Health, Society 4.0, Digital Culture and Multimodal model


In contemporary society, digital technology does not only materialize in the presence of specific artifacts, but is also embodied in a culture that is itself a structure and, at the same time, is structured by technologies, organisational systems and models of knowledge.

The characteristics of this culture are: (1) the hybridization of physical and virtual, (2) the Not-One in the approach of knowledge, that is the interaction of different perspectives dialoguing with each other and creating complex structures, without being reduced to an identical-one, and (3) the presence of networks that complex the world and where the qualifying element are not the nodes, but the relationships established between themselves. Post-anthropocentric, post-human, post-digital and third-space approaches, inter alia, are moving in this direction.

At the same time, there is a shift from a media and multimedia communication model, to a hybrid mode, a synthesis between communication and action. Some authors define this model as multimodal, where not only there are different media, but there is also a complete overlap between the world of communication and the world of action. This way has taken shape, also due to progress in the neuro-scientific field, which have enhanced the synergy between body and brain, and embodied cognition.

The above opens up and suggests new fields of research. How do the robotics and the digital interface, i.e. the physical and virtual relationship with the world, change the processes of knowledge? How do the Cyber Digital Systems allow us to rethink both new models of productive organizations, within them and with the world, and new networks in which we hybridize profit and non-profit processes, outside the logic of assistance, but towards a logic of valorization of the individual?

This last issue, also recalls the interaction between production and training, the latter no longer enclosed in a separate world, but deeply innervated in the production, due both to the close interaction between action and knowledge, and to an increasingly strong attention (1) to the identity processes, seen as both personal and professional, (2) to the competences, and (3) to the digital citizenship processes. This research field includes multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary studies on these highly innovative topics.


REINITIALISE: pREservIng fuNdamental rIghTs In the use of digitAl technoLogIes for e-health ServicEs

DiTEMP: Digital Transformation and Employability: acquiring transversal competences in curricular education

TICASS: Technologies of Imaging in Communication, Art, and Social Sciences

EduTeach: Continuing Education to Preschool Teachers and Education Directors through Online Trainings

ALHTOUR: Assisted living technologies for the health tourism sector

SIT: Stimulators and Inhibitors of Culture of Trust in Educational Interactions Assisted by Modern Information and Comunication Technology

TAXISTARS: Designing and Developing Flexible Vocational Training for a Mobile Profession

I-TUTOR: Intelligent Tutoring for Life Long Learning

NEST: Network of Staff and Teachers in childcare services

DL@WEB: Enhancing the quality of distance learning at Western Balkan higher education institutions

MUVENATION: Motivating pupils, linking Teachers through active learning with multi users virtual environments

NET.MATE: awarNess raising Through social inclusion Media campaign And communication Training for social stakEholder


QMPP: Quality Management of Peer Production in E-Learning

SMT: Streaming media training


HEART: HEalth related Activity Recognition system based on IoT –  an interdisciplinary training program for young researchers

DEPIT: Designing for Personalization and Inclusion with Technologies

CARER +: Ageing well in the community and at home: developing digital competences of care workers to improve the quality of life of older people

HOL: History on line


EUROPORTFOLIO (European Network of ePortfolio Experts and Practitioners)


Interdepartmental Center for Studies and Research for Innovation, Digitization, Internationalization and Management (CEIDIM)

Research Center on Education, Disability and Inclusion and Educational Technologies

Documentation, research and teaching center in the field of educational and training professions

Documentation and research center on the history of the school book and children's literature

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Ultimo aggiornamento  2020/06/19 12:47:17 GMT+2