The Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche (ITD) is one of the research institutes of the Italian National Research Council. The institute is devoted to the study of educational innovation brought about through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The research undertaken focuses on:
The main areas of reference for the Institute's research work are the cognitive sciences, computer science and the pedagogy of the various disciplines.
ITD is the only public scientific institute in Italy entirely devoted to studying how ICT-based tools and methods can innovate learning and teaching processes. The institute’s mission is to perform research studies and technology transfer activities focusing on: ICT as a resource for teaching/learning processes; innovative approaches to the design, management and assessment of learning environments; study of new educational needs and opportunities brought about by ICT.