Eight projects were recognised as exceptional examples of the implementation of ECDL Foundation’s programmes at the annual Best Practice Awards, held during the ECDL Foundation Forum in Malta.
The Best Practice Awards were established by ECDL Foundation to acknowledge and credit initiatives and projects that show best practice in using ECDL to raise levels of digital literacy or that promote ECDL. The four categories were: ECDL in the Workplace, ECDL in Education, ECDL in Society, and Marketing.
The winners were:
ECDL / ICDL in Education
The project with the University of Science and Technology (UST) in Yemen has seen the number of ICDL tests taken in the country grow, despite an ongoing civil war. Through close cooperation between the staff of the ICDL National Operator, Specto, and UST, the university was accredited as a test centre in 2011, and has succeeded in operating the programme in challenging circumstances, even making ICDL certification a requirement for graduating.
Second Place: ICS Skills, Ireland, ‘Tech Week’
ECDL Romania’s EduHub project brought ECDL to a shopping mall in Bucharest, making the certification more accessible to young people who need to keep up with technology. Already, 150 young people have participated in IT courses at the EduHub, and awareness of the ECDL programme is rising in Romania.
Second place: PEOPLECERT, Greece, ‘Launching ECDL Digital Marketing with Digital Marketing’
ECDL / ICDL in Society
ECDL Poland’s ECDL Profile DigComp project successfully involved the ECDL programme in Poland in developments in the use of the important DigComp framework, an initiative of the EU to promote digital literacy by defining ICT competences.
Second place: OCG, Austria, ‘ECDL for Children and Teenagers Suffering from Cancer’
ECDL / ICDL in the Workplace
ICDL Colombia’s project to support teleworking in the public sector uses a custom ICDL profile to help workers build the skills they need to work remotely in an effective and efficient way. The project is a collaboration between ICDL Colombia, the Colombian Ministry of ICT and the Ministry of Labour.
Second place: ICDL Africa, Rwanda, ‘ICDL Africa-MYICT Pilot Project in Rwanda’
You can read all of the entries to the 2017 Best Practice Awards in our brochure of entries. Click here to download.