University of Urbino

University of Urbino

This is the confirmation of a pledge proposed and approved in June 2016, based on the success of a MOOC entitled “Coding in your classroom, now!” (CodeMOOC in brief) delivered for free by the University of Urbino in winter/spring 2016 to help teachers to introduce computational thinking in their classrooms. CodeMOOC has involved more than 8,000 teachers who have already engaged more than 150,000 students/pupils in coding activities. The pledge aims to scale up CodeMOOC in many different ways: by delivering it steadily for at least 2 years, by combining it with a road show (the first events organized have attracted more than 5,000 participants), by delivering a new MOOC to assist the teachers who completed CodeMOOC in the process of involving their colleagues, by making both the format and the contents available for reuse in other countries.

Last update: 20/06/2017
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Pledge Category

Digital skills in education

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/06/2016
End date: 31/12/2018

Other Pledge details

Public Funding: NO

University of Urbino

The University of Urbino "Carlo Bo" is an Italian university located in Urbino.

Qualitative Impact

Introduce coding at school in order to make computational thinking a transversal pedagogical instrument

Empower school teachers

Induce a bottom-up change in schools

Allow pupils to experience and apply coding and computational thinking in different contexts

Provide inclusive coding experiences during school hours

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
People trained online/ teachers 20 000 teachers involved in CodeMOOC by the end of 2018 20,000 15000
People reached through awareness raising activities/students 350,000 pupils involved in coding activities in their classrooms by the end of 2018 350,000 27000
People reached through awareness raising activities/all citizens 20,000 participants reached through live coding events 20,000 10000
Other (MOOC format adapted to 2 other countries) The contents/format of CodeMOOC adopted in least 2 other countries 2 N/A

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

CodeMOOC has been delivered as a self paced MOOC since the beginning of the pedge.
The number of teachers enrolled has passed 17,000 out of a target of 20,000.
The number of students/pupils directly involved by trained teachers has passed 270,000 out of a target of 350,000.
The number of roadshow events organized in the first 6 months of 2017 has passed the expected number per year (10) and involved more than 10,000 participants.
The publication of CodeMOOC format and reuse guidelines has been delayed in order to refine it in light of recent insights.
CodeMOOC has resulted to be the best online course of 2016, according to Class Central.
A support MOOC (called "Coding in their classrooms, now!") has been activated.
A follow up MOOC (called "Making apps in your classroom, now!") has been activated.


Milestone name Completion date Status
Deliver CodeMOOC as a self-paced MOOC at least until the end of 2018 31/12/2018 On Track
Organize at least 10 RoadShow events per year in 2017 and 2018 31/12/2018 On Track
Make available the format of CodeMOOC, together with resuse guidelines 28/02/2017 Delayed