The John von Neumann Computer Society (NJSZT) has introduced the new ICT in Education module in Hungary. NJSZT is among the first organisations to introduce the ICT in Education module. The new module aims to assist non-ICT teachers in the acquisition of ICT skills and methods that can be used in their own subject areas. Pilot courses held in Budapest and three other towns in Hungary were huge successes. Teachers who participated in the pilot courses said, “We have learnt something that all teachers should be familiar with.”
The module, which was introduced in October, is in line with the National Digital Strategy of the Hungarian government. The module was presented by István Alföldi, Director of the John von Neumann Computer Society, at the 18th National Conference of Public Education Experts. NJSZT's Director was also pleased to share with the public that the Hungarian-language learning material was available to download, free of charge, in order to raise interest and promote digital equality. Approximately 1,000 downloads of the learning material were made from NJSZT's official website (njszt.hu) in the first week.
NJSZT coordinates around 300 ECDL Accredited Test Centres in Hungary. It was one of the first organisations to join the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) initiative in 1997 and thanks to NJSZT's activities in the field Hungary is one of the most active ECDL countries.