SCIENTER is a research centre and service provider organisation, active in the field of education and training. it is a non-profit making consoritum, which was set up in January 1988. Both Italian and other European public and private organisations involved in training systems innovation have joined it, including the University of Bologna, which is one of its shareholders and represented in the board of directors.
SCIENTER is interested in innovation of training systems, with main reference to the field of open and distance learning and organisational learning. It develops research projects at regional, national and European level in the following areas: training needs analysis; design and development of open and flexible learning systems; organisational learning design and implementation; training of trainers for the use of new methodologies and new technologies; research and selection of learning materials; market analysis in education and training, particularly concerning the use of new technologies and e-learning across all sectors and segments (with sound experience in the vocational and corportate training fields.) Its main areas of activities are:
- analysis and assessment of local development as well as training and education policies
- training needs and labour market analysis
- innovation of training action methodologies, with special reference to actions design, monitoring, documentation and assessment
- innovation of traning pathways by means of information and communication technologies
SCIENTER takes action in training and education systems innovation processes, with special reference ot the fields of e-Learning, organisational learning, technology transfer in education, training needs analysis and training design, e-learning policy analysis, assessment and benchmarking, e-learning market analysis, training analysis in corporate and vocational settings, future studies in the field of education and training in close cooperation with simlar Italian and European public and private organisations.