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Designing for Personalization and Inclusion with Technologies


Welcome to the Designing for Personalization and Inclusion with Technologies MOOC

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Designing for Personalization and Inclusion with Technologies - is an Erasmus + project aiming at developing an effective working method for teachers and students. Its focus is an application (DEPIT APP) supporting teachers in the project work in the creation of the annual plan and the daily design. The APP is viewable in the classroom, and guides the students to understand the curriculum and the learning pathway.

This self-paced course tries to analyze the problems that the teachers find in designing in complexity and how digital technologies can support the design.

Teachers have to produce complex, multi-modal courses, as well as an explicit and personalized design. Hence the need for a design visualized for the students, to favor a construction of global sense and to highlight the red threads of the pathway.

The self-paced course, therefore, starts from the design model mediated by the Conversational framework proposed by Diana Laurillard ,which presents an interactionist approach to teaching through an application, DEPIT, which supports explicit and visible design to students.

In addition, it presents experiences and reflections of many school teachers who in Italy and Spain have used DEPIT and highlighted their strengths and suggestions for an effective work.

Learning objectives

  • To understand and assimilate the principles of the Design Learning model connected to this project
  • To understand and assimilate the principles of Visible Design
  • To recognize DEPIT's contribution to improve the educational process
  • To know the DEPIT APP, its functions, its educational usefulness, its applications, its advantages,
  • To identify the advantages of the DEPIT tool to make education inclusive and customisable


This open educational resource is designed to support school teachers design, from pre-primary school to high school. No specific prerequisites are required.


  • Module 1: Why and How Annual Planning Design?
  • Module 2: DEPIT - Pedagogical Model and App
  • Module 3: Design With DEPIT: Pedagogical and Practice Reflections

This course does not offer a certificate

This is a self-paced course meaning it does not follow a set schedule. All of the course materials are available as soon as the course starts. You can progress through the course at your speed. To begin with, you will have to download the DEPIT app

Course Staff

Pier Giuseppe Rossi

Professor of General Didactic and Pedagogy at the Macerata University. He was dean of the faculty of Education, and directed the PhD in E-learning and Knowledge management. He is the president of the SIREM -Italian Society for Research in Medial Education – Email:

Disclaimer and Copyright

This course was developed by the DEPIT project consortium. European Schoolnet is not a member of the consortium and is only hosting the course on the European Schoolnet Academy. The DEPIT project consortium is responsible for the course content. For any queries regarding the course please contact the DEPIT project course support at:

The DEPIT project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This course reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Creative Commons License

All content on this course unless specified otherwise is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

  1. Course Code

  2. Classes Start

    May 13, 2020
  3. Classes End

  4. Estimated Effort

    25 hours in total