Valentina Zangrando

Valentina Zangrando
Universidad de Salamanca · Grupo de investigación en InterAcción y eLearning

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March 2008 - present
Universidad de Salamanca
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  • Project Manager
January 1998 - December 2007
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
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  • Researcher

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Europe 2020 is the European Union's growth strategy for the coming decade and its targets include innovation, education and social inclusion. The combination of innovation and education is even more novel and forthcoming in the European context. Especially in the out-of-classroom field, informal education for young adults, the available learning op...
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The paper presents the framework on the educational online game design for social inclusion. Authors are analysing the pedagogical approach and technological solutions for the game design and planning educational online games. The focus is placed on the social and civic skills development and values along with associated knowledge to be gained by t...
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This paper aims to present an advance of the results of the application of the Delphi technique, with the aim of gathering the opinion of experts or stakeholders on the topics of priority interest of young people in Europe, especially on the digital society. It is a work framed within the Horizon 2020 WYRED Project (netWorked Youth Research for Emp...
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The STEMS project (Supporting Teachers and Immigrant Students at School) aims to develop teaching methodologies to promote integration at school and to improve learning abilities of new foreign students or drop out students. Teachers have to develop competences to promote peer education methodologies and peer mentoring approaches to foster effectiv...
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INTO project's (Intercultural Mentoring tools to support migrant integration at school), a Comenius Multilateral Project, leaded by Oxfam Italia (Ref. 540440-LLP-1-2013-1-IT-COMENIUS-CMP) main aim is to use the methodology of peer mentoring based on intercultural education on Secondary Compulsory Education of the countries that take part in this pr...
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INTO project (Intercultural Mentoring tools to support migrant integration at school), a Comenius Multilateral Project, leaded by Oxfam Italia (Ref. 540440-LLP-1-2013-1-IT-COMENIUS-CMP), aims to introduce in the partner countries' Secondary School context (Italy, Cyprus, Poland, United Kingdom and Spain) peer tutoring actions which could help migra...
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Even though informal learning plays an important role in everyone’s life, not everyone is aware of its importance. These informal activities contribute to the development of self-regulated learning that can help productivity in different environments. As this kind of apprentices grow, the need to keep track of this developed knowledge is becoming v...
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Religious and cultural diversity are today more than ever a critical and political challenge as the recent emergencies related to geo-political and economical global transformations clearly show. European countries are concerned by a big immigration flow that demands an educational effort in order to foster the mutual understanding and integration....
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Within the scope of European policies and to combat educational disadvantages for migrant children, numerous actions have been taken to improve the position of migrant children in education. In secondary education the emphasis lies on diversification of the offered teaching methods and extra guidance of the pupils. Some schools in Europe have set u...
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EHISTO (European history crossroads as pathways to intercultural and media education) is concerned with the mediation of history in popular (science) media and the question of social and political responsibility of journalists and other mediators of history, especially teachers, in the field of commercial presentation of history. The project respon...
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Learners do not only learn in the institutions, they learn during their live in different contexts, with different resources and from the interaction with different persons. This kind of learning that is not always intentionally carried out is known as informal learning. The application of Information and Communication Technologies to learning and...
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Informal Learning plays an important role in everyone's life and yet we often are unaware of it. The need to keep track of the knowledge acquired through informal learning is increasing as its sources become increasingly diverse. This paper presents a study on a tool developed to help keeping track of learners' informal learning, both within academ...
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VALS has the aims of establishing sustainable methods and processes to build knowledge partnerships between Higher Education and companies to collaborate on resolving authentic business problems through open innovation mediated by the use of Open Source Software. Open Source solutions provide the means whereby educational institutions, students, bu...
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Informal Learning is present in everyone's life but its awareness only recently has been reported. The need to keep track of the knowledge acquired this way is increasing as its sources diversity also increases. This work presents the pilots trials on the use of a tool developed to help keeping track of the learners’' informal learning, within a nu...
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People do not learn only in formal educational institutions, but also throughout their lives, from their experiences, conversations, observations of others, exploration of the Internet, meetings and conferences, and chance encounters etc. However this informal and non-formal learning can easily remain largely invisible, making it hard for peers and...
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Despite the interest of interculturality as a priority in the EU, the development of intercultural competences and skills on lifelong learning processes has yet to be achieved. According to an ERICarts study, to move towards a strategy for intercultural dialogue, main changes of paradigm still need to take place. Particularly in the field of educat...
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The application of information technologies (specially the Internet, Web 2.0 and social tools) make informal learning more visible. This kind of learning is not linked to an institution or a period of time, but it is important enough to be taken into account. On the one hand, learners should be able to communicate to the institutions they are relat...
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MIH project (Multicultural Interdisciplinary Handbook: tools for learning History and Geography in a multicultural perspective) is a Comenius Multilateral Project funded with support from the European Commission that has been developed from 2009 to 2011. from the idea of educating lower and upper Secondary School pupils in a process of construction...
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MIH project (Multicultural Interdisciplinary Handbook: Tools for Learning History and Geography in a Multicultural Perspective) is a Comenius Multilateral Project funded with support from the European Commission that was developed from 2009 to 2011. Conceived from the idea of educating lower and upper secondary school pupils in a process of constru...
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The evolution of new technology and its increasing use, have for some years been making the existence of informal learning more and more transparent, especially among young and older adults in both Higher Education and workplace contexts. However, the nature of formal and non-formal, coursebased, approaches to learning has made it hard to accommoda...
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The MIH (Multicultural Interdisciplinary Handbook) project provides new tools for helping teachers and pupils plunge deeper into the culture and the language of another nation via its history and its landscape/ geography. The Digital Modules are the most innovative tool of the project. Throughout the chapter, the authors present all stages to devel...
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The Research GRoup on InterAction and eLearning (GRIAL) at the University of Salamanca emerged in 2006 as a result of the union of three distinct research areas. Such research fields (Computer Engineering, Education and Communication Theory) find in this context a remarkable complementarity and produce, as a consequence of their respective synergie...
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Despite official educational guidelines, improved linguistic skills have been limited in all partner countries due to cuts in their national budgets. As a consequence, fewer CLIL experiences have been supported, to the benefit of those involving English. Another reason for this project resides in the difficulty in modifying the guidelines of nation...
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MIH project (Multicultural Interdisciplinary Handbook: tools for learning History and Geography in a multicultural perspective) is a Comenius Multilateral Project funded with support from the European Commission that has been developed from 2009 to 2011. Conceived from the idea of educating lower and upper Secondary School pupils in a process of c...
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Despite official educational guidelines, improved linguistic skills have been limited in all partner countries due to cuts in their national budgets. As a consequence CLIL experiences have been lessened, to the sole benefit of those involving English. Another reason for this project resides in the difficulty in modifying the guidelines of national...
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Este artigo tem por finalidade apresentar o desenvolvimento de um curso on-line de formação de tutores projetado em parceria entre UnisulVirtual (Unisul/Brasil) e UniVirtual (Ca'Foscari de Veneza/Itália). O Curso foi oferecido em duas etapas e distintas Plataformas: 1ª etapa: Plataforma UnisulVirtual e 2ª etapa: plataforma Moodle em ambiente projet...

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WYRED (netWorked Youth Research for Empowerment in the Digital society) is a European H2020 Project that aims to provide a framework for research in which children and young people can express and explore their perspectives and interests in relation to digital society, but also a platform from which they can communicate their perspectives to other stakeholders effectively through innovative engagement processes. It will do this by implementing a generative research cycle involving networking, dialogue, participatory research and interpretation phases centered around and driven by children and young people, out of which a diverse range of outputs, critical perspectives and other insights will emerge to inform policy and decision-making in relation to children and young people’s needs in relation to digital society. Main researcher: Dr. Francisco José García Peñalvo Funded entity: European Union. Horizon 2020 Programme. Call H2020-SC6-REV-INEQUAL-2016-2017/H2020-SC6-REVINEQUAL-2016 Reference: 727066 Dates: 1/11/2016 – 31/10/2019 Budget: 993.662,50€ Partnership: UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA (USAL)_ES; OXFAM ITALIA ONLUS (OXFAM ITALIA)_IT; PYE GLOBAL (PYE GLOBAL)_UK; ASIST OGRETIM KURUMLARI A.S. (DOGA)_TK; EARLY YEARS - THE ORGANISATION FOR YOUNG CHILDREN LBG (EARLY YEARS)_UK; YOUTH FOR EXCHANGE AND UNDERSTANDING INTERNATIONAL AISBL (YEU)_BE; ZAUCHNER-STUDNICKA SABINE (MOVES)_AT; THE BOUNDARIES OBSERVATORY CIC (BOUNDARIES)_UK; TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY (TAU)_IL
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In the development of the Digital Society, the Information and Communication Technologies play an important role in the knowledge management processes. However, these technological solutions are not free of problems, especially for institutions that have to manage their exploitation and evolution. The technological offer to support information systems is increased exponentially with the emergence of open software, cloud services solutions and low cost mobile applications, which integrate in a formal or informal way into the daily life of people and therefore the institutional reality. Consequently, when an institution supports this collection of tools and services, problems related to its interoperability and its evolution arise. In response, the concept of technological ecosystem appears that goes beyond the mere accumulation of trending technologies. These ecosystems mean the direct evolution of traditional information systems that were oriented to the information and knowledge management in heterogeneous environments. The ecosystem metaphor has been chosen to support this research proposal in the context of the knowledge management, due to the advantage they offer is based on its ability to recognize a complex network of independent relationships between the software components and services that comprise its architecture. At the same time, the ecosystems provide an analytical framework for understanding the specific evolution patterns over time of their technological infrastructure, with the consideration that the components that comprise the ecosystem must be able to adapt to changes suffered by the ecosystem and not collapse if they can not assume the new conditions. With the emphasis on the technological platform, we aim to evolve the concept of technological ecosystem distinguishing a container, the architectural framework of the ecosystem, and its components, so that it can be applied to different application domains efficiently and with greater acceptance its users. Thus, the DEFINES project has two objectives. On the one hand, it proposes a technological environment as support services for corporate knowledge management, which is to be called technological ecosystem. These ecosystems are defined independently of the knowledge management processes that support each concrete implementation. It thus seeks to break the technological and process limitations of current solutions through a transparent and semantic support for interoperability and evolution of its components. On the other hand, it does not seek only pose a technological development but it has the ultimate objective of influencing the Digital Society with the developed technology validation and transfer to the productive sector. It wants to influence the transformation of the current knowledge management processes and better adapt them to the context of the Digital Society in which we are currently immersed, taking as specific targets domains, both for their interest and for their diversity, the care sector for dependent people, an observatory of employability and eScience portals.