Innovative Education and
Multimedia Communication Lab
a
t Politecnico di Milano, Italy

We are

multidisciplinary multitalented multimedia

HOC-LAB is a laboratory at the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering of the Politecnico di Milano.
Founded in 1997, it is characterized by a multidisciplinary approach to multimedia communication.
The main application field is education.

Projects

PoliCollege

PoliCollege offers high school students (11th and 12th grades) short higher education level online courses on STEM subjects, held by professors of the Politecnico di Milano.

PoliCultura

PoliCultura is a digital storytelling competition, open to schools of all levels. It has been active non-stop since 2006.

TalkyTutor

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.

DOL (Diploma On Line)

DOL is a first and second level master of the Politecnico di Milano, aimed at teachers on the job. The focus is on how to infuse technologies into the classroom, in a meaningful way.

Base 5G

Base 5G is a project promoted by the Lombardy Region (Italy) to bring Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, enhanced by 5G, into the classroom (from pre-school to high-school).

ELSE

ELSE (Eco/logical Learning and Simulation Environments in Higher Education), an Erasmus + project, brings innovative teaching methods and tools into higher education. Use the video-tagging tool with your students: www.evoli.polimi.it

SCAR

Schools, widespread heritage and communication technologies. A trip to the outskirts of Milan, led by students.

TWIN

A model of territorial regeneration that combines slow tourism, architectural recovery and social inclusion.

Our impact

HOC-LAB brings tools and services to society on a large scale:

24.000

teachers involved

91.000

students

22

countries

200

pubblications

50

projects

20

cultural institutions

Want to join our projects?

Contact us and we will present you our work.

About us

HOC Team

Nicoletta
di Blas

Associate professor in Special Pedagogy

Paolo
Paolini

Senior Scientific Advisor, Computer Science 

Vera
Calchi

PhD in Philosophy

Lorenzo
Cardilli

PhD in History of the Italian Language and Literature

Federico
Schiepatti

PhD in Philosophy

Over time, the lab has been joined by professionals
who have become fellows of HOC lab.

Aldo
Torrebruno

eLearning expert

Barbara
Di Santo

eLearning expert

Diego
Peruselli

Computer Engineer

Anna
Torrebruno

Psychologist

Michela
Pelizzari

Secondary school teacher