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Presentation used at the SQA Heads of Computing event in Glasgow on 2 December 2011.

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  • “Modernising assessment” and no-one was interested… adding “2.0” made it attractive!But the presentation is about modernising assessment.Based on a paper I wrote called “Assessment 2.0”.This is not the SQA policy!
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  • Annual Update EventHeads of ComputingDecember 2011Bobby ElliottScottish Qualifications Authoritybobby.elliott@sqa.org.uk
  • Aim of the day Update you about qualification developments Help with your development plans Let you know what support is available Discuss issues affecting the Computing community Opportunity for you to meet us, and us meet you Network with colleagues
  • Agenda10:00am Welcome Bobby10:15am Qualification update* Bobby, Caroline, Hilary10:45am Senior External Verifier annual report* David11.30am Coffee11:45am Computer Games case study Colin12:30pm Lunch1:30pm E-learning material Graeme2:15pm HN Review update Gerry3:15pm College partnerships Marion, Chris3:45pm Plenary All4.00pm Close* Standing item
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  • Bobby Elliott Contacting us... Qualifications Manager (x.5473) David Drennan Telephone: 0845-213-extension (Mobile: 07825926357) Senior Verifier E-mail: firstname.secondname@sqa.org.uk E-mail: drennan.david@gmail.com Website: http://www.sqa.org.uk NPA/NC/HNC/HND/PDA/SVQ Blog: http://sqacomputing.blogpsot.com Computing/IT/Multimedi/Networking Twitter: http://twitter.com/sqacomputing awards IT-related vendor links Hilary Weir Caroline Douglas Qualifications Officer Qualifications Officer (x.5130) (x.5476) Joan Morris Webwise Internet Safety Project Officer National Units Higher National Units (x.5405) PC Passport HNC/D Computing NPA Computer Games Development HNC/D IT solar@sqa.org.uk NPA Doing Business Online HNC/D Networking Other National Progression Awards HNC/D Multi/Interactive MediaOnline assessment NC Digital Media Computing HNC/D Computer Games (SOLAR) NC Computer Games Development Professional Development Awards NC Computing: Technical Support DIVA/vendor links (ICT) SVQs (IT User/IT Professional) Sector Panel Qualifications Support Team (NC) Qualifications Support Team (HN) Verifier e-group maintenance Administrators Heads of Computing annual event (x.5459) qualificationsadmin@sqa.org.uk Customer Contact Center 0845-279-1000 Internal Units General enquiries customer@sqa.org.uk General admin support HR: Michelle Morrison (x. 5308) Enquiries re. support materials Assessment Standards: Allison Paterson (x. 5358) All routine enquiries relating to Expense claimssupport materials and information Business Development: Graham Campbell Contracts (Scotland), Zoe Hindmarch (rest of UK) about qualifications Meetings
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  • Agenda10:00am Welcome Bobby10:15am Qualification update* Bobby, Caroline, Hilary10:45am Senior External Verifier annual report* David11.30am Coffee11:45am Computer Games case study Colin12:30pm Lunch1:30pm E-learning material Graeme2:15pm HN Review update Gerry3:15pm College partnerships Marion, Chris3:45pm Plenary All4.00pm Close* Standing item
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS PDA Computer Support (SCQF 7) PDA Desktop Support (SCQF 7) HNC/Ds PDA Web Technologies: Fundamentals (SCQF 7) PDA Web Development (SCQF 7) HNC Computing PDA Digital Imaging (SCQF 7) HNCD Computing: Technical Support PDA IT Service Management (SCQF 7)SVQs: Levels 4/5 HND Computing: Software Development PDA Systems Administration (SCQF 7) (SCQF 7/8 HNC/D Interactive Media PDA Applications of ICT in Libraries (SCQF 7) HNC Computer Networking PDA Web Design (SCQF 7) IT Professional HND Computer Networking & Internet Technology PDA Network Technology (SCQF 8) HNC/D Information Technology PDA Systems Engineering (SCQF 8) HNC/D Computer Games Development PDA Applications of ICT in Libraries (SCQF 8) PDA Database Programming (SCQF 8) PDA Online Protection & Safeguardiing of Children (SCQF 8) NATIONAL CERTIFICATES NATIONAL PROGRESSION AWARDS SVQs: Level 3 (SCQF 6) Digital Media Computing PC Passport (SCQF 6) (SCQF 6) Digital Media Production (SCQF 6) IT User NC Computing: Technical Computer Games Development (SCQF 6) IT Professional Support (SCQF 6) NATIONAL PROGRESSION AWARDS NATIONAL CERTIFICATES PC Passport (SCQF 5) Internet Technology (SCQF 5) SVQs: Level 2 Digital Media Computing Web Design Fundamentals (SCQF 5) (SCQF 5) (SCQF 5) Digital Media Editing (SCQF 5) NC Computing: Technical Digital Media Animation (SCQF 5) IT User Support(SCQF 5) Computers & Digital Photography (SCQF 5) IT Practitioner NC Computer Games Computer Networks & Systems (SCQF 5) Development (SCQF 5) Website Enterprise (SCQF 5) Computer Games Development (SCQF 5) Doing Business Online (SCQF 5) NATIONAL PROGRESSION AWARDS SVQs: Level 1 NATIONAL CERTIFICATES PC Passport (SCQF 4) (SCQF 4) Internet Technology (SCQF 4) Digital Media Computing Social Software (SCQF 4) IT User (SCQF 4) Digital Media Basics (SCQF 4) IT Practitioner Software Development (SCQF 4) Computer Games Development (SCQF 4) NATIONAL UNITS Internet Safety NATIONAL PROGRESSION AWARDS SCQF Level 4 Digital Literacy (SCQF 3)
  • Qualification developments Past  Future  NPA Doing Business Online  NC Digital Media Computing  NPA Computer Games  PC Passport  NC Technical Support (5/6)  Online Passport?  NC Computer Games Dev (5)  HNC/D IT  PDA Web Design Present  Internet Safety  NC Computer Games Dev (6)  HNC/D Computing  HNC/D Computer Networking
  • NC Computer Games DevelopmentSCQF level 6 Development led by Qualifications Directorate (Computing) funded by NQGA QDT Karima Audish (Kilmarnock College) Frank Duffy (Lead Developer) Motherwell College Frank Frame (Bannerman High School) Marion Gerrie (Adam Smith College) Helen Lawson (industry) Debbie Meharg (Stevenson College) Fiona Muhsin (Dundee College) Alan McGregor (Clydebank High School) Lol Scragg (industry)
  • NC in Computer Games Developmentat SCQF level 5 Developed by NQGA team 2010/11 6 mandatory/6 optional Units Includes three mandatory Units from NPA Computer Games Development at SCQF level 5 Candidates receive separate certification for NPA on completion of three Units Other Mandatory Units in NC at level 5:  Media Production (Verification Group: Media Studies)  Gameplay (NEW)Art and Design: Animation Skills (VG: Art and Design)
  • NC in Computer Games Developmentat SCQF level 5 optional Units Computer Games: Digital Games Design Computing: Programming in a High-Level Language – Fundamentals Digital Culture: Social Software Problem Solving 3D Modelling and Animation: An introduction Artificial Intelligence for Games Character Creation Computer Games: Digital Games Design Computer Programming (Project) – Scripting Language Computing: Animation Fundamentals Computing: Digital Media Elements for Applications Creativity in Digital Domains Drawing Skills: Figure/Life Drawing Digital Media: Audio Editing Digital Media: Still Images Editing Digital Media: Video Editing Enterprise Activity Games Interface Design Games Programming Introduction to Computer Animation Mathematics 1 Mathematics 2 Mathematics 3 Mathematics for Interactive Computing Mobile Game Development Narrative Design and Development Sound Design in Visual Media Applications: An Introduction
  • Next steps December 2011  April-May 2012  Finalise framework and  Write Arrangements consult  Launch new awards  Identify new and/or revised  Write support materials units  Identify unit writers/vetters  Available for centres January-February 2012  Write units August 2012  Write VPD March 2012  Organise and conduct validation event
  • Agenda10:00am Welcome Bobby10:15am Qualification update* Bobby, Caroline, Hilary10:45am Senior External Verifier annual report* David11.30am Coffee11:45am Computer Games case study Colin12:30pm Lunch1:30pm E-learning material Graeme2:15pm HN Review update Gerry3:15pm College partnerships Marion, Chris3:45pm Plenary All4.00pm Close* Standing item
  • Agenda10:00am Welcome Bobby10:15am Qualification update* Bobby, Caroline, Hilary10:45am Senior External Verifier annual report* David11.30am Coffee11:45am Computer Games case study Colin12:30pm Lunch1:30pm E-learning material Graeme2:15pm HN Review update Gerry3:15pm College partnerships Marion, Chris3:45pm Plenary All4.00pm Close* Standing item
  • Agenda10:00am Welcome Bobby10:15am Qualification update* Bobby, Caroline, Hilary10:45am Senior External Verifier annual report* David11.30am Coffee11:45am Computer Games case study Colin12:30pm Lunch1:30pm E-learning material Graeme2:15pm HN Review update Gerry3:15pm College partnerships Marion, Chris3:45pm Plenary All4.00pm Close* Standing item
  • Agenda10:00am Welcome Bobby10:15am Qualification update* Bobby, Caroline, Hilary10:45am Senior External Verifier annual report* David11.30am Coffee11:45am Computer Games case study Colin12:30pm Lunch1:30pm E-learning material Graeme2:15pm HN Review update Gerry3:15pm College partnerships Marion, Chris3:45pm Plenary All4.00pm Close* Standing item
  • Membership of QDTPeter Bradbeer Core QDT Member Adam Smith CollegeChris Deegan Core QDT Member Central College of CommerceChris Jones Core QDT Member Cumbernauld CollegeGerry MacKie Core QDT Member Dundee CollegeShaun Miller Core QDT Member Edinburgh’s Telford CollegeAnne Russell Core QDT Member Glasgow Caledonian UniversityWillie McCabe Core QDT Member James Watt CollegeJanice Maxted Core QDT Member Langside CollegePeter Ainsworth Core QDT Member Motherwell CollegeDerek Summers Core QDT Member Perth UHITed Hastings Core QDT Member Millenium City AcademyColin Thomson Core QDT Member Stevenson CollegeDavid McDade Core QDT Member Stow CollegeJune McCamlie Core QDT Member South Lanarkshire College
  • Credit Unit title Level Type Vendor Writer Vetter Verifier value DavidCloud Computing 7 1 New George Banks McDade GraemeComputer Networking: Fundamentals 7 1 New Chris Deegan Downey DerekComputer Systems Fundamentals 7 1 New Janice Maxted Chris Jones SummersConvergence Technologies 8 2 New CompTIA Ted Hastings Chris Jones PeteDatabases: Introduction 7 1 New George Banks AinsworthDeveloping for the World Wide Web: Robert 7 2 New Fiona MurninThe Mobile User Experience Mulligan NicolaHuman Computer Interaction 7 1 New Fiona Murnin Houston DerekIntroduction to Developing Software 7 1 New Gillian Leitch Pauline Belford SummersManaging a Web Server 7 1 New Linux/MS George Banks Shaun Miller MagnusMobile Technology 8 1 New Chris Jones Tullock DerekOpen Source Operating Systems 1 8 1 New Linux Shaun Miller Ted Hastings SummersProfessionalism & Ethics in Derek 7 1 New Anne Russell Ted HastingsComputing SummersRelational Database Management Hugh 8 2 Major Oracle Frank DuffySystems McDiarmid DerekServer Administration 8 2 New Microsoft Ted Hastings Chris Jones Summers Vivien DerekTeam Working in Computing 7 1 New Gillian Leitch Gallacher Summers DerekTroubleshooting Computing Problems 7 1 New Ted Hastings Janice Maxted SummersWorking in IT 8 2 New Anne Russell Chris Jones
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  • Agenda10:00am Welcome Bobby10:15am Qualification update* Bobby, Caroline, Hilary10:45am Senior External Verifier annual report* David11.30am Coffee11:45am Computer Games case study Colin12:30pm Lunch1:30pm E-learning material Graeme2:15pm HN Review update Gerry3:15pm College partnerships Marion, Chris3:45pm Plenary All4.00pm Close* Standing item
  • Agenda10:00am Welcome Bobby10:15am Qualification update* Bobby, Caroline, Hilary10:45am Senior External Verifier annual report* David11.30am Coffee11:45am Computer Games case study Colin12:30pm Lunch1:30pm E-learning material Graeme2:15pm HN Review update Gerry3:15pm College partnerships Marion, Chris3:45pm Plenary All4.00pm Close* Standing item
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