New ICDL training and test centre by MSU Dubai
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New ICDL training and test centre by MSU Dubai

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Michigan State University (MSU) Dubai has announced that it has recently partnered with ICDL GCC Foundation, the governing body and certification authority of the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) program in the GCC region and Iraq, to establish a new ICDL accredited Training and Test Centre at MSU Dubai, the centre will be also offering specialised IT training programs for educators and students in higher education. The agreement was signed by Brendan Mullan, Executive Director of MSU Dubai and Jamil Ezzo, Director General of ICDL GCC Foundation, during a ceremony held at the MSU Dubai campus.

ICDL and MSU Dubai have also agreed to collaborate in developing the curriculum for a new ICT program, which will be offered in both Arabic and English. The new centre will offer two certifications: the ICDL certificate for participants who successfully complete and pass the test of the seven-module basic ICDL Core program; and the Instructional Technology Certificate which will be announced soon aimed for participants in an eight-module program wherein educators will learn how to integrate ICT and the latest Web technologies such as blogs, podcasts, wikis and Google tools into their curricula to satisfy the requirements of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

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