Codio - the cloud-based coding and course content platform for teaching computer science in schools and universities - is now supporting the BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching.
Teachers enrolled in pursuing professional accreditation with the BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching can enjoy a free licence to Codio’s platform.
Recently CAS National Academic Coordinator, Sue Sentance, participated in Codio’s “Ask the Experts” video series along with e-assessors Ghita Kouadri Mostefaoui and Fintan Culwin – take a look to find out more about the BCS Certificate and Codio’s support.
You can benefit by using Codio to support your pursuit of the BCS Certificate in several ways:
- Codio's platform includes a range of professional development courses – that contain built in challenges with automatic feedback giving you support at each step of the learning journey.
- Your free Codio licence is ideal for the programming project part 2 of the certificate because the licence offers unlimited project workspace (virtual servers for storage and processing) and the platform comes packed with pre-configured software stacks (complete with all the languages, frameworks, databases and other components).
- We have created a BCS-Certificate organisation in Codio which you will join through a bespoke sign up journey created by Codio for BCS Certificate teachers. Your e-assessor will also be a member of the BCS-Certificate organisation.
- You can share access to projects with members of your organisation - so for the Certificate part 2 programming project, you can grant your e-assessor access to your project which will facilitate easy and direct feedback, e.g. annotated comments inside your code that can be used for a feedback session.
If you decide to enrol and pursue the certificate - once enrolled, you will receive email notification of the URL you can use to sign up to Codio where you will be auto-assigned to the BCS-Certificate organisation - and can begin using your free Codio licence.
BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching