Preface

Guglielmo Trentin and Manuela Repetto

In this Age of Mobilism, fueled by the technology, learning and schooling will undergo the most dramatic and disruptive change in the past 150 years – since the invention of the one-room schoolhouse, in fact. (Norris and Soloway, 2011)

No discussion about the integration of communication technology into teaching and learning processes can ignore the wide and indeed ever-widening gap between the students’ personal/daily use of Web 2.0 and mobile technology and the manner in which schools propose using them for educational activities: on the one hand, we have the newest generation of students (sometimes called ‘digital natives’) with their innate capacity for mastering technologies, using them ...

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