Digital Media and ECDL
First Year, Second Year and Transition Year:
Digital Learning has been introduced to assist the school community in effectively embedding digital technologies into learning and teaching. To meet the needs of all learners, it is appropriate to help engage students and staff with the new technologies that are now available.
- Students can use appropriate digital technologies to foster their active, creative and critical engagement in attaining challenging learning outcomes.
- Students can use digital technologies to collect evidence, record progress, evaluate and reflect.
The basic elements of computing are taught (basic elements of a computer, word processing as well as creating new files/saving files/printing). However, the emphasis is on using G-Suite with p[articular emphasis on google classrooms to benefit our learners.
Transition Year students are offered the European Computer Driving Licence.
The ECDL establishes standards for everyone who uses a computer in either a professional or a personal capacity. It is a certificate that verifies your competence, declares your computer skills, and makes you readily mobile within Irish business and across the Community. The ability to use a computer effectively is an essential life skill. Almost every career in today’s world requires computer skills and Internet skills. And most employers who look for basic IT skills among job applicants look for ECDL certification.
The European Computer Driving Licence builds around a special user-friendly skills card. This card records the skills you demonstrate in the computer-related modules. As you pass each module successfully, the corresponding skill is noted in your card. The final achievement of a full card leads to the award of your licence.
The modules are:
- ECDL Computer Essentials
- ECDL Online Essentials
- ECDL Online Collaboration
- ECDL Word Processing
- ECDL Spreadsheets
- ECDL Using Databases
- ECDL Presentations
- ECDL Image Editing
- ECDL Web Editing
- ECDL IT Security
- ECDL-endorsed Data Protection