Testimonials and Case Studies
ECDL / ICDL has become the global standard of digital literacy in educational systems around the world, and has been widely adopted by educational ministries for both students and teachers alike. Here is a selection of testimonials and case studies about the experiences of teachers and students who have completed our certification programmes:
"Recently I had the pleasure to give an ECDL Start certificate to one of my pupils. The ECDL certificate has allowed him to sign a 5-year contract in the Transmissions Division of the French Army." – M. Pol, IT Manager at EPIDe centre (Établissement Public d’Insertion de la Défense), Saint Quentin, France.
Korean Productivity Centre (KPC), the South Korean government agency responsible for economic development, recently selected ICDL as of the programmes covered under the ‘University Capacity Building’ project. This project allocates funding for university students to enrol on vocational training programmes that the KPC feels equips students with the necessary skills to secure employment.
Under the ‘University Capacity Building’ project, over 50 now offer ICDL certification courses and to date, over 23,000 students have enrolled. Click here to read the case study.
“No more boredom in my classes. Students enjoy watching the slides I prepare using PowerPoint, and participate actively.” – Majeda, 8th grade teacher, Jordan. To learn more about the improvements that an ECDL / ICDL certification can bring to a teacher’s professional life, click here to read the Jordanian Ministry of Education case study.
"ICDL is known everywhere"
"Schüler, die an ihrer Schule den ECDL erwerben, haben deutlich bessere Chancen beim Berufseinstieg.“ - Projektstudie des Instituts für Bildungsforschung und Erwachsenenbildung an Hamburger Haupt- und Berufsschulen. [English: "Students who complete the ECDL in their schools have considerably better chances for the career entry." - Project study performed by the Institute for Education Research and Adult Education at secondary and vocational schools in Hamburg.]
ECDL certification is currently offered in 10 of the 16 German state’s school systems, and over 3,000 teachers and 50,000 students have enrolled in the programme. Click here to read the German education ministries case study.
“ECDL represents not only a way for everybody to raise the level of their abilities, but it is also a real chance both for students and teachers to obtain an international certification of their computer skills. The students who already got the ECDL certificate have better employment opportunities as this certificate gives the employer a certain trust in the employee.” Prof. Diana Nicoleta Chirila, Octavian Goga National College, Romania
In Chile, the Ministry of Education was seeking to introduce a recognised national standard of ICT competence while, at the same time, providing access to ICT to disadvantaged sections of Chilean society.
ICDL, as provided by ECDL Foundation’s national operator, Fundación Chile, offered Chile Minsitry of Education the ideal solution. To date, the ‘ClaseDigitale’ has trained over 37,000 public school students, and certified over 2,300 of their teachers. Click here to read the ClaseDigitale case study.
“I am really glad it is an international qualification because I want to be able to study and work in a number of different countries and the ICDL is known everywhere - it is a common currency.” 16 year-old Dalyn Capes, student, Zambia.
“The ICDL is an integral part of the jigsaw of academic endeavour at the college.” - Steve Ferguson, Baobab College, Zambia
ECDL training and certification has been offered through the Italian education system since 1999. Since then, over 640,000 public school pupils and 200,000 university students have been ECDL certified in 2,000 schools and 200 universities. Click here to read the Italian case study.
Enver Hoxhaj awarding Ms Lulijeta Gashi the Best Result Award
"The century that we are living in cannot be thought of without theory, technology, and the Internet." - Enver Hoxhaj, Kosovo's Minister for Education, speaking at an ECDL certificate awarding-ceremony.
The Kosovan Ministry of Education, with funding from the World Bank, plan to have 27,000 of the country's primary and secondary school teachers ECDL certified by 2012.