“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!
HN Review Review of HNC/D Computing & Networking 23 June, 2011 Bobby Elliott Scottish Qualifications Authority firstname.lastname@example.org
Aim of the presentation Explain the development process Update you on progress Explain how you can get involved
Consultations to date Industry Universities Sector Skills Council Schools Colleges Other specialist interest groups
Key findings from survey Survey 133 responses Overwhelming support for proposals Lowest rating was 83% (HND Computing) New qualifications HNC Computing HND Computing HND Computing: Technical Support HND Computing: Software Development HND Computing: Networking
Vendor qualifications Current system Map SQA units to vendor units Provide credit transfer between vendor and SQA Issues with maintaining links New system (pilot) Direct accreditation of vendor units SCQF levelled and credited Optional only Capped (25%)
Next steps July-October 2011 Write units Validate units September-November Write Validation Proposal Document Organise validation event December 2011 Validation event January-March 2012 Write Arrangements Feburary-May 2012 Launch new awards Write support materials
Getting involved See early versions of the units Join the validation panel Write support materials Follow the blog!
What is Project DIVA? Digital Media and ICT Vendor Alliance
Achieved this year Agreements with all vendors refreshed Linux now part of programme Forth Valley College appointed as Lead Centre 20 staff from across sector getting free weeks training Apple – with Scotland’s Colleges offered App development course Moving work ahead with VMWare and Google Computing updates through Computing Blog