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New Certification Programme Developed to Boost Colombian Academic Coordinators’ Digital Skills

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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.

This new ICT for Educational Management project reached 123 Coordinators, who received training under the b-learning mode in the cities of Bogotá and Medellin. Over 80 hours the participants developed the necessary skills to reach ICDL certification, specifically in the new ICT in Education module, resulting in 73 of them obtaining their international certification.

The Colombian National Service of Education (SENA), is an official public educational institution, which belongs to the Colombian Government and is under the supervision of the Ministry of Labour. Its objective is to offer high quality technical education, free of charge, for all Colombians. In 2014, SENA reached 5 million learners. The SENA National School of Instructors started a process last year to certify 2,000 instructors to ICDL standards in order to ensure that all the instructors at SENA training centres, regardless of the subject they teach, would be able to impact their learners positively by using ICT. This is really important as SENA is responsible for defining the workforce competence framework and also leads the technical and training processes for the labour market all over the country.

The project is significant because these Coordinators will be able to take advantage of the technological infrastructure available within the organisation more efficiently, as well as being able to generate new learning paths based on the integration of ICT, with the possibility to benefit the almost three million virtual apprentices that the institution has.

The ICT in Education module has been developed by ICDL Foundation with contributions from the European Schoolnet Network. It was created in response to the need for teachers and trainers to effectively apply technological tools in the learning process.

You can find out more about the new ICT in Education module on our website.

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