Digitally Competent Educators Study Modules

The Digitally Competent Educators short learning programme is designed to respond to educators' need for digital competences specific to their profession. Familiarise yourself with the course content and join in!

This European Short Learning Programme (E-SLP) comprises three 5 ECTS courses which will develop your digital pedagogic competence in teaching and learning. These courses are suitable for educators who work in all levels of education.

Study modules

Study modules are developed and implemented jointly by the University of Jyväskylä (Finland), FernUniversität in Hagen (Germany), Universidade Aberta (Portugal) and Anadolu University (Turkey).

If you have successfully completed all three study modules of Digitally Competent Educators, you may order a certificate of completion and a transcript of records from the Open University's student services.

Registration and requirements

  • Registration information can be found on each course's page.
  • Please note: Registration is binding. Read more about our cancellation policy.
  • The workload of one module is estimated to be a total of 135 hours of work.
  • Participants are required to have basic computer skills in order to work online. Active participation and contribution are required to complete the course.
  • Other prerequisite requirements are specified on the course pages.


Studying online

  • The courses are on the Moodle learning platform. 
  • All course materials are available throughout the course. 
  • Guidance and support is provided during the course.

You will study both independently and with the other course participants. You can share your experience with others and you learn from others at the same time. You don't need to be online at a specific time, but you should attend the course regularly. 

Sign up for Digitally Competent Educators study modules 

Check out the study modules that interest you. From the course pages below you can also register as a student and sign up for the course within the registration period.