2023 Learning Awards Finalist
8th November 2022
PDST Technology in Education has been shortlisted as a finalist in the international 2023 Learning Awards competition.
The online course, designed by PDST Technology in Education and Webwise, with Amphigean Ltd: An Introduction to Digital Citizenship Education (Primary) was shortlisted in the People Development Programme of the Year 2023 category.
Information about the Course
An Introduction to Digital Citizenship Education is an online summer course for primary teachers on the topic of Digital Citizenship.
Digital Citizenship involves having the ability to positively and actively engage in society through the use of digital technology. In order to become effective digital citizens, young people need to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills.
The aim of this course is to provide teachers and school leaders with the skills and understanding they need to teach about Digital Citizenship and to foster a culture of Digital Citizenship in their schools.
The course is based on the 10 themes of Digital Citizenship which fall into the three categories Being Online, Wellbeing Online and Rights Online. It draws on lesson resources from Webwise, including HTML Heroes, MySelfie and the Wider World and the Council of Europe’s All Aboard for Digitown workbook, as well as good practice videos.
The course provides practical examples and strategies for teachers to engage with the themes of Digital Citizenship in the classroom. Recognising that Digital Citizenship requires a whole school approach to be effective, it also provides clear pathways to map Digital Citizenship development to the standards and statements of the Digital Learning Framework and DL planning process.
The course has so far been delivered to 2,899 teachers and school leaders, twice in 2021 and once in 2022. It is facilitated by a cohort of highly experienced e-tutors, all primary teachers.
There is also a related, shorter post primary course currently available during term-time: What is Digital Citizenship and How to Teach It.
Additional Digital Citizenship Resources
Access additional resources on the topic of Digital Citizenship on www.webwise.ie/resources.
Additional Courses Available
Access the full schedule of online courses, including the new Cyberbullying course designed with Webwise and our good practice videos on the Courses and Practice section of the PDST Technology in Education website.