Vol. 11 No. 2 (2020): Media and education in the pandemic age of COVID-19

La scuola va in tv. Una ricerca sulla qualità di un programma didattico al tempo del Covid 19

Maria Ranieri
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Cristina Gaggioli
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Arianna Cinotti
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Silvia Ercoli
Università degli Studi di Firenze

Published 2020-11-02


  • Covid-19,
  • Educational TV,
  • program’s quality evaluation


The history of Italian public television presents many educational programs created with the aim of offering a cultural and educational service supporting the school. The closure of the school, due to the health emergency from Covid 19, has given a strong incentive to the use of technologies in education, while highlighting the presence of an important digital divide. The Italian public television broadcaster (RAI) launched the programme “La Banda dei FuoriClasse” to support children and adolescents after the closure of schools, and integrate the public educational offer. The paper presents the results of a research promoted by RAI Gulp, University of Florence and University of Palermo, for the monitoring and evaluation of the didactic and communicative quality of the program. A specific grid was developed and 105 observation grids were collected for each episode. The results indicate that “La banda dei fuoriclasse” was highly appreciated by the listening group for the technical and didactic aspects that characterize the program, with a strong emotional implication.