Improve your professional digital competencies on Introduction to Digital Competences for Educators online course

The first module, Introduction to Digital Competences for Educators, focuses on using digital technologies for communication, collaboration and professional development as well as enhancing inclusion, personalisation and learners' active engagement.

Introduction to Digital Competences for Educators (5 ECTS) is the 1st module of Digitally Competent Educators programme. It enhances your ability to use digital technologies, and support classroom differentiation and personalised education.

Module 1 Online Course

  • Next online course: 5 April – 14 June 2023
  • Registration open: 9 January – 4 April 2023

This online course is suitable for people working or studying in the field of education. It doesn't require any preliminary knowledge.

During the 10-week period, you will study both independently and with the other course participants on the Moodle learning platform. Participants are required to have basic ICT skills in order to work online. Guidance and support is provided during the course. All course materials are available throughout the course.

The course includes group work with a flexible timetable, and each week there is an assignment on the week’s topic. Participants are expected to attend the course regularly.


The link above is only active during the registration period (9 January 2023  4 April 2023).

Please note: Registration requires a valid passport or an EU identity card. If you have a Finnish bank ID, you can register via the OMA service.

Registration for this course is binding.
JYU Open cancellation policy

General info

  • Course code: KOTEP160
  • Study credits: 5 ECTS
  • Workload: ca. 135 hours
  • EQF level: 7
  • Assesment scale: 05
  • Prerequisites: No preliminary knowledge required
  • Study fee: €75

Course content of Module 1

1. Self-assessment
2. Learning in Community
3. From Communication to Collaboration
4. Free Access
5. Data Protection
6. Managing Diversity
7. Online Motivation
8. Final Assignment
9. Conclusion

The course is developed and implemented jointly by the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and the FernUniversität in Hagen (Germany). For further information, please contact our study services at

How will I benefit from this course?

  • You will know how to communicate, contribute, share and collaborate with digital technologies in your learning community.
  • You will be able to support learner-centred pedagogic strategies and to boost the active involvement of learners in the learning process.
  • You can reflect on, identify and improve your professional digital competencies
    identify special needs of learners and employ accessibility solutions.

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