A pilot training programme for the ECDL ICT in Education module took place in Dublin from 27 November to 9 December. A group of 16 teachers attended the initial face-to-face session of the two-week programme, which was delivered through an online learning platform and culminated in a certification test. 17 teachers completed the test. The programme was delivered in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science in Trinity College Dublin, which assisted in developing the learning content and delivery of the programme. The aim of the pilot was to validate the syllabus coverage, learning content, certification and target audience.
The ECDL ICT in Education module is a certification module designed for candidates who wish to acquire the knowledge and skills to start engaging in the pedagogically effective use of ICT to support and enhance teaching, learning and assessment in the classroom.
The syllabus and supporting components were developed in conjunction with subject matter expertise from networks such as European Schoolnet and has been informed by direct experience delivering similar programmes in this area, for example in North Africa.