ICDL prepares school students for the digitalisation of the world of work, especially in times of pandemic


Photo of Minister of Education of the Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, Dr. Stefanie Hubig
Minister of Education of the Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, Dr. Stefanie Hubig

The Minister of Education of the Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, Dr. Stefanie Hubig, has signed an extension of the agreement to facilitate the introduction of ICDL in schools in state.

“Shaping digitization and enabling participation is also a challenge in terms of education policy. We therefore teach children and young people the appropriate skills at an early stage that enable them to understand and use digital applications and formats – because that is the basis for shaping the digital future. Digitalisation opens up opportunities for young people on many levels – regional, national and global. I am therefore very pleased that with ICDL we are now even better able to do justice to this internationality and enable more and more schoolchildren to get their ‘computer driving license’”, said a delighted Minister of Education, Dr. Stefanie Hubig.

Thomas Michel, managing director of ICDL Germany, pointed out the increased importance of ICDL in the Covid-19 pandemic: “In order to be able to concentrate on the lesson content in alternating or distance lessons, ICDL provides pupils and teachers with the necessary information and routines in dealing with the various instruments of network-based teaching.

“When it comes to data protection issues when using educational software, new modules cover urgently needed application security. ICDL can help to compensate for deficits, especially for young people from families in which parents themselves have no IT experience and cannot support their children. With the possibility of also being able to conduct exams online, ICDL has removed another hurdle in distance teaching and has become more important in the pandemic. ICDL also helps teachers to train their technical routines competently so that they can concentrate on conveying content, which is more costly in the pandemic.”

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