N5 Modern Studies goes live for Bright Red Publishing Collaboration


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The N5 Modern Studies Digital Zone has gone live, and which has the aim of integrating directly with the Bright Red Publishing Modern Studies book (here).

The N5 Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) framework has been developed in Scotland, and aims to provide an integrated approach to studies in a wide range of areas. The Modern Studies material now complements other subjects on-line, such as Maths, Physics, Chemistry, English, Computing Science, Health and Food Technology (HFT) and, the most popular at the present time, Biology.

The current work is funded jointly by Bright Red Publishing and a Scottish Funding Council (SFC) Innovation Voucher. It now includes an advanced processing system which automatically translates the contents of the book, associated material and tests into an advanced Web infrastructure.

The collaboration offers the perfect partnership for knowledge exchange, where Bright Red Publishing has a depth of knowledge in creating and publishing material for Schools, and the research team have extensive experience of creating advanced Web infrastructure, with the integration of deep learning methods.

The technology used to provide the Web infrastructure is one of the most advanced in the World, and has been completely build using the most up-to-date software development methods. Along with this the Web infrastructure uses the latest Cloud infrastructure provided by Escrivo (and Edinburgh-based SMEs).

The next subject to follow will be French, which will have an advanced translation and speech engine, along with automated translations for French phases.

The collaboration has already built one of the most advanced educational resources within Scotland for N5 CfE, and, over the next few months, cover most of the most popular subjects in the N5 syllabus. The project thus has the potential to make a major impact on Scottish society, especially in providing new ways for pupils to study, and re-enforce their learning.

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Associated people

William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
+44 131 455 2759
Adrian Smales
Research Fellow
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Innovation and Integrated Learning Environment for Engaging and Ever-changing Educational Content
This project builds on the success of an Innovation Voucher which showcased the integration of fun and challenging on-line Physics material using a wide range of stimulating, ever changing challenges.