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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!
  • Takes around 30-45 minutes... depending on how much I remember to say!
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    • 1. SQA Vocational Awards
      SIoCE AGM
      28 May, 2011
      Bobby Elliott
      Scottish Qualifications Authority
      bobby.elliott@sqa.org.uk
    • 2. 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
    • 3. Vocational Computing team
    • 4.
    • 5. 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
    • 6. Vocational qualifications
    • 7. 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
    • 8. http://e-learning-computing.com/mobile/
      Mobile phone materials
    • 9. 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
    • 10. 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
    • 11.
    • 12. 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
    • 13. 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
    • 14. http://sqacomputing.blogspot.com/
    • 15. http://twitter.com/sqacomputing
    • 16. http://groupspaces.com/sqacomputing/
    • 17.
    • 18. Questions & Answers