Digital Competent Educators

Do you currently work or do you want to work in the future in the field of education? Do you think that you need to develop your digital pedagogic competence? Do you need to strengthen your skills and knowledge about the use of ICT in education?

This European Short Learning Programme (E-SLP) comprises of three 5 ECTS courses (course codes KOTEP160, KOTEA260 and KOTES360) that will develop your digital pedagogic competence in teaching and learning.

These courses are suitable for educators who work in all levels of education. E-SLP is a project about European Short Learning Programmes (SLPs) for continuous professional development and lifelong learning.

International cooperation

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

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

European Short Learning Programmes (E-SLP) on 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 for educators in various levels
  • launched year 2020
  • developed under Erasmus + KA3 in collaboration with four EADTU member universities
Digital Competent Educators

The online programme combines six competence areas of DigCompEdu and responds to educators' need of a set of digital competences specific to their profession. All the modules are presented below. You can see what you will learn in each of the modules.

Module 1

Introduction to digital competences for educators

Participants will learn

  • Professional communication and collaboration
  • Reflective practice and digital CPD
  • Accessibility & inclusion
  • Differentiation & personalisation
  • Actively engaging learners

Module 2

Teaching and learning with digital resources

Participants will learn

  • Selecting, creating and modifying digital resources
  • Managing, protecting and sharing digital resources
  • Teaching and guidance
  • Collaborative and self-regulated learning

Module 3 

Facilitating and assessing learners' digital competencies

Participants will learn

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