Dr Mike Reddy is an independent game designer and a senior lecturer and course leader for the BSc Computer Games Development at the University of South Wales.
After a busy period running the EU funded CalDys2 project aimed at creating computer games to aid children with dyslexia learn English as a second language, with 10 EU partners, he enjoyed a quieter period, developing Virtual Road World, a VR App to enhance the teaching of road safety, funded by the Road Safety Trust (RST); a free port of the App is available on the Apple Store, ported by Sugar Creative games.
Since then he has worked on various other educational titles, including C.H.O.I.C.E.S., a digital board game to teach cyber security awareness, in conjunction with Tarian, the South Wales Regional Cyber Crime Unit (RCCU). This was based upon, and expanded from, an existing physical board game (details here as the official site http://decisions-disruptions.org/ is now defunct). All these grant-funded projects have involved paying students, as part of Mike’s “Earn to Learn” scheme, valuing their work in his research, beyond the fictional currency of “exposure”.
Dr Reddy is a keen proponent of work simulation in higher education, and runs his classes as small game development companies, with very little traditional teaching. He is also a Story Teller, Writer and Broadcaster, and all round Pedagogist, interested in Games, Plagiarism, Social Effects of Technology, oh and Plagiarism.