The Centre, based within the Department of Education and Humanities, aims to promote multi-and interdisciplinary research and studies on digital and heritage education particularly referred to the promotion of transverse competences, especially critical thinking, in a perspective of furthering the social role of the museum as a tool for well-being and cultural participation.
The Centre arose from a tight connection between new teaching methods and the use of innovative digital tools and it aims to develop cross-sectional skills in all cultural heritage users, particularly in displaced groups, and to support cultural mediation channels and tools.
The creation of the Centre is based on the idea that conservation, valorisation and promotion of cultural heritage have a central role for the well-being (Chatterjee & Noble, 2013, Chatterjee & Kador, 2020), the economic development of the local productive activities and the social system in general, especially if they are performed through digital technologies and linked applications, in order to simplify the availability and the critical use of digital skills.
David Guralnick holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, where his work synthesized concepts from the fields of computer science and artificial intelligence, instructional design, and cognitive psychology. His work synthesizes concepts from several fields with the goal of using new technology to create immersive experiences that reimagine education and training. Over the past 30 years, he has designed and evaluated a variety of simulation-based training applications, performance support systems, online courses, mobile applications, and authoring tools for corporate, non-profit, and university audiences.
Dr. Guralnick is President and CEO of New York-based Kaleidoscope Learning; President of the International E-Learning Association (IELA) and founding chair of the International E-Learning Awards program; an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University; a regular keynote speaker at international conferences; founder and chair of The Learning Ideas Conference, (formerly the International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace (ICELW)); Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC); and was founding chair of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)’s New York E-learning Special Interest Group. His work has been featured in Wired magazine, Trainingmagazine (as an Editor’s Choice), and the Wall Street Journal, and he is the recipient of numerous e-learning design awards.