Computing and digital literacy are two sides of the same coin that both need to be included in compulsory education. In this special report, ICDL Europe argues strongly that students should have the opportunity to develop computing skills and to build a strong foundation of digital literacy.
ICDL and qualification frameworks worldwide
Qualifications frameworks, like the European Qualifications Framework, make it easy to compare qualifications and certifications from different countries with each other. International qualifications, such as ICDL, can be mapped to National Qualification Frameworks (NQFs) and, in this way, become officially recognised in different countries in Europe and worldwide. The ICDL programme has been mapped to …Read more
ICDL and DigComp
Skills for data protection
Protecting peoples’ personal data has never been more important, with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and a number of high-profile data breaches undermining public trust. Our new position paper highlights the importance of developing workers’ skills for data protection. In this position paper, we want to contribute to the debate on data protection, arguing …Read more
The fallacy of the ‘digital native’
‘We live in the age of the digital native’, or so many would have us believe. But what does the term really mean? Can someone truly pick up digital skills intuitively? Does this mean there is no need to try to teach young people how to use computers? We don’t think so. This idea of …Read more