Serious Games Masters


The University of Northampton is launching a Masters pathway on the MSc Computing programme.


Aimed at wide audience including but not exclusive to games programmers, computer scientist, as well others who have an interest in computing with some programming experience.

Some of the key features of the course include:

  • Immersive technologies module covering the technologies of serious games - taught by staff who have research experience in these areas (see overview below).
  • A module taking a serious game from inception to completion.
  • Modules covering mobile development and programming to provide broad but relevant skills.
  • Dissertation relevant to serious gaming professional.


To find out how to join this course contact Dr Scott Turner (scott.turner@northampton.ac.uk)


Overview of some of the team see some of their research.

  • Dr. Maurice Hendrix

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    2015

    1. Baalsrud-Hauge, J. M.Stanescu, I. A.Arnab, S.Ger, P. M.Lim, T.Serrano-Laguna, A.Lameras, P.Hendrix, M.Kiili, K.Ninaus, M.de Freitas, S.Mazzetti, A.Dahlbom, A. and Degano, C. (2015) Learning through analytics architecture to scaffold learning experience through technology-based methods.International Journal of Serious Games. 2(1), pp. 29-44. 2384-8766.

    2014

    1. Alden Rivers, B.Armellini, A.Howe, R.Simmons, M.Hendrix, M.Maxwell, R.and Harris, J. (2014) GAMEchanger: a game jam for social innovation education.In: Alden Rivers, B. and Smith, J. (eds.) Changemaker in the Curriculum: The University of Northampton: Case Studies 2013-2014. Northampton: The University of Northampton. pp. 33-34.
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    Other Publications

    • ​​Lameras, P., Petridis, P., Torrens, K., Dunwell, I., Hendrix, M., Arnab, S. and Stewart, C. (2014) Training science teachers to design lesson plans through an inquiry-based serious game. In: The Sixth International Conference on Mobile Hybrid and On-line Learning (eL&mL). Barcelona, Spain: IARIA. (In Press)
    • Hendrix, M. (2013) Serious games meets adaptive hypermedia: integrating games into web-based e-learning systems. Invited Keynote presented to: 7th International Workshop on Personalized Access, Profile Management, and Context Awareness in Databases (PersDB 2013) at 39th International Conference on Very Large Databases (VL DB 2013), Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy, 30 August 2013.
    • Petridis, P., Dunwell, I., Panzoli, D., Arnab, S., Protopsaltis, A., Hendrix, M. and Freitas, S. (2013) Game engines selection framework for high-fidelity serious applications. International Journal of Interactive Worlds. 2012, pp. 1-19.21659508.
    • Flicek, P., Amode, M. R., Barrell, D., Beal, K., Brent, S., Carvalho-Silva, D., Clapham, P., Coates, G., Fairley, S., Fitzgerald, S., Gil, L., Gordon, L., Hendrix, M., Hourlier, T., Johnson, N., Kahari, A. K., Keefe, D., Keenan, S., Kinsella, R., Komorowska, M., Koscielny, G., Kulesha, E., Larsson, P., Longden, I., McLaren, W., Muffato, M., Overduin, B., Pignatelli, M., Pritchard, B., Riat, H. S., Ritchie, G. R. S., Ruffier, M., Schuster, M., Sobral, D., Tang, Y. A., Taylor, K., Trevanion, S., Vandrovcova, J., White, S., Wilson, M., Wilder, S. P., Aken, B. L., Birney, E., Cunningham, F., Dunham, I., Durbin, R., Fernandez-Suarez, X. M., Harrow, J., Herrero, J., Hubbard, T. J. P., Parker, A., Proctor, G., Spudich, G., Vogel, J., Yates, A., Zadissa, A. and Searle, S. M. J. (2012) Ensembl 2012. Nucleic Acids Research. 40(D1), D84-D90. 0305-1048.
    • Flicek, P., Amode, M. R., Barrell, D., Beal, K., Brent, S., Chen, Y., Clapham, P., Coates, G., Fairley, S., Fitzgerald, S., Gordon, L., Hendrix, M., Hourlier, T., Johnson, N., Kahari, A., Keefe, D., Keenan, S., Kinsella, R., Kokocinski, F., Kulesha, E., Larsson, P., Longden, I., McLaren, W., Overduin, B., Pritchard, B., Riat, H. S., Rios, D., Ritchie, G. R. S., Ruffier, M., Schuster, M., Sobral, D., Spudich, G., Tang, Y. A., Trevanion, S., Vandrovcova, J., Vilella, A. J., White, S., Wilder, S. P., Zadissa, A., Zamora, J., Aken, B. L., Birney, E., Cunningham, F., Dunham, I., Durbin, R., Fernandez-Suarez, X. M., Herrero, J., Hubbard, T. J. P., Parker, A., Proctor, G., Vogel, J. and Searle, S. M. J. (2011) Ensembl 2011. Nucleic Acids Research. 39(Databa), D800-D806. 0305-1048.
    • Albert, D., Nussbaumer, A., Steiner, C. M., Hendrix, M. and Cristea, A. I. (2009) Design and Development of an Authoring Tool for Pedagogical Relationship Types between Concepts. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education. Hong Kong: IEEE.
    • Cristea, A. I., Smits, D., Bevan, J. and Hendrix, M. (2009) LAG 2.0: refining a reusable adaptation language and improving on its authoring. In: Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines. Nice September: Springer, LNCS. 978-3-642-04636-0. pp. 7-21.
    • Hendrix, M., Nussbaumer, A., Dicerto, M., Oneto, L. and Cristea, A. I. (2009) GAT: The FP7 GRAPPLE Authoring Tool Set. In: "Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines". Nice, France: Springer, LNCS.
    • Hendrix, M., Cristea, A. I. and Stewart, C. (2009) Adaptation languages for learning: the CAM meta-model. In: Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT}. Riga, Latvia: IEEE.
    • Hendrix, M. and Cristea, A. I. (2008) A meta level to LAG for adaptation language re-use. In: Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems. Hannover, Germany: Springer, LNCS.
    • Hendrix, M. and Cristea, A. I. (2008) A spiral model for adding automatic, adaptive authoring to adaptive hypermedia. Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS). 14(17), pp. 2799-2818.
    • Hendrix, M. and Cristea, A. I. (2008) Meta-levels of adaptation in education. In: Proceedings of the Computers and Advanced Technology in Education Conference 2008. Crete, Greece: IASTED.
    • Hendrix, M. and Cristea, A. (2008) Reuse patterns in adaptation languages: creating a meta-level for the LAG adaptation language. In: Nejdl, W., Kay, J., Pu, P. and Herder, E. (eds.) Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems: 5th International Conference, AH 2008, Hannover, Germany, July 29 - August 1, 2008: Proceedings. Berlin: Springer. 9783540709848. pp. 304-307.
    • Hendrix, M., De Bra, P., Pechenizkiy, M., Smits, D. and Cristea, A. (2008) Defining adaptation in a generic multi layer model: CAM: the GRAPPLE conceptual adaptation model. In: Dillenbourg, P. and Specht, M. (eds.) Times of Convergence: Technologies Across Learning Contexts: Third European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2008, Maastricht, The Netherlands, September 16-19, 2008: Proceedings. Berlin: Springer. 9783540876045. pp. 132-143.
    • Hendrix, M. and Cristea, A. (2007) A qualitative and quantitative evaluation of adaptive authoring of adaptive hypermedia. In: Duval, E., Klamma, R. and Wolpers, M. (eds.) Creating New Learning Experiences on a Global Scale: Second European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2007, Crete, Greece, September 17-20, 2007. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer. 9783540751946. pp. 71-85.
    • Hendrix, M. and Cristea, A. I. (2007) Evaluating adaptive authoring of adaptive hypermedia. In: 11th International Conference on User Modelling. Confu, Greece: Springer, LNAI.
    • Hendrix, M., Cristea, A. and Joy, M. (2007) Evaluating the automatic and manual creation process of adaptive lessons. In: Spector, M. J., Sampson, D. G., Okamoto, T., Cerri, S. A., Ueno, M. and Kashihara, A. (eds.)Seventh IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies: Proceedings: ICALT 2007: July 18-20, 2007, Niigata, Japan. Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society. 076952916X. pp. 442-446.
    • Hendrix, M., Cristea, A. and Nejdl, W. (2007) Authoring adaptive educational hypermedia on the semantic desktop. International Journal of Learning Technology. 3(3), p. 230. 1477-8386.
    • Hendrix, M., Cristea, A. I. and Nejdl, W. (2006) Authoring Adaptive Learning Material on the Semantic Desktop. In: proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Authoring of Adaptive and Adaptable Hypermedia at 4th International Workshop on Authoring of Adaptive & Adaptable Educational Hypermedia. Dublin, Ireland: Springer, LNCS.
    • Cristea, A., Hendrix, M. and Nejdl, W. (2006) Automatic and manual annotation using flexible schemas for adaptation on the semantic desktop. In: Innovative Approaches for Learning and Knowledge Sharing.Crete, Greece: Springer LNCS. 978-3-540-46234-7. pp. 88-102.
    • Norta, A., Hendrix, M. and Grefen, P. (2006) A pattern-knowledge base supported establishment of inter-organisational business processes. In: Norta, A., Hendrix, M. and Grefen, P. (eds.) On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2006: OTM 2006 Workshops. Montpellier, France: Springer, LNCS. pp. 834-843.

  • Dr. Yinghui Zhang

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    2010

    1. Zhang, Y. (2010) A multi-asperity surface contact model for the simulation of friction in virtual environments.In: Richir, S. and Shirai, A. (eds.) Proceedings of Virtual Reality International Conference (VRIC 2010).
    2. Zhao, F.Turner, S. J.Dravid, R.Hill, G. and Zhang, Y. (2010) A virtual environment training system for haptic laparoscopic surgery. Paper presented to: 16th International Conference on Automation and Computing, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, 11 September 2010.
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    Other Publications

    Books

    • Fuyong Yuan, Yinghui Zhang, Yufeng Liu, The Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithm. China Machinery Press, Beijing, 1998.

    Papers

    1. Yinghui Zhang, R.Phillips, Efficient and accurate simulation of friction using a multi-asperity surface contact model. EuroHaptic2004, Munich, Germany.
    2. Yinghui Zhang, R.Phillips, A dynamic friction model for haptic simulation of needle insertion. Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 13, California, USA, 2005
    3. Yinghui Zhang, R.Phillips, A multi-asperity friction model for haptic rendering in virtual environments. CACSUK05, Sept. 2005, Sheffiled, UK

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