CPD Certificate in Digital Education

CPD Certificate in Digital Education

Would you like to broaden your understanding of theories and methodologies in Digital Education?

Do you wish to assess your existing skills and practice in light of national, international, and disciplinary frameworks?

CIRTL is offering a part-time CPD Certificate to help you to build on these strengths to design (or redesign) learning activities, assessments, or feedback plans using digital education approaches. This course will allow students to evaluate and use a variety of digital education tools and approaches with a view to integrating them as appropriate to their own discipline and pedagogical approach.

Through practical workshops, reflections, discussions, and assessments, participants will gain a foundational knowledge in digital education as well as the confidence to respond to unexpected challenges. Students will reflect on the ways that digital education can support student learning and will articulate their own approach to digital education and rationale for the degree they do (or do not) integrate these approaches into their own teaching.

Get in touch today to learn more about this exciting new programme and register your interest with Dr Sarah Thelen, s.thelen@ucc.ie


Entry requirements

Academic requirements: primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8). In exceptional circumstances and subject to review by the module team, candidates with an ordinary primary degree (NFQ, Level 7) may also be considered subject to meeting the teaching requirements.

Professional requirements: minimum of 1 year of active teaching experience. This could include classroom teaching, tutorials, training, supervision, placement work, lab-based work, in the field or in an online context.


Course overview

Through engagement with digital education approaches and methodologies (both theoretical and hands-on) participants will explore the ways that digital education can enhance learning, teaching, research, and other professional practices. Participants will be introduced to foundational theories and methodologies in Digital Education in tandem with the evidence and research base informing those approaches. They will assess their existing skills and practice in light of national, international, and disciplinary frameworks and will build on these strengths to design (or redesign) learning activities, assessments, or feedback plans using digital education approaches. In doing so, students will evaluate and use a variety of digital education tools and approaches with a view to integrating them as appropriate to their own discipline and pedagogical approach.

Through practical workshops, reflections, discussions, and assessments, participants will gain a foundational knowledge in digital education as well as the confidence to respond to unexpected challenges. Students will reflect on the ways that digital education can support student learning and will articulate their own approach to digital education and rationale for the degree they do (or do not) integrate these approaches into their own teaching.

 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

 

  1. Demonstrate a critical awareness of digital education best practices rooted in research and practical applications;
  2. Appraise their existing skills and abilities in digital education and critically evaluate their digital education practices using national, international, or disciplinary quality measures and frameworks;
  3. Evaluate a range of digital education tools and approaches and critique their applicability (or inapplicability) to their own professional practice or scholarship;
  4. Design a learning activity or assessment using digital education tools and approaches and outline a plan to gather evidence of its impact on student learning;
  5. Critically assess the opportunities and limitations of a digital education approach and reflect on the steps required to mitigate potential obstacles;
  6. Participate in inter/transdisciplinary discussions on digital education as a community of scholars.

 

Register your interest

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Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)

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