ECDL Foundation Blog
June 12, 2012
Thursday (7 June) was Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Launch Day, launching the latest version of the Internet.
April 16, 2012
An island nation in South Asia, Sri Lanka has a literacy rate of over 90%, which is one of the highest in the region. However, the digital literacy of the country fell far behind, at less than 10% in 2004 (which was the last year such a survey was undertaken), according to its Department of Census and Statistics. Therefore, it was imperative for the Government of Sri Lanka to find a quick but affordable solution to introduce basic digital literacy skills to state employees as well as to its citizens.
May 18, 2010
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day raises awareness of how the use of the Internet and other technologies can benefit societies and economies, and can bridge the digital divide. It has been celebrated every year on 17th May since 1969, and this year its theme is: “Better City, Better Life with ICTs”.
March 04, 2010
ECDL Foundation has a genuine interest in all national and international initiatives that promote digital skills’ development and digital literacy, so it will be unsurprising that we endorse and support the recent launch of the European e-Skills Association (EeSA) – in fact, we are one of its founding members. EeSA was launched at the opening event of the European e-Skills Week, and its reason for being is to highlight the need (and urgency) to further develop and promote e-skills and digital literacy within Europe. We share EeSA’s other members’ belief that e-skills will be the differentiating factor in the creation of new ideas, jobs and services as Europe strives to propel itself into a more economically dynamic, inclusive, and prosperous era.
March 03, 2010
All national economies have been adversely affected by the downturn of recent years, and much has been written and said about what can be done to improve the situation. One element of the debate that perhaps is not really debated in the mainstream media is the importance of the role of e-skills development in driving economic recovery.