Edtech Project work

EDGE Guidelines for Online and Digital Teaching and Learning

If you follow me on Twitter (or are in touch with me on Facebook) you may have noticed me occasionally sharing something from the EduFutura account such as this tweet back in September.

EduFutura is a non-profit organization which I’ve been a member of for some time now. The EDGE project (Empowering Digital Teachers) which it has been a partner on for the past two years is EduFutura’s first big project and as we’re a small organization, for some of us these project activities have been taking up quite a bit of spare time. 

Groupwork at the project partner meeting in Valencia, Spain

I’ve been meaning to write up a short overview of the project for… well, basically since it started, but if you’re a reader of this blog you won’t be surprised it’s taken me this long to get around to it. Actually, I’m aiming for this to be a very brief post, just to share that one of the two chief results of the project – the Guidelines for Online and Digital Teaching and Learning – is finally available in six (project partner) languages: English, Polish, German, Croatian, Italian and Spanish. The idea is to write up a follow-up post later on, to provide a bit of background on how the guidelines were produced and what else the EDGE team has been up to. 

The guidelines aim to answer a series of questions about the digital aspect of teaching and learning, grouped around the following themes:

  1. Teaching-related questions
  2. Social-emotional learning
  3. School-related variables
  4. Profession-related variables
  5. Technical variables

There are around 30 questions overall and each is covered by about 2 pages of what we hope is practical and accessible text, including links to helpful resources. 

We’d love it if you could take a quick look at the table of contents (p. 3-5) and choose a question you find relevant in your context. It would be great to hear your feedback on the answer given in the guidelines!

Also, if you find the document useful, please feel free to tell others about it!

You can download the guidelines at this link  


By ven_vve

ELT, elearning, higher ed, teacher training, translation. Partial to the island of Vis since the pre-tourist era.

2 replies on “EDGE Guidelines for Online and Digital Teaching and Learning”

Hi Vedrana, and Happy New Year!
Thank you for sharing the Guidelines plan and questions! I thunk this is going to be a great resource.
The whole first section is relevant to what I am doing (one project is an async course on Canvas and the other is facilitating a group of teachers in their PD). My biggest struggle has been maintaining the level of engagement. It is partly ‘motivation’ but not to get started, but rather to keep going when ‘life gets on the way’ and various ways to assist learners w/that.
Thank you for keeping your blog active, and for sharing what you have been working on!

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Hi dear Zhenya and I wish you all the best in the new year too! Thanks very much for taking a look at the Guidelines and for your feedback! We’ve so far had some very positive feedback from teachers who have taken a closer look at the document – these have mostly been teachers who were involved in piloting the EDGE online course. This is also an asynch course on Canvas and hopefully I’ll write up a post about the pilot soon. It’s still in progress, actually, but it should be over by mid-January. I understand what you mean about maintaining the level of engagement! We had mentors following up on the pilot participants’ progress and so the completion rate for the Croatian participants was pretty high, but the idea is to offer the course as a self-paced resource without a mentor available later on, so we do have concerns about the sustainability of the materials.
Anyway, thanks again for your interest! I would be very interested to read more about the Canvas project you mentioned and also the PD project, once you have a chance to share a little more about these.
Take care and stay strong!

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