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What you will learn

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As access to technologies increases in today’s classrooms, it's crucial to understand how to use it safely, ethically and appropriately.

This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for K-12 educators and school leaders who want a deeper understanding of how to use technology in schools and ensure students are acting as responsible digital citizens.

Learning is mapped to Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards.

Model and teach positive digital citizenship

Examine the responsible use of digital technologies, online safety and digital health and wellbeing, and consider the ethical dilemmas that arise when humans and technology interact. Explore the concept of digital citizenship and how you can model and teach this to your students.

Gain strategies for managing online student interactions

Explore strategies and scenarios for managing online student interactions, bullying, feedback, moderation and peer-to-peer learning in new and emerging digital environments, including augmented reality and virtual reality. Review online learning spaces to ensure they are safe and ethical.

Integrate digital resources into curricula

Develop critical frameworks for examining pedagogical and curriculum decisions related to teaching with digital technology, including concepts of identity, community, privacy, ownership and trust in digital spaces. Explore how to appropriately integrate digital resources into your curricula.

Become an advocate for safe use of technology in your school

Evaluate existing tools and digital resources for promoting digital citizenship. Develop educational materials to use with students and other teachers in your school to help you advocate for positive digital citizenship.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Dr Catherine Smith


Catherine is a member of the Digital Task Force at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Her research focuses on care ethics and social justice in the nexus of evidence-informed policy and practice, concentrating on equity and wellbeing in the use of digital and robotic technologies. In her 30 years as an educator, she has developed and delivered K-12 and tertiary courses, as well as professional education in policy reform in Canada, Guinea-Bissau, UK, Australia and Indonesia.

More from this series

Take multiple courses to deepen your knowledge or stack towards a full degree.

The Transforming Classrooms with Technology series

Our Transforming Classrooms with Technology series is designed to build the capabilities of educators to use technology more effectively in the classroom and enhance student outcomes. The series aligns with industry standards and best practices, and has been designed in close consultation with key professional associations. The series provides a pathway into the Master of Education. See course details for more information.

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For individuals

To take Teach Digital Safety, Ethics and Wellbeing as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$990.00 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Teach Digital Safety, Ethics and Wellbeing, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

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