Monday, 24 January 2005
Thursday, 20 January 2005
The main purpose of the project is to produce two modules at Masters degree level (SCQF level 11). My interest is to ensure that this new curriculum fits in with E-Qualifications. I'm hoping that the new modules build on the Advanced Diploma in E-Learning and provide an opportunity for students to progress directly from the Advanced Dip. to a Masters degree.
Wednesday, 19 January 2005
NetSkills training material covers a wide range of topics - including e-learning - and is used by a large number of Scottish colleges. So it makes sense to recognise this training and accredit it where it contributes to an SQA qualification... and we're hoping that the material covers a part of the E-Qualification suite.
The first stage is to map NetSkills courses onto the E-Qualifications framework and then take it from there. Watch this space.
Tuesday, 18 January 2005
I went to Dundee today to look at developments within the computer games industry within Scotland. I visited Abertay University and the offices of Visual Science, a successful games company located in the Technology Park.
The purpose of the visit was to try to identify how SQA could support the efforts of the Scottish games industry. It gave us lots of ideas. Hopefully something concrete will come of it.
I'm grateful to Alasdair Smith of SkillSet for arranging the visit.
Monday, 17 January 2005
It's an exciting position. It will give you a tremendous insight into national standards. And, given the number of developments in Computing/IT, I can promise that there will never be a dull moment!
Tuesday, 11 January 2005
It's early days but at this stage the goal is to produce an Advanced Diploma (maybe called Advanced Diploma in ICT for Librarians). Ted Hastings will lead the Qualification Design Team.
This is an exciting project for SQA. The award would be UK-wide (potentially 22,000 candidates across the UK) and the level of the award is likely to be high (SCQF 8-10).
Monday, 10 January 2005
June will assist with a variety of tasks - but especially the HND Computing review.
Thursday, 6 January 2005
Please note that the letter includes details about a forthcoming launch event which will take place on 18 March at the Stirling Highland Hotel. We are currently accepting online registrations for this event.
Wednesday, 5 January 2005
The main tasks facing the team include:
- validating the revised HND Computing
- producing support materials for the new HND Computing
- producing support materials for the Multimedia awards
- helping centres to introduce the new Computing, Multimedia and Networking qualifications
- promoting and supporting the new SVQs for IT Users
- launching the new SVQs for IT Practitioners
- launching the new E-Qualifications suite of awards
- producing support materials for the E-Qualifications suite of awards.
The team itself is changing. Shirley has recently been seconded to a new post. Caroline takes over from her. Another Officer (in addition to Caroline) will join the team in the next few months. And a new administrator will complete the changes.