Fondazione Politecnico di Milano
Fondazione Politecnico di Milano was founded in 2003 through a joint effort between the Politecnico di Milano, major city and regional institutions and important corporations to support the university’s research projects and contribute to innovating and developing the economic, productive and administrative environment. Fondazione Politecnico is committed to building a more effective relationship between the university, industry and public administrations.
Digital Learning and Collaboration Area – this strategic unit is aimed at creating new links and opportunities for the development of eLearning and gamification programmes. The ability of this area is to use and integrate different technologies and ICT tools with innovative methodologies to facilitate transfer of knowledge, information sharing, distance e-learning programs and e-collaboration practices. Its staff has a long experience in national and international projects that allowed acquiring strong competences on innovative learning methodologies. Moreover, the team has acquired strong skills in project management methodologies based on e-collaborative approach, that has shown to improve the level of sharing and accountability among partnership.
Why we are participating in the project
Fondazione Politecnico di Milano has, among its roles, the one of exploring the possibilities offered by the most innovatives approaches in education, as micro-credentials and blockchain-based methodologies are. FPM wishes to explore the boundaries of certificates and find new ways of building bridges between high education and labour market.
Our role in the project
Fondazione Politecnico is involved in the main analysis research, exploring the modelling of Micro-Credentials in Europe, with a special focus on the Italian situation. FPM will also co-lead the work package aimed at creating a Recognition-Framework for Micro-Credentials.
His specialization is related to gamification, digital learning and communication, with a strong focus in the field of learning innovation and creativity. At time of writing, he’s involved in several project on topics such as Micro Credentials (MicroHE), STEM in Early Childhood Education (K4K), active learning and soft skills (eLene4Life), serous games for Information Literacy skills (Navigate), development of OER for Civil Servants (Protezione Civile of Lombardy Region). He is an active member of the Open Education Italia national workgroup and of the Editorial Board of Bricks, an online magazine for the innovation of teaching and learning in schools
He has a long experience in international projects, starting in 2004 with Life Long Program and being involved currently in many Erasmus+. Project manager, program manager and head of a unit dedicated to digital learning and innovation are some of the roles managed in the years. Strongly interested in the progressive matching between learning needs transformation and competences evolution. He is a member of the Open Education Italia national workgroup.