‘Information Everywhere’: New RSE Materials Published
CASScotland, Curriculum Development, National 4 & 5, News
Mark J Tennant
January 27, 2014

The RSE have today published a fourth set of materials for Computing Science, developed by Jeremy Scott who has been on part-time secondment there.

This resource has been developed by the RSE and the BCS Academy of Computing to support a subset of the Information Systems Design & Development Unit of Scottish National 4 Computing Science. It seeks to consolidate learners’ understanding of modern Information Systems concepts, through study of web technologies, including HTML.

The resource can also be used to introduce Information Systems Design & Development in the National 5 course as well as support a number of the Level 3/4 Computing Science outcomes within Curriculum for Excellence.

While this resource has been designed to be used as a standalone resource, learners would benefit from having covered some Computing Science prior to this – possibly via earlier packs in the RSE/BCS series on Computing Science.

As well as lessons, exercises and sample answers, this resource contains suggested supplementary activities and inter-disciplinary learning opportunities.

Above all, this resource should not be seen as prescriptive. It contains guidance and suggestions as to the kinds of approach which can make learning more engaging, whilst fostering computational thinking and greater understanding of Computing Science concepts in learners.

This resource was partially funded by a grant from Education Scotland.

You can download the resource from here: http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/1112_AnIntroductionToWebBasedInformationSystems.html

You can access the previous 3 resource packs here: http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/1034_ComputingScience.html

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