ICT in Education Module Successfully Piloted in Hungary Promoting Interactivity and Creativity for Teachers
ECDL Foundation’s new ICT in Education module has been piloted by the John von Neumann Computer Society (NJSZT), the ECDL National Operator in Hungary. The module, which was launched at an event in Kigali, Rwanda, in March, provides teachers with the skills they need to effectively use technology in the classroom.
NJSZT is convinced that enhancing the digital competence of teachers is a crucial factor in the competitiveness of all countries, including Hungary. Learning materials, produced by NJSZT, for the module were published on the Society’s website, where they can be downloaded free of charge, and several thousand downloads have already been made. The learning material includes lesson plans and examples, presents best practice on the design of tests and the use of state of the art education methods, and offers relevant information on e-learning and copyright issues.
NJSZT is the first National Operator in Europe to pilot the new module, which was also piloted in Zimbabwe and Ireland. Pilot courses to test the module were first held in larger towns in the country, and then examinations were taken by participants. The learning material and examination tasks were finalised based on feedback, and ‘train the trainers’ sessions were held for the staff of Accredited Test Centres to support the delivery of the new module. NJSZT is ready to share the experiences gained while introducing the module with international partners.
More information about the ICT in Education module can be found on ecdl.org.