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News 2016

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ICDL Colombia develops an ICDL certification programme for more than 120 SENA Academic Coordinators in the new ICT in Education module

ICDL Colombia, in partnership with the National School of Instructors of the National Service of Learning (SENA), developed the ICT for Educational Management Programme as an initiative for the development and international certification of digital competences targeting SENA Academic Coordinators.

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ICDL Americas participated in the Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Week (SIECOM) at the University of Panama

ICDL Americas was present at the inauguration of the Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Week (SIECOM) at the University of Panama, in this same city last November 21st.

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Digital Skills in the Public Sector

We often discuss the importance of digital skills in the workplace on this blog, but what do digital skills mean in different types of workplace? In businesses and commercially-focused organisations, there is an understandable desire to improve productivity and efficiency

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ICDL certification ceremony at University of Panama

On September 1st, ICDL Americas and the University of Panama celebrated the completion of the first pilot ICDL certification, during the ceremony certificates were given to candidates who completed the process last August.

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ICDL Colombia participating in the International Teleworking Fair with their +Teleworking ICDL profile

Companies, workers, entrepreneurs, government representatives, national and international experts and the general public met last August 30th and 31st in Bogota, Colombia at the 3rd International Teleworking Fair, organized by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the Ministry of Labour

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More Research Reinforces Danger of Low Digital Skills

Reinforcing what our previous report Perception and Reality: Measuring Digital Skills in Europe found other reports are also showing that low digital skills are creating a barrier for people who could stand to benefit from using ICT.

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Digital Skills Need to be Addressed in the Classroom

It is no surprise that computers are vital to daily life, and so it is also no surprise that digital skills are essential for everyone. Skills, like working collaboratively online, or being able to safely and effectively use a web browser and tools like email and search engines, might seem simple, but they can unlock many possibilities. These digital skills are also important in schools. Learning to read and write is a process of learning foundational skills that will be needed every day, for the rest of your life; digital skills are little different.

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ICDL Americas Promotes Digital Inclusion and Skills Development at Virtual Educa Event

ICDL Americas continued its work promoting digital skills and inclusion at a major international conference this month. Staff from ICDL Americas participated in the 22nd International Virtual Educa event...

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Perception and Reality: Measuring Digital Skills

If I asked you to rate your skills with word processing software on a scale of 1 to 10, then it is pretty likely that you would rate your skills quite highly, maybe an 8 or a 9. But what is that score based on?

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Colombian project with SENA won the ICDL Best Practice Awards in the workforce category during the international ECDL / ICDL Forum in Budapest

The ECDL Foundation Forum 2016 took place last 26 and 27 May 2016 in Hungary. The event gathers representatives from the ECDL / ICDL operations around the world with the idea of sharing experiences and latest projects and plan recognise Best Practices in delivering the certification programme.

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