Successful teaching in ICT
Ivan Kuzio, 21st Century Education, United Kingdom
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Success Stories & New Ways of Working with ICT.European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)The ECDL has shown to be a very popular and effective measure of ICT ability..One of the factors is that the ECDL is purely skills based with instant results making the students believe in their IT competency rather than through GCSE.When I first arrived at my current school, the GCSE results were in the majority grade C or below. The ECDL was offered as an alternative to replace the GCSE ICT.The benefits to all students are that its flexibility allows for differentiation and the currency of the ECDL in further education. A number of Universities require students to work through the ECDLprogramme in their first year of study.The ECDL is transferable, i.e. students have three years from the date of their first step to complete the qualification. This allowed development at the end of the three years to open the school curriculum to enrichment not only within ICT but throughout the school.
Kuzio, I. (2010). Successful teaching in ICT. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2024-2030). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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