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9th International Conference on Information and Education Technology ICIET 2021 Proceedings

Paper on Designing Narratively Driven Learning Activities for Blended Learning Experiences

In March 2021, I attended the 9th International Conference on Information and Education Technology ICIET 2021 hosted by Okayama University in Okayama, Japan. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held in a blended format. I presented a research paper called “Designing Narratively Driven Learning Activities for Blended Learning Experiences” via ZOOM. Abstract: University of Naples Federico II (Italy) conducts a formative software development training program for the Apple technology ecosystem using the Challenge Based Learning (CBL) methodology. To overcome […]

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Electronic Journal of e-Learning 19(2), pp. 59-70

Journal Paper on Emergent Narratives in Remote Learning Experiences for Project Based Education

Building on prior publications of the application of narrative theory on the context of learning experience design, Stefano Perna and I presented recent results of our work in an academic journal, the Electronic Journal of e-Learning (EJEL). The paper is called “Emergent Narratives in Remote Learning Experiences for Project Based Education”. It is an open access journal and the work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. The article was published in April 2021 in Vol 19 No 2. […]

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Universities and Entrepreneurship: Meeting the Educational and Social Challenges: Volume 11

Book Chapter On An Emergent Narrative System to Design Conducive Educational Experiences

In February 2021, a chapter I authored with Stefano Perna was published in the book “Universities and Entrepreneurship: Meeting the Educational and Social Challenges Edition: Volume 11” by Emerald Publishing. Our contribution is chapter 11, named “An Emergent Narrative System to Design Conducive Educational Experiences”. It is based on prior work, using narrative theory and emergent narrative concepts for designing learning experience in active or project based learning environments. Abstract: The authors present concepts developed at University of Naples Federico […]

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19th European Conference on e-Learning ECEL 2020 Proceedings

Paper on Narratively Driven Educational Experiences in Remote Learning Scenarios

In October 2020, I attended the 19th European Conference on e-Learning ECEL 2020 hosted by the University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin, Germany. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held in a remote format. I presented a research paper called “Emergent Narratives in Project Based Software Development Education” via ZOOM. Abstract: The nine months formative education program focussing on software development for the Apple technology ecosystem offered at University of Naples Federico II (Italy) utilises the Challenge Based […]

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13th International Conference on Game Based Learning ECGBL 2020 Proceedings

Paper on Emergent Narratives in Project Based Software Development Education

In September 2020, I attended the 13th International Conference on Game Based Learning ECGBL 2020 hosted by the University of Brighton, UK. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held in a remote format. I presented a research paper called “Emergent Narratives in Project Based Software Development Education” via ZOOM. Abstract: The nine months formative education program focussing on software development for the Apple technology ecosystem offered at University of Naples Federico II (Italy) utilises the Challenge Based Learning […]

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ECIE20 conference proceedings

Paper on Application of Narrative Theory in Project Based Education

In September 2020, I attended the 15th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship ECIE 2020 hosted by Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma (UNINT) in Rome, Italy. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held in a remote format. I presented a research paper called “Application of Narrative Theory in Project Based Software Development Education” via ZOOM. Abstract: University of Naples Federico II (Italy) utilises the Challenge Based Learning (CBL) methodology in its nine months formative education program focussing […]

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App Spotlight Interview for NoiseGate

After winning the gold award for the best mobile app design during this summer, NoiseGate has now been featured for a spotlight interview. In addition to sharing the backstory of the app, how it was created with many surprises and rewards during the journey, the interview covers topics such as the technologies that were used, how NoiseGate was rebuilt from scratch over the last few months, how it is positioned in the market and what future features and implementations for […]

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NoiseGate - Best Mobile App Design Gold Award

NoiseGate received Gold Award for Best Mobile App Design

The NoiseGate iOS app received a Gold Award for the Best Mobile App Design and is listed as a Winner of 2019 Summer Awards on bestmobileappawards.com. Among the competition were apps from serious players in the industry, such as AXA Banque, BuddyPhi, AgreeYa and Airbus IFLY380, all of which are heavily funded projects or enterprises compared to the NoiseGate project. After having received a Silver Nominee Award in Summer 2018, the NoiseGate team is thrilled about this latest consideration for its simplistic and intuitive app design.  […]

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Developer Academy at University of Naples Federico II

A short video about the Developer Academy project in Naples, Italy. In the 9-month formative program, the Challenge Based Learning methodology is used in context of app development for the Apple technology ecosystem. Since 2018, I am involved in the facilitation of the program as a faculty member. “The Federico II University in Naples is the world’s oldest public university. It also hosts the Developer Academy where students learn to develop apps for iphones. Every year some 400 students are […]

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10th App Store Anniversary – Apple’s App Economy

WWDC 2009 – Apps Wall When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone on January 9, 2007 at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, no one was expecting the revolutionary effect it would have on most of our lives. Most important component of the Apple led smartphone revolution is undoubtedly the App Store that was introduced in parallel to the iPhone 3G, the second generation iPhone. When it was opened on July 10 2008, exactly 10 years ago today, it started […]

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