Frequently Asked Questions

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What are editorial boards?
Can I access the European Schoolnet Academy courses after their completion?
Do I need to use Facebook, Twitter or other social media on a course?
How much time is required to participate in a course?
How do I enrol in a course?

What are editorial boards?

We want to ensure that some of the great work being produced in the course is properly curated and published, not only to provide recognition to its authors, but also to help a larger audience benefit from the great output being produced. For this purpose, an Editorial Board will be set up at the end of certain courses with the goal of curating outstanding work by course participants and selecting it for publication.

The Editorial Board will consist of a small group of people who have demonstrated commitment and outstanding work during the course. The purpose of the board is to rate and review lesson plans that have been flagged as noteworthy, in order to select a certain number of them to be published (for instance, on the project website).


Can I access the European Schoolnet Academy courses after their completion?

Courses remain open indefinitely for anyone who would like to browse the content and find ways to improve their pedagogical practices. However, please note that after their original delivery, the courses will not be moderated and no certification is available.


Do I need to use Facebook, Twitter or other social media on a course?

Although not necessary, using social media for a European Schoolnet Academy course will make the experience more fun! Joining the Facebook or LinkedIn groups of the courses and following the discussions using the Twitter hashtags will enable you to meet like-minded participants, exchange useful resources and information, and share your thoughts and ideas on the courses. Of course, you should not forget to check out the course forums, where you can also pose questions about the course to us and your fellow participants.


How much time is required to participate in a course?

This varies slightly from one course to the next, but generally we estimate around 3-4 hours of work per week are required to complete a module. The idea is that you spend about 20 minutes per day on your professional development.

However, it is up to you how much time you want to spend on a course. Most participants in our courses report spending between 2-3 hours per week, but some say they went really in depth and spent more hours than that.


How do I enrol in a course?

To enrol in a course, you first have to register as a user on the European Schoolnet Academy platform. In order to do so, please visit the registration page, where you will be asked to provide your details. Having done that, you will receive an email with a temporary password. After you log in for the first time, you will be asked to change that password to one of your choice.

Once you have created your user account on the European Schoolnet Academy platform, you can enrol in any available course by visiting the course's homepage and clicking on the blue "Enrol in this course" button on the right-hand side.

You can enrol in a course at any time after registrations have opened. You can even enrol after the course has ended, since all the materials will remain available for perusal. The difference is that the course will no longer be moderated, and you will no longer be able to earn the badges or the certificate.