Collaborative Approaches to
Developing Assessment and
Support Materials for NQGAs
TranSETT Project
Transforming Scottish Education Through Technology
 Background
 Approach
 Outputs
 Impact
 Discussion
 SQA, SFEU and COLEG have formed a partnership to create
technology enhanced resources for new NQGA awards.
 An ESF project bid for the creation of innovative new
resources over a variety of curriculum areas has been
 This project will build on experience of HN Modernisation and
in particular of ESF funding to support development of support
 April 08 - March 2011.
 ESF funding not confirmed.
 Support materials will be created over the three years for up
to 66 NQGA awards.
 SQA have responsibility for overall management and
administration of the project and e-assessment
 COLEG have responsibility for production of e-learning
materials and paper-based Teaching & Learning packs.
 SFEU will develop training programmes and workshops
for Qualification Design Teams (QDT) and Centre staff
involved in creation of e-assessments and Support
– 66 redesigned and modernised NQGA awards.
– E-assessments for nearly 200 units
– More than 100 packs of e-learning materials for
mandatory units within high uptake NQGAs.
– More than 100 Student and Tutor Guides for mandatory
units within high uptake NQGAs.
– Training for staff in centres developing or delivering new
on-line learning or assessment materials.
– Collaborative approach to development and use of
materials that helps to develop and share good practice.
Technology enhanced resources –
Scottish OnLine Assessment Resources (Solar)
- Objective-type questions
- Pre-moderated and guaranteed on delivery.
- Curriculum areas already developed for HN include:
Computing, Care, Engineering, Languages, Sports.
 Web-based learning resources
 Training progammes/workshops for Qualification Design
Teams (QDT) and Centre staff involved in content
 Through these workshops the QDT will consider the
option of technology-enhanced resources for each
qualification at the design stage.
 The workshops will also ensure a consistent approach
through the lifecycle of qualification development from
initial scoping to delivery.
 Overall aim of the project is to widen access,
enhance learner experience and increase
flexibility through:
– Embedding the principles of innovative learning and
assessment methods into new NQGA design and
– Increasing the amount of learning resources
available to learners.
– Significantly improving the flexibility and availability
of learning and assessment materials.
– Increasing the capacity of centres to develop and
deliver new ICT based learning and assessment
– Using technology based resources to increase
access for distance learners.
– Enhancing cross-sectoral collaboration in
qualification development and delivery.
– Upskilling centre involved in designing and delivering
new qualifications using ICT.
Contact details
 Liam Campbell
European & External Funding Coordinator
0845 213 5404

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