Digitally Competent Educators

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.

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.

Registration information can be found on each study module’s page.
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E-SLP is a project about European Short Learning Programmes (SLPs) for continuous professional development and lifelong learning.

Digitally Competent Educators 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.

International cooperation

Digitally Competent Educators online courses are developed and implemented jointly by the Faculty of Information Technology and Open University from the University of Jyväskylä, the FernUniversität in Hagen from Germany, Universidade Aberta from Portugal and Anadolu University from Turkey. 

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. The course contents include all six competence areas or descriptors that are described in DigCompEdu.

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

Digital competences​ for 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
Digital Competent Educators

This online programme combines the six competence areas of DigCompEdu and responds to educators' need for a set of digital competences specific to their profession. For general info, click above.
The three modules are presented below. Please click the link in each 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