ICT in Education addresses the need for integration of technology in classrooms in Africa- ICDL Africa General Manager, Etinick Mutinda
The key to unlocking the opportunities offered by educational technology is investing in teachers’ skills. It is surprising then, that many teachers feel a lack of confidence in their digital skills, and feel that they need further professional development to use ICT in education.
The MOU was signed in Casablanca, Morocco by Ms. Jalila Manal (ICT Director of MENA Region), SOS, and Mr. Naseem Abu-el-Haija (Manager, Specto). The purpose of the MOU is to jointly support training and ICDL certification of SOS children, youth and mothers. According to the MOU, Specto will accredit SOS centers in the above countries to offer ICDL training and testing
The Digital Ambassador Program is a new initiative to support Rwanda in increasing the number of digitally literate citizens and to transform young job seekers, helping them to deliver digital skills programs in their communities.
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The Digital Citizen programme was launched at Nu Vision High School in Kigali, Rwanda by ICDL Africa. ICDL trainers and students were joined by the school’s Principal, Ndumiso Dube, ICDL Coordinator, Apollo Ssempebwa, and representatives of ICDL Africa including General Manager, Etinick Mutinda, and Rwanda Country Manager, Solange Umulisa
Representatives of ICDL Africa presented the ICDL programme to an audience of over 200 potential candidates at the Machakos Institute of Technology career day on 22 February. The event, which took place in Machakos, Kenya, was an opportunity for high-school leavers to learn about how they can advance their education and kick-start their careers.
Study after study shows that people don’t have sufficient digital skills. There’s a real danger that computers become magic boxes that we don’t understand. That is why ECDL Foundation’s new Computing module has been developed with the input of experts from around the world, and can certify the computing skills of students to the same high standard as other ICDL modules. The module covers core computational thinking techniques like problem decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction and algorithms as well as practical skills relating to coding.
ICDL has developed and adapted over the last 20 years to help people obtain the digital skills they require to succeed today.