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University of Portsmouth / Exia.CESI / Aalborg Universitet Esbjerg / Lakeland Community College Game Jam 2012

Impact: Educational Impacts (beyond UoP), Cultural & Creative Impacts

Description of impact

Entire event was conducted in English, so impact included linguistic skills, as well as game development experience for otherwise "traditional" software developers, and increased awareness of employment prospects in the UK. For UoP staff and students there was increased awareness of cultural/language issues, as well as experience of teaching abroad. Resulted in local press coverage in Ohio (USA), and local TV coverage in several regions of France, featuring interviews with our students.

Who is affected

Approximately 325 students, plus staff, across 13 locations in France and the USA.

Narrative

A week-long Game Jam (game-making competition) for students of Exia.CESI (France), Aalborg Universitet (Denmark) and Lakeland Community College (USA). Arranged by Neil Dansey in collaboration with CESI staff and funded by staff mobility via ERASMUS. Neil was also accompanied by another lecturer and six students from UoP who went to various centres to help with communication and local organisation. A record 325 students across 13 locations in France and the USA got into teams and took part in a problem-based game development scenario simultaneously, competing for awards in a number of categories. Guest lecture also provided by Neil Dansey. Resulted in local press coverage in Ohio, USA, and local TV coverage in several regions of France, featuring interviews with our students.

Category of impact

  • Educational Impacts (beyond UoP)
  • Cultural & Creative Impacts

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