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Matthew Barr is a Lecturer in the School of Humanities at the University of Glasgow, where he convenes the game studies course and is the founding editor of the peer reviewed student game studies journal, Press Start. He is also a Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University where he teaches on the games development programme, leading modules including Game Content Design and Interactive Storytelling. His research examines how video games may be used to develop skills and competencies such as critical thinking, adaptability and communication skill – the skills that are required of future leaders of industry. He is Vice Chair of DiGRA UK (the Digital Games Research Association), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Professional Member of the BCS, a member of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), and a UKIE/STEMNET STEM Ambassador on the Video Games track.


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Posted by Matthew Barr on Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:07:00 EDT in Design, Serious
Video games are designed to exercise useful skills such as communication, resourcefulness, and adaptability in players. We present empirical evidence for using games to develop such skills in university students.