Please view below the Frequently Asked Questions for CSER MOOCs, the Lending Library and Professional Learning.
- When are the courses available?
We currently have three courses open for you to enrol in: F-6 Digital Technologies: Foundations, F-6 Digital Technologies: Extended, and Next Steps! Years 7 & 8. You can register for these courses here and join our Digital Technologies community!
Our courses are open and available for teachers to access any time. Our courses are self-paced which means that you can work through the course when you wish and at your own pace.
- How long does a unit take to complete?
We create our courses around Units. For each unit we have prepared materials usually for about 2-3 hours of professional learning. However, depending on your confidence with the materials, you may move through faster or slower.
You do not need to complete the unit in one sitting. You may choose to log-out and take off from where you left off when you have time.
- Will I receive a certificate?
Yes. At the end of the course, and upon completion of the task associated with each unit, you will be able to download and print a Certificate of Completion, which will explain the course content and expected professional learning hours.
Our certificates are linked to the AITSL professional standards for Australian teachers.
- Can I view my progress?
We want to see Australian teachers succeed and make this process as flexible for you as possible. We measure your participation in the course by your contributions to the Google+ Community (not the blue dots on the course content).
If you have submitted all the required tasks to the Google+ community and have completed your final assignment, then you will be able to request a Certificate of Completion.
If you didn’t quite finish the course last time (even if you had to re-register), just continue from where you left off. If you had to re-register then simply resubmit your unit tasks to record your progress.
- Can I run the MOOC in my school?
We highly recommend taking our course materials and using them to support your school and community professional learning sessions.
We have heard positive feedback from leaders who take bits and pieces and run workshop sessions or from school groups who work through the course together.
All CSER materials are protected under a Creative Commons Share-Alike-Attribution License (Note: please check copyright for other recommended resources).
Our MOOC Professional Learning Expansion program will support you to deliver professional learning in schools. We also have our "PL-in-a-Box" program, which provides ready-made resources for delivering the MOOCs as a professional learning session.
- Will it cost anything to borrow equipment?
Not at all! Our lending library is free for teachers and schools.
Professional Learning Events
- How can I access Professional Learning Support?
Our CSER project Officers provide local face-to-face professional learning events, which can be tailored to your community or your School's needs. These events are designed to support you in engaging with the CSER Digital Technologies courses, and with the new Digital Technologies learning area.
You can find out more about our professional learning events, and how to arrange one for your School on our Professional Learning page.
- What are the copyright rules for using CSER resources?
Our CSER resources are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
This means that for (non-commercial) education purposes, you can re-use and remix our resources. Just credit the original resource to the Computer Science Education Research (CSER) Group, The University of Adelaide.
Please be careful with other external resources that we have referred to in our resources and follow the creator's licensing preference.