Politecnico di Milano – METID
Who are we?
With more than 40,000 students, Politecnico di Milano is Italy’s largest university for Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design and it is ranked as one of the most outstanding European universities in these fields.
Politecnico di Milano is a member of IDEA League and of Alliance4tech, two strategic alliances among leading European universities of science and technology.
The university has a long-established commitment to teaching and learning innovation: to this end, since 1996 a specific teaching and learning innovation unit called METID (Metodi E Tecnologie Innovative per la Didattica – Innovative Methods and Technologies for Teaching and Learning) has been operating to design, develop, and deliver digital learning services.
METID achieved UNIQUe (European University Quality in eLearning) Quality Label for the innovative and creative use of ICT in higher education in 2009.
In 2014 Politecnico di Milano launched its MOOC platform POK (Polimi Open Knowledge), based on Open edX, which is now the leading MOOC platform in Italy.
Why we are participating in the project
Politecnico di Milano – METID has a strong interest in open education and its implications also in terms of developing a new approach to credentials within a European initiative: METID has a substantial expertise in the design, implementation, and delivery of digital resources and learning services, such as Polimi Open Knowledge, the MOOC platform of Politecnico di Milano and several learning platforms for networked activities at national and international level. In addition to that, Politecnico di Milano hosted the 2019 edition of the Open Education Global Conference. Politecnico di Milano – METID actively participates in EU-funded projects and has been involved in several programmes, such as SEE, LLP, Interreg, TEMPUS, Erasmus+ and Horizon2020.
Our role in the project
METID will provide input and expert support across all the outputs on the basis of their own relevant institutional work and lessons learned from other transnational projects. That implies a contribution to research, peer-review and piloting phases of the project.
Susanna Sancassani is expert of creative design of innovative learning methodologies and author of several publications and books, chairman of the conference committee Open Education Global 2019, member of the Scientific Committee of ICED 2020, member of the Reimagine Education Award 2017 Jury. She coordinated the working group on “Quality of MOOCs” of CRUI - Conference of Italian University Rectors.
Ada Giannatelli is a project manager of digital learning services, with a primary focus on EU-funded programmes and substantial expertise in instructional design, testing of online learning services and accreditation of online higher education. She graduated with a master’s degree in Classics from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.
Francesca Concia has been working as a digital learning project manager at Politecnico di Milano - METID since 2004. Her areas of expertise include EU-funded projects, with a special focus on instructional design and quality assurance of online services. Francesca Concia graduated with a master’s degree in Classics from the Università Statale, Milan.