Unlocking the power of teachers' digital competence: “Empowering learners”

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Course details

Digital competence does not solely refer to mastering technology but rather to the way that teachers can use this technology to enhance their professional practice, empower their learners and improve learning outcomes.

In the fourth course of the course series on Unlocking the Power of Teacher Digital Competence, we focus on ways to empower learners. Using digital technologies can help teachers to create innovative learning experiences, resulting in learners becoming more actively engaged. Digital technologies can be used by teachers to personalise learning and tailor it according to individual learners’ levels, interests and needs. However, it is important to avoid amplifying inequality, for example in terms of learner access to technology or lack of skills. Accessibility for all learners is crucial, including those with special educational needs.

The course is offered by the European School Education Platform. Visit our website for more information.

Duration and workload

Start date: Monday 15 July 2024

End date: Wednesday 21 August 2024

Duration: 5 weeks

Workload: 15-20 hours

Course competences

The recipient of this certificate has demonstrated B2 level proficiency of the following competences according to the digital competence framework of the European Commission's SELFIE for TEACHERs tool:

  • Accessibility and inclusion (Ensuring access to digital resources and learning activities for all students, taking into consideration any contextual, physical or cognitive constraints to their use)
  • Differentiation and personalisation (Using digital technologies to address diverse learning needs and capabilities, by allowing learners to advance at different levels and speeds, and follow individual learning pathways and objectives)
  • Actively engaging learners (Using digital technologies to foster learners’ active and creative engagement in their learning)
  • Blended learning (Using digital resources and tools, online learning environments and platforms to ensure students' learning within and beyond the classroom)

For more information about the competences and the proficiency levels see the SELFIE for TEACHERs toolkit.

Target audience

The course is relevant to all primary and secondary teachers, irrespective of their teaching subjects. Additionally, the course is beneficial for all educators interested in improving their digital competence and enhance their learning in the digital age.

Learning objectives

As a participant, you will:

  • Select and employ digital technologies in your learning design, to develop inclusive learning activities and accessible resources according to your students’ needs and capabilities,
  • Select and employ digital technologies in your learning designs based on their features, to develop personalised learning environments,
  • Select and employ digital technologies in your learning designs to foster students’ active engagement in individual and collaborative learning,
  • Analyse digital technologies based on their features and employ them in your learning designs to support distance and blended learning.

Offered by

This content is offered by the European Commission. The European Commission is the European Union's politically independent executive arm. It is alone responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

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