Online course details


£350 (includes VAT)

Next course date

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4 units, 5 hours of study per unit

CPD hours

20 CPD hours


Self-guided online learning



Online course description

Ideally suited to those who are keen to learn more about the use of technology in teaching and learning, this professional development short course offers a valuable opportunity to explore the three ‘C’s of the 21st century within the context of teaching: Curiosity, Curation and Community. You will benefit from learning about the best practice use of technology to support the three ‘C’s of innovative 21st century teaching.

This course offers a practical introduction to the use of digital technologies for educators. As you embark on your digital journey, you will look at themes such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) or the application of social media to support learning. You will also explore new and emerging technologies whilst considering their uses within teaching and learning as well as discovering new digital horizons.

Who is the course for?

Though open to anyone, this professional development course is particularly suited to those working in education or training, including organisational training providers, schools and academies, colleges and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) such as:

This professional development course will provide you with:

Lucy Hutchinson introduces the Introduction to Innovative 21st Century Teaching online short course

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Structure, certificates and assessment

You will study this course 100% online. It comprises a range of activities including:

There is no obligation for you to undertake every activity, but being involved in all aspects of the course will help you to achieve a well-rounded knowledge.

There is no graded assessment. Instead, you will receive a badge for each completed Unit, and then upon completion of the whole course, you will be awarded with an e-certificate.

An accredited provider of the CPD Standards Office

We are proud to be an accredited provider of the CPD Standards Office for our online short courses and free courses, demonstrating that they conform to CPD best practice and are appropriate for inclusion in a formal CPD record.

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Course units

The course is made up of 4 units, each will require approximately 5 hours of study.

The course is designed to gradually develop your competence and confidence in the use of digital technologies in teaching and learning.on

The aim of this unit is to introduce you to the concept of the 21st century teacher and to encourage you to embark on your digital journey and inspire curiosity.

This unit will look at the growing popularity and usage of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Open Educational Resources (OERs) to support all aspects of learning. During this module you will hear first-hand about what creates a successful MOOC and contemporary research conducted by our Academic Innovation Hub.

This unit invites you will review case studies of social media usage in education and to consider how aspects of popular social media might be applied in the classroom.

In this unit, you will explore emerging technology and it’s use within education and training. This unit brings together thought leaders in Technology Enhanced Learning who discuss what the future might hold.

Learning outcomes

Fees and funding

Fee: £350 (includes VAT)

Course requirements

The course is widely available for anyone to take part in regardless of age, location or education status.

However, there are some basic requirements. You will need access to the internet whether it is on your PC, tablet, mobile or other electronic devices, as well as a valid email address to register with our online learning environment in order to take part in the course.

You will need to agree to the terms and conditions before you start the course which will be available when you enrol.

Learners should have an understanding of the English Language and the ability to study in English.

How to enrol

All of our short courses are delivered through an easy-to-use online learning platform, which you can enrol from directly.

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