2006 simulation of Fessenden's Christmas eve broadcast

happened exactly 102 years ago (24th Dec. 1906): the first radio broadcast as we know it >>>
worth to be listen.


Is Twitter the Next Second Life?

By Sean Carton, ClickZ >>>
p.s.: don't miss the parody...

buon Natale! Merry Christmas!

Bartolo Di Fredi (b. ca. 1330, Siena, d. ca. 1410, Siena)
The Adoration of the Magi
Tempera on panel, 195 x 163 cm
Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena


Live 3D Teleconferencing

by the USC Institute for Creative Technologies >>>


RED-INK: Educating through technology

RED-INK: Educating through technology   The RED-INK (Rethinking EDucation IN the Knowledge society) doctoral school is committed to unravelling issues related to the introduction, management and impact of educational and eLearning technologies in a Knowledge Society. Funded by ProDoc, a programme of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), RED-INK brings together three research centres from three Swiss universities, including the New Media in Education Laboratory (NewMinE Lab) of the Faculty of Communication Sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana, USI, which acts as leading house. Download the entire project (in English).

La scuola dottorale RED-INK (Rethinking EDucation IN the Knowledge society) si prefigge di comprendere le problematiche legate all’introduzione, alla gestione e all’impatto delle tecnologie formative e dell’eLearning nel contesto della società della conoscenza. Finanziata dal programma ProDoc del Fondo nazionale svizzero per la ricerca scientifica (FNS), RED-INK riunisce tre centri di ricerca di tre università svizzere, tra cui il New Media in Education Laboratory (NewMinE Lab) della Facoltà di scienze della comunicazione dell’USI di Lugano (Leading-house). Scarica la scheda completa del progetto (in italiano).

Pinocchio e la pubblica amministrazione

il video di un mio intervento sul tema >>>
nell'ambito dell'Inaugurazione dell'anno formativo 2009 dell'I.Re.F. - Istituto Regionale lombardo di Formazione per l'amministrazione pubblica >>>


project MELISSA - Measuring E-Learning Impact in primary Schools in South African disadvantaged areas

a new great project on ICT4D, with Doctoral and Post-Doctoral research opportunities >>>


corso di Alta Formazione per decisori pubblici “Politiche pubbliche e formazione. Processi decisionali e strategie"

promosso da ASERI - Alta Scuola di Economia e Relazioni Internazionali, dell'Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano (sono tra i docenti) >>>


AACE Career Center

19 interesting jobs available on the Career Center of the Association for the Anvancement of Computing in Education >>>


Latest ENTER09 programme availaible

The 16th International Conference on Information Technology and Travel & Tourism
IFITT's Global Travel & Tourism Technology and eBusiness Forum
January 28th – 30th, 2009, RAI Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands (in PDF) >>>

two papers presented by webatelier.net people:
> From paradigmatic to syntagmatic communities: a socio-semiotic approach to the evolution pattern of online travel communities, Lorenzo Cantoni, Stefano Tardini, Alessandro Inversini, Elena Marchiori
Cultural Destination Usability. The Case of Visit Bath, Alessandro Inversini, Lorenzo Cantoni



to be tried >>>


nice game, you can customize >>>

Buckle up at Easyjet

EasyJet has partnered with Epic to develop their Buckle up! induction programme for all Cabin Crew new entrants >>>

You Are The Difference

Bus passenger satisfaction high as new training initiative tells employees 'You Are The Difference', by Echelon Learning >>>

worth a visit



TEC-CH online, admissions now open!

online programme in Technology-Enhanced Communication for Cultural Heritage, run by the Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland) >>>



virtual forbidden city

The Forbidden City: Beyond Space and Time is a partnership between the Palace Museum and IBM. The goal of the project is to provide the means for a world-wide audience to celebrate and explore aspects of Chinese culture and history >>>



it has been recently updated with contributions by RED-INK PhD students >>>


Virgin Atlantic sacks cabin crew for comments on Facebook

on eyefortravel >>>

premiazione dei migliori studenti di Master

ieri, all'Università della Svizzera italiana, i migliori studenti di Master / Laurea magistrale sono stati premiati dal network USImpresa (di cui sono presidente).


Fostering Learning in the Networked World:

The Cyberlearning Opportunity and Challenge, an NSF report >>>


Manhattan School of Music distance learning

Distance Learning Center >>>
partnering with Polycom (the case in pdf) >>>

fields suppport modules

by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center >>>

IDC'09: 8th International Conference on Interactive Design and Children

Politecnico di Milano - Como Campus, Como (Italy), June 3-5, 2009 >>>


Web 2.0, opportunità di promozione turistica on line

terrò questo seminario, rivolto alle istituzioni e agli enti di promozione pubblica, entro la fiera iViaggiatori di Lugano, venerdì 31 ottobre 2008, alle 16.30 >>>


Destinations Information Competitors and Web Reputation

Destinations Information Competitors and Web Reputation: A Preliminary
by Alessandro Inversini, Lorenzo Cantoni (University of Lugano) & Dimitrios
Buhalis (Bournemouth University)
a paper we are going to present at the
Journal of Information Technology and Tourism Workshop Series. Topic: Tourism, Search and the Internet 
Vienna, 13-14 November 2008, MODUL University & TEMPLE University 
see the full program in PDF format >>>


it claims to be able to rate the believability of statements made by celebrities, athletes and politicians. to be seen/listen to >>> (of course, in beta...)

inaugurazione dell'anno formativo I.Re.F. da non perdere!

R.S.V.P. Segreteria di Presidenza, tel. + 39 02 67507402, Fax +39 0 66711701 segreteria.presidenza@irefonline.it


Online Educa News

worth a visit >>>



i2010 - A European Information Society for growth and employment

i2010 is the EU policy framework for the information society and media. It promotes the positive contribution that information and communication technologies (ICT) can make to the economy, society and personal quality of life.
just published >>>


State of the Blogosphere / 2008

from technorati >>>


7 Things You Should Know About...

for those who don't know it, a very nice initiative by EDUCAUSE >>>

Using Twitter as an Education Tool

By Ron Jones, Search Engine Watch >>>

Google Receive 71 Percent of U.S. Searches in August 2008

from Hitwise >>>


Stanford Engineering Everywhere

an online portal offering ten courses from Stanford’s School of Engineering— including the three-course introductory sequence in Computer Science— free of charge >>>


NASA for schools

worth a visit >>>


Education & Information Technology Digital Library (EdITLib)

just in case you haven't yet bookmarked it >>>

terrorism & the internet

i've hosted a seminar by dr. Marc Sageman, author of Leaderless Jihad. Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century; the event has been organized in collaboration with the US Embassy in Bern.


Red-Ink doctoral Scool in Tesserete

just finished a great seminar:
Red-Ink website (with the seminar program) >>>
Red-Ink blog >>>
Pictures from the seminar (built using Animoto, a nice tool)

Government 2.0 and Beyond: Harnessing Collective Intelligence

September 19, 2008: Government 2.0 and Beyond: Harnessing Collective Intelligence” Attendees at this half-day event will explore the social implications and the impact of globalization of the web as a platform rather than an application. This paradigm shift,
referred to as “Web 2.0,” enables us to leverage customer self-service and data management to access the entire web

it is possible to participate online: >>>

Run by IRM. Since 1988, the Information Resources Management (IRM) College has served as the Federal Government’s primary education provider for information-driven initiatives, delivering customized educational experiences to current and future information leaders. Today, the IRM College is the largest component of National Defense University and is internationally recognized as the institution of choice to develop leaders for an interconnected, dynamic world. The faculty and staff are committed to building on past successes and to harnessing the power of information for the 21st Century through education, global partnerships, and collaboration. 


master in Intercultural Communication

i've just finished a one and half day module on ICT and intercultural communication. participants published an interesting blog >>>


Evaluating eLearning in Higher Education

Stockholm (SE), September 2008 – A report on evaluating eLearning in higher education titled ELearning: aspects and criteria for the evaluation of eLearning in higher education has been published by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (HSV).
(in pdf format) >>>



Google Chrome

just tried the new Google browser >>>


ponti per la pace !

la brochure del progetto (in pdf) >>>


Building the Web 2.0 Enterprise

McKinsey Global Survey Results >>>


International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning" - iJAC

the first issue is now available online, with an article by Chiara Succi & Lorenzo Cantoni,
A Map of eLearning Acceptance (MeLA) and a Corporate eLearning Readiness Index (CeLeRI), pp. 39-47 >>>


google starts Knol (of course, in beta version...)

A knol is an authoritative article about a specific topic (see my first approximation to eLearning, and eTourism is coming soon) >>>


quite well performing for "eTourism"

today my blog ranks quite well on google for eTourism & e-Tourism (see image #1).
if HL is set to "it" it ranks #1 for eTourism on google.ch / google.de / google.co.uk and #2 on google.it (see images #2-5)


Anatomy of a Great Online Media Plan

By Harry Gold, The ClickZ Network >>>



battle lessons

an interesting article by Dan Baum on The New Yorker (January 17, 2005) >>>



worth a visit >>>


Dottorato di Ricerca In Istituzioni, Amministrazioni e Politiche Regionali

è stato pubblicato il bando per l'a.a. 2008-09, con 6 posti (3 con borsa e tre senza). cfr. il documento pdf, a p. 28 >>>


ponti per la pace / bridges x peace

un progetto molto interessante in cui sono coinvolto / a very interesting project, in which i got involved >>>


myself and my flowers at home

on SmallWorlds >>>

un fascicolo da non perdere !

Cristianità, 345 (2008), tutto dedicato agli affreschi di Ambrogio Lorenzetti sul Buon Governo, con due miei testi:
Il «Buon Governo». Una lettura (pp. 16-18), e la recensione di Alois Riklin, La Summa Politica di Ambrogio Lorenzetti, trad. it., Betti Editrice e Armando Dadò editore, Siena e Locarno (Svizzera) 2000 >>>
e la riproduzione completa dei pannelli di una mostra di grande interesse >>>

Analyzing the Online Video Puzzle

By Todd Krieger, The ClickZ Network >>>

How Three Brands Got Smart About Social Media

By Anna Maria Virzi, The ClickZ Network >>>

working hard for eTourism...

visiting Prince Albert II, the new Silversea Ship in London >>>



Enigma Helvetia, il racconto

an application done by TEC-Lab >>>


MIT Visualizing Cultures

The VC mission is to use new technology and hitherto largely inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized the world (or imagined it to be).Topical units to date focus on Japan in the modern world. Units in development extend to early-modern and modern China. The thrust of these explorations extends beyond Asia per se, however, to address "culture" in much broader ways—cultures of modernization, war and peace, consumerism, images of "Self" and "Others," and so on >>>


pensare e comunicare è libro del mese...

dell'Ufficio Nazionale delle Comunicazioni Sociali della CEI - Conferenza Episcopale Italiana >>>


UNCTAD e-Tourism Initiative

to be studied >>>

web 2.0 travel tools

a blog worth a visit >>>

66% of American users believe that...

eTourism web sites provide better services than travel agents! >>>


As an international community, palabea connects people who share the same interests in learning languages and in discovering different cultures >>>


3rd International scil Congress, 22-23 May 2008

the SCIL - Swiss Centre for Innovations in Learning of the University of S. Gallen, 2008 Conference is coming! >>>

NBC News launches iCue

a Learning and Social Networking Site >>>


l'auto più bella sul web

una rilevazione di expertsystem (in pdf) >>>


Educazione mediale: linee di ricerca multidisciplinare

intervengo al 1° Congresso Nazionale della SIREM – Società Italiana di Ricerca sull’Educazione Mediale >>>


Il mondo digitale

domani intervengo a questa bella iniziativa della Scuola cantonale di commercio >>>


about the future

on the eNews, April 2008, by EFMD:
The future of work – How will the workplace look in 2018? >>>
The future of learning >>>


Bayes Swarm

worth a visit >>>


Engelbart's Usability Dilemma: Efficiency vs Ease-of-Use

Doug Engelbart developed a 5-finger keyboard with keys like a piano, used by one hand...but it was very difficult to learn, by Richard Monson-Haefel, on web2.0 journal >>>

Old tech skills again in demand

Mainframe computing jobs vacant as the Baby Boomers who set up systems begin retiring with few educated to fill the spots, by Wailin Wong, on ChicagoTribune.com >>>


Lingua, letteratura, filosofia: il compito di un nuovo umanesimo

oggi intervengo a questa iniziativa di orientamento universitario, presso l'Università Statale di Milano >>>


Advance personalized learning

one of the Grand Challenges for Engineering as determined by a committee of the National Academy of Engineering >>>

Learning Systems '08 PodCasts

by Elliott Masie >>>


Buona Pasqua! Happy Easter!

Jean Ravy (att. 1318 - 1345)
Gesù risorto incontra Maria Maddalena
Scultura in legno, Notre Dame De Paris, Parigi


Language Learning by iPod: An Emerging Model

by Hank Horkoff and Jonathan M. Kayes, on the Masie Center website >>>

Multimodal Learning Through Media: What the Research Says

a very interesting CISCO paper >>>


Content Optimization: Keyword Suggestion Tools

By P.J. Fusco, The ClickZ Network, Mar 12, 2008 >>>


The New Art of War

By Walter Pincus, on washingtonpost.com >>>


Starbucks Espresso Training

Seattle, February 25, 2008 - MEDIA ALERT: Starbucks Closes Between 5:30 and 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday to Perfect the Art of Espresso >>>

Seattle, February 26, 2008 - Starbucks Espresso Training Delivers on the Promise of the Best Customer Experience Historic Event Celebrates Company’s Commitment to its Coffee, its Partners and its Customers >>>

Howard Schultz Transformation Agenda Communication #8 >>>

"On Feb 26, 2008, Starbucks closed over 7,000 stores for a unique 3 hour company wide training effort. The following day, Elliott Masie visited the local Starbucks in Saratoga Springs, NY and did an in-depth interview with the store manager on the learning outcomes, processes and texture of this experiment." an 8 minutes video by Elliott Masie >>>

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

the new issue is online >>>



by the way, the previous post was #500...

Experts - SEM.edu

Continuing SEM education for agency staff and in-house search marketers. How to build an SEM knowledge base and stay current on industry changes that matter -- and ignore those that don't, by Ron Jones >>>


VideoEgg AddFrames

Advertisers pay on an “engagement” basis – that is when a user rolls over the ad and the advertiser's full screen creative is displayed >>>


A political education for business

An interview with the head of the Council on Foreign Relations, on McKinsey Quarterly >>>


The Privacy Paradox

"Boasting that you keep personal data "private," it seems is not the way to win the search game.
That's the lesson search engine Ask.com learned when it introduced AskEraser, a feature that claimed to let users turn off tracking of their search history so they can remain anonymous as they roam the Web. But when AskEraser launched last December, it didn't create enough interest to cause even a blip in Ask.com's market share--it's still hovering around 3% of all U.S. searches, according to Hitwise, a Web traffic research firm. "
on Forbes >>>

New Study Analyzes the Positive Effect of Online Reviews on E-Commerce

by PowerReviews >>>


Half Of UK Men Would Swap Sex For 50 Inch TV

28 January 2008. Comet, the leading electrical specialist, today reveals that size really does matter, with over 25 million Brits admitting they would give up sex for six months to get a 50” plasma TV >>>

How Sticky Is Membership on Facebook? Just Try Breaking Free

By MARIA ASPAN, Published: February 11, 2008 on NYTimes >>>




a place to watch fun, informative how-to videos >>>


MIT OpenCourseWare

On November 28, 2007, MIT celebrated the initial publication of the entire MIT curriculum on OpenCourseWare. The celebration was hosted by MIT president Susan Hockfield, and included a keynote address by Thomas Friedman, columnist for The New York Times. The event also included a panel discussion on the future of education and OpenCourseWare, as well as an announcement of a new MIT OpenCourseWare initiative >>>


E-learning in Zurich

see Grainne Conole's blog
see the ELC-NET website with all videos and slides

Succeeding at open-source innovation

An interview with Mozilla's Mitchell Baker, on the McKinsey Quarterly >>>


The 2nd Annual Marketing & Media Survey 2008

In December 2007, Datran Media conducted its second annual marketing and media survey by reaching out to over 2,000 industry leaders >>>

about Saba

Saba Learning and Saba Centra Power the U.S. Army Learning Management System, Release 2.0 >>>

a new book chapter

L. Cantoni & S. Tardini, Communicating in the Information Society: New Tools for New Practices, in P.C. Rivoltella (ed.), Digital Literacy: Tools and Methodologies for Information Society, IGI Publishing, Hershey (PA), 2008 >>>


Study: Social Networking Results Difficult To Track

on MediaPost >>>

«E-Learning Campus Zürich»

I'm doing the opening keynote: OER – Open Educational Resources: Opportunities, Problems and Challenges >>>

11. ELC-NET Jahrestagung 2008
Aula der Universität Zürich, Rämistrasse 71, 8001 Zürich
Freitag, 25. Januar 2008, 9:15 – 17:00 Uhr

Technologies for Human Communication

University of Lugano (Switzerland): master of Science in Communication >>>



da leggere

Testo del discorso che il Papa Benedetto XVI avrebbe pronunciato nel corso della Visita all’Università degli Studi "La Sapienza" di Roma, prevista per il 17 gennaio, poi annullata in data 15 gennaio 2008 >>>


è uscito !

L. Cantoni, N. Di Blas, S. Rubinelli, S. Tardini, Pensare e comunicare, Apogeo, Milano 2008


China Limits Providers of Internet Video

on Associated Press >>>

GroupM: Internet Overtakes TV In Sweden, The U.K. Will Be Next

on MediaPost >>>

Web Playgrounds of the Very Young

"LOS ANGELES — Forget Second Life. The real virtual world gold rush centers on the grammar-school set...", on NYT >>>