The experiences of campus managers in learning international computer drivers licence software programs in an FET college in KwaZulu-Natal.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the learning experiences of campus managers learning International Computer Drivers Licence (ICDL) programs in a FET College in KwaZulu Natal. Another aim of the study was to examine the cost effectiveness of the intervention programme in FET colleges. From the literature, it appeared that the International Computer Drivers Licence computer training program had in recent years become the preferred computer training course in the world, used by both government and private enterprise. ECDL is the fastest growing information technology user qualification in the world. No prior knowledge of information technology (IT) or skill in computing is needed to study ECDL; it is designed for people wishing to gain a benchmark qualification in computing to enhance their career prospects or for personal development According to Rickaby (2007, p. 12) the European Computer Drivers Licence is designed to provide a basic certification of competence in the understanding of information technology and the use of a personal computer. The qualitative research method was employed. The interpretive paradigm was used. The study used a semi-structured interview, document analysis and observation. Six campus managers were interviewed, documents for the learning programme were analysed and an observation of actual ICDL lessons are to be carried out. The results of the interviews, observation and document analysis was analysed using a guided analysis approach. A conclusion to the study was carried out and subsequent recommendations to the relevant interested parties are to be made available (Directorate of FET colleges and the college in which the study is to be carried out).