Tartu, Estonia

Educational Change in Times of Rapid Technological Innovation

blended course
when 10 May 2022 - 30 May 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 700

Educational Change in Times of Rapid Technological Innovation is an intensive online course designed to provide an opportunity for learners to examine the development of technology-enhanced teaching and learning. Furthermore, stimulate conversations to re-imagine teaching as well as learning in times of the digital transformation. The e-course aims to empower people to re-imagine modern teaching practices and follow the transformation of education. The course will combine theoretical knowledge with practical exercises and group work.

The intensive blended course will be comprised of 4 weeks of virtual learning and 1 week on-site in Tartu. Each week, there will be webinars, online assignments, individual readings and practice.

Online session 10 - 30 May 2022: Introduces new tools in modern teaching with theoretical knowledge. Stimulates conversations to re-imagine teaching and learning.
On-site part 25 - 30 August 2022 in Tartu: The theoretical knowledge will be put into practice. Includes an intensive group-work and assignments under the guidance of our best teachers. During the on-site week, the students will have practical exercises on the topics covered, discussions, group work, as well as physical meetings with expert group.
Online session in September 2022: Submission Blueprint with Conclusions.

Topics covered:
Technology Use in Education
New Learning Paradigm
Digital Collaborative Canvas
Digital Literacy and Digital Pedagogy

Course leader

Ms. Kristel Pedassaar

Target group

The course is designed for applicants with at least some experience working as educators in schools, universities or other education institutions:
teacher training students with practical classroom teaching experience;
in-service teachers and pre-service teachers with practical classroom experience;
lecturers (of teacher training);
professional trainers and pedagogues: museum and science centre educators, etc;
other students or practitioners belonging to other disciplinary backgrounds who are interested in technology and education.

Course aim

The course will end with the Project work:
A participant, who has successfully completed the course:

is familiar with new technology and methodology in education and knows how to apply some in their profession;
knows 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.

Credits info

4 EC
Online session 10 - 30 May 2022
On site week in Tartu 25 - 30 August 2022

Fee info

EUR 700: Programme fee includes tuition fee, cost of the study visits, cultural and social programme, the services of the host university without accommodation
EUR 1085: Programme fee with the accommodation in double rooms at student dormitory.


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