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Digital and Collaborative Teaching and Learning

Drive impact and lead change in education using cutting edge research and innovative classroom practice.

Teacher and students using digital tools collaboratively
  • Duration

    15 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Upskill in digital and collaborative teaching and learning for today's students


Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds (bright music) In this technology-driven world, we want to ensure that our educators have the skills to prepare our young people for the workforce that they’re about to enter. So we’ve developed this micro-credential with this in mind. The things you’ll learn. Contemporary frameworks and theories, 21st century transferable skills, how to be successful at blended and online learning. You’ll reinforce your learning via interactive quizzes and digital tools, and you’ll exchange ideas with others. Now, let’s get started. (bright music)

What topics will you cover?

  • Education 4.0 and Contemporary Skillsets
  • New Theories of Learning
  • Blended and Online Learning
  • Collaboration
  • Learning Environments
  • Cultural and Environmental Sustainability
  • Digital Responsibility and Citizenship
  • Debating Innovation
  • Planning a Digital and Collaborative Educational Innovation
  • Agile and Lean Thinking
  • Digital Skills
  • Computational Thinking and Coding
  • Games and Gamification
  • Sustainability and Citizen Science in Learning
  • Learning Networks

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Critically reflect on contemporary pedagogies and digital and collaborative learning in educational contexts.
  • Integrate contemporary and emergent digital tools into innovative educational practice.
  • Develop and apply collaborative teaching and learning practices in an educational context.
  • Develop education practice in the context of cultural and environmental sustainability.

Who is the course for?

This micro-credential focuses on the digital and collaborative skills required in all education environments. It supports all educators, across different settings, who have current or recent education related experience. This would include teachers, trainers, librarians, museum staff, learning technologists and higher education faculty among others.

What software or tools do you need?

To take part in this course you’ll need a desktop or laptop computer that you are able to install applications on. We recommend use of the Chrome browser. It would also be very useful to have a smartphone or tablet for installing mobile apps. All the applications we use are free, and links will be provided when required.

Who will you learn with?

Darcy is a Postgraduate Director at The Mind Lab. She has experience in designing, developing and delivering blended learning courses. Her research interest is digital learning and sentiment analysis.

Dr. David Parsons is National Postgraduate Director at The Mind Lab, helping teachers to develop their professional practice in digital and collaborative learning.

Who developed the course?


At academyEX, we are on a mission to make education exactly what you need for the real-world challenges you want to solve. We do it differently so you can make a sustainable, impactful change on the world.

  • Established

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control

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Join the conversation on social media

You can use the hashtag #FLDigiCollabLearn to talk about this course on social media.