• Bottom-up detection of the smarteness of learning ecosystems 


Each year a considerable amount of money is spent on the production of several national and international University rankings that may deeply influence the students’ enrollment. However, all such rankings are based almost exclusively on numerical indicators weakly related to the quality of the learning process and do not consider the perceptions of the “end users”: the learners. Recently, as part of the activity promoted by the Observatory on the Smart City Learning, we have produced an alternative approach to benchmark the learning ecosystems based on the satisfaction of the needs described by the Maslow’s Pyramid and on the achievement of the state of “flow” by the actors involved in the learning processes. Here we report on the first validation of such a benchmarking approach that has been tested in six European Campuses involving more than 700 students. The critical analysis of the outcomes allowed us, among other results, to identify the set of the most relevant indicators out of those that were initially proposed and the identification of a “smartness” axis on the plan of the first two principal components derived from a Principal Component Analysis (PCA) applied to the collected data.

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Smartness of Learning Ecosystems and its bottom-up emergence in six European Campuses.

by Carlo Giovannella, Diana Andone, Mihai Dascalu, Elvira Popescu, Matthias Rehm, Giuseppe Roccasalva




To recover the centrality of the schools with respect to their territory, to strenght the collaboration among educative agencies (schools, families and territorial context) and foster the growth of the social capital, to support acquisition of horizontal competences, social innovation and regional development we have developed an educative framework, design based, that foresees the development of incubators of projectuality in each school.
After a European bid we are now trying to implement the methodological and technological supports needed to implement the Teeming-Bubbles in the schools, starting with the Italian ones.
More details on the methodological framework will be soon available on-line
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