Agostino Marengo

Agostino Marengo
Università degli studi di Foggia | UNIFG

Master of Technology

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Introduction
e-learning Strategist and Researcher | Entrepreneur & Founder | University Professor. I'm involved in the e-learning research field since 1997. I've started my first Startup as University Spin-off Company, in 2009. Now OSEL (osel.it) is a disruptive e-learning Company. We do e-learning projects for Corporates to train their employees for the best.
Additional affiliations
February 2015 - present
LUMSA Università Maria SS. Assunta di Roma
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Professor of "Databases".
June 2009 - October 2009
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Position
  • Professor
March 2009 - June 2013
OSEL SRL
Position
  • CEO
Description
  • OSEL SRL is a University Spin-Off Company of the University of Bari.
Education
October 2002 - September 2004
Università commerciale Luigi Bocconi
Field of study
  • Online Education
October 1986 - March 1995
Politecnico di Bari
Field of study
  • Mechanical Engineering

Publications

Publications (40)
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Online courses are gaining popularity because they provide extensive and varied course material, information, knowledge, and skills, whilst also creating an effective educational online community. This research adopts a case study approach to focus on the teaching method and the manner in which a strategic commitment to eLearning provides scope for...
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It was March 2020 in Italy, and the nation with all the world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic. Most countries were in lockdown, being asked to "Stay home. Stay safe". Lockdown has closed schools and universities in most countries. UNESCO estimates that over 90% of the world's students are not currently attending school in response to the pandemic,...
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COVID19. During the lockdown period, we all have had the opportunity to renew our online teaching strategy and learn something new about the methodology useful to manage the tools (LMS, SCORM, Data Mining) we have to support our students in their study process and, above all, evaluate their performance. As long as we took it seriously and put it in...
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This research aims to investigate whether it is possible to perform an in-Basket test online with the same effect as the onsite one. The onsite in-Basket test is widely used, and many behavioral and psychological studies consider it valid. Companies and organizations perform in-Basket tests in order to map employees' soft skills (time, priority, an...
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The potentials of the use of AR are showing up in a variety of ways can be used to create unique learning experiences. Recently, the advancement and popularity of handheld devices has enabled researchers to implement more effective learning methods. in educational as well as in corporate settings, from primary through to adult education. The indust...
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Maintenance and repair skills can be very complex. Traditional methods of training may not have potential to meet future trends in maintenance and repair. In the light of this, Augmented Reality (AR) is a very promising application of an emerging technology, combining virtual environment with the real world, to support procedural tasks in corporate...
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The huge amount of online conversations that arises from the new means of communication between users, if analyzed and capitalized, is an important resource for companies and brands alike. Thus, a fundamental tool for the management of the relationship with customers such as CRM seems to be exceeded. The concept of a Social CRM platform was born wi...
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This paper describes the implementation of adaptive technology in a specific, Open Source, Learning Management System (LMS). After a preliminary study about the adaptive features already built-in and the capabilities ready to perform a suitable student modeling, the research team extended those capabilities with a specific data model, student model...
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How could data mining help the development of e-learning methodologies? How could an instructional designer take benefit from the use of adaptive learning? How could adaptive learning be implemented in an Open Source platform? In this paper will be described the implementation of adaptivity technology in a specific, Open Source, Learning Management...
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The huge amount of online conversations that arises from the new means of communication between users, if analyzed and capitalized, is an important resource for companies and brands alike. Thus, a fundamental tool for the management of the relationship with customers such as CRM seems to be exceeded. The concept of a Social CRM platform was born wi...
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How could data mining help the development of e-learning methodologies? How could an instructional designer take benefit from the use of adaptive learning? How could adaptive learning be implemented in an Open Source platform? In this paper will be described the implementation of adaptivity technology in a specific, Open Source, Learning Management...
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Here is described the implementation of adaptivity in Moodle: a specific but very common Learning Management System. After a preliminary study about the adaptive built-in features in moodle learning management system, and the capabilities ready to perform a suitable student modeling, the research team extended Moodle capabilities with a specific da...
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This research highlight how a blended e-learning course could promote the soft skill development and prepare the students to world of work. In particular the result of the research analisys underlines the collaboration aspect and the usefulness of experience in teamwork and in real and stressful context. The environment created in this experimental...
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There has been much debate recently about the use and benefits of virtual learning platforms but these fail to actively support users on an individual basis to actually help them learn at a pace that is appropriate to the learner and that can identify knowledge or skill gaps and address them dynamically. The aim of the research project, called i...
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The Free and OSS movement has had phenomenal impact on the industry's evolution, in fact most of the companies today, makes extensive use of Open Source software and technologies. The research communities, are engaged in the study of the open software-related development in order to highlight the advantages and disadvantages in terms of technology,...
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There has been much debate recently about the use and benefits of virtual learning platforms but these fail to actively support users on an individual basis to actually help them learn at a pace that is appropriate to the learner and that can identify knowledge or skill gaps and address them dynamically. The aim of the research is to develop such a...
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With the advent of the new technologies and thanks to metadata, a new method, tag clouding has been developed to visualize and relate the information on the web sites in the course of years. Tag clouds are visual presentations of sets of words whose characteristics, size, weight and colour vary according to what they must represent. The tags contai...
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Intelligent e-learning systems have revolutionized online education by providing individualized and personalized instruction for each learner. Nevertheless, till now very few systems were able to leave academic labs and be integrated in real commercial products. One of these few exceptions is the Learning Intelligent Advisor (LIA) described in this...
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This paper will explain the first step of a framework for the OSEL 2.0 (Open Source E-Learning 2.0 – http://www.osel.it) Project started from the necessity to create a flexible and integrated system, based on Open Source software, in which an Intelligent Web Agent will be integrated to manage the OSEL’s Learning Objects repository and LCMS. This ap...
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The paper presents the main findings of the ELeGI project, namely its learning model and software architecture to support the creation and execution of complex learning processes.The learning model defined in ELeGI promotes and supports a learning paradigm centred on knowledge construction using experiential based and collaborative learning approac...
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Intelligent e-learning systems have revolutionized online education by providing individualized and personalized instruction for each learner. Nevertheless, until now very few systems were able to leave academic laboratories and be integrated into real commercial products. One of these few exceptions is the Learning Intelligent Advisor (LIA) descri...
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The aim of the project is the development of an innovative, Open Source-based eLearning portal, which provides high scalability and versatility, as well as it is easy to upgrade; it aims at meeting some changeable requirement in the field of distance learning (yearly or even monthly innovation). The modular structure and flexibility provided by the...
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The aim of the project is the development of an inn ovative, Open Source-based eLearning portal, which provides high scalability and versatility, as well as it is easy to upgrade; it aims at meeting some changeable requirement in the field of distanc e learning (yearly or even monthly innovation). The modular structure and flexibility provided by t...
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The aim of the project is the development of an innovative, Open Source-based eLearning portal, which provides high scalability and versatility, as well as it is easy to upgrade; it aims at meeting some changeable requirement in the field of distance learning (yearly or even monthly innovation). The modular structure and flexibility provided by the...
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Il principale obiettivo del progetto è lo sviluppo di un innovativo portale di e-Learning, basato su tecnologie OpenSource, con caratteristiche di elevata scalabilità, versatilità e molto semplice da aggiornare; pronto a soddisfare le mutevoli esigenze nel campo dell'apprendimento a distanza. La sua flessibilità e la sua struttura modulare, non sol...
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In 2005, the Italian Ministry of the University, has granted a financing to the University of Bari for the planning and development of the project "Advanced services for e-learning in Pug Ha". The research group has focused the necessary resources following a direct approach, integrating the goals determined for an academic environment with the fun...
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Flash technology is usually used for the implementation of contents of didactic tools. The need to share multimedia contents has lead to the choice of this kind of technology within the "Leonardo da Vinci" project, which originally excluded it. During the implementation phase it has been nec-essary to overcome the difficulties of validation accordi...
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This work belongs to a project in support of the semantic Web standard. The aim is to give an ontological support for the creation of e-learning courses. This will make a selection of learning objects according to semantic descriptors and in heterogeneous contexts, by means of a selective agent of didactic courses customized on the user's preferenc...
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This project started from the necessity to create a taxonomic classification for the management of the Learning Objects (LO) repository used by the LCMS platforms. The classification obtained is now in use for the OSEL project (OSEL website - http://www.osel.it). The OSEL project is financed by the Statistics Department of the University of Bari. T...
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This will enable an evaluation of the Return On Investment (ROI) using the new concept of Yield Index "e-lYI" (e-learning Yield Index), introduced in this study. The Yield Index "e-lYI" sug- gests an original way to evaluate the implementation of e-learning methodologies into campus based environments; still, the new index will help professionals i...
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With the introduction of the law n. 4 of 09/01/2004 (known as Law "Stanca") and of its legal additional regulations, the theme of the accessibility has taken on great importance in the Italian IT environment, coming out of the field of good practices that were confirmed by the section 508, and becoming an obligation for all the Web applications of...

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Projects (2)
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The aim of this project is to transform the necessity for “integrated ICT training” in companies training projects into a possible action plan which indicates both the pros and cons of the use of IT in the strategies, services and products to be used from a cost point of view. This will enable an evaluation of the Return On Investment (ROI) using the new concept of Yield Index “e-lYI” (e-learning Yield Index), introduced in the first study in 2004. The Yield Index “e-lYI” suggests an original way to evaluate the implementation of e-learning methodologies into company based environments; and still, the new index will help professionals involved in the management of the transition from the “classical” structure to the innovative structure needed by the e-learning implementation. This project starts with a study, made in 2004, in which the research team defined the Yield Index for the Academic/university environment. Now the team wants to apply the e-lYI to the companies.
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The research team started a project, since 2013, to find out a new student's performance evaluation strategy based on some well-known and performing technologies, trying to answer a crucial but straightforward question: How could adaptive technology help the development of online teaching methodologies? That research defined an answer to the above questions describing the implementation of adaptivity technology in a specific Open Source, Learning Management System, and described some best practices developed during the “in vitro” evaluation. As the prosecution of the research process, the team started some testing activities that have proven the efficiency of the method on a bigger scale.