Interactivity and Creativity for Teachers – a Successful Example from Hungary


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The John von Neumann Computer Society (NJSZT), the ECDL license holder in Hungary, has introduced a new module called ICT in Education. ICT in the name stands short for both information and communication technologies and interactivity and creativity for teachers. The module was designed for non-ICT teachers to enable them to deliver technologically up-to-date and appealing lessons for “digital natives”.

NJSZT is convinced that enhancing the digital competence of teachers is a crucial factor in the competitiveness of all countries, including Hungary.

The learning material was published on NJSZT’s website, where it can be downloaded free of charge, and several thousand downloads have already been made. The learning material includes lesson plans and examples, presents best practice on the design of tests and the use of state of the art education methods, and offers relevant information on e-learning and copyright issues.

First introduced in Hungary among the ECDL countries, the module was developed along the guidelines of the international ECDL Foundation, but was adapted to local needs. Pilot courses to test the module were first held in larger towns in Hungary, and then examinations were taken by participants. The learning material and examination tasks were finalised based on feedback, and “train the trainer” sessions were held for test centre staff to acquire the necessary skills to deliver the new module.

NJSZT is ready to share the experiences gained during the introduction of the module with international partners.

For more information, please contact Mr István Alföldi.