2023-2024 / PEDA4032-1

Introduction to digital uses in education


20h Th, 10h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in education (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Noémie Joris, Natasha Noben

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course includes the following chapters:

1. Digital technologies integration policies in education and 

2. Digital skills for students and citizen

3. Digital uses in education (tools, added-values, learning scenarios integrating digital tools uses)

4. Initial and continuous teachers' training in ICTE (Information and Communication Technologies for Education)

5. Theoretical models of digital integration in education

6. Evaluation of the quality of educational software and digital interfaces

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The three main course's objectives are:

  • Analysing digital uses in learning context based on the theoretical informations seen during the course
  • Mastering knowledge linked with digital technologies integration in Education
  • Develop your own digital skills
  • Using digital technologies in a critical and usefull way for learning purposes.
More precisely, the learner will

- know several digital technologies integration policies in education in the Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles (FWB)

- use several digital tools related to contents and activities

- demonstrate autonomy in learning new software 

- have an overview of educational digital technologies uses

- develop a critical point of view about the added values of digital technologies uses in education

- apply different (techno) educational models and concepts to analyse training environments

- know several criteria (pedagogic and ergonomic) for evaluating the quality of educational software

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is based, on the one hand, on the principle of isomorphism, i.e. to provide the trainees with learning experiences on which they will be able to base the design and facilitation of such activities with their (future) learners (e.g. use of various services for document publishing, communication, sharing, etc.) and, on the other hand, on the critical analysis, based on scientific writings, of teaching-learning tools and situations aimed at integrating digital technology in an educational context. 

The course will use various learning and teaching methods :

  • Face to face individual and group activities (e.g. evaluation grid of pedagogical quality)
  • Distance activities
  • Teacher's presentations face-to-face or online
  • Flipped classroom : Reading Questions and Exercises method
  • Practical work (tablets, Interactive Whiteboard, video clips, educational robotics)
  • Interactions with the teacher and her assistants through the elearning plaform

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:

The course will be mostly in face-to-face but some activities will take place online. 

Recommended or required readings

All information about the course is available on the elearning platform eCampus.

Resources are:

1. Supports and notes used during the courses.

2. Complementary resources. 

3. Practical work.

4. Exam and activities information.

Several forums (technical aspects, transversal questions, contents...) are available for asking questions.

More punctual information will be published on the eCampus platform (Announcement) and a copy of each announcement will be automatically sent to the mailbox of students regularly registered  in the course.

Other communication tools (mail, forum) and collective productions (shared editors...) are also used to carry out the activities.

Written work / report

Other : Online training

Additional information:

Written work / report

Additional information:

Evaluation is based on an integrating work 

Student, in group (2 or 3 students), will have to film a learning activity integrating digital technologies, to edit a video and to analyze it referring to different criteria seeing during the course. 

In addition, individual students must complete a distance learning course on the PIX certification platform.

Validation requests the submission of both parts.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The course takes place on Wednesday from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm. Some session will take place online. Information about these sessions will be presented during the first session. 

Practical works take place in specific classrooms. Information will be posted on eCampus.


Co-holders : 

JORIS Noémie, noemie.joris@uliege.be

NOBEN Natasha, natasha.noben@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online


  • They are only available online by students already registered to the course.