An International Collaboration in the Design Experience of a MOOC Series

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10254)


Is it possible to accelerate didactical innovation processes by building new kinds of collaboration between different institutions in the Higher Education scenario? Using MOOCs as a lever to share experiences and co-design learning paths might be one effective way to it. The experience of Polimi Open Knowledge and the “MOOCs for Teachers” series about didactical innovation is the focus of this paper, which aims at giving evidence of the crucial role played by the collaboration among institutions and individual teachers in building new learning strategies for the Higher Education.


Collaborative design Knowledge sharing Instructional design MOOCs Didactical innovation Kolb’s learning cycle Experiential learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Politecnico di Milano – Servizio METIDMilanItaly

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