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‘Education in the digital era’ report adopted by European Parliament

‘Education in the digital era’ report adopted by European Parliament

A new report on 'education in the digital era' has been adopted by the European Parliament at its session in Strasbourg this week. The report highlights that digital skills need to be acquired throughout life and in different ways and calls for measures to help close the digital skills gap, including supporting increased funding under programmes in the EU's next multi-year budget.

ACCA-ICDL Inaugural Workshop held in Kuala Lumpur

ACCA-ICDL Inaugural Workshop held in Kuala Lumpur

The ACCA-ICDL Inaugural Workshop for ACCA members was held recently at ACCA Malaysia’s head office at Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur. The session was jointly organised with Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC), the official ICDL Accredited Test Centre delivering the program.

Bratislava secondary school students take part in ECDL pilot project

Bratislava secondary school students take part in ECDL pilot project

A pilot project to use ECDL to enhance the digital skills of secondary school students in Bratislava has been launched by SSCS, which is responsible for ECDL in Slovakia, and the city government. The project is being funded solely by the regional government’s budget and will allow students to take ECDL free of charge.

Burao University in Somaliland becomes ICDL Accredited Test Centre

Burao University in Somaliland becomes ICDL Accredited Test Centre

Specto held one-week workshop for three ICT trainers at the University of Burao, in Somaliland, to certify them with ICDL skills. The trainers were tested on the four ICDL Base modules, as well as the Presentation, Using Databases, Online Collaboration, Image Editing, Project Planning and IT Security modules.

ECDL developing teachers’ digital skills in Kosovo

ECDL developing teachers’ digital skills in Kosovo

140 public schools in the Republic of Kosovo have received a grant from the World Bank to improve the digital competences of public-school teachers in using technology in the classroom. ECDL Kosova, the local ECDL National Operator has been selected to offer ECDL training and certification to a number of these schools.

ECDL Poland signs agreement to deliver 6300 ECDL tests

ECDL Poland signs agreement to deliver 6,300 ECDL tests

A new agreement to deliver ECDL to 1,050 candidates in Warsaw has been signed by ECDL Poland. The project, which is financed by the EU, will see the candidates trained and tested to the ECDL DigComp Profile. This Profile was developed by ECDL Poland as a set of 6 ECDL modules that cover the EU’s DigComp framework for digital competences. The project will be delivered in November and December 2018.

ECDL Profile in Polish Integrated Qualification System

ECDL Profile in Polish Integrated Qualification System

The ‘Computer Competences Certificate – Basic Level’ (CCCBL) has been included in Poland’s Integrated Qualification System at proficiency level two. CCCBL, which was created by the Polish Information Processing Society, the ECDL National Operator in the country, is a generalised version of ECDL Base. Its creation means that candidates acquiring ECDL Base Profile certificates in Poland are also able to receive a CCCBL certificate that is recognised in the official qualification system.

First students receive ICDL certificates at Jordan’s Princess Alia University College

First students receive ICDL certificates at Jordan’s Princess Alia University College

Princess Alia University College in Jordan held a graduation ceremony for its first batch of students who have successfully passed seven ICDL modules. The Deputy Dean of the College, along with a representative of Specto, the local ICDL National Operator, presented the certificates to the students. The Dean also took the opportunity to stress the importance of having essential ICT skills before entering the job market.

IBEC Andean Region joins ICDL in Peru and Ecuador

IBEC Andean Region joins ICDL in Peru and Ecuador

Since last October, IBEC Región Andina has offered the ICDL from their centres in Quito, Ecuador and Lima, Peru. The centres have become ICDL Accredited Test Centres with the aim of providing digital skills training and certification to students, teachers, administrative personnel of universities and institutes, as well as to the personnel of private and public organisations, NGOs and the community in general.

ICDL Asia introduces Digital Marketing Consultancy as its latest Accredited Test Centre in Malaysia

ICDL Asia introduces Digital Marketing Consultancy as its latest Accredited Test Centre in Malaysia

ICDL Asia has introduced Digital Marketing Consultancy Sdn. Bhd (DMC) as its latest Accredited Test Centre in Malaysia.

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