Open University Guglielmo Marconi
The Universit degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi was established in 2004 by the Ministry of University and Research (MUR M.D. March 2004) as the first Italian openuniversity with the aim to spread and produce knowledge, giving everybody access to proper learning tools in Italy as well as worldwide. The USGM adopts innovating learning modalities by developing suitable research strategies for most advanced technological solutions and by integrating non residentialcommunication means (e-learning, chat, forum, videoconference, etc.) with seminar activities (workshops, seminars, etc.).
The Open University model represents a driving factor within the information society, able to have strategic functions in professional training, knowledge production and spreading of digital culture. First of all USGM aims at offering an appropriate array of professional and graduate programs that are accessible and flexible to anyone, anytime, anywhere. USGM is dedicated to the improvement of training through the use of innovative teaching methods as well as technology applied to learning, that require students to become actively involved in the learning process and develop the critical thinking skills necessary for lifelong learning.
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