Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Launch event

The formal launch event was held this afternoon at the Teacher Building in Glasgow.

It went well. There was a good turn-out although there were a few empty seats, which was a pity since we had to turn down so many people who wanted to attend.

I commenced proceedings with a presentation [PPT] about the background to the project and the contents of the unit. Then Alan Patterson gave a presentation [PPT] about his experiences during the pilot. This was followed by Billy Graham of Strathclyde Police who expressed strong support for the award. Then Nick Morgan of Learning & Teaching Scotland spoke about Glow [PPT] and expressed his organisation's support for the qualification (it is going to be the first qualification to be offered via Glow). And finally John Thomson spoke [PPT] about his school's experience of delivering the qualification using mobile phones. I'm grateful to all of the speakers.

So, it was a good event but I'm glad to see the qualification formally get off the ground.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Updated FAQ

I've updated the Internet Safety FAQ. Version 2.0 includes the latest information about the qualification. You can download it here. A PDF version is available here.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Launch event update

The demand for places at next week's launch event has been great and the event is completely "sold out". In fact, we could have easily doubled the capacity and filled the venue. I'm sorry if you're one of the people unable to get a place but if you contact Derek he'll send you a comprehensive information pack (which includes the latest support materials) once the actual event is over.

For those who are attending, you can get a draft agenda here and a location map here . See you all next week.