Planning is being done to scope the timetable for the the work to revise the structure, look and feel of the Academy system. The expected timescale will be October/November 2017 for the development work. The changes will be incremental, with no 'big-bang' making learning the new interface easier. We intend to make the changes subtle, intuitive and understandable and above all an improvement! Your feedback is essential, so if you like what you see tell everyone, if you don't tell us!
The new site's interface takes the OU's OpenLearn site as its inspiration:
The new site will be icon and graphic-rich with more intuitive links to themed content, with a better way for people in different roles to access appropriate courses and other information.
Courses themselves will be generally shorter, more video-based with 'gamified' content to make them more attractive.
The whole site will be more searchable allowing quicker access to appropriate courses, supporting the plan to make the Academy system a 'one-stop-shop' for anything to do with learning at SQA!