The Bright Red Publishing Digital Zone, which has involved a unique collaboration between researchers at Edinburgh Napier University and Bright Red Publishing, aims to create an extensive Web-based environment for pupils and teachers for the new N5 (CfE) curriculum in Scotland.
After just a few months of its release it has now past a major milestone with over 5,000 registrations, including both teachers and pupils. The most popular subject in terms of tests taken is Biology, followed by Computer Science and Chemistry.
The project is partially funded by a SFC Innovation Voucher, and the team are continuing to work on subjects such as Geography and History. The previous book on French integrated a unique language translators and speech generator:
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The work at Edinburgh Napier University has been led by Prof Bill Buchanan, who has designed and implemented the Digital Zone, and Adrian Smales, who has been involved in the project management of the roll-out of the Web-based material.
Bill continues to develop Web-based material which supports deep learning, including related to computer security at:
and for a new project which integrates with a Cloud-based environment (DFET).
The research team at Edinburgh Napier are keen to advanced learning at each of the levels, from N5, N6 (Higher), and onto N9 (BEng), N10 (BEng(Hons)) and N11 (MSc).