An ICDL candidate in Bad Neustadt has become the 1,000th candidate to pass their certification test online in Germany. The candidate is a student at Rhön Gymnasium, which has been an ICDL test centre since 2008. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the Rhön Gymnasium, like many other schools, has had to move its classes online. Thanks to support put in place by DLGI, which operates the ICDL programme in Germany, students have been able to carry on learning and even take certification tests remotely.
The headteacher of Rhön Gymnasium, Kerstin Vonderau, said, “The Corona lockdown shows in particular how important digital skills are for our students and their teachers.”
A teacher responsible for the ICDL programme at the school, Dr Silvia Joachim, said, “The feedback from my students about the exam at home was consistently positive. The ICDL exams are currently the only exams that we as a school can also conduct via online supervision. We will definitely continue to use this opportunity at our school, even if hopefully regular face-to-face classes will take place again soon.”
Following guidance issued by ICDL Europe, remote certification tests are taken under strict conditions and supervision to ensure the quality and integrity of the certification remains high.