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Ecdl Mkfc Tips For Learning

  1. 1. ECDL From MKFC Helsinki College Europe
  2. 2. Learn during face-to-face days <ul><li>What is ICDL and ECDL? </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm your skills in basic IT-skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to learn effectively – easier, deeper, permanently </li></ul><ul><li>What is eLearning? </li></ul><ul><li>How to eLearn in ICDL-course? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is ECDL / ICDL <ul><li>International Computer Driving Licence </li></ul><ul><li>The ECDL / ICDL Syllabus consists of modules which define the skills and competencies necessary to be a proficient user of a computer and common computer applications. </li></ul><ul><li>ECDL is ICDL outside Europe </li></ul>
  4. 4. For your advantage <ul><li>Benefits of ECDL / ICDL Certification: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUVmhwr5_Pg&feature=related </li></ul>
  5. 5. Benefits of ECDL <ul><li>The ability to access news, information , and entertainment keeps you up to date with what is going on in the world around you </li></ul><ul><li>You learn to create documents and presentations useful in studies and working life </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with friends and family.  </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with virtual communities of like-minded people through, for example, web browsing, email, or blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Interact using online technologies, for example, Instant Messaging, webcams, Internet telephony, or online education and entertainment. </li></ul><ul><li>E-shopping enables you make purchases online and shop around for the best value </li></ul><ul><li>Online government services are convenient for sending forms, dealing with officials, and finding out information </li></ul>
  6. 6. Examination <ul><li>Module 1 - Concepts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Module 2 - Using the Computer and Managing Files Module 3 - Word Processing Module 4 - Spreadsheets Module 5 - Using Databases Module 6 - Presentation Module 7 - Web Browsing and Communication </li></ul>ECDL/ICDL Start Examination (your certificate include also ICDL)
  7. 7. Confirm your basic IT-skills <ul><li>Start your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Open Word-program. Start new empty document. Write your name and wishes for the course and your own goals for studies to document. Save document to computer or USB(memory)stick (flash). Close Word-program. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Confirm your basic IT-skills <ul><li>Open My Computer –folders. Open the Word-document you made. Save it as a new name: YourFirstNameLastName.doc </li></ul><ul><li>Remove safely USBs </li></ul><ul><li>Open Internet-browser. </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to learn teorethical material <ul><li>Option 1: Repeating </li></ul><ul><li>” This is a computer. Inside there is useful software.” </li></ul><ul><li>By repeating many times we ONLY remember this </li></ul><ul><li>sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Then what? We can’t use the information. </li></ul>
  10. 10. You need to process information for learning it deeply (and easily!)
  11. 11. How to learn teorethical material <ul><li>Option 2: Connecting to existing data structures in your brain and Action Learning </li></ul><ul><li>” This is a computer.” </li></ul><ul><li>Think: Is it familiar to me? What I already know? List them. When you start studing more you find out is all you listed still relevant and you learn deeper of topics you knew. </li></ul><ul><li> MAKE MIND MAP </li></ul>Computer Parts Mouse Display Use Text typing Information from Internet
  12. 12. How to learn teorethical material <ul><li>Option 2: Connecting to existing data structures in your brain and Action Learning </li></ul><ul><li>” This is computer.” </li></ul><ul><li>Think: Is it familiar for me? What I already know. List them. When you start study more you find out is all you listed still relevant and you learn deeper of topics you knew. </li></ul><ul><li> MAKE MIND MAP </li></ul><ul><li> List questions you </li></ul><ul><li>have </li></ul>Computer Parts Mouse Display Use Text typing Information from Internet How? Other? Why?
  13. 13. Action Learning <ul><li>What does a computer looks like? Let’s touch and observe deeper. </li></ul><ul><li> List the questions this action raise to your Mind Map and let’s discuss about them first. </li></ul><ul><li>Why I need a computer? What could I use with it? Discuss with your partner. Find examples. </li></ul><ul><li> List together the questions this action raise to your Mind Map and let’s discuss about them first. </li></ul>
  14. 14. How to learn teorethical material <ul><li>” Inside there is useful software.” </li></ul><ul><li>Continue drawing mindmap, add prorgrams (software) you know there is inside computer. It’s ok if you don’t know any/many. That is just important us to know that we can start learning together what they are. </li></ul><ul><li>List the questions you have to other paper and we collect the papers and let’s discuss about them first. </li></ul>
  15. 15. How to learn teorethical material <ul><li>Mind Map is your starting point for your studies  Always when you read and learn new things draw them to Mind Map and compare the new things you learn the things you have drawn before. Always think and write questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What else I have learnt about this before, in this course and other places? How these information is connected to each other  Draw these realizations to your mind map. (sometimes there is no connections but if there are you can write and draw) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why this information is useful for me? Where I can use it? How? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What more I would like to learn about this? </li></ul></ul><ul><li> YOU CREATE BIG PERMANENT PICTURE TO YOUR BRAIN </li></ul>
  16. 16. INFORMATION IS NEVER NEW AND ALONE IN YOUR BRAIN
  17. 17. YOU HAVE PRE-CONCEPTIONS, PRE-KNOWLEDGE AND HOPES WHICH ALL ARE IN INTERACTION WITH NEW INFORMATION AND YOU BUILD IN THIS INTERCATION NEW KNOWLEDGE TO YOUR BRAIN YOU USE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND IN DEVELOPES WHEN YOU LEARN IN ACTION
  18. 18. What is eLearning? <ul><li>It’s not learning about ICT </li></ul><ul><li>BUT </li></ul><ul><li>Learning with ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Learning through ICT </li></ul>
  19. 19. Contact persons <ul><li>IT-specialist Åke Jonsson (Sweden) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogist Päivi Nuora (Finland, living in Kenya) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] 0714844497 </li></ul><ul><li>Local contact person Anne Kagiri (Kenya) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] 0721356200 </li></ul>
  20. 20. Confirm your basic IT-skills <ul><li>Close the computer </li></ul>
  21. 21. Sources <ul><li>www.ecdl.com </li></ul>

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