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Friday, 20 August 2010

Mobile technology

The Sector Panel suggested that we look at qualifications relating to mobile phone technology so Hilary and me met with Jim Krieger, of Anniesland College, this morning to discuss a proposal from Jim for a new NPA in Mobile Technology.

It seems a good idea to me. We discussed the possibility of developing a suite of awards at SCQF Levels 4, 5 and 6 (just as we did with the new NPAs in Computer Games Development). The awards would be quite small, consisting of a new National Units at each level. There was a general view that such awards would be very popular in schools and colleges, and contribute towards the goals of a Curriculum for Excellence.

SQA has a new process for approving developments such as this (and part of that process is to check that we have the capacity to actually carry out the work) so I couldn't make any commitments today but it sounds like a good idea that we should take forward to the next stage.

2 comments:

  1. Ted Hastings20/8/10 4:26 pm

    Sounds like a great idea. I'm sure that this area will also crop up in the current HN Review.

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  2. Yes, Ted, we think that the HN review will cover this area at Levels 7-8. Glad you like the idea.

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