Digital and Collaborative Teaching and Learning Micro-credential
Level 8 – NZQA accredited
Gain the perfect combination of pedagogical foundations and innovative approaches to teaching and learning with our self-paced micro-credential for educators.
Next intake: Starts Monday 20th February 2023
Applications close: Monday 13th February 2023
Duration: 15 weeks, self-paced
Study mode: Online learning through videos, quizzes and optional Zoom sessions
Fees: $450 inc GST (Scholarships & 10% earlybird discount available)
International fees: $1,500 inc GST
Result: Level 8 NZQA micro-credential (15 credits)
A great self-paced learning experience for educators looking to develop the knowledge, awareness, and capability to confidently apply digital tools, collaborative approaches and a sustainability mindset to teaching and learning in your professional practice.
This micro-credential supports the development of practical skills and knowledge in contemporary education. Throughout the programme you’ll focus on innovative pedagogies, the impact of digital tools on education, collaborative approaches to learning, and helping learners to develop 21st century digital skills and adapt to the future of work.
15 weeks of self-paced online learning including videos, quizzes and optional support sessions facilitated live on Zoom
The learning will primarily be self-paced and asynchronously online. Learners are provided with video material, course notes, relevant materials, quizzes, and questions for directed discussions. Self-directed learning includes readings, reflection, learner-initiated discussion and assessments.
For additional support, there are five optional live online sessions via Zoom (Week 1, Week 3, Week 6, Week 10 and Week 14)
Domestic (NZ student fees): $450 inc GST
International students: $1,500 inc GST
Get a 10% earlybird discount if you apply 4 weeks before the programme start date, making the domestic fees just $405 inc GST.
We are offering a range of different scholarship options. Find out more about our scholarships and how to apply.
A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent level qualification OR Equivalent professional experience AND relevant professional experience of working in education. Please contact us to discuss your individual circumstances.
This programme is available to study as an international student either via online distance learning or if you currently reside in New Zealand and your visa conditions allow study. To find out more about studying with The Mind Lab as an international student, and for programme fees, visit our International Students page.
This micro-credential is stackable. Credits earned can be stacked towards a Master’s Degree. Find out how it works.
Claire Funk, September 2021 intake
You will begin your study exploring the foundational elements of digital and collaborative learning, including contemporary pedagogies, collaboration, mindsets and innovative learning environments.
That will lead to your first assessment (summative) where you will demonstrate your understanding of these topics and begin to reflect on educational contexts.
Following this, you will continue to develop your knowledge of innovative approaches to digital and collaborative learning with more emphasis on how you might apply your learning and integrate digital tools in your current or future educational contexts.
At the end of the course, you will present on how you would apply the approaches
Feedback from a student, September 2020 intake
We also offer a 37-week course, with weekly online learning and optional face-to-face sessions. Perfect if you want a longer course and to connect with like-minded educators across Aotearoa. This course is a fantastic way to be part of a community of future-focused educators.
Learn more about our Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning
And if you want to take your learning to another level – consider a Masters degree. Our contemporary, practical Masters will equip you with the skills and pedagogy you need to enact change in your education environment. Part time and full time options available.
Learn more about our Master of Contemporary Education
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