The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for five of ICDL Foundation’s modules. Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the United States’ higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy.
A new programme to invest €9.2 billion in meeting digital challenges has been announced by the European Commission. The Digital Europe programme proposes the investment as part of the EU’s long-term budget for 2021 to 2027.
A new campaign, titled, ‘Apprentices: Let’s go digital’ has been launched by OCG, the ECDL National Operator in Austria. The campaign aims to promote the importance of digital skills for young apprentices, and encourage certification using ECDL.
The Rwandan Ministry of Information Technology and Communication has hosted a Digital Talent Day event at the Marriott Hotel in Kigali. ICDL Africa took part in the event, alongside other stakeholders from both the public and private sectors including the University of Rwanda and Carnegie Mellon Africa.
Candidates in Malaysia can now enrol for ICDL certified training at three new Accredited Test Centres (ATCs) starting this month. Each of the three new ATCs are situated in different cities, bringing a total of nine centres in Malaysia to date.
The ceremony for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and presentation of an ICDL plaque took place between Nanning Vocational Technology College and ICDL Asia at the Development Center of Modern Vocational Education in Guangxi Province.
Following the success of the first edition of the ICDL Asia Digital Challenge competition in 2017, the latest edition of ICDL Asia’s search for the students with the best ICT skills in Asia has expanded to run in 11 countries or territories across the continent.
Nanjing Students Emerging as Forerunners for Digital Skills to Represent China for Grand Final Competition
New plans to improve the digital skills of students in China have been implemented in accordance with China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ policy. Under the guidance of Nanjing Education Association for International Exchange, Nanjing Department of Education, Nanjing Educational Technology Center and with support from Nanjing Commercial College, the ‘ICDL Digital Challenge 2018 – China National Competition’ was held successfully on 31 May 2018 in Nanjing, China.
Nesta, a UK charity promoting science and technology innovation has published a new guide that looks at how to prepare, “the workforce for an inclusive digital economy.” The guide provides an overview of barriers to upskilling the workforce and suggests policy steps that could be taken by governments to overcome those barriers.
The latest edition of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) has been published by the European Commission. DESI summarises key indicators on the continent’s digital performance, including on digital skills, providing a tool to track progress of Member States in digital competitiveness.