Learning for all (L4All) is a three-years FIRB (Fondi di Investimento per la Ricerca di Base) project, financed by the Ministry of Education, the University and Research (MIUR).
L4All investigates the impact of the use of ICT in schools. Nearly 1,000 teachers (from pre-school to high-school), from 20 different regions, are involved in the empirical investigations, based on interviews and quantitative data.
The scientific goal is to gain a clear understanding of how technological solutions are used in the classroom, with a special emphasis on the inclusion of students with diverse needs (immigrants, low-proficient students, students with a poor social background…).
The empirical goal is to develop a reliable and engineered method to extract evidence from learning experiences; to create public repository (Italian and English); to create a set of guidelines.
Several innovations are introduced by L4All: an innovative approach (FEE: FEeature Extraction) allows a scientific and (almost) objective interpretation of interviews to teachers; an engineered workflow allows the creation of a large body of evidence (combining FEE data with surveys data) that will be made public both to worldwide researchers and Italian teachers; an innovative “exploration oriented” repository will allow an interactive and effective exploration of the collected material; the learning/ICT relationship will be investigated with a breadth and precision, so far unattained (worldwide) for real-life environments.
With the coordination of Politecnico di Milano there are technological partners (Università Politecnica delle Marche, University of Salento and University of Bari) and educational partners (CNR of Genova, and faculties of Education of University of Bologna and University of Perugia).