Digitally Competent Educators programme

The Digitally Competent Educators (DCE) short learning programme is for people who work or want to work in the field of education. DCE helps to develop educators' digital pedagogic competence and strengthen their skills and knowledge about the use of information and communication technology in education.

This short learning programme is part of E-SLP project, which is about European Short Learning Programmes (SLPs) for continuous professional development and lifelong learning.

Digitally Competent Educators short learning programme comprises three study modules which develop digital pedagogic competence in teaching and learning. This SLP is suitable for educators who work in all levels of education.

The programme is internationally-oriented and open to interested students anywhere in the world. You can complete the short learning programme on its own, or as part of a master’s programme.

Digitally Competent Educators

  • based on 3 study modules with 5 ECTS each
  • potentially adaptable to a larger formal university degree, EQF levels 6–7
  • flexible, fully online and scalable  ​
  • targeted to educators in various levels
  • part of the E-SLP project, launched in the year 2020
  • developed under Erasmus + KA3 in collaboration with four EADTU member universities
  • If you have successfully completed all three study modules, you can order a certificate and a transcript of records from the student services of JYUOpen.

eSPL logoThis project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

Study modules of Digitally Competent Educators

Digitally Competent Educators responds to educators' need for a set of digital competences specific to their profession, but focus is not only on technical skills. The aim is in the use of digital technologies to enhance and innovate education and training.

The course contents include all six competence areas that are described in Digital Competence Framework for Educators: professional engagement, digital resources, assessment, teaching and learning, empowering learners, and facilitating learner's digital competence.

The three modules are presented below. Please click the module's name to get detailed information:

Module 1

Introduction to Digital Competences for Educators

Participants will learn

  • Professional communication and collaboration
  • Reflective practice and digital Continuing Professional Development
  • Accessibility & inclusion
  • Differentiation & personalisation
  • To actively engage learners


Module 2

Teaching and Learning with Digital Resources

Participants will learn

  • To select, create and modify digital resources
  • To manage, protect and share digital resources
  • Teaching and guidance
  • Collaborative and self-regulated learning

Module 3 

Facilitating and Assessing Learners' Digital Competencies

Participants will learn

  • Assessment strategies
  • Analysis of evidence
  • Feedback and planning
  • Information and media literacy
  • Digital communication and collaboration
  • Digital problem solving

International cooperation

Digitally Competent Educators online courses are developed and implemented jointly by

The courses are based on the European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu) which was published in 2017 by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service.

Digital Competencies of Educators
“This is not only about developing digital skills. It rather goes to the foundation of how education in the 21st century can look like”, says Professor Eva Cendon.