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Introduction to Digital Education

Discover, design, and develop digital tools to modernise your approach to teaching and learning.

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Introduction to Digital Education

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  • 3 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Harness the potential of digital technology

Education has changed radically in the last 20 years. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the expansion of e-learning, it is no longer possible to teach without using digital resources.

On this three-week course from the Universiti of Malaya, you’ll gain expert guidance on how best to incorporate digital technology into your teaching. You’ll learn what platforms are best for what kind of classes, and how digital tools could transform your approach to education.

Learn how Education 4.0 has transformed teaching

The course will kick off with an overview of recent developments in digital learning. You’ll be introduced to the concept of Education 4.0 and how it has shifted traditional teaching models.

You’ll discuss where education fits in relation to broader digital trends, and how it could evolve further in the future.

Discover digital tools and platforms

Educators now have a dizzying number of digital tools and platforms at their fingertips. But not all resources are suited to all class types or teaching styles.

You’ll take a tour of some of the major tools and platforms, analysing the advantages of each for teaching and learning.

Design and develop digital learning resources

Once you’ve understood the potential of digital resources, you can begin developing your own. You’ll spend Week 3 of the course learning how to design, implement, and analyse digital learning resources.

By the end of the course, you’ll have gained the training you need to confidently navigate any digital learning resource.


  • Week 1

    Introduction to Digital Learning

    • Getting Started

      Welcome to the course and let's meet your educator.

    • Introduction to Digital Learning

      Learn the definition of digital learning and how online learning has replaced traditional face to face teaching.

    • Education 4.0

      In Education 4.0, students were taught and learned differently.

    • Weekly wrap up

      Here is a summary of what you have learned throughout the week.

  • Week 2

    Digital Platform & Tools in Education (Part 1)

    • Digital Platform

      Learn the definition of digital platforms and their uses in teaching and learning.

    • Digital Tools

      Learn how digital learning tools can assist teachers and students with teaching, learning, and communication.

    • Improve T&L with Digital Technology

      Various digital tools can be used and integrated into daily T&L activities. Find out what the tools are and how they work for T&L.

    • Weekly wrap up

      Let's reflect on what we've covered this week.

  • Week 3

    Digital Tools in Education (Part 2)

    • Design

      Learn how to prepare T&L content using the online platform.

    • Develop

      Use the right tools to create effective audio and video learning content.

    • Implementation & Analyze

      Implementing online resources gives teachers room to express creativity and adapt to students in exploring the new way of digital teaching-learning environments.

    • Weekly wrap up

      Congratulations on reaching the final activity. Let's reflect on what we've covered over the past three weeks.

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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...

  • Identify the role of technology in teaching & learning.
  • Practice technically the audio/video digital technology in impacting the teaching material.
  • Identify the digital function in increasing the T&L material quality.
  • Design teaching and learning content digitally in improving teaching and learning materials.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at educators hoping to incorporate digital technology in their teaching, or students and researchers interested in the latest developments in digital education.

Who will you learn with?

Who developed the course?

Universiti Malaya

Universiti Malaya is the premier research university in Malaysia, committed to advancing knowledge and learning through quality research and education for the nation and for humanity.

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    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • World ranking

    Top 60Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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