This Website Uses Cookies. Cookies are small text files held on your computer. Cookies will never contain any personally identifiable information. You can delete and block cookies but parts of our site may not work without them. We use cookies in order to deliver the best possible service to you and to provide a secure and effective site service for users. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device. To find out more about how we use cookies and also how you can change your cookie settings, click here.

Hide this message

News 2018

Print page
Blank Image

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest from ECDL and ICDL around the world

Perception & Reality 2018

Big Gaps Between Perception and Reality of Digital Skills Found According to New ECDL Foundation Report

New research by ECDL Foundation confirms that people consistently overestimate their digital skills. The latest edition of the Perception and Reality report, published this week, brings together research from five countries in Europe, as well as Singapore and India. Significant digital skills gaps exist in all of the countries featured in the report, including among young people.

1.6 Million UK Businesses Lack Basic Digital Skills

1.6 Million UK Businesses Lack Basic Digital Skills

Lloyds Bank has released the fourth annual edition of its UK Business Digital Index for 2017, revealing that over half of charities, and 41% of business in Britain lack essential digital skills. The report highlights the benefits for organisations that are equipped with good digital skills, including increased turnover and saved time for businesses, and increased donations for charities.

Children Struggling to Manage Social Media According to New Report

Children Struggling to Manage Social Media According to New Report

The Children’s Commissioner for England has released a new report showing that many children between 8 and 12 years old struggle to manage social media and become anxious about how they present themselves online.

F&N Malaysia Empowers Underprivileged Young People Through ICDL

F&N Malaysia Empowers Underprivileged Young People Through ICDL

Since 2011, Monfort Boys Town, an ICDL Accredited Test Centre, together with Fraser & Naeve Holdings Bhd (F&NHB), has been providing ICDL programs annually to more than 400 underprivileged youth in Shah Alam, Malaysia.

ICDL Asia Signs Agreement with Deyang Education Bureau in Sichuan, China

ICDL Asia Signs Agreement with Deyang Education Bureau in Sichuan, China

Frank Mockler, ECDL Foundation Head of Programme Standards, attended the China Vocational Education Innovation & Development Conference in Sichuan, China in November, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Deyang Education Bureau. The conference, which highlighted the increased focus that the Chinese government is putting on vocational education, brought together representatives from other countries in the region.

Ireland to Introduce Computer Science to List of Final Exam Subjects in Secondary Schools

Ireland to Introduce Computer Science to List of Final Exam Subjects in Secondary Schools

Ireland’s Education Minister, Richard Bruton, has announced that students in the country will soon be able to study computer science for their final exams in secondary school. The addition of computer science to the Leaving Certificate exams will begin in 2020.

Liechtenstein Celebrates 3,000 ECDL Certificates

Liechtenstein Celebrates 3,000 ECDL Certificates

In December, Adelisa Murati was handed the 3,000th ECDL certificate in Liechtenstein. The student of the ‘Oberschule Vaduz’ was very pleased to have successfully passed the internationally recognised computer skills certification, and also for receiving the 3,000th ECDL certificate in the country.

Tunisian Minister of Higher Education Launches 30 New ICDL Centres

Tunisian Minister of Higher Education Launches 30 New ICDL Centres

Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR), Prof. Salim Khalbos, Specto and MoHESR launched ICDL in 30 accredited ‘4C centres’ across Tunisia. This was a result of an agreement signed between the two parties in May 2017. Execution of the agreement included holding 6 ICDL workshops in different areas of Tunisia. 91 trainers attended the training and passed the ICDL tests.