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University of Portsmouth / Exia.CESI Game Jam 2010

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

Staff and students of 12 Exia.CESI schools in 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 simultaneously across 12 CESI schools, competing for votes for national awards in a number of categories. Guest lecture also provided by Neil Dansey, as were mock interviews.

Category of impact

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

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