The Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche (ITD) is one of the research institutes of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR). 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 integration of ICT in various educational settings (school, university, business);
* issues related to different disciplines and themes (humanities, sciences, environmental education, etc.)
* learning issues of particular social significance (disability, learning difficulties, social disadvantage, intercultural issues, etc.)
* the study of technological innovation as a learning resource.
The main areas of reference for the Institute's research work are the cognitive sciences, computer science and the pedagogy of the various disciplines.