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Did you know that two-thirds of teachers in the European Union learn about ICT in their own time, and almost all are positive about its impact on students, according to the Survey in schools: ICT and education (2013)? Despite this readiness however, many teachers in Europe still have a lack of competence in using ICT in their teaching and use it only to a small extent in their classrooms. In order to meet this challenge, the European project MENTEP (Mentoring Technology-Enhanced Teaching, managed by European Schoolnet and funded by the European Commission) is developing an online self-assessment tool to empower teachers to progress in their Technology-Enhanced Teaching (TET) competence at their own pace.

This course, which is the first in the MENTEP MOOC series on improving Technology-Enhanced Teaching, is an integral part of the project. The MENTEP MOOC series will support the project’s goals to:

  • Boost teachers’ competence and confidence to use ICT in the classroom
  • Increase the number of teachers able to innovate using ICT
  • Enhance the uptake of ICT in teaching and learning
  • Strengthen the professional profile of the teaching profession
  • Improve data on teachers’ digital competence and training needs
  • Promote stronger coherence between EU and national approaches to the assessment of Technology-Enhanced Teaching competence

Interested in learning what Technology Enhanced Teaching (TET) competence is, how much you have of it, and how to develop more? Then this course is for you! The course will last 5 weeks and mainly targets teachers, but is also of relevance to head teachers and policy makers working in this area. 

Over this first course’s 4 modules, we will look at how TET competence is currently defined in national and international frameworks, and how certain countries are using online assessment tools to monitor this. We will also explore how teachers’ TET competence can be meaningfully assessed with a particular focus on the role of online self and peer-assessment. At the heart of the course will be examples of teachers’ experiences of using their TET competence to effectively teach their students. 

Join us for this introductory course, and then be invited to join the follow-up MOOC in which you will have the chance to collaboratively help us define a new self-assessment tool we are developing for teachers. If you are a policy maker, watch out particularly for the last course of the MENTEP MOOC series, which will provide a step-by-step guide on how to go about a similar policy experimentation in your country and provide training opportunities for teachers and school heads to enhance their professional development. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the course, and we hope you are as excited as we are about starting this learning journey together!

Enrol now and help us spread the word by tweeting #MENTEPcourse and joining our Facebook group here.




The MENTEP project is a European Policy Experimentation funded by the European Commission via the Erasmus+ programme. This publication reflects the views only of the authors and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission, and the European Commission is not responsible or liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


List of modules

Course Introduction Start date
28 Sep 14:00
End date
29 Sep 00:59
M1. What is Technology-Enhanced Teaching (TET) Competence? M1. What is Technology-Enhanced Teaching (TET) Competence? Start date
28 Sep 14:00
End date
29 Sep 00:59
M2. How can TET competence be meaningfully assessed? M2. How can TET competence be meaningfully assessed? Start date
05 Oct 13:00
End date
06 Oct 00:59
M3. Existing online assessment tools for TET competence M3. Existing online assessment tools for TET competence Start date
12 Oct 14:00
End date
13 Oct 00:59
M4. Teachers as learning designers and peer reviewers M4. Teachers as learning designers and peer reviewers Start date
19 Oct 13:00
End date
20 Oct 00:59
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Target audience

The course is open to anyone interested in the topic. However, the course is specifically targeted at teachers, but it is also of relevance to head teachers and policy makers working in the area.

Start date

Monday 28 September 2015


5 weeks (28 September – 1 November 2015)


You will receive digital badges for every completed module of the course as well as a course badge and a course certificate upon completion of the full course.