• Duration
    5 weeks
  • Location
  • Mode
    Online Blended Webinar
  • Fees
    Fully Subsidised

Take a guided exploration through education technologies and develop a critical lens to inform decision making in your school.

Learn how technologies can hinder or support learning. Challenge your assumptions and identify opportunities to better use technology for learning.

Delve into emerging technologies such as ChatGPT, virtual reality, hybrid teaching, and robots. Increase your understanding of the implications of technology on curriculum design, remote learning, assessment, and feedback.

Discover how to measure teacher change using Epistemic Network Analysis and build your confidence to identify how technology should best be used within your context.


Designed for Victorian government school leaders including system leaders, principals and assistant principals who play a clear role in their school as an instructional leader; a leader of teaching, learning and wellbeing.


Co-designed and delivered by Monash University.

Michael (Mike) Phillips 
Associate Professor of Digital Transformation in the Faculty of Education, Monash University

Mike’s work focuses on the knowledge expert teachers develop when integrating educational technologies into their practice. Mike researches the ways in which expert teachers make active decisions about their classroom technology integration. 

Michael Henderson 
Professor of Digital Futures in the Faculty of Education, Monash University

Michael is a world expert in the field of digital education, in particular the effective use of technology in internet enabled teaching and learning. In 2020 Michael was identified by The Australian as the national Field Leader in Education research. 

Jo Blannin 
Senior Lecturer in Digital Transformations in the Faculty of Education, Monash University

Jo’s work focuses on emerging technologies and pedagogies and understanding their potential contributions to learning and teaching. Jo’s research spans early childhood to adult education, engaging with more than 400 Australian schools in across sectors in the past five years.

Over 5 weeks, you are expected to engage and contribute to:

  • 5 online workshops (6 hours)
  • self-directed learning (5 hours)

Online workshops

Online workshops are delivered over five 75-minute sessions.

Workshops are an opportunity to deep dive into key themes of the program.

Workshop 1: Should we trust technology?

Explore how technology may support learning, and the myths, historical fails, cheating industry and digital distractions.

Workshop 2: Emerging opportunities

Look at technologies shaping education including predictive learning analytics, AI in writing and creativity, virtual reality, hybrid teaching, robots and remote teaching, assessment and feedback technologies.

Workshop 3: Digital media and active learning

You will be challenged to consider how and why you might use virtual reality, holographic imagery, chat bots and gamified learning environments. Explore the top 10 principles of effective video including what every school needs for remote delivery.

Workshop 4: Technology enabled collaborative learning

Consider what teachers should be thinking about when engaging learners in online social collaborative activities—from safe to effective learning. You will experience online debating technologies while also exploring collaborative technologies for learning and curriculum design.

Workshop 5: Leading ed tech change

You will compare educational technology change theories from Technology Acceptance Models to Communities of Practice and co-design models including Design Thinking. During this workshop you will engage in divergent and convergent thinking strategies and explore the research in creativity and how it can inform staff curriculum innovation with key technologies. You will understand how Epistemic Network Analysis can be used to measure teacher change and shape professional learning.

Self-directed learning

Self-directed learning activities in your own time (up to 5 hours) include:

  • viewing pre-workshop videos
  • professional readings
  • contributing to online discussions.

You will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • the education potential of a range of emerging technologies including: predictive learning analytics, artificial intelligence in writing and creativity, virtual reality, and holographic imagery
  • designing for hybrid and remote teaching, feedback rich environments, gamified learning and effectively using video for improved learning outcomes
  • collaborative technologies and evidence-based practices for learning, collaboration and curriculum design
  • conceptualise and design highly engaging hybrid and remote teaching experiences, incorporating feedback-rich environments and gamified learning techniques
  • key myths, historical fails and digital threats of educational technologies that continue to shape our practices
  • notable digital threats, such as the growing cheating industry and digital distractions
  • applications for educational technology change theories such as the Technology Acceptance Model and Communities of Practice.

You will learn how to:

  • use Epistemic Network Analysis to measure teacher change and shape professional learning.

Fully subsidised by the Department of Education for Victorian government school participants.

Last updated 29 August 2023