I met with Graeme Clark this afternoon to discuss online assessments. Graeme is working with SQA to develop a number of online assessments as part of the SOLAR project. He updated me on progress and developments.
The purpose of the SOLAR project is to develop a large number of online assessments for a range of HN subjects - including Computing. In fact, the project will produce 160 complete assessments for units within HNC/D Computing. These assessments should be available to centres from early next year.
We agreed to extend the project to include Multimedia and Computer Games (and possibly Networking) so some assessments within these subjects will be covered too.