Monday, 30 January 2012

Free online course for teachers of Computer Games

Scotland's Colleges and SQA Academy are working together to support teachers who deliver the NPAs in Computer Games Development.

A short course is available to teachers from 14-28 February. The course is designed to provide support for the delivery and assessment of the NPAs, and is open to any teacher in Scotland (college or school). It's mostly an online course, but one day attendance (on 28 February) is required. The course is free.

The programme begins on 14 February via SQA Academy, when you will have an opportunity to look at a range of online learning materials to support you when teaching these awards. The course tutor is the same person who created the materials, so you will hear it from the horse's mouth. The course concludes with a one day face-to-face event at Scotland's Colleges, in Stirling, on 28 February when you will have an opportunity to meet other participants and undertake a number of interactive activities to help you deliver the qualifications.

You don't have to attend the face-to-face event, if you are unable to get release from your centre, but the course was designed to include online and offline components to make the most from it.

Since the NPAs are component parts of the new National Certificates in Computer Games Development, this course is also suitable for anyone who teaches on those awards.

This course is separate from the support materials for these NPAs being developed as part of the TRANSET project, which are still under development.

If you are interested in attending, you can download the programme and book a place here, or contact Fiona Saxby for more information about the programme. Contact Hilary if you want to know more about the NPA awards.

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