Between Research and Action: The Generative Sense of Technology

  • Michele Della VenturaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11937)


Web search and the consequent possibility of accessing billions of documents, with relative ease, is now an important resource for students in the learning process. But what seems to prefigure a new era in sharing knowledge risks remaining a utopia for dyslexic students. This paper presents an educational experience based on the use of Instagram to create a “visual” search engine where the search results are shown through images (and not just words) that represent the educational mediator to recall content related to specific concepts. The affordances of this tool and its educational implications are analysed (highlighting their potential and threats) in order to develop appropriate actions for this new learning environment.


Affordance Dyslexia Instagram Learning Motivation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information TechnologyMusic Academy “Studio Musica”TrevisoItaly

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