E-Learning as an Opportunity for the Public Administration

  • Milena Casagranda
  • Luigi Colazzo
  • Andrea Molinari
  • Sara Tomasini
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)


In this paper we will describe the results of a learning project in the Public Administration, highlighting the methodological approach based on a blended training model in a context that has never experienced this type of activities. The observations contained in the paper will be focused on the evaluation results of this experience and the redesign elements in term of alternation between the classroom and distance training, methodologies, the value and use of the e-learning platform and learning evaluation. The elements that emerge will also provide the basis for the design of future teaching actions for this context (in which at this moment we are involved). The objective is to identify a “learning model”, related also to the use of technological tools that are able to support lifelong learning and to define dynamics and process relating to facilitating learning activities of teachers and tutors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milena Casagranda
    • 1
  • Luigi Colazzo
    • 1
  • Andrea Molinari
    • 1
  • Sara Tomasini
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information and Management SciencesUniversity of TrentoItaly
  2. 2.Laboratory of MaieuticsUniversity of TrentoTrentoItaly

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