ICDL at Heart of Training and ICT Awareness Project in Caquetá, Colombia

ICDL at Heart of Training and ICT Awareness Project in Caquetá, ColombiaMore than 3,500 people, including teachers, civil servants and students from educational institutions in the Caquetá Department of Colombia participated in an ICT awareness and training project recently, with many receiving ICDL certification.

Since 2014, various activities in relation to ICDL training and certification have been developed in order to improve ICT skills among the community of Caquetá. This has happened as part of an agreement that was made between ICDL Colombia and the Ministry of Education of Caquetá Department.

The process of training was based on the ICDL Online Collaboration module, where over 260 teachers from different educational institutions and 40 civil servants of the Ministry of Education of Caquetá Department were certified.

Additionally, the project also aimed to raise awareness on the importance of ICT through different initiatives that took place from November 2015 onwards. The main objective was to promote the importance of the digital culture in nine municipalities of the Caquetá Department: De Los Andaquies, Cartagena Del Chairá, El Doncello, El Paujil, La Montañita, Morelia, Puerto Rico, San José Del Fragua and San Vicente Del Caguán.

The process was developed in three different stages: An awareness talk, a survey on digital literacy to identify each participant’s level, and interactive games that were related to technology.

The people who attended were able to recognise the importance of using ICT and social networks as essential tools for social inclusion and reducing the digital gap, as well as for innovation, productivity and competitiveness.

More information can be found on the website of ICDL Americas in English and Spanish.

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