Course Digital learning in schools for Android users

The sessions in this course are specifically designed to assist you in successfully implementing digital education, or elearning, in your school. The beginner level focuses on the theory behind elearning, technical aspects of elearning in your school, as well as how to effectively manage and use ICTs in a school environment. The intermediate level looks at content creation for tablet devices, as well as more advanced apps for demonstrations as well as online assessment tools. The advanced level investigates learning management systems, games and gamification in the classroom.

Beginner Level

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  • Entry LevelBasic

    Session 1

    Why eLearning?

    Learn about the importance of eLearning to prepare yourself, your learners and your school for the 21st Century.

  • Entry LevelBasic

    Session 2

    Getting technical

    Learn about different devices, their technical specifications, and the various operating systems available to you.

  • Entry LevelBasic

    Session 3

    Management and usage of ICTs in schools

    Learn about the management and administration of ICT in schools, and develop an ICT implementation plan.

Intermediate Level

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  • Entry LevelStandard

    Session 1

    Content for tablet devices

    Learn about the different types of content that you can use in the classroom, as well as developing your own eBooks.

  • Entry LevelStandard

    Session 2

    Apps for teachers for demonstrations and content creation

    Learn about the integrated use of apps in the classroom, as well as useful apps for you and your learners.

  • AdoptionLevel

    Session 3

    Online assessment tools

    Learn about assessment in the 21st Century, as well as how to make use of various online assessment tools.

Advanced Level

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  • AdoptionLevel

    Session 1

    Learning Management Systems

    Learn about Learning Management Systems, what they can be used for, and investigate different available systems.

  • AdaptationLevel

    Session 2

    Games teach too

    Learn how to effectively use games in education, and discover useful resources and ideas for the classroom.

  • AdaptationLevel

    Session 3

    The gamification of education

    Learn about the theory of gamification, and explore a real-life gamification platform for any classroom: Classcraft.

How to choose the right session for you

Some of the sessions require that you have particular skills so that you can benefit completely from the session. The table below will quickly help you decide what your skills are. Each session indicates what level of ICT skills on a device is required to successfully complete it.

Entry LevelNovice

  • I have never used a tablet before and don’t know how a tablet works.
  • I cannot send or receive emails on a tablet.
  • I cannot upload or download files (e.g. a PDF or images) on a tablet.
  • I cannot download an app from the relevant online app store (e.g. Google Play Store).
  • I have never used a tablet for teaching and learning.

Entry LevelBasic

  • I have used a tablet before, but need assistance in most tasks.
  • I am able to send and receive an email on a tablet.
  • I cannot upload and download files (e.g. a PDF or images) on a tablet.
  • I cannot download an app from the relevant online app store (e.g. Google Play Store).
  • I don’t use a tablet for teaching and learning.

Entry LevelStandard

  • I use my tablet for teaching and learning.
  • I show YouTube videos on a tablet as part of my lessons.
  • I use tablets in class mainly for drill-and-practice exercises.
  • I use eBooks on my tablet, while the learners use print books.
  • I decide when and how we use technology in class.

Adoption Level

  • I use my tablet for teaching and learning, and also for management and administration.
  • I embrace the use of tablets for teaching and learning.
  • I use blended learning techniques, such as eBooks, but I also use print books and paper.
  • My learners and I use eBooks on our tablets in class and watch videos on our tablets related to the topics we learn about.
  • I always use tablets for specific tasks, but not all the time.
  • My learners have their own tablets OR our school has a shared set of tablets, that I use as often as I can.
  • Although I decide how and when we use technology in class, I am gradually guiding my learners towards independent use of tablets.

Adaptation Level

  • I am used to technology and I use my tablet for teaching and learning, and also for management and administration.
  • I have a cloud-based system such as Google Drive, or a learning management system, that is linked to my tablet when I teach.
  • My learners and I use tablets in class and I push content to them using our learning management system.
  • My learners use tablets in class, and this helps them develop future-oriented skills such as collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking.
  • My learners come up with new ways of using tablets in their group work and individual learning.
  • My learners are growing closer to the time when they’ll be able to use their tablets independently.