Distinction recognizes superior quality of technology courseware in education
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – TestOut Digital Literacy Pro, a courseware that helps teachers introduce students to hands-on technology training, has received the Seal of Approval from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). The announcement was made today by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and its workforce.
The ISTE Seal of Approval sets the global standard for the effective use of technology in education. It is awarded to products that have been tested for quality and usability, including over a dozen standards for how students, teachers, administrators, coaches and computer educators should approach technology in the classroom.
“Learning products that align to ISTE Standards feature a strong user interface and support teaching practices backed by research and learning sciences,” said Caleb Hunter, learning product manager, CompTIA. “Teachers can be confident that the Digital Literacy Pro courseware will help students build confidence and fluency in their understanding of a variety of relevant technologies, and how to appropriately use them it in their school and everyday lives.”
The courseware includes interactive videos, fact sheets, lab simulations and assessments in key topics such as keyboarding, hardware, mobile technology and career pathways. All students, no matter their background, can access multi-format training resources adaptable to their own unique learning style. Students can also access the coursework from anywhere, at any time, and earn a shareable digital certification badge.
Earlier this year CompTIA acquired TestOut, a proven market leader that has helped millions of students effectively obtain workforce skills and prepare for industry certifications. The move empowered the two mission-driven organizations to extend their best-in-class learning solutions, industry-recognized certifications and career accelerators to students, professionals and academic institutions the world over.
To learn more about TestOut and its extensive selection of online training, hands-on labs, exam preparation resources, instructional tools and more, visit https://w3.testout.com/.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, philanthropy and market research, CompTIA promotes industry growth; the development of a highly skilled workforce and a commitment to creating an environment where innovation happens, and the opportunities and benefits made possible through technology are available to all. Learn more at https://www.comptia.org.
The ISTE includes a community of global educators who believe in the power of technology to transform teaching and learning, accelerate innovation, and solve touch problems in education. The organization inspires the creation of solutions and connections that improve opportunities for all learning by delivering practical guidance, evidence-based professional learning, virtual networks, thought-provoking events, and the ISTE Standards. Learn more at https://www.iste.org.
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582,000 – Number of tech business establishments in the U.S.
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