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Edexcel Qualifications in Digital Applications for IT Users Launch Event. What is DiDA?. Suite of qualifications (DiDA, CiDA, AiDA) GNVQ successor Levels 1 and 2 Builds on KS3 ICT strategy Rewards purposeful application Currently in pilot phase. What makes DiDA special?.

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What is DiDA?

  • Suite of qualifications (DiDA, CiDA, AiDA)
  • GNVQ successor
  • Levels 1 and 2
  • Builds on KS3 ICT strategy
  • Rewards purposeful application
  • Currently in pilot phase
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What makes DiDA special?

Genetically modified

Pick ‘n’ mix

Innovative assessment methods

E-portfolio

On-screen summative project brief (SPB)

screenagers anyone who regards ict as a means to an end

Who is it aimed at?

  • Not necessarily for aspiring ‘techies’

‘Screenagers’

Anyone who regards ICT as a means to an end

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DiDA students will learn to

manage projects effectively

gather appropriate information

handle information efficiently

use digital applications creatively

produce outcomes that are fit for purpose

give, receive and act upon feedback

d101 201 using ict d102 202 multimedia d103 203 graphics d104 204 ict in enterprise

DiDA units

D101/201: Using ICT

D102/202: Multimedia

D103/203: Graphics

D104/204: ICT in Enterprise

time allocation
Timeallocation

Each unit = 1 GCSE = 90 GLH

OPTION 1: Award - 1.5 hours per week over 2 years

OPTION 2: Certificate - 3 hours per week over 2 years

OPTION 3: Diploma - 5/6 hours per week over 2 years

dida gnvq d201 most of units 1 5 d202 all of unit 7 d203 all of unit 6 d204 aspects of units 2 5 9

GNVQ mapping for Level 2

DiDA GNVQ

D201 most of Units 1 & 5

D202 all of Unit 7

D203 all of Unit 6

D204 aspects of Units 2, 5 & 9

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The DiDA suite

Diploma

Using ICT

Certificate

Award

Multimedia

Graphics

ICT in Enterprise

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DiDA software toolkit

  • artwork and imaging
  • databases & spreadsheets
  • internet & intranets
  • presentations
  • project management & mind mapping
  • web authoring
  • word processing
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Resources

one multimedia work station per student

range of digital tools eg cameras, microphone, headsets

internet access and email

individual storage area

security, back-up and archiving

what does a dida unit look like
What does a DiDA unit look like?
  • Introduction
  • What you need to learn

- Content

- Managing your project

- ICT skills

  • Assessing students’ work
  • Delivery, links and resources
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How is DiDA assessed?

Summative Project Brief (SPB) set by Edexcel

SPB is on-screen and interactive

Evidence collected in e-portfolio

Internally marked, externally moderated

Pass, credit, merit, distinction

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DiDA unit mark scheme

  • Maximum mark of 42
  • 6 activities used to assess achievement
  • 5, 7 or 9 marks allocated to each activity
  • Marks aggregated
  • 18=Pass, 24=Credit, 30=Merit, 36=Dist
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www.

SPB

Stimulus …

Ideas …

Internet

The summative project

have a look

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What is an e-portfolio?

Collection of evidence

Structured and navigable

Designed to be viewed on-screen

Vehicle for assessment and moderation

Showcase of achievements

have a look

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DiDA Centre

http://www.edexcelonline.org.uk

Edexcel

DiDA

e-Portfolio System

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Teaching and learning

Level 1/Level 2

Embedded/discrete delivery

Building up v dropping down

Links to other subjects

Using ICT - the place to start!

the macromedia connection
The Macromedia connection
  • Expert advice, support and training
  • Endorsement
  • SPB template
  • Macromedia Associate quals
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Where next?

Within DiDA suite

GCE in Applied ICT

GCE in Media and Communication Production

Work-based training

Own business enterprise

Almost anywhere!

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What next?

  • Audit resources
  • Schedule a start date
  • Book a planning meeting
  • Get online with Edexcel
  • Check FAQs on a regular basis – DiDA website area @ www.edexcel.org.uk