ICDL Asia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nanjing Vocational Education (Adult) Curriculum and Research Office (NVECRO) and Nanjing Educational Technology Centre (Nanjing Education Information Center or NETC) to meet the rising demand of proficient digital skills for vocational education students and teachers in Nanjing, China. This is also the first official MoU between ICDL Asia and Chinese government directly.
ICDL has been confirmed as the endorsed provider of New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development, at Proficient Teacher level.
On 28 September 2018, a signing ceremony between Ho Chi Minh City Vocational Training College (HCMVC) and ICDL Vietnam took place to officiate the appointment of HCMVC as ICDL Vietnam’s newest Accredited Test Centre (ATC).
On 6 September 2018 during the ICDL Asia Digital Literacy Day 2018, ICDL Asia announced the official launch of the 3D Design Module. In conjunction with the launch of the 3D Design module, ICDL Asia invited a tertiary student from China, who recently presented his product at the XingShi-Cup International Industrial Design Competition in Guangzhou to showcase his competency and efficiency of the software in the design of his project.
IMT Hyderabad, top Business School in India recently concluded the ICDL Advanced Spreadsheets Certification for all its 212 1st year MBA students. ICDL was a mandatory part of the Orientation week at IMT Hyderabad. The feedback from the students as well as faculty coordinators has been very positive, with a special note for the interactive e-learning.
F-TEC Skill Development is a National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) Partner Company, with several centres in Delhi region and have a strong presence in the skill development ecosystem. ICDL India and FTEC will work jointly in Delhi/NCR to reach out to different educational institutions including Universities, Business Chambers, Government Bodies and other training boards/ professional bodies to create scope for ICDL certification.
After more than 9 months of preparations, hardwork from our local territory partners who are involved in the ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2018, we are glad to announce and celebrate the finale of the Grand Final Competiton which took place in Bangkok, Thailand on 5 September 2018.
A new report by UNESCO has highlighted the ICDL programme as a significant example of a digital skills framework around the world. ‘A Global Framework of Reference on Digital Literacy Skills for Indicator 4.4.2’ was published with the aim of providing a basis for an indicator of the, “Percentage of youth/adults who have achieved at least a minimum level of proficiency in digital literacy skills”, under the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) bringing ICDL Certification to the Malaysian Students
Jul 2018 - Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR UC’) officially became an ICDL Accredited Test Centre. Seeing the needs in increasing digital literacy standards for its students, TAR UC is dedicating 2 computer labs at the CPE Department of each campus for ICDL Testings. TAR UC have their Main Campus in Kuala Lumpur with five other branches in Penang, Perak, Johor, Pahang and Sabah respectively; it is well recognized locally and internationally among the academic fraternity and professional bodies.
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. 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.