Digital literacy holds profound significance in Norway’s education landscape, evident in the comprehensive framework for basic skills developed by the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training. Approved by the education ministry in 2012, this framework defines digital skills as a core component alongside oral skills, reading, writing, and numeracy.
Digital literacy, encompassing efficient and responsible use of digital tools, media, and resources, are deemed essential for continuous learning, active participation in the workforce, and societal engagement. Within this context, the ICDL holds significant potential to contribute to overarching goals, enhancing digital skills across diverse domains. The framework delineates four crucial subcategories of digital skills: search and process, produce, communicate, and digital judgment. ICDL’s certification programs align seamlessly with these categories, offering a structured approach to equip individuals with the multifaceted proficiency required in today’s digital landscape.
Furthermore, recognizing the broader societal impact, ICDL’s role extends to adult education initiatives, strategically targeting individuals with limited formal education or weakened basic skills. The Norwegian government’s commitment to developing tools for skill mapping and an online learning platform aligns cohesively with ICDL’s mission, signifying a joint dedication to nurturing digital literacy across varied age groups and educational backgrounds.
ICDL is delivered in Norway by Datakortet. To get started with ICDL, visit the website of Datakortet.