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Presentation delivered by Bobby Elliott to the Scotland's Colleges' event on 23 June.

Presentation delivered by Bobby Elliott to the Scotland's Colleges' event on 23 June.

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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. HN Review
      Review of HNC/D Computing & Networking
      23 June, 2011
      Bobby Elliott
      Scottish Qualifications Authority
      bobby.elliott@sqa.org.uk
    • 2. Aim of the presentation
      Explain the development process
      Update you on progress
      Explain how you can get involved
    • 3. Vocational Computing team
    • 4. Evolution of HNC/D Computing
    • 5. Issues with current awards
      New knowledge and skills
      Virtualisation
      Web 2.0
      Mobile technology
      Social media
      Over assessment
      Low achievement
      Maintaining links with vendors
    • 6. Development process
    • 7. Consultations to date
      Industry
      Universities
      Sector Skills Council
      Schools
      Colleges
      Other specialist interest groups
    • 8. 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
    • 9. 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%)
    • 10. 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
    • 11. http://hnreview.blogspot.com/
    • 12. Getting involved
      See early versions of the units
      Join the validation panel
      Write support materials
      Follow the blog!
    • 13. What is Project DIVA?
      Digital Media and
      ICT
      Vendor
      Alliance
    • 14. 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