Building a Socio Technical Network for the Dissemination of Qualified Knowledge. the Portal of Science and School

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 11:30
Location: Hörsaal BIG 1 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Mariella BERRA, University of Turin, Italy
The dream of a global ecosystem for the dissemination of science and education finds today the main obstacle in the rules of intellectual property. For example, the “Massive Open Online Course" does not allow full use of its learning objects. Because the correct concept of fair use does not apply in the majority of cases, it would be necessary a new cultural change in order to induce researchers and teachers to adopt license “Creative Commons ". This would allow other authors to use all or part of the fruit of their labor. Fortunately, many other instruments are taking their first steps. The so called projects "Portal of Science and School”, promoted by the Polytechnic and University of Turin, represents a good example of a socio technical network for the dissemination of qualified knowledge. The project has three goals. The first is the creation of a large archive, mainly based on interactive tools, scientific or didactic units that can be freely printed or converted into files for "e-book”. The second objective is represented by the creation of a range of technological tools aimed at the construction of training and teaching courses based on teaching materials in the archive. Finally, the third objective will be the creation of new courses and new interactive multimedia learning tools. Though in an experimental stage the portal is already equipped, thanks to the work of volunteer, teachers and scholars, with more than 1000 "learning object" including adult courses in English language of many subjects (mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, social sciences, etc.). It is also at an advanced stage the development of technological tools, that will make it possible for other institutions to create identical portal in order to build a cooperative socio technical network for the dissemination of qualified knowledge.