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Digital divide and COVID-19: which effects on students’ achievement? (Schools / 2021-June/December)

Investigate the effect of digital divide on students’ results, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Action for 5G-edu (Schools / 2021-2022)

How to use Augmented Reality in formal education and professional training by representing virtual concepts rather than virtual objects. In cooperation with VODAFONE and the FifthIngenium company.

EVOLI (Schools / 2019-ongoing)

EVOLI is a video-annotation tool to support the hybrid and flexible instructional model. It allows students to insert feedback linked to a specific time instant in the video and teachers to analyze the progress of the lesson through customized dashboards to maximize the educational process.

TWIN (Society / 2020-2022)

On territorial regeneration, slow tourism, recovery of disused buildings or areas and social inclusion. Project funded by Politecnico di Milano, under the “Polisocial program”.

EIT-Urban Mobility (Schools / 2020-2021)

In the frame of the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe programs, preparation of a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) about “Grant Writing” (2020) and organization of a Summer School in cooperation with the University of Rennes (July 2021) for the EIT Urban Mobility master school (a double degree program co-funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology).

BASE5G (Schools / 2020-2022)

On the use of Virtual and Augmented Reality to enhance education. In cooperation with Vodafone, AKKA, LIFE, ANOTHEREALITY, YAPE.

Talky Tutor (Schools / 2019-ongoing)

TalkyTutors are chatbots that support learners, helping them to go through the items of an online course. The underlying innovative technology (aCHAT) allows to build customized pathways of items and also to customize the conversation.

ELSE (Schools / 2018-2021)

Eco/logical Learning and Simulation Environments in Higher Education (Erasmus+ program). A project to extend the flipped classroom model to higher education via simulation environments and a students' response system.

VODAFONE 5G (Cultural heritage / 2018-2020)

Sull'uso della realtà virtuale e aumentata per valorizzare il turismo culturale (caso d'uso “Turismo 4.0”).

SCAR (Schools / 2018-2021)

On the role of schools to enhance understanding and communication of peripheral urban areas. Project funded by Politecnico di Milano, under the "Polisocial program".

EIT-Digital (Schools / 2017-ongoing)

In the frame of the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe programs, various actions to enhance the Innovation & Entrepreneurship courses of the EIT Digital Master School (a double-degree program co-funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology), with innovative education approaches to foster T-shaped entrepreneurial digital talent among Computer Engineering students.

EIT-Digital/MOOC (Schools / 2017)

Development of a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) to be deployed in Coursera, on the POLIMI course “Recommender System” by prof. P. Cremonesi.

Museum’s tales (Schools - Cultural heritage / 2017-2018)

Educational experience with an Italian high-school (Liceo Scientifico op. Scienze Applicate “A. Berenini” High School) in Fidenza, in collaboration with the local museum (Museum of the Diocese of Fidenza). A website and 3 multimedia narratives were created.

DIS-CODE (Schools / 2016-2018)

Disconnected, discouraged, disenabled? Let’s code! Erasmus+ program with Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, on introducing computational thinking at school.

City4Age (Society / 2015-2018)

A Horizon 2020 project, coordinated by HOC-LAB, on communication-based prevention of frailty in the ageing population in Europe: 16 partners and 6 pilot cities were involved.

EBA (Schools / 2015-2017)

European Badge Alliance. Erasmus+ program on the use of badges in education.

TALES (Schools / 2013-2015)

Comenius program, on digital storytelling in education.

LEONARDO - HALL OF PLANKS (Cultural heritage / 2013-2018)

Applied research collaboration to communicate the restoration activities of the Hall of planks (“Sala delle Asse”) by Leonardo da Vinci at the Sforza Castle in Milan.

EDOC@WORK3.0 (Schools / 2013-2015)

Education and Work on Cloud. Progetto PON Ricerca e Competitività (Research and Competitiveness). Various actions to innovate education: digital storytelling, learning objects and a portal of educational resources.

PoliCultura & EXPO 2015 (Schools / 2013)

Special edition of the PoliCultura competition as "School project" for the Universal Exposition in Milan.

Voices, Words and Texts from the Campania Region (Cultural heritage / 2012)

Valorization through multimedia digital stories, interactive applications and an archiving SW for three archives of the Campania region (PON project).

COMFIT (Cultural heritage / 2010-2013)

Interreg project, on Integrated Multimedia Communication for Tourism).

A day in Roman Milan (Cultural heritage / 2010)

A multimedia, multichannel narrative presenting the life of 5 “characters” in ancient Roman Milan.

Nippon (Cultural heritage / 2010)

In cooperation with Tec-Lab of the University of Italian Switzerland and the "Polo Culturale" of Lugano, multimedia guide to 4 exhibitions about Japanese culture.

L4All (Schools / 2009-2012)

Learning for All: is everyone learning? Firb project investigation how technology for education can enhance inclusion.

Look at me. Faces and gazes in art (Cultural heritage / 2009)

In cooperation with Tec-Lab of the University of Italian Switzerland, the “Museo Cantonale d’Arte” and the Art Museum of Lugano (CH). Multimedia guide to an exhibition about faces and gazes in art.

Communicating the quality of organic products, from the web to iPhone (Society / 2008-2009)

Agreement between the Italian Council for Research and Experimentation in Agriculture - Research Center for Meat Production and Genetic Improvement and the Dept. of Electronics and Information of Politenico di Milano, to investIgate new, multimedia ways to convey the quality of organic products.

Queens of Italy (Cultural heritage / 2008-2012)

Four multimedia narratives about relevant female historical characters. In cooperation with Inner Wheel Club of Monza (Italy).

Enigma Helvetia Tales (Cultural heritage / 2008)

In cooperation with Tec-Lab of the University of Italian Switzerland, the “Museo Cantonale d’Arte” and the Art Museum of Lugano (CH), a multimedia guide to an exhibition about Swiss culture.

Polilab-Kids (Schools / 2007-2008)

A library of educational animations that answer children's questions about STEM subjects.

PoliCollege (Schools / 2007 - ongoing)

2007 (1st round), 2012 (2nd round), 2019-ongoing (3rd round). Online courses for very motivated high-school students, on STEM subjects of higher education level.

Learning@Socialsport (Schools / 2007-2009)

Educational experiences in Multi-Users Virtual Environments on ethical, social and psychological issues related to sport. In cooperation with SBS Master Verde Sport (by the Italian fashion brand Benetton), the Accenture Italian Foundation and the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI). More than 350 young athletes from Italian sport associations were involved.

Roman Milan (Cultural heritage / 2007-2010)

In cooperation with the Civic Archeological Museum of Milan (Italy), with the support of the Lombardy Region: three multimedia "stories" about the museum (Roman Section and the Gandhara Art Section).

Hermann Hesse: Seekers of Truth (Cultural heritage / 2007)

In cooperation with Tec-Lab of the University of Italian Switzerland, Hermann Hesse Museum of Montagnola, Lugano (CH). Multimedia "story" about the “Monte verità” community, based near Lugano, where Hermann Hesse spent some time.

MAPS (Cultural heritage / 2006)

Marketing Activities for the Promotion of Syrian Cultural Heritage, in cooperation with the Syrian ministry for Tourism and Cultural Heritage.

PoliCultura (Schools / 2006-ongoing)

A national competition on collaborative digital storytelling at school, based on “1001stories”, an authoring tool designed and deployed by HOC-LAB. More than 42,000 students, from pre-school to high school, have taken part so far.

Hi-Tech (Schools / 2005-2011)

One-week summer schools (prepared by a one-month online course) on STEM subjects, for high-school students, at Politecnico di Milano.

Stori@Lombardia (Schools / 2005-2006)

Educational experiences in Multi-Users Virtual Environments on the medieval history of the Lombardy region. With the support of the Regional Government of Lombardy (Italy). More than 1,100 students from Northern Italy, from middle to high-school, were involved.

Learning@Europe (Schools / 2004-2008)

With the support of Accenture Foundation, as part of the Accenture Corporate Citizenship investment program, executed in cooperation with Fondazione Italiana Accenture. On European history. More than 6,000 high school students from 18 European countries and the USA (West Point cadets) involved.

WED (Society / 2003-2005)

WEb as Dialogue, on the interpretation of the interaction with a website in terms of dialogue. Swiss National Research Fund.

DICE (Schools / 2002-2005)

Distributed Infrastructure for Cultural Heritage. Construction of a "peer to peer" environment for the management and dissemination of cultural heritage.

SEE (Schools - Cultural heritage / 2002-2004)

Shrine Educational Experience: educational experiences in Multi-Users Virtual Environments on the “Dead Sea Scrolls” and related religious, historical, sociological issues. In cooperation with the Israel Museum and with the support of the Dorot Foundation. Over 1,400 middle and high school students from Italy, Israel and Belgium, were involved.

VNET5 (Society / 2000-2002)

Advanced User-Centred Product Creation. European Union IST Programme.

HELP (Society / 2000)

Seeing a work of art by visually impaired people. European Commission, Culture 2000.

titolo Progetto (Schools / Storytelling digitale)

PoliCultura è un concorso di storytelling digitale per la scuola italiana, aperto a scuole di ogni ordine e grado. È attivo non-stop dal 2006.

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HELP (Society / 2000)

Vedere un'opera d'arte di persone ipovedenti. Commissione Europea, Cultura 2000.