Guglielmo Trentin (research director) has worked in the field of Educational Technology since 1985 at the Institute of Educational Technology (ITD) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).
He has the National Scientific Qualification as full professor in the sector 11/D2 - Methodologies of Teaching, Special Education and Educational Research.
From 2002 to 2011 he taught Network Technology, Knowledge Flow and Human Resources Development at the University of Turin - Faculty of Political Science.
His studies have largely focused on the use of ICT in formal and informal learning. In this field he has managed several projects and scientific activities, developing ICT applications and methodological approaches to support networked collaborative learning within university courses and communities of professionals.
In 1998 he was appointed member of a special commission of the Italian Ministry of Education established to define the national guidelines on the use of ICT in in-service teacher training.
In the latest years he has investigated the always-on education that takes place in the so called "hybrid learning spaces" i.e. the spaces that are determined by the interpenetration of the real and the virtual dimensions of the spaces where the teaching-learning processes take place.
Guglielmo Trentin has authored and co-authored several papers and some books on the themes of educational technology and, in particular, the use of ICT in education.
He is also Contributing Editor of Educational Technology (USA), member of the TP&E Editorial Board ( International Journal of Technology, Pedagogy & Education - UK), International Journal on Advances in Software Editorial Board (IJAS is a Journal of the International Accademy, Research and Industry Association - IARIA) and e dell' International Journal of Advances in Education Research (HK).
From 2009 to 2012 he was the principal investigator of WISE (Wiring Individualised Special Education) , a strategic research project funded by Italy’s Ministry of Universities and Research (MIUR) that studies ICT in homebound special education.
He is presently the scientific coordinator of TRIS (Network Technologies and Inclusive Education) , a research project under the framework agreement between MIUR, CNR and Fondazione Telecom Italia aimed at the study of new models of schooling for students with difficulties to normal school attendance due to specific disabling diseases or social distress.