HELMeTO 2022

4th International Conference on Higher Education Learning Methodologies and Technologies Online

September 21-23, 2022
Palermo, Italy

Technical Program

September, 21

09:00 (Room 4) Registration and Opening Ceremony
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Opening Plenary Talk: prof. Eileen Scanlon, Regius Professor of Open Education and Associate Director of Research and Innovation in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK. She is also Honorary Professor in Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. "Using technology to support learning: openness, science and innovating pedagogy"
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Coffe Break
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General Track 1: Online pedagogy and learning methodologies:
  • Barbara Caci, Giulia Giordano and Marianna Alesi. The effect of COVID-19 pandemic on online learning. A survey on a sample of Italian undergraduates.
  • Daniela Amendola, Giacomo Nalli and Cristina Miceli. On line Peer Assessment with Heterogeneous groups of students formed by a Machine-learning-based application.
  • Enrico Perano and Paolo Manfredi. Development of a Remedial Course for Students Who Attend Classes of Circuit Theory
  • Fumiya Urushibata, Shogo Ishikawa, Hideki Ueno, Kaoru Sonoda, Yujun Murakami and Shinya Kiriyama. Externalizing Practical Knowledge Through Online Co-creation in Healthcare Education: A Methodological Study
  • Graziano Cecchinato and Romina Papa. Boost students' engagement in Higher Education with Peer Teaching
  • Pier Cesare Rivoltella, Valentina Cautiero and Elena Valgolio. Social Learning for Professional Development. A In-house Service Learning experimentation in Initial Teachers Training
  • Leonard Busuttil, Michelle Attard Tonna and Colin Calleja. Online Teaching and Learning for all? Experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Lunch Break
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General Track 1: Online pedagogy and learning methodologies.
  • Paolo Raviolo. The impact of Covid-19 on Italian Higher Education in the context of the European scenario
  • Irene Mauro and Marco Rondonotti. e-tutoring in Higher Education: research and experimentation
  • Chiara Panciroli, Pier Cesare Rivoltella, Alberto Parola, Laura Corazza and Anita Macauda. Audio-visual atelier between media education and teaching
  • Salvatore Messina and Eleonora Mazzotti. Performative teaching in higher education: from systematic review to the construction of a survey
  • Andrea Tinterri, Maka Eradze, Delio De Martino, Annalisa Quinto, Angelica Disalvo, Manuela Ladogana, Isabella Loiodice and Anna Dipace. How did university students adapt to the “new normal” of teaching and learning during the pandemic? A qualitative study.
16:15 Coffee break
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Special track 1: Improving education via XR and AI
  • Leonard Annetta and Mark Newton. Investigating Mixed Reality's Influence on Climate Change in an Undergraduate Science Education Course
  • Georgia Psyrra and Eleni Mangina.LOs within Moodle platform: IEEE-LOM and OAI-PMH integration
  • Ilaria Terrenghi and Andrea Garavaglia. Development of experiential learning, modelling and repetition processes in Virtual Reality applications. Theoretical analysis and didactic implications
  • Gaetano Anastasi and Enzo Giuseppe Munna. Augmented and Virtual Reality Experiences in Computer Science Education
  • Giuseppe Chiazzese, Eleni Mangina, Crispino Tosto, Luciano Seta, Antonella Chifari, Paola Denaro, Doriana Dhrami, Marco Arrigo, Mariella Farella, Christos Ioannides, Konstantinos Tsolakidis and Darya Yegorina. Teaching Science Concepts via Augmented Reality in the Fairy Tale Science Augmented (FAnTASIA) Project
  • Marco Arrigo, Mariella Farella, Giosue Lo Bosco, Daniele Schicchi and Davide Taibi. A framework for improving High Education Experiences by Deep Learning and Immersive Technologies
  • Mariella Farella, Marco Arrigo, Davide Taibi, Crispino Tosto, Luciano Seta, Antonella Chifari, Sui Lin Goei, Eleni Mangina, Fridolin Wild, Paola Denaro, Doriana Dhrami and Giuseppe Chiazzese. An innovative example of using Augmented Reality into behavioral lessons
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Special track 4: E-learning for providing “augmented” mathematics education at University level
  • Maurizio Dabbicco, Franco Liuzzi, Sandra Lucente and Massimo Trotta. Do 5W+H commute in Communication of Science?
  • Eugenia Taranto, Maria Flavia Mammana, Despoina Koutsomanoli Filippaki and Georgios Fesakis. ASYMPTOTE: A tool for teaching and learning mathematics online
  • Michele Giuliano Fiorentino and Antonella Montone. The role of feedback in a formative assessment path for pre-service Mathematics teachers: the case of rational numbers
  • Anna Pierri and Eugenia Taranto. Online asynchronous interactions on mathematics and mathematics teaching
  • Francesca Alessio, Chiara de Fabritiis and Agnese Ilaria Telloni. Empowerment of in-service teachers through the use of technology at different levels
  • Michele Giuliano Fiorentino, Antonella Montone, Pier Giuseppe Rossi and Agnese Ilaria Telloni. Pre-service primary teachers' professional development through an educational path in remote learning designed with an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Annamaria Miranda. Exploring Affective Outcomes in a Structured Online Problem-solving Learning Experience at University Level
18:30 End of DAY 1

September, 22

09:00 (Room 4) Invited Speaker: Stefan Dietze, professor of Data & Knowledge Engineering at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (HHU), and scientific director of the department Knowledge Technologies for the Social Science (KTS) at GESIS. "An interdisciplinary journey with the SAL spaceship - results and challenges in the emerging field of Search As Learning (SAL)"
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Coffee break
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General Track 2: Learning technologies, data analytics and educational big data mining as well as their application:
  • Sean Eom. Redefining Digital Distance Learning and Roles of Ten Digital Learning Tools in Support of Distance Learning Processes
  • Annamaria De Santis, Katia Sannicandro, Claudia Bellini and Tommaso Minerva. A macro-level analytics of MOOC features in a regional platform: course design, scheduling, participation
  • Juliana Elisa Raffaghelli, Valentina Grion and Marina De Rossi. Exploring data cultures in two universities: Contextualised data practices and needed literacies
  • Gianni Fenu, Roberta Galici, Mirko Marras and Simone Picciau. Exploiting Student Participation for Early Prediction of Course Quality in Universities
  • Giorgio Cecchi and Sara Mori. Predicting students' educational success: the role of students' social-relational skills and synchronous activities
(Room 4)
Special Track 5: STEAM Education old and new challenges in distance teaching/learning approaches in Higher Education
  • Sonia Ravera and Francesco Tranfaglia. Accessible websites as tools for approaching STEM education: a still open challenge
  • Mária Slavíčková and Michaela Vargová Differences in the comprehension of the limit concept and desired “connected knowing” in calculus between prospective mathematics teachers and managerial mathematicians
  • Patrizia Campisi and Nicoletta Bonacasa. STEM education and digital instruments of the scientific museums and botanical gardens
  • Chiara Andrà, Domenico Brunetto, Caterina Bassi and Alessia Pini. Understanding STEM students' difficulties with mathematics
  • Tetiana Tolmachova and Eleni Ilkou. Are you a collaborative e-learning platform?
  • Annarosa Serpe. Digital tools to support interdisciplinary approaches to mathematics in high school
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Special Track 10: The digital innovation of university teaching observed through the prism of emotions
  • Jacqueline Mayumi Akazaki, Leticia Rocha Machado, Patricia Alejandra Behar and Magali Teresinha Longhi. Pedagogical Strategies based on Socio-affective Scenarios: application and evaluation
  • Ilaria D'Angelo, Alessandra Marfoglia, Aldo Caldarelli, Chiara Gentilozzi. The didactic use of video and perceptual processes. A Pedagogical reflection
  • Magalí Teresinha Longhi, Patricia Alejandra Behar and Leticia Machado. A study on empathy from socio-affective indicators identified in a virtual learning environment
  • Lara Giovanelli. The invisible bridges: the functions of technology and emotions in rehabilitation programs for prisoners
  • Fiorella Vinci. The sociological relevance of public emotions in online university education. A nussbaumian intepretation
  • Cristiana Zanuccoli. eLearning, technology as a factor in enhancing the person in higher education and in the world of work
  • 13:15 Lunch Break
    (Room 4)
    Special Track 5: STEAM Education old and new challenges in distance teaching/learning approaches in Higher Education
    • Claudio Fazio and Onofrio Rosario Battaglia. Active Learning Methods in Higher Education in Presence and at a Distance: Theoretical Foundations and Examples from Physics Education Research
    • Onofrio Rosario Battaglia and Claudio Fazio. A distance learning approach to surface phenomena based on Smoothed-particle hydrodynamics computational method
    • Costa Maria, Antonella Maria Maggio, Delia Francesca Chillura Martino and Renato Lombardo. Non-covalent interactions: an opportunity for AR use in chemistry education
    • Mario Lepore and Roberto Capone. Towards Integrated Digital Learning: prospective challenges in STEM education
    • Benedetto Di Paola, Claudio Fazio, Onofrio Rosario Battaglia and Maria Slavickova . A phenomenological study about the effect of Covid-19 pandemic on teachers' use of teaching resources about reasoning & proving in mathematics
    (Room 6)
    Special Track 2: Educational Approaches and Innovative Applications to Counteract Social Media Threats
    • Giorgia Bassi, Stefania Fabbri and Angela Franceschi. At cybersecurity school with Nabbovaldo: evaluation of a serious game
    • Davide Taibi, Johanna Börsting, Ulrich Hoppe, Dimitri Ognibene, Davinia Hernández-Leo and Sabrina Eimler. Designing Educational Interventions to Increase Students’ Social Media Awareness - Experience From the COURAGE Project
    • Farbod Aprin, Nils Malzahn, Francesco Lomonaco, Gregor Donabauer, Dimitri Ognibene, Udo Kruschwitz, Davinia Hernández-Leo, Giovanni Fulantelli and H. Ulrich Hoppe. The Courage Virtual Learning Companion: Learning Design and Technical Architecture
    • Emily Theophilou, Veronica Schwarze, Johanna Börsting, J. Roberto Sánchez-Reina, Lidia Scifo, Francesco Lomonaco, Davide Taibi and Sabrina Eimler. Enhancing Social Media Literacy Skills in Students: Empirically Investigating Virtual Learning Companions
    • Francesco Lomonaco, Davide Taibi, Vito Trianni and Dimitri Ognibene. A game based educational experience to increase awareness about the threats of social media filter bubbles and echo chambers inspired by “wisdom of the crowd”: preliminary results
    • René Lobo, Roberto Sánchez-Reina, Emily Theophilou and Davinia Hernandez-Leo. Analyzing the intrinsic motivation in narrative scripts to enhance social media awareness
    (Room 2)
    Special Track 9: Intelligent Analytics for Process-aware Higher Education
    • Lerina Aversano, Mario Luca Bernardi, Marta Cimitile, Martina Iammarino, Debora Montano and Chiara Verdone. Predicting student's performance using environmental and activity metrics
    • Gabriella Casalino, Giovanna Castellano and Gianluca Zaza. Explainable fuzzy models for Learning Analytics
    • Gabriella Casalino, Pietro Ducange, Michela Fazzolari and Riccardo Pecori. Fuzzy Hoeffding Decision Trees for Incremental and Interpretable Predictions of Students' Outcomes
    • Anita Macauda, Francesca Del Bonifro, Maurizio Gabbrielli, Chiara Panciroli, Andrea Zanellati and Stefano Pio Zingaro. Students' dropout predictive models in higher education
    • Pasquale Ardimento and Michele Scalera. An Experience of Integrating Flipped Classroom Strategy in an Academic Course
    16:00 Coffee break
    (Room 4)
    Special Track 5: STEAM Education old and new challenges in distance teaching/learning approaches in Higher Education
    • Tünde Kiss and Jakub Michal . Use of mathematics and physics teachers' resources during and post Covid-19 pandemic
    • Sergio Zappoli and Erika Scavetta. Active blended learning in an undergraduate laboratory of analytical chemistry during pandemic
    • Marco Lazzari, Laura Sara Agrati, Federica Baroni, Sabrina Natali and Juanjo Mena. Training teachers' digital skills after pandemic. A study on 'Didactic technologies' laboratory at UniB
    (Room 6)
    Special Track 2: Educational Approaches and Innovative Applications to Counteract Social Media Threats
    Round Table:
    Eleni A. Kyza - Professor in Information Society - Cyprus University of Technology, Communication and Internet Studies
    Alberto Acerbi - Lecturer - Centre for Culture and Evolution, Division of Psychology - Brunel University London
    Ana Freire - Director of the Operations, Technology and Science Department - UPF Barcelona School of Management (UPF-BSM)
    18:30 - 19:30 Tour of the Massimo Theater
    20:30 Gala dinner at Borsa Hotel (Via Cartari, 18, 90133 Palermo PA)

    September, 23

    DAY 3
    (Room 4)
    Invited Speaker: prof Diana Laurillard. Professor of Learning with Digital Technology at UCL Knowledge Lab, University College London. Formerly: Head of the e-Learning Strategy Unit at the government’s Department for Education and Skills; Pro-Vice-Chancellor Learning Technology and Teaching at the Open University. "Teachers collaborating to develop new digital pedagogies"
    (Room 4)
    Coffee break
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    Special Track 6: Online Faculty Development: Next Steps for Practice and Future Research
    • Laura Fedeli and Rosita Deluigi. Autoethnography and faculty development: reflections from a co-teaching experience
    • Roberta Silva. Promoting a new Age of the Faculty Development through online initiatives
    • Martina Albanese and Lucia Maniscalco. Capability approach and sustainability, a survey for the faculty development
    • Loretta Fabbri, Mario Giampaolo and Martina Capaccioli. Co-design and Co-teaching in Higher Education: a research experience
    • Federica Picasso, Anna Serbati, Beatrice Doria, Paola Venuti and Valentina Grion. Technology enhanced assessment and feedback practices: findings from a syllabi analysis to inform academic development
    • Loredana Perla, Viviana Vinci and Alessia Scarinci. Hybrid mediation to faculty developers: didactic and organisational intersections in the TLC Uniba
    (Room 6)
    Special Track 8: Experience-based training activities for online higher education
    • Maria Ranieri, Elena Gabbi and Cristina Gaggioli. Designing Gamified Learning Activities on Digital Teaching in Higher Education
    • Massimiliano Barattucci, Tiziana Ramaci, Alice Garofalo, Silvia Ivaldi and Giuseppe Scaratti. Online group activities and exercises to replace those in the classroom: indications from the pandemic phase
    • Alberto Gianola and Domitilla Vanni. The invented case: an innovative (but not so new) instrument to teach law at distance
    • Giovanni Ganino, Loredana La Vecchia and Tamara Zappaterra. Experience-based activities in a blended model Master's degree
    • Patrik Rusnak, Peter Sedlacek and Dusan Novotnak. A visualization software tool used in teaching of scheduling algorithms
    • Giorgio Delzanno, Giovanna Guerrini, Luca Gelati, Angela Sugliano and Daniele Traversaro. Behind the Scene of the 2022 edition of the Italian Coding League: Experience-based Learning for Computer Science Students
    (Room 4)
    Special Track 11: Empowering soft skills and digital competencies in higher education
    • Flavia Santoianni and Alessandro Ciasullo. University Teachers' Technology Acceptance and Mobile Education
    • Giulia Lombardi, Rita Cersosimo, Ruggero Pagnan and Maria Laura Torrente. Observing the effectiveness of a distance remedial course for the key-competences to enroll in the University: the case of PER.S.E.O
    • Giuseppe Liverano. The training potential of collaborative writing mediated by digital technology in times of pandemic: analysis of best practices
    (Room 6)
    Special Track 7: Artificial Intelligence and Multimodal Technologies in Education (AI&MTEd '22)
    • Carolin Straßmann, André Helgert and Andreas Lingnau. Effects of a Collaborative Video-Learning-Tool on Flow Perception, Cognitive Load and Usability Evaluation
    • Katsuyuki Umezawa, Makoto Nakazawa, Michiko Nakano and Shigeichi Hirasawa. Validation of the Relationship among Brain Waves, Heart Rates, and Facial Expressions during Programming Learning
    • Juan Bautista Jiménez Herradón, Luis de la Fuente and Pablo Moreno Ger. Use of conversational agents in the university environment: First results
    • Yousef Ali Abd El Dayem, Amedeo Cesta, Gabriella Cortellessa, Riccardo De Benedictis, Carlo De Medio, Carla Limongelli and Augusto Palombini. An Artificial Intelligence-based system for fast configuration of cultural and learning paths
    13:15 Lunch Break
    (Room 4)
    Special Track 11: Empowering soft skills and digital competencies in higher education
    • Simona Gorčáková and Klára Velmovská. Development of Communication Skills Using Silent Video Task
    • Alessandra La Marca, Elif Gulbay and Ylenia Falzone. Self-reflection and digital wisdom development of future teachers
    • Leonarda Longo, Valeria Di Martino and Federica Martino. Developing teachers' leadership skills with coaching
    (Room 6)
    Special Track 7: Artificial Intelligence and Multimodal Technologies in Education (AI&MTEd '22)
    • Baha Thabet, Niccolò Zanichelli and Francesco Zanichelli. Transformer-based Recommender Enabling Automatic Flashcards Generation
    • Alfonso Guarino, Emiliano del Gobbo, Daniele Schicchi, Luca Grilli, Barbara Cafarelli and Pierpaolo Limone. On cooperative learning and peer tutoring. A decision support system for students' group formation.
    15:00 (Room 4) Special Track 11: Empowering soft skills and digital competencies in higher education
    • Giorgio Delzanno, Giovanna Guerrini, Mattia Pusceddu, Giovanni Zanone and Angelo Ferrando. Coding Maps: A Planetary Journey into Computational Thinking and Digital Skills
    • Giusi Antonia Toto, Martina Rossi, Piergiorgio Guarini and Alessia Scarinci. Blended Learning and Future Scenarios
    (Room 6)
    Special Track 3: Hybrid Learning and Accessibility in higher education
    • Valentina Pennazio and Samantha Armani. The inclusive design of a learning path with Integrated Digital Teaching in the Education Science Degree Course at the University of Genoa
    • Serena Triacca and Federica Pelizzari. Online synchronous communication in a blended learning course: an analysis of Webinars
    15:30 Coffee break
    15:45 (Room 4) Special Track 12: Manufacturing Education for a Sustainable fourth industrial revolution
    • Tena Žužek, Primož Podržaj and Andreja Malus. Manufacturing Education Transformation during Covid-19 Pandemics
    • Antonio Maffei and Fredrik Enoksson. How much digital learning is enough? Lesson learned from Covid-19
    • Dario Antonelli, Paolo Minetola, Paolo Priarone, Antonio Maffei, Michele Lanzetta, Dorota Stadnicka and Primož Podržaj. Introducing sustainability themes in STEM education: evidences from some European countries
    • Francesco Lupi, Mohammed M. Mabkhot, Pedro Ferreira, Niels Lohse, Dario Antonelli and Michele Lanzetta. An Archetype for Engineering Education Towards Industry 4.0 Enabled Sustainability
    • Francesco Lupi and Michele Lanzetta. Additive Manufacturing for Sustainability
    • Dorota Stadnicka, Paweł Litwin and Łukasz Paśko. Adapting education programs to the requirements of industry and society
    • Antonella Martini, Irene Spada, Vito Giordano, Gualtiero Fantoni and Filippo Chiarello. A metacognition approach to engineering management education: the Debatethon
    (Room 6)
    Special Track 3: Hybrid Learning and Accessibility in higher education
    • Salvatore Patera, Ezio Del Gottardo, Andrea Tarantino. Metaphors and representations of the experience lived in blended synchronous mode learning by students of a university course. A lesson learned for teaching act from a descriptive longitudinal study
    • Hüseyin Üvet, Tuba Ugras, James Sunney Quaicoe, Abiodun Afolayan Ogunyemi, Merja Bauters, Yasin Ortakci, Kasim Ozacar, Ferhat Atasoy, Veselina Jecheva, Angel Toshkov, Daniele Peri and Dominique Persano Adorno. Designing for Student-Centered Hybrid Learning Environments: A Framework for Programming Languages Course Design
    • Ottavia Trevisan and Marina De Rossi. Accessibility in Blended Learning and Hybrid Solutions at Higher Education Level: A Word from the Students
    • Vanessa Triviño and Cristina Soguero Ruíz. Now it's your turn: training the engineer of the future
    • Anna Serbati, Paola Venuti, Sabrina Maniero and Federica Picasso. Perspectives on TLC development and technology-enhanced teaching and learning at the University of Trento
    • Guendalina Peconio, Marco di Furia, Pierpaolo Limone and Alberto Fornasari. Quality online learning: new perspectives of the Teaching and Learning Center
    • Jozef Kostolny and Veronika Karcolova. Creating Interactive Courses for a Modular Information System
    17:30 Closing Ceremony and HELMETO 2023
    18:30 End of DAY 3

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