Author Archives: Giorgio Bertini

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++

Revie­w of pedagogical models and their use in e-learning

This paper provides a review of pedagogical models and frameworks, focusing on those that are being used most extensively in an e-learning context. The introductory section outlines the purpose of the report, the main sources of data and the key … Continue reading

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The Online Classroom: A Thorough Depiction of Distance Learning

This study investigated the online higher education learning space of a doctoral program offered at a distance. It explored the learning space, the stakeholders, utilization, and creators of the space. Developing a successful online classroom experience that incorporates an engaging … Continue reading

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Strategies for Building Community among Learners in Online Courses

Building relationships and community in online courses can be challenging, particularly if those courses are also limited by tight time constraints. In this brief commentary, I share some of the strategies that helped me to build relationships with students over distance and within … Continue reading

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Identifying factors that influence adolescents’ online communication and relationship building

This study utilized social network analysis to examine the communication strategies of 54 high school students (2, 916 relationships) within a private online group. Communication strategies were identified through interviews with adolescent Facebook users (N = 12), and coding Facebook data (N = 271 … Continue reading

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Designing for Collective Intelligence and Community Resilience on Social Networks

The popularity and ubiquity of social networks has enabled a new form of decentralised online collaboration: groups of users gathering around a central theme and working together to solve problems, complete tasks and develop social connections. Groups that display such ‘organic collaboration’ have … Continue reading

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Can Online College Education Make Students Smarter and More Moral?

Higher education institutions have been tasked with the responsibility of scaffolding the moral development of students. Although empirical evidence suggests that attending colleges and universities can foster students’ moral development and reasoning, the effect of online higher education remains mainly … Continue reading

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What’s the harm in Zoom schooling or contact tracing?

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated digitalization at schools, in health care and other social interaction. Some say the rapid change was unimaginable just a few years ago. Is it a threat to our online privacy? This public health emergency has … Continue reading

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Artificial intelligence, or the end of the world as we know it

How dangerous is AI’s exponential growth? Is any job immune to automation? DW spoke to technologists and historians to better understand some of the technological and societal upheavals humanity is facing. Does technology favor tyranny? That’s one of the surprising … Continue reading

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Surveillance-tech – privacy rights vs health concers

Privacy issues loom. Civil liberties advocates fear that virus tracking efforts could open the door to the kind of ubiquitous government surveillance efforts they have fought for decades. Some are alarmed by the potential role of spyware firms, arguing their … Continue reading

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Studying a course online? Tips to get yourself tech ready

Engaging students in online content is easier said than done. Research shows results can improve with the use of techniques such as shortening content and making it more focused, and establishing rapport between the lecturer and students. Students’ views on … Continue reading

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