Amanda Ford

Amanda Ford | West College Scotland

I returned to education after having my children and gained my undergraduate degree in Computing before moving on to undertake my PhD focusing on Games based learning in particular investigating the use of constructing games as a method for children to learn in primary school, which I have recently just graduated with. I have always had an interest in technology and gaming with Super Mario being my first ever game that I completed and throughout the years have always had gaming consoles of one variety or another. Moving into studying computing was natural move as previously when working I had done a lot of I.T work and thought that it would be a good career move. I am a games lecturer in FE at present and teach a variety of subjects though have a keen interest in 3D modelling, Games Design and Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality. I enjoy using new technologies with my students where possible – for my 3D modelling class I use a mixed reality and virtual reality to show the students their own work in a new way.