-Lorella Gabriele-

Lorella Gabriele is a member of Evolutionary Systems Group (ESG)

Research interests
  • Educational Technology
  • Educational Robotics
  • Psychology of Programming
  • HCI and Usability Tecniques

Education and Academic
  • From 01-09-2011 Associated Fellowship, Physics Department , University of Calabria.
  • From 01-06-09 to 31-05-10 Associated Fellowship on "Designing and developing of learning environment related to the EU projects COMSON and SCIENAR" (SSD MAT/07; M-PSI/01), Mathematics Department , University of Calabria
  • Contract Teacher in the PON (National Operative Programme) "Robotica", Secondary School.
  • Contract Teacher in the PON (National Operative Programme) "La comunicazione Multimediale", for teacher of elementary School.
  • From 15-07-06 to 15-09-07: Translation of "A Cognitive Dimensions Questionnaire Optimised for Users" of Alan F. Blackwell and Thomas R.G. Green, University of Leeds, UK.
  • Contract researcher at the Longo&Longo s.a.s. from 2006 to april 2008.
  • P.h.D. in Psicology of Programming and Artificial Intelligence at University of Calabria (Italy)
  • From 2001: Educational Robotics Laboratory for the Courses of Cognitive Psychology and General Psycholgy from 2001-2006, University of Calabria. Invited speaker in seminars about topics of General Psychology; support to the examination of General Psychology, Communication Psychology and Cognitive Psychology; support to the writing of graduation thesis.
  • Summer School in "Robots and Dynamic Agents Interfaces", Syddansk University.
  • Master degree in Arts at University of Calabria (Italy).

Some Recent Publications

 A. Publication in Journals

  1. Bertacchini F. , Bilotta E. , Gabriele L. , Pantano P. S. , Tavernise A. , " Towards the use of chua's circuit in education, art, and interdisciplinary research: some implementation and opportunities". Leonardo, NuovaSerie, 2013, Vol. 46, n. 5, pp. 456-464.
  2. Gabriele L. , " Tecnologie didattiche e robotica educativa per supportare lo sviluppo nei soggetti autistici". Periferia, 2012, Vol. 2, n. 81, pp. 59-69.
  3. Bertacchini F. , Gabriele L. ,  Tavernise A. , Looking at Educational Technologies through Constructivist School Laboratories: problems and future trends, 2012, Journal of Education Research, Vol. 6, n. 2, pp. 235-239.
  4. Bilotta E. , Pantano P. S. , Bertacchini F. , Gabriele L. , Tavernise A. , " Art inside chaos. New routes to creativity and learning". Leonardo, 2012, Vol. 1, n. 1 (on-line pubblication-http://www.leonardo.info/isast/journal/bilotta-chaos-article.html)
  5. Alfano I. , Carini M. , Gabriele L. , Naccarato G. , " SCIENAR Virtual Community: a useful Tool to Promote the Synergies among Artists and Scientists". International Journal of Online Engineering, 2010, Vol. 6, n. 2, pp. 8-14.
  6. Bilotta E. , Gabriele L. , Servidio R. C. , Tavernise A. , " Espressioni facciali in agenti virtuali: il software Face3D e il riconoscimento di emozioni". Giornale di Psicologia, 2010, Vol. 4, n. 2, pp. 139-148
  7. Bilotta E. , Gabriele L. , Servidio R. C. , Tavernise A. , " Edutainment Robotics as Learning Tool". In Transactions on Edutainment III, Zhigeng P., Adrian David C., Wolfgang M., Maiga C. (a cura di), : Springher-Verlag, 2009, LNCS Vol. 5940, pp. 25-35.
  8. Bilotta E. , Gabriele L. , Servidio R. C. , Tavernise A. , " Motor-Manipulatory Behaviours and Learning: an Observational Study". International Journal of Online Engineering, 2008, Vol. 4, n. 3, pp. 13-17.
  9. Bilotta E., Pantano P., Bertacchini F., Gabriele L., Mazzeo V., Rizzuti C., Vena S., (2007).ImaginationTOOLS(TM): Made to play music. Edutainment 2007, The 2nd International Conference of E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2007, Hong Kong, China, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer.
  10. Faraco G. , Gabriele L. , "Using Labview for applying mathematical models in representing phenomena". Computers & Education, 2007, Vol. 49, n. 3, pp. 856-872.

B. Publication in  Proceedings

  1. Bertacchini F., Bilotta E., Gabriele L. , Tavernise A., Sviluppare la creatività nella scuola primaria attraverso la costruzione di storie con il software Face3D Virtual Theatre, XXVI Congresso AIP - Sezione di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e dell'Educazione, Milano 19-21 settembre 2013, Vita e Pensiero: Milano, ISBN 978-88-343-2657-2.
  2. Bertacchini F. , Tavernise A. , Gabriele L., Bilotta E. , Pantano P. S. , Rosa F. , Carini M. , " MUSICAL LAB ROLE IN DEVELOPING CREATIVITY AND COGNITIVE SKILLS". Atti del convegno "5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies", Barcelona (SPAIN), 2013, IATED:Spain, 2013, pp. 5784-5792.
  3. Gabriele L. , Bilotta E. , " ROBOT FOR THINKING: COGNITIVE STRATEGIES TO EXPERIMENT THE USE OF EDUCATIONAL ROBOTICS IN CLASSROOM". Atti del convegno "5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies", Barcelona (SPAIN), 2013, IATED:Spain, 2013, pp. 5801-5810.
  4. Bertacchini F. , Bilotta E. , Carini M. , Gabriele L. , Laria G. , Pantano P. S. , Tavernise A. , Vena S. , " Learning in the smart city: a virtual and augmented museum devoted to Chaos theory". Atti del convegno "SciLearn Conference 2012", Sinaia, Romania, 2012, 2013, pp. -
  5. Bilotta E. , Bertacchini F. , Gabriele L. , Tavernise A. , " EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY: LEARNING BY HANDS-ON LABORATORY EXPERIENCES". Atti del convegno "3rd annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies - EDULEARN11", Barcelona (SPAIN), 2011.
  6. Sepúlveda J. , Servidio R. C. , Gabriele L. , Ali' G. , " Learning microelectronics through technology and research". Atti del convegno " International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (ICCSIT)", Beijing, China, 08-11 - Agosto, 2009, 2009, pp. 122-126.
  7. Bilotta E. , Gabriele L. , Servidio R. C. , Tavernise A. , " Edutainment Robotics as Learning Tool". Atti del convegno "Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2009", Banff, Canada, 9-11 Agosto, 2009, A cura di Chang M., Kuo R., Kinshuk K., Gwo-dong C., Hirose M., Springer Berlin:Heidelberg, 2009, Vol. 5670/2009, pp. 422-422.
  8. Bilotta E. , Gabriele L. , Servidio R. C. , Tavernise A. , " Exploring the usability of AgentSheets software using the cognitive dimensions questionnaire: an empirical survey". Atti del convegno "International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED)", Valencia, 9-10-11 Marzo, 2009, A cura di Gomez Chova L., Martì Belenguer D., Candel Torres I., International Association of Technology, Education and Development:Valencia, 2009, pp. 1-6.
  9. Bertacchini P. A., Bilotta E., Gabriele L., Sanchis Sepulveda P., Servidio R., Tavernise A. (2008), Valutare l’interfaccia del sistema Plone per realizzare un ambiente di e-learning, Proceedings of the AIP Congress (Italian Association of Psychology), XIV National Conference of Experimenthal Psychology, 18 – 20 September 2008, Padua (Italy).
  10. Bilotta E., Gabriele L., Servidio R., Tavernise A. (2008), Motor-Manipulatory Behaviours and Learning: an Observational Study, Proceedings of Interactive Computer Aided Learning – ICL2007, 26 - 28 September 2007, Villach (Austria).
  11. Bilotta E., Gabriele L., Servidio R., Tavernise A. (2007), Moto-Manipulatory Behaviours and Learning: an Observational Study, Proceedings of Interactive Computer Aided Learning – ICL2007, 26 - 28 September 2007, Villach, Austria. To appear also in: European Journal of Open and Distance Learning – EURODL.
  12. Bertacchini F., Bilotta E., Gabriele L., Longo G., Mazzeo V., Pantano P., Rizzuti C., Talarico A., Tocci G., Vena S., 2007. ImaginationTOOLS(TM). A 3D environment for learning and playing music. R. De Amicis and G. Conti (Editors), Proc. Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference (2007), Trento, 139-144, ISBN 978-3905673-62-3.
  13. Alì G., Gabriele L., Servidio R., (2006) An e-learning system for applications of mathematics to microelectronic industry, ECMI 2006.
  14. Alì G., Bilotta E., Gabriele L., Pantano P., An E-Learning Platform for Academy and Industry Networks, 2nd IEEE International Workshop on PervasivE Learning, (PerEL 2006), March 17, 2006 in Pisa, Italy.
  15. Bertacchini P. A., Bilotta E., Gabriele L., Tavernise A., Servidio R, 2006. “Investigating learning processes through educational robotics.”, ASLA Online II conference - May 2006.
  16. Bertacchini P.A., Bilotta E., Gabriele L., Servidio R., Tavernise A. (2006), La modellazione 3D di espressioni facciali per il riconoscimento delle emozioni, Proceedings of the National Congress of Experimental Psychology - Italian Association of Psychology (AIP), 2006.

 C. BOOK and BOOK CHAPTHERS

  1. Bertacchini F. , Bilotta E. , Gabriele L. , Pantano P. S. , Tavernise A. , Educare alla creatività: modelli, metodi, strumenti e contesti. Alessandro Antonietti e Stefania Molteni Cap. 16, " Creatività e musica: progettazione e implementazione di setting formativi basati sulle tecnologie educative", Trento: Erickson. 2013.

  2. Gabriele L. , Tavernise A. , Bertacchini F. , Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Immersive Interfaces: Virtual Worlds, Gaming, and Simulation. Cutting-Edge Technologies in Higher Education Vol. 6C. CHARLES WANKEL AND PATRICK BLESSINGER Cap. --, " Active learning in an educational robotics laboratory: a case study with University students", : Emerald Group Publishing Limited. 2012.

  3. Alfano I. , Carini M. , Gabriele L. , Virtual Communities, Social Networks and Collaboration. Annals of Information Systems Series Vol. 15. Lazakidou A. (a cura di), Cap. 8, " Building SCIENAR, a virtual community of artists and scientists: usability testing for system improvement", : Springer. 2012. pp. 147-162.

  4. Bertacchini F. , Gabriele L. , Tavernise A. , Educational Technologies. JaleH Hassaskhah Cap. 3, " Bridging Educational Technologies and School Environment: implementations and findings from research studies", : Nova Publishing. 2011. pp. 63-83.

  5. Bertacchini Pier Augusto, Bilotta Eleonora, Gabriele Lorella, Pantano Pietro, Servidio Rocco “Apprendere con le mani. Strategie cognitive per la realizzazione di ambienti di apprendimento-insegnamento con i nuovi strumenti tecnologici”, Franco Angeli, 2006.

  6. Gabriele L., 2006. Apprendere con le mani. Aspetti cognitivi dei processi di manipolazione e interazione con strumenti. Studi empirici con soggetti universitari. PhD. Thesis.

D.  Other research products: posters, multimedia and online materials

  1. Bertacchini P. A., Bilotta E., Arcella A., Pantano P., Arcella A., Gabriele L., Servidio R., 2005. Manipulatory activities by using Lego MindStorms, DVD support, without pubblication, PRIN, XXVII Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Stresa, 21-23 Luglio 2005.

 

Workshops and Congresses
iI Kick-off Meeeting: NetConnect Project, 28-29 Septemper 2006, University of Calabria.

I Kick-off Meeeting: Comson Project, 28-29 April 2006, University of Calabria.

2nd IEEE International Workshop on PervasivE Learning, (PerEL 2006), March 17, 2006 in Pisa.

I Meeting Prin “Modellazione del comportamento umano e artificiale”, University of Calabria (10 June 2005).

Convegno Matematica, Arte e Industria Culturale, Cetraro, Cosenza (19 -21/05/2005).

II Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale, Roma, 2- 5 May 2005.

Clawar 2003 6th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots And the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, University of Catania (16-19 September 2003).

Brokerage Event "Supporting technologies for the Robotics Industry", University of Catania (16-19 September 2003).

I Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale, University of Calabria (5-6 september 2003).

Multi Agent Systems, Prof. Yves Demazeau (CNRS Leibniz IMAG), Odense August 2003.

Workshop “Modellistica Matematica: distribuzione di informazione e didattica on-line”, University of Calabria (7-8 October 2002).
Congresso Nazionale di Psicologia Sperimentale, Bellaria (RN) (16-18 September 2002).

II° meeting “La Robotica come Strumento Educativo”, University of Calabria, Centro Interdipartimentale della Comunicazione (23-24 May 2002).

I° meeting “La Robotica come Strumento Educativo”, University of Palermo, Department of Psychology (7-8 March 2002)

XIIth Annual Meeting of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group Corigliano Calabro (Cosenza) 10-14 aprile 2000.

II Corso Multidisciplinare Universitario di Educazione allo Sviluppo (1996-1997) Università della Calabria

Seminar on “Natural Scene Enhancement by adaptive color correction” (Dott. Battiato) University of Calabria (26 November 2004).

Seminar on “Introduzione all’analisi dei segnali”, Prof. Romito, University of Calabria (21 January 2005).

Seminar on “Introduzione a Virtools” , dott. G. Crugliano.

Seminar on “3d Studio Max”, dr. Daniela Fiorelli University of Calabria (21-24 January 2005)

Seminar on “Lightwave”, dr Antonella Arcella University of Calabria (31 January 2005).

Seminar on “Analisi e sintesi di audio e voce”, dr. C. Drioli, CNR Padova (24 June 2005).

Seminar on “Un’ipotesi ritmica per il miglioramento della prestazione in diverse discipline sportive, utilizzando la percezione acustica”, Prof. Agostini (30 June 2005), University of Calabria.

Seminar on “Gesti, artefatti e segnali nell’apprendimento della matematica”, Prof. Arzarello (5 October 2005), University of Calabria.

Seminar on “Apprendere con i robot: esperienza educativa e didattica”, dott. Servidio (5 October 2005) University of Calabria.

Seminar on “CNN e robotica”, dott. Giuseppe Cutrì, (5 October 2005), University of Calabria.

Seminar on “Le strutture frattali della natura; Simmetria, crescita ed evoluzione; Gruppi di simmetria in fisica matematica , prof. Mauro Francaviglia, University of Calabria.

Seminar on “Progettazione della complessità nei sistemi artificiali e in natura; La sfida della complessità alla luce dei recenti libri di S. Wolfram e S.J. Gould; La progettazione di sistemi complessi”, prof. Richard Walzer, University of Calabria.

Seminar on “Automi cellulari, emergenza e complessità”, prof. Pietro Pantano (20;25 March 2003) University of Calabria.

Seminar on “Matematica ed arte”, Prof. Mauro Francaviglia, University of Calabria.

Seminar on “Matematica ed educazione: il ruolo fondamentale dei linguaggi”, Prof. Pier Luigi Ferrari, University of Calabria.

Seminar on “Sul passato, il presente e il futuro della Psicologia” Prof. Domenico Parisi, University of Calabria.

Seminar on “Modelli macroscopici per semiconduttori”, Dott. Giuseppe Alì, University of Calabria.