Students that are digitally literate will enjoy an enriched educational experience and will be better prepared for life, for work, and further learning. Students who use technology as part of the learning process perform better in school, and are more motivated to learn.


Students who are regular computer users perform better in key school subjects.

"OECD report 2006".

As learning environments evolve, students increasingly need the skills to use technology tools to support them in their learning. ICT skills enable students to present written work in an appropriate manner using word processing, and presentation slides to showcase projects, while spreadsheets are increasingly useful in a number of subjects.

The right skills also facilitate access to information and resources, enabling students to access a more diverse pool of information from which to draw, including e-learning and multimedia content. Expanding the student's knowledge beyond the classroom gives it more meaning, fosters critical thinking, and promotes a positive attitude to further lifelong learning.

Learning to work together is an important life skill and technology is a vital component of the communication and collaboration process. By developing a comprehensive set of digital skills, students discover how to use technology to communicate with teachers and with their peers to share tasks and work on group assignments and projects.

Learning computer skills provides students not only with the tools needed to support their education, it also gives them the skills they need for success in the


and for

daily life

in the information society.

ECDL Foundation's certification programmes provide

proof of your skills

as well as the satisfaction of achieving a high-quality and internationally recognised standard. ECDL Foundation's main certification programme, ECDL / ICDL, is the international standard in end-user computer skills. ECDL / ICDL has become the de facto standard of digital literacy  in many educational systems around the world and has been widely adopted by educational ministries, for both students and teachers alike.