The Web Log unit was the first in a series of new National Certificate units being produced by SQA to update our non-advanced portfolio of units. We're also working on a new unit on social software and another new unit on Internet safety.
The Internet safety unit is called Safe & Legal Use of the Internet and will be of interest to a wide range of people, ranging from school pupils to teachers who want to know more about this important aspect of online activity. There is a draft version available and I'm looking for feedback (please post a comment on this blog).
The other new unit is called Social Software and deals with the emerging area of group/community software. There is a unit outline available and, again, I'm looking for feedback (via this blog).
Blogging, social software and Internet safety may be particularly attractive to female students who appear to be losing interest in the more traditional aspects of computing/IT.
Contact Angela for more information about these developments.