News Archive 2013

2013-10-10

20 Percent of Adults in the US Do Not Use the Internet – Lack of Skills a Major Reason

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There has been a $7 billion effort by the Obama administration to increase internet access throughout the country. Perhaps most staggering, though, is that almost 20 percent of American adults still don’t use the internet at home, work, school, or through a mobile device — a statistic that has generally ...

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2013-04-30

Inspiring ICDL Student from Zimbabwe

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Daniel Goncalves has had a busy few weeks in the spotlight in Africa. That’s what happens when you create your own version of Facebook in your spare time. He created Tymzchat, an alternative to Facebook, targeted at people in Africa. Daniel is a student at Lomagundi College in Chinhoyi, approximately ...

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2013-04-22

20 per cent of Kids Never Use Computers in Their Lessons

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Although the numbers of computers in European schools have doubled since 2006 and students and teachers are keen to 'go digital', 20pc of secondary students across Europe have never or almost never used a computer in their school lessons.

An ICT in schools survey by the European Commission also reveals that ...

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2013-04-16

ICDL in Southeast Asian Universities

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Madinah International University – MEDIU Training and Continuing Education Centre, Shah Alam, Malaysia

Mr. Daniel Palmer, General Manager of ICDL Asia and Mr. John McCormack, Regional Development Executive at ICDL Asia, were welcomed by the Manager of Administrative Affairs Division; Mr. Fuad Ahmad Umar Al’As along with the Director of MEDIU ...

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2013-04-11

The New People Power: How Online Collaboration is Changing the World

We love TED talks, and this one by computer scientist Luis von Ahn has been one of our favourites.  

In this talk, Von Ahn explains reCAPTCHA; a service that uses the human responses to CAPTCHAs to digitize books – one word at a time. If you have ever ...

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2013-03-10

Proposed ICDL Africa-Rwanda Government Cooperation

This cooperation was recently discussed during a meeting between Daniel Palmer, General Manager, ICDL Africa, and Hon. Jean-Philbert Nsengimana, Minister for Youth and ICT (MYICT). Other key attendees included Rosemary Mbabazi, Permanent Secretary, MYICT, and Jerome Gasana, Director General of the Workforce Development Authority (WDA).

Key points from the meeting were ...

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2013-03-02

Digital Inequality Study Among Older Adults

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A study on digital inequality among older adults in Malta is being investigated by Mr Marvin Formosa at the European Centre for Gerontology at the University of Malta.

The research study is being sponsored by the Malta Communications Authority and aims to investigate the effects that digital exclusion can have on ...

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2013-02-19

ECDL to Further Enhance Employability Skills - UK

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT – which is the ECDL National Operator for the UK - Visits Global Headquarters of ECDL Foundation

 

Richard French, BCS Director of Educational Policy recently visited the global headquarters of ECDL Foundation, in Dublin. He met with ECDL Foundation Chief Executive, Damien O’Sullivan, to discuss ...

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2012-12-01

Report - 16 Million in the UK Lack Basic Online Skills

Launched by the UK’s digital champion Martha Lane Fox, the report claims that 16 million Britons still lack the basic online skills needed to benefit from using the internet, including 4.5million people who are currently in the UK workforce.

Consultants Booz and Company also claimed that the UK had missed an ...

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