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About the Digital Explorer Learn 2022

Under Digital Explorer Learn, participating students will undergo the ICDL Application Essentials e-Learning module which will be made available to them from March 2022. The Digital Explorer Learn programme covers the main concepts and skills needed to start using common office productivity applications — Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations — effectively. The estimated duration to complete this programme is 8 hours.

The ICDL e-Learning solution provides a slew of interactive content and tools to engage students in their learning experience. After learning the concepts, students will be able to apply and practise their skills using the office applications on their devices. There are also ample hands-on activities, knowledge check exercises and case studies to reinforce students’ understanding through application and testing.

The flexibility of Digital Explorer Learn allows schools to adopt this programme as a self-directed learning activity or complement it for classroom-based teaching. Schools may also choose to implement this programme as a post-exam activity.

At the end of the programme, all students will receive an ICDL certificate of completion through their respective schools. All participating schools should complete Digital Explorer Learn by 15 September 2022.

Students will use ICDL e-Learning platform to complete 7 lessons in this programme:
1. ICDL Office Productivity Basic Skills and Common Tasks
2. ICDL Working with Documents and Formatting Text
3. ICDL Adding Objects and Preparing Document Outputs
4. ICDL Working with Spreadsheets Formatting and Formulas
5. ICDL Adding Objects and Preparing Spreadsheet Outputs
6. ICDL Working with Presentations and Formatting Slides
7. ICDL Adding Objects and Effects and Preparing Presentation Outputs

Programme Overview CategorySkill set
Office productive applications
  • Overview
  • Common tasks
  • Getting started
  • Formatting and alignment
  • Objects
  • Outputs
  • Getting started
  • Formatting
  • Managing Worksheets
  • Formulas
  • Charts
  • Outputs 
  • Getting started
  • Text and formatting
  • Objects and effects
  • Outputs

Register to Participate

Registration will open from 4 January 2022 to 31 March 2022, on a first-come-first-served basis. Please refer to the respective categories below and click to register:

Timeline and Summary of Key Dates

Digital Explorer Learn DatesActivities
Jan - Mar 2022Registration Period
Apr 2022Release of e-Learning accounts
 15 Sept 2022Completion of e-Learning
Oct 2022Issuance of Certificate of Completion 

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs):

1. How does this programme benefit my school?
Through participation in NDE 2022, students will be equipped with essential skills and knowledge to use office productivity tools effectively. The self-directed/self-initiated aspect of the programme empowers students to build on their knowledge progressively at their own pace. In addition to this, the programme develops future-ready learners and gives students the opportunity to apply what they have learnt and connect with students beyond their community when they participate in national and regional competitions.

2. Is there any registration fee or other cost to participate in the program?
There is no registration fee for Digital Explorer Learn program. Students will need to have an internet-enabled device in order to access the e-Learning portal and resources.

3. What if students do not complete the entire programme?
For the Digital Explorers Learn programme, students will need to complete all 7 lessons in the programme in order to be awarded the e-Certification of completion.

4. Can I take a look at the contents before I sign my students up for the programmes?
Please refer above for the Outline of activities for both the Digital Explorer Learn and Digital Explorer Learn & Apply programmes. Please contact us at if you need more information.

5. Who will be monitoring the progress of students?
The teacher-in-charge of participating schools will be provided log-in access to the admin portal where he / she will be provided with an overview of their students’ progress for the e-Learning modules. Teachers-in-charge are encouraged to have milestone check-ins with students to ensure students are on-task and complete the modules within the timeframe provided.

6. How will I know if my students qualify for the e-certificate?
The online portal will be generating the e-certificate for students upon their completion of all the e-Learning modules.

7. Do students need Windows-based devices to access the content for Learn Module?
Students will need an internet-enabled device (laptop, iPad, Chrome Book etc.) with internet browser to access the e-Learning portal to complete the e-Learning modules.