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This essay reports on the concept of using games to raise cultural awareness amongst international students travelling abroad for further education. This essay highlights few of the culture shock experiences international students go through during their stay in an inexperienced cultural environment. It highlights the innovative use of gaming to reduce the shock of such cultural experiences prior to experiencing it.
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Nipan J Maniar was born in Gujarat, INDIA 1977. He graduated from Gujarat University (BSc Mathematics) in 1998 and received his MSc (Multimedia Information Systems) from University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom in 2002 followed by PgC in Learning and Teaching in 2005. He is currently a part-time Principle Lecturer in eLearning and part-time Senior Lecturer in streaming media technologies at University of Portsmouth. As the inventor of C-Shock (www.c-shock.com), a gaming concept and the co-founder of www.sourcelearn.com a pay per view educational video website his research interests include the development of educational games and developing technical and pedagogical approaches to implement Digital Media Management and Delivery System. He has published over 30 peer reviewed articles and his projects have contributed towards UK Research Assessment Exercise. Nipan was awarded the Learning and Teaching Fellowship by University of Portsmouth in 2007 based on his excellence in teaching and learning. Nipan was also awarded Enterprise Fellow award in 2007. He was nominated for UK Higher Education National Teaching Fellow award and UK Higher Education National e-tutor Fellow award. Nipan is a Teaching Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1451559186