Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Amazing, educational time at the Office of Schools Conference 2010

Welcome back, I hope you've all enjoyed the well-earned time off over the holidays. I'm going to deviate from the plan just this week, instead of delving further into the design process I'd like to take some time to have a quick chat about the 2010 Office of Schools Conference. Cathie and I from the Games Design team, along with members of the Local Environment Project, were invited over to Brighton to give presentations at the two day conference.

It was a fantastic opportunity to spread the word about some of the great things we are achieving at MacICT and also a great learning experience. Over the two days, we got the chance to sit in on several workshops including cutting-edge Web2.0 tools and advanced techniques for engaging a variety of students.

We were very lucky to also hear notable thinkers such as Jason Clarke and Adrian Bertolini share their thoughts on incredible topics such as superior team-building and the importance of design. Obviously these were incredibly important with regard to the value we in Game Design attach to the planning and design stages.

We met some great people, had a lot of fun and we showcased students designing and playing their games to a live audience. All in all it was an amazing experience and on behalf of Cathie and myself we'd like to thank our corporate sponsor Panasonic, our incredible teacher Judy Farr and our two fantastic students Angelica and Indigo.

Thanks guys! We couldn't have done it without you.


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