USA and Canada
ICDL receives a “seal of alignment’ from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
A not-for-profit organisation ISTE provides a standard framework for “rethinking education and creating innovative learning environments. Since 2017 ECDL Foundation Programmes have received a “seal of alignment” for our certifications against the Digital Skills level of this standard. While ISTE is very useful in the USA, ISTE does have a world-wide dimension and other territories use ISTE for their teachers.
American Council on Education (ACE) recommends college credit for five ICDL Modules to access Higher Level Institutions in the USA.
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for five of ICDL Foundation’s modules.
This recommendation means that prospective students who have attained ECDL/ICDL certification in one of the five modules will be able to request recognition of their achievement in the form of academic credit at a number of universities across the US.
The recommendation covers the following modules:
- Advanced Spreadsheets
- Word Processing
You can find out more about this positive evaluation of the five ICDL modules on the website of ACE.
Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the United States’ higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy.
ACE CREDIT connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in the workplace or other settings outside traditional higher education.
For more than 30 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE CREDIT to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website at www.acenet.edu/credit