Knowledge clips and interactive platform for methodologies in urbanism

30 May 2013 by ICTO TEAM
Roberto Rocco (AR)

Platform built together with national and international partners for the MSc course “Methodology for Urbanism” (AR2U090).

Project description
The platform contains online (video) lectures about methodologies in urbanism (urban designing, planning and environmental technology) that can be used as course material by all partners. We developed these knowledge clips in order to:

  • reduce the time of traditional lectures;
  • increase the time for interaction/exercises.

Part of the platform is a mini-repository, through which we share the best relevant essays and texts written by students from partner institutions. Additionally, it allows us to share educational materials (presentations, papers) in an attractive and user friendly way.
All information is available to anyone browsing the internet.

Figure 1. The platform on WordPress (click to enlarge).


  • Exploring the concept of open learning: universities produce material that is made easily accessible by students anywhere in the world.
  • Building a network of people who are engaged in the field of methodology in the applied urban sciences.

Figure 2. Presentations on Slideshare (click to enlarge).

Figure 3. Images shared through Flickr (click to enlarge).



Figure 4. Example of a knowledge clip.

The result of our work can be seen here:

In order to further develop the platform, we’d like to work on the following ideas:

  • co-production of students and teachers; 
  • exchange with other faculties and universities; 
  • towards a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).

    Figure 5 and 6. In the studio.

    Tips for colleagues
    Knowledge clips enable you to…

    • …structure your message (writing the script);
    • …mix different types of information, including dynamic information.

      Download the presentation of this project (PDF):

      More information

      Teacher: Roberto Rocco (BK); email: 
      Docent: Egbert Stolk (BK); email: 
      Year: 2013-2014

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