ICDL Foundation participated in the recent ISTE conference in Texas, USA. ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) is the leading voice on technology in education and this annual conference and expo brings together over 20,000 educators from across the US and beyond to discuss the latest trends.
ICDL Americas sponsored the first Inter-University Forum on ‘Virtual Education’, at the invitation of Santa María La Antigua Catholic University. Organised by the Board of Rectors in Panama, Jessica Rodriguez of ICDL Americas delivered a presentation on digital skills, some our research results and the ICDL programme.
ICDL Americas took part in the 18th international Virtual Educa event, which took place in Bogotá Colombia. The event, which is considered the most important event on education, innovation and ICT in the Latin American and Caribbean region, brought together different organisations from the public, private and academic sectors to discuss and debate the future of education, and how education is a motor of social innovation.
Following an extensive review, the ICDL certification programme has been awarded an ISTE Seal of Alignment for Readiness, in recognition that ICDL, “provides a valuable assessment of participants’ foundational skills and knowledge as described by the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students”.
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.