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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Computer Basics learning material

I recently posted a message about a new National Unit entitled Computer Basics that I hope, in time, will become the new Introduction to Computers for the 21st Century. The unit specification was recently published on the SQA website.

I got notification today that the e-learning material to support this new Unit is complete. In fact, we haven't checked it yet, but on the basis that 100 pairs of eyes are better than two (Hilary's) please feel free to preview the draft material, and let Hilary know if you spot any errors or omissions.

We are also in the process of producing an assessment support pack for this Unit, so any centre that offers it should have little or no preparation.

Although the title of the Unit is uninspiring, I think the contents are interesting, spanning a range of fundamental online and offline skills, and featuring the latest technologies (such as smartphones and netbooks). It is designed to be a modern, general purpose, introduction to the world of contemporary computing.

Contact Hilary if you want to know more about this Unit.


1 comment:

  1. Had a look at the Hardware section. Looks like a set of facts about different systems. Is this best way of learning about the differences/features?

    Also I note use of terms that are not explained/defined and may only serve to confuse new entrants?

    Examples are: 'high resolution' 'I/O devices' 'optical drive' 'unibody chassis' 'processor-intensive applications'

    and when did you last hear a PC described as 'IBM-compatible' ??

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