My education started in Italy, continued in Switzerland and Austria for my university years, with the last part of my ph.d. spent in Vancouver, Canada.

Continuing education

Uso del video per lo sviluppo di competenze in auto-valutazione nel docente, SUPSI Continuing education course, 1 ECTS, with Rossella Santagata, University of California Irvine (May 2019).

La gestione efficace del tempo, SUPSI Continuing education course, 1 ECTS (March, 2019).

Formare per competenze, SUPSI Continuing education course, with prof. Mario Castoldi, Università di Torino (May, 2018).

Case Method Teaching Part I, Harvard Business School Publishing (September 2015)

Finanziare un progetto: collaborare con successo con sponsor e fondazioni donatrici. SUPSI Continuing education course, 2 ECTS (January-February  2014)

La tua voce può cambiarti la vita. One-day training by Ciro Imparato (June 2013).

Game Design Concepts. Online open course by Ian Schreiber and Barbara Brathwaite (Summer 2009).

Composing Free and Open Online Educational Resources. Wikiversity course by Teemu Leinonen (Spring 2008).

Higher education Teaching certification (February 2014)

Attestato SUPSI in didattica, certificate of competence in adult education for vocational education and training.

Ph.D. (November 2003)

Ph.D. summa cum laude in Communication Sciences and Instructional Design at the University of Lugano with the title E²ML – Educational Environment Modeling Language. Supervisor prof. Marco Colombetti. Member of the doctoral school NewMinE – New Media in Education, supported by a grant by Fondazione Daccó.

The last part of Ph.D. was accomplished as visiting scholar at Distance Education & Technologies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, under the supervision of Dr. Rick Kenny and with the advice of Prof. Tony Bates.

Master degree (July 2000)

Master of science summa cum laude (9,83/10, Licenza) in Communication Sciences and Communication Technologies at the University of Lugano. My thesis was on adaptive hypermedia systems in education; theme of the final exam were digital libraries. Supervisor prof. Marco Colombetti.

Alstom Power price for the best graduation in the academic year 1999/2000.

The last year before completing the master was spent as intern at the Technische Universität in Vienna (Austria) at the Database and Artificial Intelligence Institute with Dr.  Riccardo Peratello and prof.  G. Gottlob.

High school diploma (July 1996)

Maturità Scientifica italiana – Italian Liceo Scientifico, Istituto Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italy (60/60).