1 Modernityscotland has actually been in existence for fifteen years now! It has evolved in that time but I’ve been conscious that it hasn’t really changed that much; essentially its still a static, top down delivery. I put on the stuff and you/the youngsters do what you will with it. Fine, but the new one does more.
2 Modernityscotland has been an approved SQA provider of Higher Politics since 2013 and I’ve not presented as many candidates as I should have done. I want to present more. My son’s going into S5 and I want to get him a Higher Politics and that has prompted me to get my act together. So, the new site kicks off first with purely Higher Politics content, the Modern Studies stuff will come later.
The new site, being purely Higher Politics for the moment, is a coherent, all encompassing 21st century Learning Management System (LMS). Teachers can access the site in the same way as before but, for the youngster as a user, the new site will offer knowledge and skills content in the articles, quizzes, powerpoints and a Course Book to organise their answers, honing their exam skills.
Whatever its laudable aims in the beginning, in my opinion CFE has changed very little and the “senior phase” is still all about the results. The Course Book reflects this. I’ll replicate the LMS for Modern Studies over the course of 2019/20. For Politics, because Modernityscotland can be a provider, there is the option of attending drop in sessions at The Woodside Hotel in Aberdour which my wife and I took over a year ago. We have all the meeting room facilities in the hotel; wifi, projector, screen and, yes, food and coffee you would want in a learning environment. There is also the services of my good self, which may or may not be so attractive 🙂
So, these changes are now here. I hope you will choose to re-subscribe to Modernityscotland for 2019-20. The price is still the same, £200 for both Higher Politics and the traditional modernity site for a school/college until 28 June. If your local authority would like to subscribe, there is a discount there. Any queries, please don’t hesitate to ask. John