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. This programme helps educators to develop their digital pedagogic competence and strengthen their skills and knowledge about the use of information and communication technology in education.

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 a part of a Master’s programme.

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

  • consists of 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
  • Learners who have successfully completed all three study modules can order a certificate and a transcript of records from 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. 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

DigCompEdu, the European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators

The course contents of this short learning programme 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.

To learn more about the European Framework watch the video:


International cooperation

Digitally Competent Educators online courses are developed and implemented jointly by

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.