SCIENTER is a research centre and service provider organisation, active in the field of education and training. Created by the initiative of a group of professionals, SCIENTER was established in January 1988, as non-profit organisation, of which the University of Bologna is one of the shareholders, and is represented in the Board of Directors. SCIENTER is interested in innovation of training systems, with main reference to the field of open and distance learning, organisational learning, use of information and communication technology in school, university and vocational training.