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University of Portsmouth / Exia.CESI / Aalborg Universitet Esbjerg / Lakeland Community College Game Jam 2014

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.

Who is affected

Approximately 175 students, plus staff, across 12 CESI schools and one site in Ohio, USA.

Narrative

A week-long Game Jam (game-making competition) for students of Exia.CESI (France), Aalborg Universitet (Denmark), and Lakeland Community College (Ohio, USA). Arranged by Neil Dansey in collaboration with CESI staff and funded by staff mobility via ERASMUS. Neil was also accompanied by a lecturer and six students from UoP who went to various centres to help with communication and local organisation. Approximately 175 students across 12 CESI schools and one site in Ohio, USA, got into teams and took part in a problem-based game development scenario simultaneously, competing for national awards in a number of categories. Guest lecture also provided by Neil Dansey.

Category of impact

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

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