A new report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation has revealed that sensitive personal data of school students in the United States is being collected and stored by technology companies. The report, titled, ‘Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy’, found that data such as names, dates of birth, browsing history and location data, is being captured and stored, in many cases without privacy protection or understanding and consent from parents.
Santa María La Antigua Catholic University (USMA) in Panama completed its accreditation process as an ICDL Accredited Test Centre, becoming the first in the country.
ICDL Americas and UDUAL, the Union of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean held the third edition of the Digital Skills Development and Certification Webinar this month, with more than 25 institutions participating so far. Last year the two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of promoting and developing digital skills in Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of promoting the use of ICT for strengthening higher education and labour skills.
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.
200 people in the Colombian city of Tunja have benefitted from the Tunja Telework Program, a project to certify skills for flexible work, run in partnership between ICDL Colombia and the Mayor of Tunja.
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.
ICDL is expanding in Mexico thanks to a long-standing partnership between ICDL Americas and the National Distance Education System (SINED) in the country, which is seeing new SINED ‘Nodes’ being added to Mexico’s network of ICDL Accredited Test Centres.
ICDL Colombia has developed a new ICT for Educational Management Programme in partnership with the National School of Instructors of the National Service of Learning (SENA). The programme is an initiative for the development and international certification of digital competences targeting SENA Academic Coordinators.
50 public workers at the Ministry of Labor in Colombia are being trained and certified for teleworking under the most globally recognised digital competency standard, ICDL.
The 3rd International Teleworking Fair, organised by the Colombian Ministry of ICT and Ministry of Labour, with support from the Ministry of Justice, the Administrative Department of Public Service and Bogota City Council, took place on 30 and 31 August in Bogota. The event brought together companies, workers, entrepreneurs, government representatives, national and international experts, and members of the general public.