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"Coding is like the new literacy!"

Neelie Kroes, Former Vice President of the European Commission

Technology is everywhere, if we like it or not. And nearly all future jobs require us to understand it. To respond to this, governments are including computing in national curricula for students of all ages. In the UK already every primary school teacher has to teach computing concepts and in many other countries more and more of us will be required to teach computing or at least integrate computing concepts, ideas and processes into our teaching. So let's get ready for this.

If you are a primary or secondary school teacher who needs ideas, tools or resources on how to teach computing, this MOOC is here to help you. The course is designed as an introductory course, for you to use as a starting point to explore some of the ideas and tools further. It is relevant to primary and secondary school teachers of all levels of experience. A basic amount of knowledge on operating computers and other technology devices is expected but you don't need prior knowledge of computing. The course lasts for 5 weeks and requires around 3 hours of work per week.

The course has been designed by teachers for teachers and will feature interviews, presentations, and activities from teachers, professors, students and computing professionals.

Enrol in the course and join the discussion on our social media channels via the Facebook group and Twitter using #CScourse.

This course is an adapted version of the two courses How to Teach Computing: An Introduction to Concepts, Tools and Resources for Secondary/Primary Teachers. If you have previously completed one of these courses you will be familiar with the content of this course and while you are welcome to join again, it is unlikely to offer you anything new.


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List of modules

Course Introduction Start date
16 Nov 12:00
End date
01 Jun 00:59
1. What is it, why teach it and what to focus on? 1. What is it, why teach it and what to focus on? Start date
16 Nov 12:00
End date
01 Jun 00:59
2. How to teach computing... 2. How to teach computing... Start date
22 Nov 21:00
End date
01 Jun 00:59
3. Tools & Resources 1 3. Tools & Resources 1 Start date
30 Nov 11:00
End date
01 Jun 00:59
4. Tools & Resources 2 4. Tools & Resources 2 Start date
07 Dec 09:00
End date
21 Dec 00:59
To enrol in this course you first have to register as a user on the European Schoolnet Academy platform. To register, please click the button below.

Target audience

The course is targeted at classroom teachers working in primary and secondary schools. However, the course is open to anyone interested in the topic and is free of charge. While no specific computing knowledge is required, some basic knowledge of how to operate computers and other machines is recommended.


5 weeks

Start date

Monday, 16th November 2015


You will receive digital badges for every completed module of the course as well as a course badge and a course certificate upon completion of the full course.