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Inside Digital Higher Education: Self-Assessment Guide for Educators

Learn how to respond to the changing digital learning landscape and gain the skills needed for self-assessment in education.

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Inside Digital Higher Education: Self-Assessment Guide for Educators

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  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Intermediate level

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Harness the potential of digital teaching and learning at your institution

In recent years, there has been an increased focus on digital teaching and learning in higher education. This two-week course will help you as an educator develop strategic institutional responses to the changing digital learning landscape.

You’ll be guided through the processes of strategy development, current practices of self-assessment, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement in the area of digitally enhanced teaching and learning.

This interactive course will also give you the opportunity to learn from the experiences of other institutions and discuss your own experiences and challenges with your peers.

Delve into digital learning

You’ll start by exploring your own context to understand what your institution wants from digital education.

Next, you’ll unpack the changing digital landscape to explore the enablers and barriers to digital transformation. With this knowledge, you’ll learn how to develop an effective digital education strategy.

Hone your teaching practices in digital education

To help develop your teaching, you’ll explore the digital education self-assessment tools and instruments you can use to foster a culture of continuous improvement.

Through real-life case studies, you’ll learn how to use the tools to conduct institutional self-assessments and develop a toolkit for best practice.

Learn from the experts at DIGI-HE and Dublin City University

Throughout the course, you’ll be guided by the specialists at DIGI-HE and Dublin City University.

With their expertise, you’ll finish the course with the knowledge and skills to become a successful digital teacher.


  • Week 1

    The Wider Strategic Context

    • Getting Started

      Welcome to Week 1!

    • Exploring Your Context

      We examine and analyse the wider questions of digital transformation.

    • Planning for Change

      We consider how you can plan for change in your local context, as well as the role of organisational culture.

    • Review the Week

      We will revise and reflect on what we have learned.

  • Week 2

    Self-Assessment in an Institutional Context

    • Welcome to Week 2

      Welcome to Week of the course.

    • Assessing Self-Assessment

      We analyse the types of self-assessment tools which are available.

    • Learning from Institutional Experience

      We examine four case studies which present valuable evidence for contextualising self-assessment.

    • Taking Action and Ensuring Impact

      We present the concrete principles that can help you develop actions for your context.

    • In Conclusion

      We bring the course to a close.

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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...

  • Debate the increasing focus on digital education in the evolving higher education landscape
  • Reflect on the role and strategic positioning of digital education in your institution
  • Explain how higher education institutions can develop effective strategies to support and harness the potential of digital education
  • Compare different digital education self-assessment tools and frameworks available to institutions
  • Develop a future roadmap for institutional self-assessment and the continuous improvement of digital education

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for managers, quality assurance officers, and senior educational leaders with responsibility for leading digital learning and teaching in higher education institutions.

It will also be beneficial for those in training and vocational organisations.

Who developed the course?

Dublin City University

Dublin City University is a young, dynamic and ambitious Irish university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation.

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