Urban planning and design education benefit from a broad and open international debate. Even though solutions must fit local conditions, many problems are global in scope, and international collaborations are fun and fruitful. Increasing the range of planning and design practices and research available to students can substantially enrich the debate about on-campus education.
The Bridging DOCS project aims to integrate the TU Delft Urbanism master students with students from existing TU Delft online courses. This integration will start with the development of a platform connecting the students from the master course “Methodology for Urbanism” with participants of the “Rethink the City” MOOC (massive open online course), both organised at Bouwkunde.
The case studies and the discussions from the online course will broaden the debate in the on-campus course, bringing a critical international perspective to the classroom and making on-campus education connected to an active international community.
The integration between on-campus and on-line courses can be expanded to other courses at TU Delft.
The Comenius Teaching Fellows grant covers the first phase of development and implementation of this project . Following this first phase, the platform will be reevaluated and the same methods can be applied to other disciplines.
The Bridging DOCS project has a duration of 15 months and it will be managed by Igor Pessoa, coordinator of the Rethink the City MOOC, and Roberto Rocco, coordinator of the Methodology for Urbanism course.
The Bridging DOCS is an innovative project because it brings an extremely positive side of online education, the incredible diversity of perspectives, to on-campus classrooms. We believe that this international contact will enrich the debate and production on the on-campus course Methodology for Urbanism. Studies have shown the importance of having a more diverse perspective on… Read more
Activities, Methods, Planning and Project Evaluation The project aims to integrate on-campus courses with online courses and promote an international perspective in on-campus master courses. This would be achieved by combining different tools that foster interaction between the on-campus students and participants from online courses in one platform. The idea behind it is to give… Read more
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