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Developing Digital Skills in your Classroom


Welcome to the MOOC Developing Digital Skills in Your Classroom

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Join us on the 2nd round of this exciting course covering the hugely important topic of developing digital skills in our classrooms. Digital skills are already an essential requirement for young people to succeed in an increasingly digitised society. Not only are these skills demanded for an increasing number of jobs, they also are a requirement and a right of citizens, if they are to be functional in today’s society.

Schools and teachers therefore need support to work with their students to develop a wide range of digital skills that ensure young people leaving school have the skills required by the labour market and by an increasingly digitised society.

The course is organised around thematic areas of digital skills that are relevant at all levels of primary and secondary schooling. In 6 modules, it explores the definition and role of digital skills generally and then looks at specific skill areas and how to address them in the classroom. The focus of these modules is on how the skill area can be addressed pedagogically and what tools there are available to help the teachers and students.

At the end of the course participants are required to prepare a final lesson project which can be submitted as part of the eSkills for Jobs Awards competition. The course is part of the eSkills for Jobs campaign by the European Commission, where you can also find additional resources on the topic.

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Learning objectives

  • Develop a range of digital skills
  • Discover available tools and resources
  • Learn to design lessons that focus on a range of digital skills
  • Make use of innovative tools to assist your own and your students’ work in this area


The course is open to anyone interested in the topic. However, the course is specifically targeted at practising classroom teachers from primary and secondary schools. No specific knowledge is required but a basic level of digital skills is helpful to navigate the course and participate in the course discussions.


  1. Module 1: What Are Digital Skills and Why Do We Need Them?
  2. Module 2: How to Use Digital Resources/Content
  3. Module 3: How to Create Digital Resources/Content
  4. Module 4: How to Program Machines
  5. Module 5: How to Use Social Media
  6. Module 6: Final Project


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.

Note to teachers from Portugal: You can get your successful participation in a European Schoolnet Academy course formally recognised as valid continuous professional development, and thereby acquire the relevant number of training hours, by sending your certificate to the Conselho Científico e Pedagógico de Formação Contínua (CCPFC) at Rua do Forno, nº 30, 1º andar - apartado 2168, 4700 - 429 Braga, Portugal. For more information, please contact the CCPFC.

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The course is published by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). Neither the European Commission, the EASME or other European institutions nor any person acting on their behalf is responsible for the use which might be made of the information contained herein or for any errors, which, despite careful preparation and checking, may appear. The views in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the EASME, the European Commission or other European institutions.

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  4. Estimated Effort

    4 hours (24 in total)