ECDL Foundation launched its newest module, ICT in Education, at an event in Kigali today. The module is aimed at teachers, and will equip them with the skills they need to effectively use technology in the classroom. The launch took place during ICDL Africa’s Annual Test Centre Forum in the Rwandan capital.
ICDL Digital Challenge is the first ever ICDL computer and digital competition in Asia, open to tertiary and university students between 18 and 25 years old. The challenge hopes to identify and recognise the top students with the best ICT skills. The winner will have the chance to win prizes including a Student Exchange Programme with ICDL in one of 5 selected countries.
ICDL Sri Lanka hosted Safer Internet Day 2017 in Sri Lanka, with the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’ on Tuesday, 7 February. This event was organised in partnership with the National Child Protection Authority, Sri Lanka CERT│CC, the Computer Crimes Investigation unit of the CID and the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka. The event was attended by Dr Ajith Madurapperuma, Chairperson of Sri Lanka CERT│CC.
Korea Productivity Center and ICDL Foundation have signed an agreement to develop, promote and implement the ICDL Computing module in Korea, and to facilitate cooperation between Korean universities and international schools.
ICDL was launched for students at Dhankot village, near New Delhi, by Bal Swavlamban Trust (BST) on 8 February. BST is a corporate social responsibility initiative of Hella, a global company, headquartered in Germany. The initiative aims to help young people in Dhankot, where Hella has a manufacturing plant, to develop digital skills.
ECDL Foundation’s new Computing module was launched in Malta today, at an event hosted by ECDL Malta. The new module will help candidates build and certify skills in areas like computational thinking, problem solving, algorithms and coding. It is aimed at the education sector, particularly secondary school students, and their teachers.
More than 100 Ministry of Finance Staff in Vietnam have officially started ICDL training and certification.
The mapping of ICDL modules to the Thai National Qualification Framework for Digital Literacy Standards has been approved by the Thailand Professional Qualifications Institute (TPQI), a government body that develops occupational standards and accredits professional qualifications in Thailand.
ICDL Foundation Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training During Irish Presidential State Visit
During the State Visit to Vietnam of President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, ICDL Foundation and the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD, was also in attendance at the signing ceremony, which was organised by the Embassy of Ireland in Hanoi and Enterprise Ireland and took place on Monday 7 November.
The ICDL programme was presented to an invited audience in Wellington, New Zealand in October. The presentation on ‘Building a Digital Workforce: The Singapore Experience’, was delivered in the Grand Hall of Parliament in the New Zealand capital by Zenda Tan of ICDL Asia. She presented key insights from recent international research and Singapore’s experience with digital skills for the workplace. She also touched on the new digital divide between lifestyle digital skills and essential workplace digital skills, emphasising how training and certification cuts the cost to business of ‘digital ignorance’.