D/OTE Competences

Making the Most of Online Platforms and Tools


This is one of the seven, advanced level nano-courses in the D/OTEC series. It builds on the foundational Technology in Distance and Online Theological Education course focusing on technology-related competencies for educators as defined by the Distance and Online Theological Education Competence framework (category F).

Course Outcomes

The specific competences developed in this course are:

  1. Can explain the functions of virtual learning environments (VLE) in D/OTE
  2. Can provide examples of online tools and how to use them
Course content
  • Functions of VLEs
  • Strategies for effective use of VLE in D/OTE
  • Examples of online tools and how to use them
  • Choosing the appropriate technology tools for context and purpose

This course is co-authored by Manal Mekhael (Egypt), Dr Robert Hayden (USA), Dr Diane Hockridge (Australia). 

  Manal Rob Diane    

Delivery mode

This is a self-paced online course.


2-3 hours of learning

ICETE Academy points

2 points

Course enrolment key


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