The team has explored the use of social media to communicate with you since 2004 when this blog was started. Over the years, some worked (Blogger and Twitter) and some didn't (Facebook). We get around 50 page visits per day to this blog, and our Twitter account has almost 500 followers.
Although Blogger and Twitter have been great for communicating information to you, they're not so good for generating discussions, which was why we tried using Facebook around a year ago. That didn't work well but today I created a Google+ community to see if that helps to stimulate discussions about Computing qualifications.
I've made it a private group so you have to request to join but it's a very, very simply process. If you already have a Google account it will take (literally) two seconds, and if you don't it will take two minutes.
Please visit this web address and ask to join:
There is only one community so it's a one-stop-shop for all the qualifications. I hope you choose to give it a try. Me and my team will be on it, and many of your fellow teachers will (hopefully) join to give you peer support for everything from the new Computer Basics unit to the HND in Computer Science.