Pilot Project GM course for children
Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:15 AM
In essence the idea is to run short course using one week course in October 2012 for secondary school children using GameMaker. The aim is to encourage the local development of computer game development skills and promote links between children, local school education services, and the computer games industry if possible. If the pilot project is successful the hope is that the courses could be repeated and rolled out on a wider basis geographically. Therefore as well as the target group of school age children, the pilot participants will include locally based educators with an interest in facilitating the further roll out of the stage one face-to-face training. The budget will be in the region of 5K.
There is also consideration into a second stage where the initial face-to-face training will be built on by providing more advanced training, where children who progress successfully through the first stage could move onto working remotely with industry professionals to develop their skills further.
Here is the tender on the Scottish Procurment Site - http://www.publiccon...16&catID=170000
Anybody interested should contact The Project Manager, Dr Tanya Siann - firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance who will happily discuss the details.
This will be based in Lanark, Scotland, UK.
Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:35 AM
Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:19 PM
I did not. But the opportunity brings back good memories of some similar course development I've done.
I put in a bid for this contract, did anyone else on here bid for it?
I'm not registered with the PCS so I couldn't download the statement-of-requirements document. Does it specifically require GameMaker, as Kirsty suggested? The abstract doesn't mention any particular software.
Also, does the SOR give any details on the age/background of the students? The abstract just said "school children", so I'm curious if there's a particular group they're targeting.
Anyway, good luck with your proposal.
Edited by chance, 14 September 2012 - 12:21 PM.
Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:39 PM
They supply the room, you have to supply the computers with the software installed, design the course and deliver it.
I spent two years delivering 12 week Gamemaker courses back to back so I have plenty of experience of delivering this kind of course.
I thought I might be up against local college and university bid writing teams who scour the public contract sites looking for things to bid for, then I thought that they might be put off by the fact that you have to turn up with computers pre-installed with software (and they would have to find a tutor with GameMaker experience), so I decided it was worth going for.
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