Available MOOCs - (Massively Open Online Courses)
The CSER Digital Technologies MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) are free online courses, designed to support Australian teachers with implementing the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.
These are free online courses that 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 existing teacher ideas.
We are producing standalone (ePub and PDF) versions of our courses that will be made available on USB, designed to support teachers in areas with low or intermittent connection. Currently, this covers our Foundations-6: Foundations course, but we will be adding more throughout the year. If you would like us to send you a USB please request one below.
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.
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.
Years 7-8: Next Steps
This course addresses the content descriptors for Years 7 & 8, although could be adapted by teachers to suit other year levels. In this course we take a project-based approach to implementing classroom projects.
We have designed the course around an app development context, although the problem-solving approaches and techniques used can be used in any digital technologies context.
Years 9-10: Explore!
This course will guide you through the fundamentals of the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum for teachers of Years 9 & 10.
We take a project-based approach in this course within the context of game development, working through stages from identifying your game, identifying the data requirements, design, implementation and testing.
Teaching AI in the Classroom
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.