12.0559 Computer Driving License?

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sat, 17 Apr 1999 19:27:50 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 559.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 19:29:10 +0100
From: Gudrun Oberprieler <oberprie@socsci.uct.ac.za>
Subject: Computer Driving Licence

Hello All,

at the University of Cape Town, we are currently investigating
the possible introduction of the European Computer Driving
Licence (ECDL) / International CDL (ICDL) as a qualification for our
staff and students.

Does anybody have experience with the E/ICDL at their institution / in
their country and could comment on whether this is perceived by both
educational institutions and industry to be a desirable qualification?
Or is it even becoming THE standard qualification and proof of basic
computer literacy skills that is required for job applications etc.?
Are people keen to obtain it and how do you judge the standard of
proficiency required in the different areas?

We would also be interested to find out about training materials used
to prepare people for the exams, and also about assessment tests used.
There are apparently several such tests on the market which are
recognised by the Computer Societies who drive this qualification and
issue the certificates.

Thanks very much in advance
Gudrun Oberprieler

Dr. Gudrun Oberprieler
University of Cape Town
Academic Development Programme
Private Bag, 7701 Rondebosch
Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: ++27-21-650 3477 / 2251
Fax: ++27-21-650 3793
E-mail: oberprie@socsci.uct.ac.za
UCT: http://www.uct.ac.za

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