Introducing Technology-Enhanced Teaching

Despite common understanding of the TEL approaches positive impact on students learning performance many teachers in Europe still lack the competence to use ICT in their teaching and use it only to a small extent in their classrooms. In order to meet this challenge, the European project MENTEP (Mentoring Technology-Enhanced Teaching, managed by European Schoolnet and funded by the European Commission) is developing an online self-assessment tool to empower teachers to progress in their Technology-Enhanced Teaching (TET) competence at their own pace. Over this first course’s 4 modules, we will look at how TET competence is currently defined in national and international frameworks, and how certain countries are using online assessment tools to monitor this.

We will also explore how teachers’ TET competence can be meaningfully assessed with a particular focus on the role of online self and peer-assessment. At the heart of the course will be examples of teachers’ experiences of using their TET competence to effectively teach their students.

The course has the following objectives: Boosting teachers’ competence and confidence to use ICT in the classroom Increasing the number of teachers able to innovate using ICT Enhancing the uptake of ICT in teaching and learning Strengthening the professional profile of the teaching profession Improving data on teachers’ digital competence and training needs Promoting stronger coherence between EU and national approaches to the assessment of Technology-Enhanced Teaching competence

Type of providerEuropean project
EQF levelNo applicable
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Workload in hours3 hours per week
Admission procedureOpen to all
Entry requirements noteThe course is open to anyone interested in the topic. However, the course is specifically targeted at teachers, but it is also of relevance to head teachers and policymakers working in the area.
Price detailsFree
Type of credentialCertificate of participation