Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Welcome to the course

Thanks for joining the Internet Safety course. SQA is offering this short course as part of our contribution to Safer Internet Day 2011.

The course starts today and finishes on Friday. It will sample the contents of the "proper" Internet Safety qualification. During the next few days you will learn the basics of how to remain safe when you are online. Recent news highlights the importance of taking care.

You'll be relieved to find out that there is no assessment! And you can do as much or as little of the course as you like. Some topics may be of more or less interest than others, and you are welcome to dip in and out of the course as you want. But the more time you spend on it, the more you will get from it.

Your course tutor is Ted Hastings, who will provide the learning materials and generally guide you through the course. Ted is an international expert on online safety, and the author of various publications on the subject.

The blog is meant to be a two-way communication medium so please use the comment facility to feedback to Ted (or me). If you follow us on Twitter you will get more from the course since some content will be posted on Twitter that is not posted on this blog. If you haven't joined Twitter yet, you can join here.

I work for SQA and won't really play much part in the course. But I hope it goes well. If you want to know more about the full qualification, please contact SQA directly.

Enjoy the course. And stay safe. :-)

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