EdTech focuses on the use of ICT in higher and vocational education.

ICT plays a key role in today’s education. Learning Management Systems, Multimedia digital content (in particular, video-based), mobile learning, online quizzes and assignment, digital simulations, are only a few examples of how ICT enhances education. In this area, we investigate the latest developments of educational technologies, apply them in real-case contexts, and research how they can be employed to improve the quality of educational activities.

Our expertise includes: Course/Learning Management Systems (in particular, Moodle), Social Media for Education, Tools for interactive video, Open Educational Resources, Simulations, Learning analytics.

We have been involved in several research projects funded by the CTI and the Swiss National Science Foundation and we have an extensive experience in the EU Lifelong Learning Program and ERASMUS+ training projects, where we provided an essential support in the use of appropriate ICT technologies for e-learning.

In the last years we have been investigating innovative approaches based on interactive videos, augmented reality and gamification, in addition to the exploitation of the blockchain technology for open badges certification in particular in professional training.

The mission of the Education Application area is also to support SUPSI instructors in the use of ICT in their teaching activities and to help them leverage ICT to boost the effectiveness of their classroom instruction.

Riccardo Mazza
Head of Education

Phone: +41 (0)58 666 65 05