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Course Details


Open Now, Term time


Post-primary, Primary

Course dates

21-06-24 to 20-06-25

Study time

4 hours

Target audience

Principals, Deputy Principals, Digital Technology and ICT Coordinating Teachers, Members of Digital Learning Team



Are you looking to develop your skills in digital leadership? This course on leading digital learning will show you how to go about this, whether your role involves supporting teachers in embedding digital technologies, and/or you are responsible for managing your school’s digital infrastructure and other aspects of digital learning. 

You will have the opportunity to hear from other digital leaders about their roles and experiences, as well as our colleagues in our Oide Technology in Education Digital Infrastructure and Digital Technologies teams about effective digital learning strategies. You will leave the course with concrete actions outlined and a range of digital learning resources which support your school’s Digital Learning Plan. 

Get a taster of the course with this short video.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify strategies to embed digital learning in your school
  • Explore other schools’ experiences and apply them to your own context
  • Become familiar with the digital learning planning process
  • Develop your understanding of school’s digital infrastructure and how it can be managed in your school
  • Identify approaches to professional learning and sharing of practice that can benefit your school.

Course Content

There are five modules in the course:

1. Planning Digital Learning

This module will provide an overview of the DL planning process and explore some tools and strategies to help you to create or update your DL action plan.

2. Embedding Digital Learning

In this module, you’ll hear about other schools’ experiences of embedding digital learning and find out about examples and resources to apply in your school.

3. Devices and Infrastructure

Drawing on experiences from a range of schools, this module provides guidance on planning, procuring and managing digital infrastructure, including devices and broadband/wifi in your school.

4. Online Platforms

This short module outlines the features and functions of common online platforms and guidance on how to use them effectively to support learning.

5. Supporting Professional Learning and Next Steps

In this final module, you’ll find a wealth of resources and ideas to help you to support the professional learning of colleagues in effective digital learning strategies. You’ll also learn about professional learning opportunities to further develop your own skills as a digital leader.



A laptop, desktop pc or tablet* with the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari installed. A good broadband internet connection is essential. 

*Most tablet devices work well with our course software but some older devices may not be compatible. Please do not use a smartphone to complete the course.


While this course is free, the content includes examples of many apps and software titles for the purposes of illustration, some of which involve a cost.

Participants need to access Padlet, a third party application, as part of the course. A Padlet account is not required. Please be aware of the Padlet privacy policy and terms of service.

Framework Mapping

Digital Learning Framework

This course maps to the Teaching & Learning (Domains 3 and 4) and the Leadership & Management (Domains 1, 2 and 4) dimensions of the Digital Learning Framework.

For more information visit the DL planning website

DigCompEdu Competences

The course maps to the DigCompEdu Competency Framework for educators, in particular Area 1: Professional Engagement and Area 3: Teaching and Learning.

For more information visit the DigCompEdu website.


A course certificate is provided upon completion of this course.

You may be able to consider this course for Croke Park hours, subject to school management approval, particularly in relation to up to ten ‘Croke Park’ hours that may be allowed for potential individual/small group use (Circular 0042/2016 Primary and Circular 045/2016 Post Primary).

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