Duration: 16 hours
Date & Time: July and August 2021 (twice a week, 2 hours sessions from 10am onwards)
Software Program: Zoom
Category: I.T. Education, Game Development
What will you learn from this course? In this course you will learn the fundamentals of game development, using examples from both classic and recent games. The course will then move on to focus on how to use the Scratch app proficiently, enabling you to create your own games.
Content for the course includes:
- Exploring the fundamentals of game development.
- Exploring various concepts such as loops, variables and conditionals to name a few.
- How to apply the concepts explored to games on Scratch.
- How to build your own games on Scratch.
- Exercises will include building small mobile games like Flappy Bird and Crossy Road
Tutor: Peter Meadley
Peter is a project manager at AcrossLimits. A graduate of the University of Abertay, Dundee (United Kingdom), Peter initially joined AcrossLimits as a software developer with a specific interest in educational software applications.
Since joining AcrossLimits in 2015, Peter has worked on a large variety of different European projects in the areas of health, culture, entrepreneurship, government and education. Aside from projects Peter is also a trainer, having taught programming basics to children as well as introducing innovative technologies to teachers to use in their classrooms.
- Will there be a recording of this course?
- A recording will be sent to those who have attended the course.
- Am I allowed to ask questions?
- Yes, there is a chat box which will allow you to type your comments and queries. Towards the end of the session, we will hold a short Q&A where all your questions will be answered by the speaker.
- Will I be asked questions?
- Yes, all our webinars are interactive and there are live polls and shared whiteboards that might be used by the lecturer to engage the audience.
- Are there any entry requirements for joining the webinar?
- The webinar is open to all users, and is on a first come, first served basis. However, it is advised that you are confident in using an internet browser and e-meeting software.
- What are the technical requirements for joining the webinar?
- A steady internet connection, a good headset and microphone for hearing and interacting with the lecturer and the Zoom app pre-installed.
- What if I’m having technical problems?
- Throughout the sessions, a dedicated technical expert will be active on the chat in order to address your concerns.
- Will pictures be taken of me?
- Your webcam will not be enabled during the course in order to see the speaker in fullscreen mode. Therefore, the only pictures that will be taken are those of the speaker, which will be used for promotional purposes. However, we will need your consent (a form will be provided closer to the date of the course) due to the recording of the session.
Notice: This course will only proceed as planned if we have at least 5 participants who will be attending the course. If there are less than 5 participants who have registered for the course before it commences, then those people will either be reimbursed or moved to other dates when the course would be taking place.