ICILS Results Highlight Importance of Digital and Information Literacy Skills for Students

by Michael Tighe

Posted on 4th December 2019 at 12:24 pm

The results of the International Computer and Information Literacy Study 2018 were published earlier this month. They highlight the fallacy of ‘digital natives’ being digitally competent through exposure to digital devices. Shockingly, only 2% of students in the study showed an ability to assess online information critically. ICILS, which is published by the International Association […]

Why we need flexible learning for everyone

by Michael Tighe

Posted on 8th October 2019 at 1:49 pm

Just as today’s employees, students and citizens need to be flexible, so do the programmes on offer. Whether we are preparing students for the workforce for the first time, helping them get back into the workforce or preparing them for further study, we share a responsibility to ensure they have the right mix of competences. […]

Over 50,000 ICDL Digital Certs issued to past candidates

by Michael Tighe

Posted on 7th October 2019 at 4:47 pm

As part of our rebrand, one of our first steps was to invite past ECDL holders to claim their ICDL Digital Certificate. Since launching in June over 50,000 Digital ICDL Certs have been issued to past candidates, meaning students can access and share their ICDL record instantly! You can still register for your digital cert […]

Digital literacy gets students through the Junior Cycle

by Michael Tighe

Posted on at 4:03 pm

Recent European-wide statistics have shown that a lack of digital literacy increasingly implicates one’s full potential of being a competent student, an empowered employee or an engaged citizen. By readily adopting modern technology, digital citizens must be ready to accept that to be ‘digitally literate’ is to be acutely aware of these practices, including the […]