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University of Portsmouth / Exia.CESI Game Jam 2009

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 50 students of the Exia.CESI college in Rouen, France.

Narrative

A week-long Game Jam (game-making competition) for students of Exia.CESI. Arranged by Neil Dansey in collaboration with CESI staff and funded by staff mobility via ERASMUS. Student teams take part in a problem-based game development scenario at the CESI centre in Rouen, competing for 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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