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Basic Digital Competencies for School Education (C01-01)


About This Course:

Basic Digital Competencies for School Education

The goal of this course is to introduce basic and essential tools for teachers to gain competencies and a critical understanding of using digital tools for teaching learning and professional development.


  • Develop digital skills and competencies as well as approaches to facilitate these skills in students and mentor peers.
  • Explore digital access and challenges in their own environment.
  • Understand Internet safety and its implications.

Unit 1: Digital Literacy

Through this unit, learners will develop basic digital and web literacy skills to enable teachers to participate in the course. This unit will enable teachers to use a browser, email, and ICT tools and advanced drawing applications. Papert’s idea of micro-world and constructionism will be drawn on to learn and teach digital literacy skills.

Assessment: Quiz, tasks using ICT applications


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Course Staff

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Anusha Ramanathan

Consultant, Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE, formerly CEIAR), TISS

I have taught for more than a decade at undergraduate and the postgraduate levels across various domains including English and Mass Media and Business Studies. I also wear the caps of course coordinator, examiner, teacher trainer, corporate trainer, researcher, editor, content developer, syllabus designer and reviewer at different times in various institutions. I am the TPD-Implementation coordinator and a core part of the TPD English team at TISS.

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Bindu Thirumalai

Assistant Professor, Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE, formerly CEIAR) TISS

I have over 18 years’ experience working in the development, academic and corporate sectors, including research and programme implementation in mathematics, technology, and teacher education, as well as software development. My role in CLIx includes strategic coordination of the overall curriculum development effort. I am also an active contributor to curriculum development and research in the areas of Mathematics and i2C.

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