Politecnico di Milano
Keynote Title: Students: storytellers and creators of their own open futures
Students are in all our minds with different roles: learners; lifelong learners; next generation of decision makers; today’s and tomorrow’s citizens. We are all working for them, but still students often have little or no voice in these contexts. There is a growing debate around the type of skills, competencies, knowledge and attitudes required for them to constructively face global challenges, to become active citizens and participants in the knowledge economy. What kind of future do students envision for education? What is the role of Open Education in this process? But first: are students aware of“Open Education”? Are they engaging in “Open Practices”? If yes, how? Are they actively contributing to the creation of knowledge and growth of Open Contents? Would they, if they knew? Moreover: would it be worth it, in their perspective? Let’s ask them. Students are the protagonists of this keynote, and the work behind the scenes to support their learning success is the other part of the story we are going to tell together.
About: Paola Corti works as Project Manager and instructional designer at METID (Metodi E Tecnologie Innovative per la Didattica – Innovative Methods and Technologies for Learning), the teaching and learning innovation unit of Politecnico di Milano (Italy). METID supports teachers in adopting innovative approaches,operates to design and develop e-learning services, and takes part in several research and training projects collaborating with some of the most reputable European universities. Paola coordinated the design and the production of the “MOOCs for Teachers” series on teaching innovation on POK, the MOOC platform of Politecnico di Milano. This series of MOOCs includes the first OER MOOC delivered by Politecnico di Milano, “Using OERs in Teaching,” winner of the OE Award for Excellence in 2017. This MOOC opened the road to a series of new MOOCs released under CC licence in the University. Paola is the co-chair of the 2019 Open Education Global Conference.