The Online Guardian reported yesterday that UK examination board OCR (Oxford, Cambridge, and RSA) would soon accept web sites, podsites, or blogs as evidence of learning in its newly revamped media studies A level syllabus:
traditional essays will no longer form part of coursework. Instead, pupils will be expected to submit some of their work in the form of podcasts - a series of audio or video files downloaded over the internet - or blogs - informal internet journals.This suits those of us labouring away at www.Texman.net just fine - because we have online courses featuring web design and podcasting which prepare students who are about to take their A levels (and anyone else, for that matter). And in fact we have just allocated 250 free places on these courses on a first-come-first-served basis. Any school, college, or university can apply for up to ten free places. Students work with interactive exercises and video tuition entirely on line, and those successfully completing the course receive a certificate from City College Manchester. See the range of courses at www.Texman.net. Further details and applications available HERE.