Challenge: How can we engage digital technologies in meaningful ways?
Challenge: How can pedagogy respond to the ongoing digital transformations in society?
In addition to webinars, group-works and individual assignments under the guidance of our best professors, the summer university course will be completed by a round table conversation with a educational technologists. The roundtable will provide the opportunity for the students to see how educational technology is incorporated in concrete educational settings.
PS: Only complete applications including all annexes submitted by the deadline will be considered for selection.
Applications are evaluated based on
Video clip (max 5 min)
The video clip is the opportunity for the applicant to provide an overall explanation as to why she/he wants to be part of the summer programme. The applicants can use the following questions:
Level: MA/PhD and advanced BA
Place: Online course via Microsoft Teams
Credits: 3 ECTS
Upon completing the programme the student:
- is familiar with new technology and methodology in education and knows how to apply some in their work;
- know the development of online education/educational technology/technology-enhanced learning;
- applies theories and ideas of education to his/her work;
- critically analyses the challenges and complexity of technology use in education.
At least two week before, you will receive an email with the welcome information, detailed programme, and practical information. We will use the flipped classroom approach, which means that webinars are introduced by videos and/or readings that the participants are supposed to review beforehand.
We are planning to have the webinars after 16.00 (Estonian time) and all meetings will be recorded so that they can be reviewed afterwards.
The main assignment will be project-based: student will be asked to design an educational intervention, which would ideally contribute to re-imagining education in a hopefully post-covid19 world.
01.11 Kick-off and intro
04.11 Technology Use in Education: Educational Video
09.11 Technology Use in Education: Webinar
12.11 New Learning paradigm
15.11 Technology Use in Education: Hypervideo
18.11 Digital Literacy and Digital Pedagogy
23.11 Technology Use in Education: Digital Collaborative Canvas
26.11 Roundtable with Educational Technologists (tbc)
29.11 Reflection and Brainstorming
03.12 Deadline of submission the presentation.
The course will take place entirely online via Microsoft Teams.
Course fee is 250 €.Scholarships available: University of Tartu scholarships for students from ENLIGHT partner universitiesEstonian Development Cooperation scholarships by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid.
Educational technology is an interdisciplinary field of study which focuses on facilitating learning and improving teaching practices by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources and providing corresponding training to educators.
European Commission's Strategic Framework of Education & Training 2020 sets objectives such as making lifelong learning and mobility a reality, improving the quality and efficiency of education and training, promoting equity, social cohesion, and active citizenship, enhancing creativity and innovation, including entrepreneurship, at all levels of education and training. All these goals are tightly connected with the use of new technologies and methods, for instance online courses.
Opening up education through new technologies is important not only for improving the access to education, developing new teaching methods and approaches, modernising substance and topics, but also requires students to acquire digital skills during the study process. Consequently, teachers, programme designers and education managers will be the key persons, who will lead the innovation and modernisation of teaching and learning.
See also: MA programme in Educational Technology
The Centre for Educational Technology works on seven topics:
The Centre has been and is involved in many international research and development projects in Educational Technology and ICT (e.g., FP7 projects Science Created by You (SCY), Go-Lab and Ark of Inquiry [as coordinator]). Research by members of the Centre has been published in many high-level research publications and a learning module developed in partnership with the FP7 SCY project received the Science Magazine Award for Inquiry-Based Science Instruction in 2014.
Through this programme I learnt about the interdisciplinary nature of the field of educational technology. The programme also reiterated to me some important points such as technology not to be at the centre of teaching & that the aims/objectives of the lesson should decide the meaningful usage & form of technological tools. I also got introduced to some new technological ideas & tools such as AR/VR, Golabz, Sports trak app.
Photos by Mari Mäesaar, George Kvikvinia and Emanuele Bardone