Alla scoperta di Galileo Galilei: un’esperienza didattica in Unicamearth island


  • Luigia Palumbo


Galileo Galilei, learning by experience, solar system, virtual world,


Virtual worlds in education represent an innovative strategy that needs to be experienced in order to bring out the potential and future possibility for use. Virtual worlds are inhabited as an alternative experience to reality, a reality where the value of your presence may influence the efficacy of both education and teaching. These are the theories germane to the experience described in this article, which focuses on the use of virtual worlds for the development of scientific skill. This project develops the virtual Unicam Earth Island within the island, which is built on the server of the University of Camerino with Open Sim software. The involvement, immersion and collaboration are hallmarks of the experience, which develop via learning through doing, enabling students not only to benefit from  the environment in an active way, but also to interact with it and build upon it. The project Unicam Earth Island is part of Annalisa Boniello’s PhD regarding the teaching of Earth Sciences.  Annalisa Boniello is at present, working on her PhD at the School of Science and Technology, Geology Division, University of Camerino, Italy.


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How to Cite

Palumbo, L. (2015). Alla scoperta di Galileo Galilei: un’esperienza didattica in Unicamearth island. EDiMaST: Experiences of Teaching With Mathematics, Sciences and Technology, 1(01). Retrieved from



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