Researcher in Residence at IPACA

Phil Wilkinson's research explores the role of digital literacy in the empowerment of learners and community members. There are two facets to this work - the running of a Game Makers' Club and the establishment of a Community Space. These activities are supported and funded by the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy and Samsung respectively. The Game Makers' Club encourages students to develop 'purposeful games' and games for social change, designed to raise awareness of social issues in their community; it is also designed to include evaluation of games development as a 'creative research method'. The Community Space, similarly, is a project in which the role of digital technology in raising the capability of community members will be captured.

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