ETF completes free EdTech training offer mapped to the Digital Teaching Professional Framework

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has today (12 May 2021) released a final set of bite-size training modules for developing use of educational technology (EdTech) on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform. The 23 modules complete the EdTech training offer mapped to the Digital Teaching Professional Framework (DTPF), the ETF’s national EdTech competency framework.

Launched in November 2018, the DTPF is now widely used by the sector. The framework provides a set of professional standards for technology-enhanced learning and aims to establish a common understanding of digital skills development across seven areas of activity:

  1. Planning your teaching
  2. Approaches to teaching
  3. Supporting learners for employability
  4. Subject and industry-specific teaching
  5. Assessment
  6. Accessibility and inclusion
  7. Self-development.

Each of the seven elements includes competency statements at three levels of progression: Exploring (early stage), Adopting (intermediate) and Leading (advanced). Now all competencies on the DTPF are fully mapped to EdTech training on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform. The full version of the framework is designed to be used by leaders, managers and HR professionals as a foundation for professional development plans.

The 23 new modules cover six out of seven areas of the DTPF with particular emphasis on the following themes:

  • PLD: Skills and Networks
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Employability
  • Improving outcomes
  • Managing learning.

The full mapping of training against all aspects of the DTPF is available here.

Vikki Liogier, the ETF’s National Head of EdTech and Digital Skills, said:

“Today marks the culmination of over two years’ work to provide a full training offer mapped to our national EdTech competency framework, the Digital Teaching Professional Framework. The vision of the framework was to focus on teaching practice, not technology, and to develop a shared understanding of competency in use of digital technologies for teaching, learning and assessment. From the response of the sector to date, with over 50,000 EdTech modules completed on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform, it is clear that this vision has been welcomed and I look forward to building on this progress to support flexible delivery and improved learner outcomes going forward.”

For more information on the ETF’s EdTech offer, visit the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform.

The full list of new bite-size EdTech training modules released today can be found below, mapped to the DTPF and the categories for EdTech award badges.

DTPF mapping Module topic Theme (badge category)
A2 Designing learning to improve outcomes Improving outcomes
A3 Note taking using digital tools Tools for digital learning
A4a Sharing resources using links and attachments Collaborative Practice
A4a Creating digital communities of practice Collaborative Practice
B1b Creating, organising and curating shared repositories Collaborative Practice
B1b Protecting learners’ work Managing learning
B1b Data security and the law: Personal data and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Managing learning
B1b Protecting personal data in practice Managing Learning
C1a Using learning plans for agreeing and assessing targets Managing Learning
D1 Assessing and updating specialist competences PLD: Skills and Networks
D1 Collaborating with employers through technology to develop learner employability Employability
D1 Building an employer network: collaboration and the local business community Employability
D1 New skills for old: Automation and the future of work Employability
D2 Finding employment online Employability
D2 Enhancing employability through social media Employability
D2 Technology and the gig economy Employability
D2 Preparing learners for self-employment and freelancing: getting business practice and financial advice Employability
D2 Preparing learners for self-employment and freelancing: getting marketing, communications and promotional advice Employability
E1b Improving learning impact through technology Improving outcomes
E1b Introduction to Learning Analytics Improving outcomes
G1 Helping others to meet their CPD needs PLD: Skills and Networks
G2 Working with others to identify own CPD needs – collaborative networks PLD: Skills and Networks
G2 Engaging with external opportunities for CPD PLD: Skills and Networks
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