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CTN at Westminster: Computer Games Technology represents our school at Parliament

On the 25th June 2014 the Schools of Computing, Telecommunications and Networks and Digital Media Technology were invited to Westminster as part of “Birmingham at Parliament” organised by one of our local MPs Gisela Stuart. This was a day to celebrate the achievements of Birmingham’s creative industries. The event took place in the Jubilee Room […]


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When gaming can be good for you: Computer games to support adolescent healthcare

Video games can elicit different reactions in different people. Gamers relish the challenges and fun that it brings to them and how they can fulfil elements of their recreational, relaxation and social needs. However there are also the concerns about how much time young people spend playing games. The increase in sedentary behaviour associated with […]


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Making Games at Birmingham City University

The BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology course is now into it’s fourth year and continues to go from strength to strength as a result of input from industry and the excellent work produced by our students. Microsoft’s Imagine Cup This year saw no let up in the activities that we were involved with. The year […]


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Is £2 million enough?

The government has announced £2 million of funding to train teachers to deliver the new computing curriculum in schools. Under the new Computer Science initiative announced by Michael Gove, children from the age of 5 will be taught the basics of computer science. As Elizabeth Truss (education minister) said “We want a generation of children […]


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Exploring The Benefits Of Massive Open Online Courses Within Higher Education

As part of my continued professional development, I recently attended the Higher Education Academy (HEA) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Conference for 2013. One of the hot topics for discussion was the growth of Massive Open Online Courses, known popularly as MOOCs.