interruption generation; (3) HCI methods for brokering interruptions; (4) the effects of interruptions in work settings; and (5) case studies describing the results of introducing technologies into the workplace in an attempt to improve coordination performance >>>


The eGovernment Observatory has now become eGovernment Practice

After serving the European eGovernment community for five years with a dedicated section on the IDABC website, the eGovernment Observatory is pleased to announce that it has now become the eGovernment Practice, a new generation portal with broader scope and enhanced features.
The new eGovernment Practice portal results from a merger between the Observatory, the Good Practice Framework and the European eGovernment Awards. By joining forces on a single portal, all entities now offer a service that is tailored to your needs and interests as an eGovernment, eInclusion or eHealth practitioner >>>

Social Networking Reaches Near Full Penetration Among Teens and 'Tweens

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- A whopping 96% of online tweens and teens connect to a social network at least once a week, according to a study and white paper being released today [25 june 2007] from Alloy Media & Marketing, a youth-oriented marketing firm. And nearly half engaged with a brand in the space in the past month >>>

Helpdesk medievale

piacevole e istruttivo:


sintesi di due lezioni sull'eLearning

Riassunto video di una lezione di eLearning presso l'Università della Svizzera italiana di Lugano, realizzato da Giorgio Bottani.
Prima parte:

Seconda parte:


Seventy-two percent of online adults in the U.S. are using their home computers to listen to audio content, according to a new study by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Computer-Sourced Audio Consumption in the Home reveals that rapid penetration of the PC in U.S. households (now estimated at 82 percent) has more and more consumers looking to their home computer instead of their TV, DVD player or CD player for a home audio experience >>>



a very interesting background backup software, worth a try! >>>



The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Vol. 8, No. 2, of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, about mobile learning, is now online >>>


Scarborough Newspaper Audience Ratings Report

The Scarborough Newspaper Audience Ratings Report provides single-source print, website and Integrated Newspaper Audience (the combined print and online weekly audiences) ratings for 135 newspapers across 74 DMAs measured by Scarborough.
View the full report including the free data and further analyses in this PDF file.


Second Life, formazione e non profit

intervengo a questo evento, che avrà luogo martedì 19 giugno, alle ore 18.00, nell'aula A11 del Campus di Lugano: >>> / >>> / >>>


Writing Technologies

Writing Technologies is an online peer-reviewed journal which publishes research on the relationship between technology and textuality. It focuses on the place of technology in both established and emerging fiction, assesses recent critical and theoretical debates about writing’s technological locations, and explores the forms of literary innovation that are made possible by new modes of articulation. The journal is published on a biannual basis >>>

International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)

the new issue >>>


Global Use and Attitudes Towards Web Analytics

a report issue in March 2007 >>>



New York, NY (June 6, 2007) – The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) today announced that Internet advertising revenues reached a new record of $4.9 billion for the first quarter of 2007. The 2007 first quarter revenues represent a 26 percent increase over Q1 2006 at $3.8 billion and a 2 percent increase over Q4 2006 at $4.8 billion >>>


Google Keeps Tweaking Its Search Engine

nytimes, By SAUL HANSELL, Published: June 3, 2007 >>>

TNS Media Intelligence Reports U.S. Advertising Expenditures

while the overall figures are decreasing 0.3% in First Quarter 2007, internet data are increasing 16.7% >>>

Ask.com Launches Major Updates

by searchenginewatch >>>


una mappa del futuro della formazione

è disponibile la traduzione italiana parziale della "Map of Future Forces Affecting Education: 2006-2016"; tra le tante proposte, mi sembra assai interessante >>>


Last.fm, CBS’ $280 million hedge for its radio biz?

by GigaOmniMedia >>>

Mapa Visual de la Web 2.0

veramente interessante (in lingua spagnola) >>>
me lo ha segnalato il professor José Luis Orihuela, con cui oggi ho tenuto un seminario sul futuro del web presso l'Università Pontificia della Santa Croce (Roma). Orihuela è autore del blog eCuaderno, tra i più visitati in Spagna e a livello mondiale >>>


The Next Web Conference

iChat Video interview with 5 Internet Influentials who answer 5 basic questions in almost 20 minutes. Tim O’Reilly from O’Reilly Media, Steve Rubel from Edelman and Micropersuasion.com, Matt Mullenweg the founder of WordPress, Marten Mickos the CEO of MySQL and Jay Adelson, CEO and co-founder of Digg.com all give their opinion and share their insights on what the Next Web will look like >>>



nel numero di aprile della rivista ADV, in uno speciale dedicato a TSW (società specialità nel SEM), c'è un mio breve intervento (in formato pdf) >>>
ripreso sulla home page di TSW >>>

O.T.: ho firmato questo documento

Appello contro un documentario sensazionalistico e falso >>>


iGuzzini Light Campus

an interesting example of eLearning and great applications in the museum field >>>

Google Analytics

a new version of the reporting interface has been released >>>

E-Communications household survey

April 2007 - E-Communications household survey: The results of a special Eurobarometer survey conducted by TNS Opinion & Social between 17 November 2006 and 19 December 2006 to measure the attitude of European households and individuals towards fixed and mobile telephony, Internet access, TV broadcast services, bundled offers, 112 emergency call number, telephone directories, privacy and security. The survey covers the 27 EU Member States together with Candidate countries (Croatia and Turkey) and the Turkish Cypriot Community, with an average of 1.000 households interviewed per country. It follows on from the previous Eurobarometer survey that was conducted between December 2005 and January 2006 >>>


just tried: it seems to be a very nice piece of soft >>>

Kids' Chores Turn Wired

Children aged 8 to 14 are adding Internet duties to their list of chores.
According to "Surfin' on Mom's Turf: Cyber Chillin' With 8-14 Year-Olds," a report released by Stars for Kidz, 14 percent of kids have helped parents prepare their income tax return online >>>

alcuni link in tema di web 2.0

(in riferimento al seminario di Palermo)
per cominciare:

poi, tra i tanti:


great SEO!

today, searching on google.com for "internet cultural heritage" i found my blog in first position...


"Le nuove tecnologie: una risorsa educativa"

intervengo, venerdì 18 maggio 2007, a Perugia, a questo convegno >>>


Yahoo Travel Gets More Personal With Users and Advertisers

Yahoo Travel Portal >>>

Relevance, Measurement Key To Email Industry Health

MediaPost >>>

Diffusion Simulation Game

The Diffusion Simulation Game was created in the Department of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University Bloomington >>>

2007 Open Source Think Tank

Olliance Group and DLA Piper are pleased to announce the release of the Open Source Think Tank 2007 Executive Summary Report summarizing the 2 ½-day executive summit held in March 2007 with participation from more than 100 open source leaders from six continents around the world. The 14-page Executive Summary Report provides insights into the latest trends in commercial open source derived from more than 35 CEOs, 16 CIOs/CTOs of Global 2000 organizations, and leading attorneys and venture capitalists who participated in the conference >>>


A Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users

Half of all American adults are only occasional users of modern information gadgetry, while 8% are avid participants in all that digital life has to offer >>>


Google Tests 'Gadget Ads'


comScore Finds that “Second Life” Has a Rapidly Growing and Global Base of Active Residents

London, UK, 4 May 2007 – comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a comprehensive worldwide analysis of the active users of Second Life, the 3-D virtual world that is entirely built and owned by its “residents.” The study revealed that approximately 1.3 million people ran the official software and logged-in to Second Life in March 2007. This represents an increase of 46 percent in the number of active residents from January 2007 >>>


Google Revisits Historical Data Ranking Factors


Videogame Theory and Analysis

MIT OpenCourseWare » Comparative Media Studies » Videogame Theory and Analysis, Fall 2006 >>>


La Lego e l’USI costruiscono “ponti” online

Il New MinE Lab della Facoltà di comunicazione e trivioquadrivio, società di consulenza strategica e di formazione manageriale di Milano, hanno avviato un progetto di ricerca congiunto per sviluppare un nuovo modulo Lego Serious Play™, l’innovativa metodologia di sviluppo organizzativo fondata sull’impiego dei celebri mattoncini Lego®.

Obiettivo della ricerca è la progettazione di un modulo dedicato a facilitare la comunicazione fra committenti e sviluppatori di applicazioni online, come per esempio siti web, applicazioni di eLearning, eCommerce, gestione digitale dei documenti e così via.

Il nuovo strumento sviluppato da New MinE Lab e trivioquadrivio – denominato provvisariomente REAL TIME WEB – affiancherà quelli esistenti: Real Time Identity e Real Time Strategy, sviluppati originariamente all’IMD Business School di Losanna.

I workshop Lego Serious Play™, in cui vengono utilizzati i moduli, sono realizzati in esclusiva da una rete di 46 partner attivi in 21 paesi del mondo. Trivioquadrivio fa parte di questo network dal 2003, e nel 2005 è stata nominata best partner world wide. Da quest’anno fa parte del gioco anche il New MinE Lab dell’Università della Svizzera italiana.

LMS 2007 On-Line & Free

interesting materials by the Masie's conference >>>

The Impact of Video Games on Training Surgeons in the 21st Century

James C. Rosser, Jr, MD; Paul J. Lynch, MD; Laurie Cuddihy, MD; Douglas A. Gentile, PhD; Jonathan Klonsky, MD; Ronald Merrell, MD - Arch Surg. 2007;142:181-186 >>>


Web traffic metrics

IAB Declares War On Web Measurement Firms . Online Media Daily, by Gavin O'Malley, Monday, Apr 23, 2007 6:00 AM ET >>>


Don't Tell Your Parents: Schools Embrace MySpace

WIRED, by Robert Andrews 04.19.07 | 2:00 AM >>>
it presents the case of Elgg >>>


UNESCO open training platform


iProspect Social Networking User Behavior Study

Learn how the U.S. online population utilizes several of the most popular social networking websites (in pdf) >>>


American Airlines AA.com/women

the airline industry's first web page dedicated to connecting women who travel, and an example of American's commitment to the growing women's market >>>

Likely Presidential Voters Already Using the Internet

Burst Media recently surveyed 2,100 online users who are likely to vote in the 2008 Presidential election (likely voters). In this study, Burst found that:

  • over 20% of likely voters have already visited a presidential candidates website;
  • one quarter of likely voters have clicked on a candidate or advocacy groups online advertisment;
  • likely voters are willing to watch a presidential candidate in an online video clip, and listen to a candidate in a podcast



surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia!
Buona Pasqua! Happy Easter!

(Pietro Lorenzetti, Entombment and Resurrection, c. 1320, Fresco, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi).

U.S. Online Travel Sales To Reach $146B By 2010

eMarketer by Tobi Elkin, Thursday, Apr 5, 2007 6:00 AM ET >>>

design your pepsi can



Online advertising share overtakes newspapers in UK

Katie Allen, media business correspondent; Wednesday March 28, 2007, The Guardian >>>

About.com has acquired UCompareHealthCare

the story >>>
the website >>>


lonelyplanet in the web 2.0 >>>


visualizzazione delle informazioni

La rappresentazione grafica delle informazioni, di Riccardo Mazza >>>


School of Tech: Educating Experts in Cultural Heritage Multimedia

a paper by Shelley Mannion, moving from an experience done in a course of mine on eLearning in the Master "Technology Enhanced Communication for Cultural Heritage - TEC-CH" >>>

How consumers hijacked the media model

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- It is no secret that the traditional media are under assault from audiences >>>

When It Comes To Shopping, Offline Action Drives Searchers Online

Online Media Daily , Monday, Mar 26, 2007 >>>


eLearning. Capire, progettare, comunicare

Lorenzo Cantoni, Luca Botturi, Chiara Succi & New MinE Lab, eLearning. Capire, progettare, comunicare, FrancoAngeli, Milano 2007, pp. 240, euro 21.00


How businesses are using Web 2.0

A McKinsey Global Survey >>>



The latest issue (Vol 8, No 1) of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning is now online.
This issue is a regional focus issue, edited by Dr. Insung Jung, IRRODL's Regional Editor for Asia Major. The topic of Dr. Jung's issue is "Changing Faces of Open and Distance Learning in Asia." >>>


Giovani & Pubblica Amministrazione

ho aperto un blog sul tema, con i video della conferenza stampa tenuta dal prof. Pietro Ichino e da me a presentazione del libro >>>


online gli atti dell'inaugurazione dell'anno formativo di I.Re.F.

in formato pdf >>>


Messaggio di Saluto - Roberto Formigoni, Presidente della Regione Lombardia
Saluti e Presentazione - Lorenzo Cantoni, Presidente I.Re.F., Istituto regionale lombardo di Formazione per l'amministrazione pubblica
“L’eccellenza è anzitutto nelle persone” - Giovanni Bertolone, Amministratore Delegato di Alenia Aeronautica
Dibattito - Pier Sergio Caltabiano, Presidente AIF - Associazione Italiana Formatori & Mario D’Ambrosio, Presidente AIDP - Associazione Italiana per la Direzione del Personale
Presentazione del Piano Annuale delle Attività 2007 - Stefano Del Missier, Direttore I.Re.F.


how does the web evolve?

Cisco Announces Agreement to Acquire WebEx

SAN JOSE, Calif., and SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 15, 2007 -- Cisco and WebEx today announced a definitive agreement for Cisco to acquire WebEx. WebEx is a market leader in on-demand collaboration applications, and its network-based solution for delivering business-to-business collaboration extends Cisco's vision for Unified Communications, particularly within the Small to Medium Business (SMB) segment >>>



You Tube

un'intervista che ho rilasciato a ReteTre della Radio Svizzera, per il programma Baobab >>>


Giovani & pubblica amministrazione

presento, in qualità di presidente dell’I.Re.F., a Milano, il 12 marzo 2007 dalle ore 12.30 alle ore 13.30 presso la Sala Stampa di Palazzo Pirelli, via Fabio Filzi 22, il libro “Giovani & pubblica amministrazione”.
Interviene Pietro Ichino, docente di Diritto del Lavoro presso l’Università degli Studi di Milano.
Per informazioni: comunicazione@irefonline.it


1 minute eLearning research manifesto

the 2007 Manifesto of the New Media in Education Laboratory
il Manifesto del laboratorio New MinE

new book on eGovernment !

Governance and Information Technology
From Electronic Government to Information Government
Edited by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and David Lazer
MIT Press, forth. September 2007 >>>

Developments in information and communication technology and networked computing over the past two decades have given rise to the notion of electronic government, most commonly used to refer to the delivery of public services over the Internet. This volume argues for a shift from the narrow focus of "electronic government" on technology and transactions to the broader perspective of information government--the information flows within the public sector, between the public sector and citizens, and among citizens--as a way to understand the changing nature of governing and governance in an information society.

The chapters discuss the interplay between recent technological developments and evolving information flows, and the implications of different information flows for efficiency, political mobilization, and democratic accountability. The chapters are accompanied by short case studies from around the world, which cover such topics as electronic government efforts in Singapore and Switzerland, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s effort to solicit input on planned regulations over the Internet, and online activism "cyberprotesting" globalization.

Robert D. Behn, Herbert Burkert, Maria Christina Binz-Scharf, Lorenzo Cantoni, Cary Coglianese, Martin J. Eppler, Jane E. Fountain, Monique Girard, Åke Grönlund, Matthew Hindman, Edwin Lau, David Lazer, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Ines Mergel, Gopal Raman, David Stark, Sandor Vegh, and Darrell M. West

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and chairs the Rueschlikon Conferences on Information Policy.

David Lazer is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government and Director and founder of the Program on Networked Governance at Harvard University. He is the editor of DNA and the Criminal Justice System: The Technology of Justice (MIT Press, 2004).


blog aggregator meeting physical space... >>>


Yahoo! going further in the serach engines' "pragmatic turn"

Yahoo! Launches New Ranking Model for Paid Search, by Richard Drawhorn >>>


sulla storia di "Shibboleth"

Shibboleth authentication in tecnologia: >>>
e nella sua origine biblica, dal Libro dei Giudici (cap. 12):

[1] Ora gli uomini di Efraim si radunarono, passarono il fiume verso Zafon e dissero a Iefte: "Perché sei andato a combattere contro gli Ammoniti e non ci hai chiamati con te? Noi bruceremo te e la tua casa".
[2] Iefte rispose loro: "Io e il mio popolo abbiamo avuto grandi lotte con gli Ammoniti; quando vi ho chiamati in aiuto, non siete venuti a liberarmi dalle loro mani.
[3] Vedendo che voi non venivate in mio aiuto, ho esposto al pericolo la vita, ho marciato contro gli Ammoniti e il Signore me li ha messi nelle mani. Perché dunque siete venuti oggi contro di me a muovermi guerra?".
[4] Iefte, radunati tutti gli uomini di Gàlaad, diede battaglia ad Efraim; gli uomini di Gàlaad sconfissero gli Efraimiti, perché questi dicevano: "Voi siete fuggiaschi di Efraim; Gàlaad sta in mezzo a Efraim e in mezzo a Manàsse".
[5] I Galaaditi intercettarono agli Efraimiti i guadi del Giordano; quando uno dei fuggiaschi di Efraim diceva: "Lasciatemi passare", gli uomini di Gàlaad gli chiedevano: "Sei un Efraimita?". Se quegli rispondeva: "No",
[6] i Galaaditi gli dicevano: "Ebbene, dì Scibbolet", e quegli diceva Sibbolet, non sapendo pronunciare bene. Allora lo afferravano e lo uccidevano presso i guadi del Giordano. In quella occasione perirono quarantaduemila uomini di Efraim.
[7] Iefte fu giudice d'Israele per sei anni. Poi Iefte, il Galaadita, morì e fu sepolto nella sua città in Gàlaad.

Digital Shops Exploiting General Agency Skill Gaps

THE WEB AND RELATED DIGITAL technologies are exposing major weaknesses in traditional agency skill sets, according to a study released yesterday by Forrester Research >>>


Il lessico del turismo digitale

piccola guida alle nuove tecnologie per il turismo, di Azzurra Pici >>>

OER Commons

is a teaching and learning network offering a broad selection of materials that are free and open to use >>>


a report by eMarketer.com >>>


EU: Participants wanted for user review of new web accessibility service

the EIAO (European Internet Accessibility Observatory) project team is now seeking the opinions of ministers, policy makers, strategists and web managers, developers, and others, on this new prototype version of the service and are therefore looking for test pilots who can have look at the Observatory and answer some questions.
This should take approximately 30 minutes. The survey is open from the 14th February until 5th March 2007 >>>


Burst: Two In Three Book Travel Online

TWO-THIRDS OF WEB USERS WHO plan to travel in the next three months will do their travel research and buy tickets or book hotels online, according to a new study by Burst Media >>>

A winning business plan for 'Second Life'

The winner of a business plan contest in Second Life is a company that's likely to help others come up with business plans for Second Life >>>


LISA Globalization Industry Primer

The new LISA Globalization Industry Primer, released in February 2007, is a completely revised version of LISA’s popular Localization Industry Primer. It provides readers with an overview of best practices in the globalization industry and the standards, companies, and technologies that make them possible. Whether you are new to globalization or experienced, the Primer will provide you with the big picture needed to understand this vital area of today’s global economy >>>


great podcasts about Lugano

my students of the master in International Tourism at the university of Lugano have done great podcasts: >>>
an example:


la copertina del nuovo libro

Lorenzo Cantoni, Luca Botturi, Chiara Succi & New MinE Lab
eLearning. Capire, progettare, comunicare
FrancoAngeli, Milano 2007 (disponibile da fine febbraio >>>)


Second Life

State of the Virtual World – Key Metrics, January 2007 >>>

a new book chapter

L. Botturi, C. Succi, L. Cantoni & A. Inversini, Sustainable eLearning quality: A lightweight method from experience, in N. Buzzetto-More (ed.), Advanced Principles of Effective eLearning, Informing Science Press, Santa Rosa (CA): 161-183 >>>

check out the new Time

a very interesting adv >>>

internet and videos

three releases by Online Media Daily:
  • YouTube To Stream 'Gumby,' Other Classic TV Shows, by Gavin O'Malley, Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 6:00 AM ET >>>
  • About.com Adds 500 Videos by Shankar Gupta, Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 6:00 AM ET >>>
  • Brightcove Strikes Video Deals With Time, TV Guide by Mark Walsh, Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 6:00 AM ET >>>



Disney sells 1.3m films on iTunes

an article on The Financial Times >>>


Map of Future Forces Affecting Education

by the KnowledgeWorks Foundation and Institute for the Future 2006-2016 >>>

E-learning. Capire, progettare, comunicare

il nuovo libro è in arrivo... >>>

CEOs as Public Leaders

A Mckinsey Survey >>>


un'intervista alla Televisione della Svizzera Italiana sui siti web nella campagna elettorale in Ticino >>>


Priceline, Travelocity, Cingular Fined For Adware

by Wendy Davis, Tuesday, Jan 30, 2007 6:00 AM ET
PRICELINE, TRAVELOCITY AND CINGULAR WIRELESS have agreed to pay fines ranging from $30,000 to $35,000 to settle allegations made by the New York State Attorney General's office stemming from the companies' use of adware >>>


ITU Internet Report 2006 >>>

Social software and learning

a Report by the FutureLab >>>

EU document 'Education & Training 2010'

Main policy initiatives and outputs in education and training since the year 2000.
This document provides an overview of the main policy initiatives and outputs resulting from the work of the European Commission in the field of education and training since the Lisbon European Council in March 2000. These form part of the integrated policy framework ‘Education & Training 2010’ and includes Commission contributions to the Bologna intergovernmental process in the field of higher education >>>



a new social search engine, to be tried >>>


Synchronous e-Learning

an eLearning Guild’s Handbook >>>


Edelman Report

A Corporate Guide to the Global Blogosphere. The new model of peer-to-peer communications >>>

Microsoft is currently testing a keyword analytics tool

code-named "Gatineau," to compete with Google's free analytics offering, Google Analytics, by MediaPost >>>


Search Engine Rankings

Search Engine Rankings in the U.S. for December, 2006 >>>


Benchmarking of existing national legal e-business practices

European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, Benchmarking of existing national legal e-business practices, from the point of view of enterprises (esignature, e-invoicing and e-contracts) >>>


Beyond E-Learning by Marc Rosenberg

a free 4 pages executive summary by e-LearningGuru (in pdf) >>>

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

the new issue: Vol 7, No 3 (2006) is online >>>


Ten trends to watch ...

At the start of the year, McKinsey identified ten trends that would shape the business landscape over the coming decade. "Ten trends to watch in 2006" quickly became one of the site's most popular articles ever.
In the months that followed, McKinsey continued to track these trends and publish new articles exploring them >>>