European Commission Seeks Input on Plans for Better Mutual Recognition of Qualifications and Diplomas
The European Commission is seeking input on a new proposal to make it easier for people to move freely for research or study through mutual recognition of higher and upper-secondary education, as well as study periods abroad.
A national digital inclusion strategy has been launched in France by the Secretary of State for Digital, Mounir Mahjoubi. The strategy, which will see €1 billion spent over 7 years, will aim to help approximately 13 million people in France who lack the skills to go online.
Teachers, administrative staff and students will be trained in computer and internet skills under a new agreement signed between ICDL Arabia and the Egyptian Ministry of Education that aims to improve the education system in Egypt.
AGB Education Centre, an Accredited Test Centre (ATC) in Singapore, in partnership with KidZania, held the first ever New Age Career Exploration Experience event recently.
Wuxi International School (WIS), a government owned international school in Wuxi, China, has been successfully accredited as an ICDL Test Centre. WIS, which provides an international education environment for children of foreign nationals living and working in China and is directly under the leadership of the Wuxi Education Bureau, has adopted ICDL to provide its students with the international assessment tools and testing platform, as well as equipping and developing the teachers with essential ICT skills.
Majority of Businesses in UK Have Not Implemented Staff Training for Major Upcoming Data Protection Law Changes
Just 21% of businesses and only 10% of charities in the UK have implemented additional staff training or communication to prepare for the EU’s major new data protection law, the GDPR. The data, which comes from the UK Government’s ‘Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018’, conducted for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, also reveals that just over a quarter of organisations surveyed have made changes to the way they work in advance of GDPR’s introduction on 25 May 2018.
SOS Children’s Village Philippines has successfully been accredited as an ICDL Test Centre. SOS Children’s Village is a private, non-political, non-denominational organisation that provides long-term family-based care to children in need.
Specto and the Sudan University of Science and Technology jointly organised an event for higher education institutions in the country. Delegates from over 60 universities, colleges, ministries and other organisations participated, along with representatives of 30 ICDL Accredited Test Centres. The event took place under the patronage of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Professor Somaya Abo Kashwa.
Workshop on 'ICT Skills in the Era of Industry 4.0' Held in India to Reinforce the Need for Digital Skills
A one-day workshop on ‘ICT Skills in the Era of Industry 4.0’ was hosted for students of Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS) in India recently. The workshop was organised in collaboration with ICDL India, MRIIRS’s Faculty of Computer Applications, and the institution’s Innovation and Incubation Centre (MRIIC).
Big Gaps Between Perception and Reality of Digital Skills Found According to New ECDL Foundation Report
New research by ECDL Foundation confirms that people consistently overestimate their digital skills. The latest edition of the Perception and Reality report, published this week, brings together research from five countries in Europe, as well as Singapore and India. Significant digital skills gaps exist in all of the countries featured in the report, including among young people.