Friday, 4 December 2009

Heads of Computing annual meeting

Every year, we organise an event for Heads of Computing in Scotland's 43 FE colleges. We held this year's event today. Around 40 people attended, which is pretty much someone from every college in Scotland.

The day seemed to go well, although we won't know for sure until we get the results from the post-event survey. If you attended, please complete this short questionnaire.

The focus of the event was the recent HMIe's Aspect report on the teaching of Computing in the college sector. Walter Patterson summarised the report's findings, and Ron Dillin led a workshop on the report's recommendations.

But it wasn't just the Aspect report. My own presentation outlined the current and forthcoming developments in Computing, including the new NPAs in Computer Games, to assist the Heads with the development plans for next year. Nigel Kennington gave a presentation on HNC/D Computer Games Development. Colin Buchanan did a demonstration of a new online forum. And, of course, I reminded everyone about the SQA Groupsite (now thi 108 members) and our new Twitter feed.

I'll upload and share the presentations once I have collated them. Thanks to everyone who took the time out of their busy schedules to attend.


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  2. Has Walter's presentation on the Aspect Report been uploaded?