Friday's annual Heads of Computing event went ahead as planned in spite of severe weather problems. The start was delayed by an hour to give people extra time to get to Edinburgh. But, in spite of that, only 18 people managed to make it through the snow. We had expected 57 attendees.
I started the meeting with an update of what's been happening in the sector over the last 12 months and what is likely to happen in the forthcoming year. I highlighted what's already been developed, such as the NPAs in Computer Games Development, and forthcoming developments, such as the review of Internet Safety. My full presentation is below.
earlier consultation event. There is a clear preference for one of the options. There is more information on the HN Review blog.
There were also presentations about the Curriculum for Excellence, our links with vendors, and a new National Certificate award in Computer Games being developed by a consortium of colleges. Genny Dixon of E-Skills UK also provided an update on a range of developments taking place across the UK.
The event seemed to go well. A formal evaluation will be sent to everyone who managed to get to Edinburgh. You can download all of the presentations here.
Contact Caroline if you want to know more about the annual Heads of Computing event.