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WEF white paper highlights role of skills in future economy

Combatting disinformation online on the agenda at first European Media Literacy Week

Media literacy was in the spotlight last week as the EU marked its first European Media Literacy Week. A series of events, including a high-level conference brought together organisations from the public and private sectors that are working to tackle issues around disinformation online and low levels of trust in the media.

DANSK IT initiative sees Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Denmark formed

DANSK IT initiative sees Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Denmark formed

DSJC Denmark, the Danish national coalition affiliated to the EU’s Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition was launched in February 2019. The coalition aims to improve digital competences in the country.

ECDL Cyprus takes part in International Education and Career Exhibition in Nicosia

ECDL Cyprus takes part in International Education and Career Exhibition in Nicosia

The Cyprus Computer Society and ECDL Cyprus participated in the International Education and Career Exhibition that was held from 15 to 17 February 2019 at the Cyprus International Fair grounds in Nicosia.

IT for All initiative started in Denmark

IT for All initiative started in Denmark

On October 3, DANSK IT, the ECDL National Operator in Denmark, had a call for action meeting for a national open learning platform for digital competences for a wide range of key stakeholders in Denmark (trade unions, business organisations and public authorities). The platform is anchored in the international standard for digital skills, ICDL, and the EU’s DigComp framework.

New EU study looks at ICT in education

New EU study looks at ICT in education

A new study from the European Commission on digital technology in education has highlighted that there is a gender gap in digital skills development between boys and girls. The study also found that teachers often have to use their own time to learn the skills to teach ICT to their students.

Report on ESCO highlights ECDL quality assurance measures

Report on ESCO highlights ECDL quality assurance measures

ECDL has been referenced in a new report from the European Commission as an example of quality assurance in skills certification. The report, ‘Support to the development of the ESCO qualifications pillar’, was commissioned to help develop the qualifications element of the European Skills/Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) classification, which is, itself, used to help match between skills, jobs, and qualifications.

Success for students in new ECDL initiative in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Success for students in new ECDL initiative in Bosnia and Herzegovina

A new initiative in Bosnia to help students to develop their digital skills has seen the first 40 students gain ECDL certification. The project, titled, ‘When it runs out, we’re all wet’, involved students from Vareš Primary School and Žepče Primary School, who were hosted by ‘Malta’ Primary School in Sarajevo.

WEF white paper highlights role of skills in future economy

WEF white paper highlights role of skills in future economy

A new report from the World Economic Forum looks at 10 strategies to create a labour market based on skills. The report seeks to address issues that arise from outdated concepts of a job for life, or as the report puts it, the model of “learn, do, retire”.

ECDL helps young people in Serbia to build digital skills under recently completed project

ECDL helps young people in Serbia to build digital skills under recently completed project

The ‘Youth for Impact’ programme aims to use ECDL to empower young people in Serbia who have disabilities or are without parental care. Funded by the Serbian Ministry of Youth and Sport, the programme enabled 25 young people to attend training and pass ECDL tests for four Base modules.

Online course to prepare teachers to introduce ECDL Computing module launched in Italy

Online course to prepare teachers to introduce ECDL Computing module launched in Italy

AICA, the ECDL National Operator in Italy, launched a new online course for teachers, ‘Fare didattica con il coding’, on January 14. The course is aimed at teachers, and can support those who want to teach the ECDL Computing module to their students and promote the introduction of computational thinking to their schools.

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