EMMA poster at EDEN.
Coding has been recognized by the Italian National Plan for Digital School (PNSD) as one of fundamental disciplines to
be introduced at school level. In order to reach such an objective, the University of Urbino offered for free a MOOC on
Coding specifically devoted to school teachers through the European Multiple MOOC Platform (europeanmoocs.eu,
Emma for short). The objective of such aMOOC was to generate a highly scalable process of teaching/learning involving
a plethora of actors: school managers, ICTs experts, teachers, and pupils as final users. The MOOC was organized as a
hands-on experience course, based also on live webinars, illustrating how to organize coding activities using only freely
accessible online resources. This approach allowed teachers to learn the fundamental principles of coding together with
their pupils and to apply computational thinking to any topic, with a non secondary effect: converting role of the
teacher into an enabler factor, restoring their centrality, legitimation and social value. The poster highlights the
dimensions of such an experience, the relevance of pedagogies used, as well as the factors of its success.