“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!
Takes around 30-45 minutes... depending on how much I remember to say!
SQA Vocational Awards SIoCE AGM 28 May, 2011 Bobby Elliott Scottish Qualifications Authority firstname.lastname@example.org
Aim of the presentation Introduce the SQA vocational Computing team Explain the types of vocational qualifications Describe the portfolio of vocational awards Promote the feature of vocational qualifications
Types of vocational award National Units Internet Safety Digital Culture National Progression Awards Social Software Computer Games Development National Certificates Digital Media Computing Computer Games Development HNC and HNDs
Case study: Internet Safety SCQF 4 (Intermediate 1) One credit (40 hours) Four outcomes Identify threats that can exist when using the Internet. Describe safety precautions which should be taken when using the Internet. Describe legal constraints which apply when using the Internet. Take appropriate safety precautions and operate within relevant legal constraints when using the Internet Paper, online and mobile phone support materials
http://e-learning-computing.com/mobile/ Mobile phone materials
Case study: Digital Culture Available at SCQF 4, 5 and 6(Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Higher) Digital Culture: Social Software SCQF Level 4 (Intermediate 1) Outcomes Describe the various types of social software available. Describe the impact of digital technology on contemporary culture. Use social software to perform specific tasks Engaging topics Facebook, Twitter, Second Life, gaming, mobile tech
Case study: NPA Computer Games Available at SCQF Levels 4, 5 and 6(Intermediate 1, 2 and Higher) Features Three mandatory units Computer Games: Design Computer Games: Media Assets Computer Games: Development Support materials Assessment exemplars Teaching and learning materials Hierarchical structure
Links with industry Qualifications aligned with Sector Skills Council E-Skills UK Skillset Qualifications embed vendor awards Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, Oracle Currently negotiating with Apple Example Higher Information Systems and Oracle
Features of vocational qualifications Flexible Computer Games Up-to-date Digital Culture Engaging Computer Games Key skills Internet Safety Reduced assessment No examination Well supported