Designing an effective and scientifically grounded e-learning environment for Initial Teacher Education: the Italian University Line Model

Fausto Benedetti


Online didactics for adults has to meet the needs of an audience with peculiar constraints and goals. In particular, within a constructivist and connectionist perspective, it has to ensure the right balance between autonomy and socialization, while stimulating reflection upon experience and generating further meaningful experiences.
In this contribution we present the educational model of the Italian University Line as an example of online didactics meeting the above defined requirements, also in the case of ITE – Initial Teacher Education.
Finally, we present an ongoing experimentation of gamification, aiming at enhancing engagement and motivation.


andragogy; heutagogy; self-determined learning; connectivism; connessionism; gamification.

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Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society | ISSN (online) 1971 - 8829 | ISSN (paper) 1826 - 6223 © 2017 Je-LKS - Italian e-Learning Association (SIe-L).