Topic outline

  • General

    • Welcome to this short course on "Teaching in a Digital Age".

      We recommend you to do the following, before taking the course:

      • Create an account and log in to the course to take the test;
      • Read the course introduction carefully;
      • Watch the videos in each of the lessons (as many times as you want);
      • Take a critical perspective for adopting online/blended learning;
      • Apply your new learning to your own context;
      • Wherever possible, discuss opportunities and challenges with colleagues; 
      • Practice the "Knowledge Check", as many times as possible; 
      • Take the final test, when you are ready;
      • Download the certificate (appears as pop-up, and thus your browser should be pop-up enabled); and
      • Please complete the "Course Completion Survey" to provide feedback.
      If you have any question, please send email to

  • Introduction:

    Welcome to this lesson on understanding the learners. In this lesson, you will learn about the older, part-time, and isolated, often less confident learners in the digital age. This lesson will highlight the need for manageable 'chunks' of work, regular feedback, and Internet access.



    Upon completion of this lesson, you are expected to be able to:

    • Identify the different types of learners in the digital age
    • Explain the need for manageable 'chunks' of work
    • Identify how to regularly provide feedback
    • Understand the variable internet access