Integrating digital technologies in education is complex. It therefore requires a comprehensive digital strategy that covers all areas of a school.

The Building a School Digital Strategy MOOC will help you to take a snapshot of your school’s current use of digital technologies and set out a path for improvement, thereby setting the foundation for a school digital strategy. The course focusses on the SELFIE tool and how it can help schools develop their digital practices. The course shows participants how to use the tool in their school and how to develop a more comprehensive strategy based on the results offered by the tool.

In this course you will:

  • Ιdentify how you use digital technology in your school to maximise student learning.
  • Set out a clear vision for using digital technology in your school.
  • Identify the foundations of your digital strategy and develop an action plan to achieve it.
  • The language of communication is English
  • You can follow the course at your own pace. The only deadline you need to pay attention to is for the final peer assessment assignment.
  • To get the most out of the course, you can join the course Facebook group!

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List of modules

Introduction

Start date: 25/10/2021 12:00

Module 1: Digital Learning – from Challenge to Opportunity

Start date: 25/10/2021 12:00

Module 2: Introduction to the SELFIE tool

Start date: 01/11/2021 12:00

Module 3: The SELFIE tool Continued

Start date: 08/11/2021 12:00

Module 4: Creating an Action Plan

Start date: 15/11/2021 12:00

To join the course, please first register or log in to the School Education Gateway.

Start date

Monday, 25 October 2021

End date

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Duration

The course runs for 5.5 weeks: during the first four weeks, one new module opens every Monday. The deadline for the final assignment is Wednesday, 1 December. The estimated workload is 3-4 hours per week.

Target audience

The course is relevant for any teacher or school leader who wants to develop a digital strategy for their school. However, due to the nature of the topic and the importance of getting input from a variety of school stakeholders, it is useful for participants to hold a transversal or leadership role in the school. The course offers an introduction to the topic.

Certification

You will receive a course badge and a course certificate if you complete the full course: this means you have to visit all sections and complete the final peer assessment activity before the deadline.

All badges can be exported to the Badgr Backpack.

You can get your certificate formally accredited if you live in Emilia-Romagna, Italy; Portugal, or Region of Madrid, Spain. Find out how to apply for accreditation.

Course Moderators

Donald Cunado
Efi Saltidou