Vittorio Scarano has been coordinating the Research Unit of
the University of Salerno (Dipartimento di Informatica ed
Applicazioni) for the EU-project (VI framework) ``Lead: Technology-enhanced
learning and problem solving discussion
''. The project is a
2-million euros STREP project (Specific Targeted Research or
Innovation Project) with 7 partners from 4 european countries. In
this project, the Research Unit coordinated by Vittorio Scarano is
responsible for the design and development of a programmable
platform for synchronous and co-located collaboration in
classrooms. The outcome is a highly efficient and expandable
platform, called CoFFEE
(Cooperative Face2Face Educational Environment) that is available
open-source on Sourceforge
and since launched (Oct.
2008) has already reached almost 1 thousand downloads.