Available MOOCs - (Massively Open Online Courses)

Since 2014, the CSER Team at The University of Adelaide have been developing a suite of MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) which are online courses, designed to support Australian teachers with implementing the Australian Curriculum, particularly in STEM related subject areas.

These accessible courses provide teachers with background knowledge about concepts and topics in the curriculum, as well as practical examples that can be tried in the classroom. We bring together existing resources, our own developed resources as well as highlighting innovative ideas from the teacher community. Each course has as an adjoining online community encouraging educators to share ideas and learn from one another. 

To further support professional learning as a whole school approach, we have developed a series of PL-in-a-Box packs aligned to the MOOCs. These resources are designed to support you or your team in delivering professional learning sessions, workshops or events.  

We have a number of PL-in-a-Box packs available, each of which provides a 2-3 hour workshop on Digital Technologies. For each Pack, you will find annotations that provide hints and ideas on how to run the PL workshop. Our PL Packs are provided under Creative Commons Attribution No-Commercialisation licensing, which means that you can freely use these PL packs to provide professional learning under non-commercial arrangements.

*Please note we are currently updating our courses and have taken the Digital Technologies (F-10) and both Artificial Intelligence courses offline while we update them. The Cyber Security and Awareness Courses have now been relaunched and the Maths in Schools courses are being released progressively. Please register for our newsletter to stay updated with course release dates.

  • Digital Technologies Foundation-6: Foundations

    Foundation-6: Foundations

    This course is designed to introduce the fundamental concepts of the Australian curriculum – starting with Algorithms and Data Representation and moving toward an introduction to Visual Programming.

    No prior knowledge necessary. Perfect for all teachers of all year levels – to understand where students are starting from. We introduce activities and examples that relate to familiar classroom activities.

    We are re-launching our courses during 2023 with the support of Google Australia!

    Sign up to our e-newsletter from the CSER homepage to keep up to date with our launch dates!

  • Digital Technologies Foundation-6: Extended

    Foundation-6: Extended

    This course extends on the first F-6 Fundamentals, where we first touched on “visual programming”.

    In this course we focus on how programming can be integrated into other subject areas, such as English, Science and Mathematics- where students become creators! The perfect way to introduce meaningful coding projects.

    We are re-launching our courses during 2023 with the support of Google Australia!

    Sign up to our e-newsletter from the CSER homepage to keep up to date with our launch dates!

  • Teaching AI in the Classroom

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    We have two courses available for Teaching Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the classroom - one for primary teachers and one for secondary teachers. These free online courses are presented as two related parts. Firstly, we provide teachers with the necessary background information to teach and contextualise AI in the classroom. The second half of the course presents the practical implementation of classroom activities suitable for teaching AI and the concepts of AI primary or secondary years.

    We are re-launching our courses during 2023 with the support of Google Australia!

    Sign up to our e-newsletter from the CSER homepage to keep up to date with our launch dates!

  • Cyber Security & Awareness

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    Our use of technology and access to information is growing and cyber security and awareness are now essential knowledge and skills for our digital world. Understanding how our digital world works, how it is designed to protect us and how we can keep our information safe is critical for both adults and children to learn. We have two courses available for teachers on teaching cyber security and awareness - one for primary teachers and one for secondary teachers.

    Our refreshed Cyber Courses are now live and can be accessed from the new platform below! Please note to help us continue our work in this area we have introduced a small course fee of $99 per course. 

    Cyber Security and Awareness - Primary Years 

    Cyber Security and Awareness - Secondary Years

  • Maths in Schools

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    We offer three free online teacher professional learning courses covering Foundation to Year 10. These self-paced courses showcase maths and numeracy learning and teaching with lessons ideas, resources, current practices and pedagogies. The courses aim to build confidence and positive mindsets in maths and numeracy. They are founded on evidence-based research and pedagogy and harness the many high-quality resources and programs on the Mathematics Hub. Find out more on the Maths in Schools Professional Learning page

    We also have a comprehensive range of PL-in-a-Box Packs aligned to each of the online Maths courses and they can be accessed from within each course. Project Officer support is available to support implementation of the courses. To learn more and request support please visit our Maths in Schools Professional Learning page.

    Maths in Schools Online Foundation - Year 2

    Coming Soon - Maths in Schools Online: Year 3 - Year 6

    Coming Soon - Maths in Schools Online: Year 7 - Year 10