Digital Literacy in the Education Sector. Daniel Palmer Regional Manager – Middle East & Africa ECDL Foundation. ECDL Foundation– Overview & Background. A not-for-profit global governing body of the world’s leading computer skills certification programme
6.5 Million People
22 Million Examinations
But IT systems are not independent
- the “user” enables the technology
The Education Reform should start with Teachers.
High quality, relevant, and efficient opportunities well matched to their needs as classroom practitioners
Handle the Technology with confidence rather than only one step in front “or behind!” the students.
Difference to their teaching and a fundamental difference to children’s learning.
Technical and Pedagogical Confidences in ICT make a major contribution to Learning.
200 Test Centres
1500 Training Centres
Increase computer skills and gain a Recognized Qualification
Maintain a Continuing Professional Development
Maintain Professional Status with students and colleagues
Improve classroom practice
Progress in the depth and complexity of abstract thinking.
Be ready for the changes in their professional practice.
Create Lessons Plan using a Word Processing.
Search the Internet for lessons resources.
Use a spreadsheet to demonstrate mathematical procedures and processes in the classroom.
Use Graphs and Charts to visually show students facts and figures clearly and concisely
Add fun to a classroom while increasing the concentration level of the class using presentations
Access the Internet to provide themselves and the students with a vast source of information in all subjects.
Use the databases to access extensive reporting facilities, synchronize and communicate schedules, and collate detailed students information.
Reduce workloads and raise students’ achievements levels by making better use of ICT in the classroom