Digital Explorer - Certify&Compete
The Digital Explorer – Certify&Compete is a nationwide student competition organised by Crescent Girls’ School and ICDL Asia which invites students in primary and secondary school / JC / MI in Singapore to compete and demonstrate how digital skills can be applied in the new digital economy.
Participating students will take ICDL certification tests and go through 2 rounds of competition from Jan to July 2024. There will be two categories: Primary and Secondary / JC / MI Level.
During the first Certification Round, all participating students will take the certification test for ICDL modules latest by 31 May 2024. Top students who emerge from this round will be notified via email to represent their schools to compete in the National Round hosted by Crescent Girls’ School in July 2024 (tentative).
After the National Round, a prize presentation ceremony will be held to announce the Primary and Secondary / JC / MI winners of the Digital Explorer – Certify&Compete.
Top winners in the Secondary / JC / MI Level will fast track to the Grand Final of the regional ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2024. They will represent Singapore to compete against students from other countries in the Asia Pacific region.
||Primary Level Modules
|Certification Round (in individual school Latest by 31 May 2024
||Workforce (Documents, Spreadsheets Presentation), **Insights ** (Big Data, Insights Cloud Computer)
||Spreadsheet & Presentation
||Documents & Spreadsheet
|Grand Final Regional ICDL Asia Digital Challenge * September 2024 (tentative)
||Top winner in this category will be invited to represent Singapore
The above modules are subject to change. Participating schools will be informed accordingly.
Qualifying Criteria & Prizes
The top scorer from each school participating in Digital Explorer Certify will be invited to participate as finalists in the National Round.
National Round (National Level)
- The National Round will be hosted by Crescent Girls’ School.
- All finalists will represent their school to take part in the National Round.
- ICDL Asia will provide the eLearning / eBook for our finalists to prepare for this competition.
- Gold / Silver / Bronze Medal
- ICDL Profile Certificate and eBadge (subject to passing of the ICDL module)
ICDL Asia will also be recognising the top-performing schools for their commitment and outstanding performance during the Digital Explorer Competition 2023.
Timeline and Summary of Key Dates
|October 2023 - February 2024
||Briefing and Registration
||Issuance of accounts
||Completion of certification
||National Round for Certify&Compete
||Regional ICDL Digital Challenge for SG top winner from Sec/JC/MI Category
Register for NDE 2024
Registration for NDE 2024 is open from now until February 2024.
A gentle reminder to attach the students details template in the NDE 2024 Registration Form.
Download students details template here.
Register for NDE 2024 here [https://for.edu.sg/nde2024-registration]
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
1. How does this programme benefit my school?
Through participation in NDE, 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?
The registration fee for each participating student for each module for certification will be S$20(before GST). Upon confirmation of registration from Crescent Girls’ School, schools would be informed about payment details to ICDL via e-invoice (GeBIZ).
3. What if students do not complete the entire programme?
For the Digital Explorers Certify programme, students will need to attend the certification round after completing the e-Learning modules. Students will be assessed if they possess the necessary skills to be awarded the e-certificate. ICDL Asia will be coordinating with participating schools on the certification round to be held in respective schools. Selected students will be invited to participate in the National Round which will be held in Crescent Girls’ School in July 2024 (tentative).
4. Can I take a look at the contents before I sign my students up for the programmes?
Please refer to the Outline of activities for both the Digital Explorer - Certify programme. Please contact us at email@example.com 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 especially for students who are registered for Learn & Apply program.
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 for Learn and Apply 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. Students will need a Windows-based device for the Certification round held in respective schools. It is recommended for schools to use ACAD devices for the Certification round. Crescent Girls’ School will be preparing the Windows-based device for the National Round in July 2024 (tentative).