Sqa presentation (sc event)

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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!
  • Sqa presentation (sc event)

    1. 1. HN Review<br />Review of HNC/D Computing & Networking<br />23 June, 2011<br />Bobby Elliott<br />Scottish Qualifications Authority<br />bobby.elliott@sqa.org.uk<br />
    2. 2. Aim of the presentation<br />Explain the development process<br />Update you on progress<br />Explain how you can get involved<br />
    3. 3. Vocational Computing team<br />
    4. 4. Evolution of HNC/D Computing<br />
    5. 5. Issues with current awards<br />New knowledge and skills<br />Virtualisation<br />Web 2.0<br />Mobile technology<br />Social media<br />Over assessment<br />Low achievement<br />Maintaining links with vendors<br />
    6. 6. Development process<br />
    7. 7. Consultations to date<br />Industry<br />Universities<br />Sector Skills Council<br />Schools<br />Colleges<br />Other specialist interest groups<br />
    8. 8. Key findings from survey<br />Survey<br />133 responses<br />Overwhelming support for proposals<br />Lowest rating was 83% (HND Computing)<br />New qualifications<br />HNC Computing<br />HND Computing<br />HND Computing: Technical Support<br />HND Computing: Software Development<br />HND Computing: Networking<br />
    9. 9. Vendor qualifications<br />Current system<br />Map SQA units to vendor units<br />Provide credit transfer between vendor and SQA<br />Issues with maintaining links<br />New system (pilot)<br />Direct accreditation of vendor units<br />SCQF levelled and credited<br />Optional only<br />Capped (25%)<br />
    10. 10. Next steps<br />July-October 2011<br />Write units<br />Validate units<br />September-November<br />Write Validation Proposal Document<br />Organise validation event<br />December 2011<br />Validation event<br />January-March 2012<br />Write Arrangements<br />Feburary-May 2012<br />Launch new awards<br />Write support materials<br />
    11. 11. http://hnreview.blogspot.com/<br />
    12. 12. Getting involved<br />See early versions of the units<br />Join the validation panel<br />Write support materials<br />Follow the blog!<br />
    13. 13. What is Project DIVA?<br />Digital Media and<br />ICT<br />Vendor<br />Alliance<br />
    14. 14. Achieved this year <br />Agreements with all vendors refreshed<br />Linux now part of programme <br />Forth Valley College appointed as Lead Centre <br />20 staff from across sector getting free weeks training <br />Apple – with Scotland’s Colleges offered App development course <br />Moving work ahead with VMWare and Google<br />Computing updates through Computing Blog<br />

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