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Summer University "Integrating Educational Technology with 21st Century Learning", 3-14 July 2017, University of Tartu, Estonia

University of Tartu, Estonia


May 14, 2017

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Integrating Educational Technology with 21st Century Learning

3-14 July 2017 (including arrival and departure dates)
in Tartu

Estonia has a well-deserved reputation as an advanced e-society. In 2007 it was the first country in the world to introduce nation-wide Internet voting in its national parliamentary election. Free and fast Wi-Fi internet connections are available in many public places across the country. In August 2014 a new general competence (digital competence) was added to the national curriculum. Education policy in Estonia now explicitly expects schools to play a major role in developing students’ digital competence. 

The course is designed for applicants with at least some experience working as educators in schools, universities or other institutions:


  • teacher training students with practical classroom teaching experience; 
  • in-service teachers and pre-service teachers with practical classroom experience;
  • lecturers (of teacher training);
  • professional trainers and pedagogues: museum and science centre educators, etc.

The aim of this course is to provide educators with innovative ways of implementing technology-enhanced activities in their own teaching environments. Participants of the course will have the opportunity to discuss their own unique educational contexts and make plans of how to best apply educational technology to meet their particular teaching and learning goals.

Level: BA / MA
Credits: 4 ECTS
Application deadline: 14 May, 2017. 

Programme fee: 950 € includes tuition fee, cost of the study visits, cultural and social programme, the services of the host university with the accommodation in double rooms at student dormitory. Participants can also organise their own housing, then the the programme fee is 650 €. Students are responsible for their travel, travel insurance (visa arrangements if needed) from their home country to Tartu and back to their home country.
Payment deadline: 1 June, 2017.

Topics include:

  • the development of digital competence strategies for education;
  • systematic content creation;
  • copyright rules and issues;
  • the creative re-use of technology;
  • the development of a more reflective and critical stance concerning the use of technology in the broader educational context.  

Scholarships for Summer Programmes

Application Periods and Scholarships for summer 2017

  • 15 Feb - 15 March: Archimedes Scholarships for Summer and Winter Language Courses
  • 20 Feb - 20 March: Estonian Scholarship Programme for Short Courses;
  • 6 March - 9 April: Estonian Development Cooperation Scholarships for students (and teacher training lecturers for one programme) of Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus;
  • till 1 May: University of Tartu College of Foreign Languages and Cultures Sholarships for Estonian Summer Courses
  • 1 March - 1 June: DAAD Go-East Summer School Scholarships for German University's students for Estonian Summer Courses
  • home school deadline: University of Tartu Scholarships for the University of Toronto and the University of Melbourne

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

Eligible Countries
Host Country
Publish Date
February 24, 2017


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