Please note that this course has concluded, although its content remains available for perusal. You can access the modules by enrolling in the course and clicking the "Modules" tab above; however, it is no longer possible to receive the course badge, the module badges, or the course certificate. Finally, please note that support for this course is no longer provided by the course instructors or the EUN Academy team.


This course brings ICT together 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 under CC BY-SA 4.0

List of modules

Course Introduction Start date
21 Nov 14:00
End date
06 Feb 00:59
Module 1: Optimising your school network Module 1: Optimising your school network Start date
28 Nov 12:00
End date
06 Feb 00:59
Module 2: Wireless Networking and Bring Your Own Device Module 2: Wireless Networking and Bring Your Own Device Start date
05 Dec 01:00
End date
30 Jan 00:59
Module 3: Moving to the cloud Module 3: Moving to the cloud Start date
12 Dec 12:00
End date
30 Jan 00:59
Module 4: Security and safety Module 4: Security and safety Start date
09 Jan 15:47
End date
30 Jan 00:59
Module 5: The effective ICT administrator Module 5: The effective ICT administrator Start date
16 Jan 11:39
End date
29 Jan 01:59
Module 6: New tools and services Module 6: New tools and services Start date
23 Jan 14:51
End date
30 Jan 00:59
To enrol 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

28th November 2016


The course runs for six weeks with one module opening each week. There is a three-week break between the third and fourth modules. The estimated workload is three hours a week.

Target audience

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), Representatives of municipalities and organisations supporting ICT in schools


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.