Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico Milano is a scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers.
The University has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with business and productive world by means of experimental research and technological transfer.
Research has always been linked to didactics and it is a priority commitment which has allowed Politecnico Milano to achieve high quality results at an international level as to join the university to the business world. Research constitutes a parallel path to that formed by cooperation and alliances with the industrial system.
Knowing the world in which you are going to work is a vital requirement for training students. By referring back to the needs of the industrial world and public administration, research is facilitated in following new paths and dealing with the need for constant and rapid innovation. The alliance with the industrial world, in many cases favored by Fondazione Politecnico and by consortiums to which Politecnico belong, allows the university to follow the vocation of the territories in which it operates and to be a stimulus for their development.
The challenge which is being met today projects this tradition which is strongly rooted in the territory beyond the borders of the country, in a relationship which is developing first of all at the European level with the objective of contributing to the creation of a single professional training market. Politecnico takes part in several research, sites and training projects collaborating with the most qualified European universities. Politecnico's contribution is increasingly being extended to other countries: from North America to Southeast Asia to Eastern Europe. Today the drive to internationalization sees Politecnico Milano taking part into the European and world network of leading technical universities and it offers several courses beside many which are entirely taught in English.

Institution Website: https://www.pok.polimi.it

Initiative(s)

Polimi Open Knowledge Polimi Open Knowledge is the MOOCs platform designed by METID and based on Open edX. It hosts different series of MOOCs: for Students, for Teachers, for Researchers, for Citizens. POK started hosting MOOCs released under copyright, then we started shifting to CC license and now all new MOOCs - exept when specifically required by the Teacher, are CC licensed. Also, we started with MOOCs with start-end dates, now we shifted to self-paced MOOCs starting from the second edition.
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MOOC “USING OERs IN TEACHING” This is the first Polimi MOOC released under CC license on POK, build in collaboration with many experts around the world and winner of the OE AWARD 2017 in the category "OER MOOCs". It is the first step of Polimi toward the objectives of raising awareness and promoting the use and reuse of OER. This MOOC is part of the MOOCs for Teachers series, which is devoted to didactic innovation and which is based mainly creating OERs or reusing OERs on the different topics presented.
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Polimi Open Knowledge Youtube Channel With more than 21.000 followers, this channel collects all educational video resources coming from our MOOCs (most of them released under CC license, always specified in the description of the resource).
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