Introduction to Digital Competences for Educators

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Introduction to Digital Competences for Educators (deutsche Version) is an online course, taught in English, which allows you to develop and strengthen your digital competences as a teacher. It is offered jointly by the FernUniversität in Hagen (Germany) and the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and is aimed at teachers from any country who teach any subject and at any educational level.

At a Glance

Course fee: € 75
Who can register? The module is open to teachers working in any level of education. Prior knowledge or experience is not a requirement.
Certificate: After successfully completing the module, participants will receive a transcript of records and a certificate from the FernUniversität in Hagen.

The next session of the Introduction to Digital Competences for Educators module will take place from September 27 to December 5, 2023.


Registration is available at the following link: Register for the module

Registration deadline: September 28, 2023

Q&A Webinar

If you are interested in Digital Competent Educators´ modules, you can join our international Q&A Webinar on 26th September 2023 from 5 to 6 pm (CEST) and bring your questions along. You do not need to register for the Q&A Webinar, just join us via Zoom at the following link: ID: 692 0788 1564.

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The central topic of the module is the use of digital technology in teaching: for example, to communicate, to collaborate, and to support students. In the process, you will reflect on your own skills and previous experiences in teaching. Your prior knowledge and experience will be incorporated into the course contents.

In small groups, you will address topics such as how you can build virtual learning communities, which tools are best suited for different forms of communication, and how you can best motivate students to learn. Students have different needs. Especially through the use of digital media in teaching, it is possible to respond to them.

The module gives you the opportunity to learn in an international context. You have the option of taking it as a stand-alone module or as a part of the Digitally Competent Educators program.

Course participants will submit a final assignment in which they draw a personal connection between the topics covered and their respective fields of professional activity.

Contact for questions about module content Photo: Hardy Welsch

Contact for questions about module content

Magda Zarebski

Email: magda.zarebski

Phone: +49 2331 987-4058

Contact for technical and administrative questions

Email: openuniversity

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