This course brings together ICT administrators to hear about current practices and new developments, to learn from each other and to reflect on their work through a mix of over 20 specially commissioned video case studies produced by practitioners, live webinars with expert input, and stimulating, enjoyable and relevant activities and discussions.

The course aims to build your knowledge, skills and confidence in six key topic areas: Optimising the school network, Wireless networking and Bring Your Own Device, Cloud models and services, Securing networks and digital safety, New tools and services (including technology for special needs), and Professional skills and tips, including producing a school ICT development plan.

The focus of the course is on practical understanding and day-to-day problem-solving. We will be reflecting, discussing and sharing with each other about these topics. You will find a community of like-minded professionals on the course who can support each other in improving their practices. We will be using a variety of online tools and social media to communicate with each other and engage in peer review activities.

Join us now in the School ICT Administrator Facebook group and share your ideas on Twitter using #ICTadminMOOC.

The course is led by technical and pedagogical experts at European Schoolnet and is supported with funding and expertise from the Cisco Networking Academy. Video contributions were kindly provided by volunteers from schools, universities, and teacher education institutions. More details about the contributors can be found in the Course Introduction section of the course which will start a week before the course launch date. 

Course image from https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Univention_Corporate_Server_@_school under CC BY-SA 4.0

List of modules

Course Introduction Start date
08/01/18
Module 1: Optimising your school network Start date
15/01/18
Module 2: Wireless Networking and Bring Your Own Device Start date
22/01/18
Module 3: Moving to the cloud Start date
29/01/18
Module 4: Security and safety Start date
05/02/18
Module 5: The effective ICT administrator Start date
12/02/18
Module 6: New tools and services Start date
19/02/18
To enroll in this course you first have to register as a user on the European Schoolnet Academy platform. To register, please click the button below.

Start date

15th January 2018

Duration

The course runs for 7,5 weeks, with one module opening each week (6 modules = 6 weeks, followed by 1,5 week grace period). The estimated workload is three hours per week.

Target audience

The course is relevant to primary and secondary school technology coordinators who are interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of key aspects of practical ICT management. The focus of the course is on the practical activities within a school environment. The course is particularly relevant to ICT administrators in primary and secondary schools, ICT coordinators in schools, technical support personnel in schools, teachers interested in digital competence and e-safety (Module 4 in particular), teachers of all subjects working with students with special needs and disabilities (Module 6 in particular), and representatives of municipalities and organisations supporting ICT in schools.

Certification

You will receive digital module badges for every completed module of the course as well as a course badge and a course certificate upon completion of the full course. All badges can be exported to the Mozilla Badge Backpack.

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