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Mikereddy

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Qualifications

1986 – BSc (Dunelm) Honours Natural Science (Maths and Physics)
1987 – PGCE (Joint First Mathematics and Physics
1988 – MSc (Vic) in Computation
1999 – PhD in Computing, entitled “An investigation into the use, application and evaluation of intelligent agents”

About

Mike joined Newport in 2005 to run the BSc Games Development & A.I., having worked on a number of innovative awards during his 12 years at Glamorgan, including their BSc Computer Games Development, the World’s only BSc in Science Fiction and BSc Multimedia Joints, running across three faculties, Humanities, Engineering and Computing.

He regularly appears on Radio and TV, discussing the social effects of technology, and novel assessment strategies.

Publications

Conference & Journal Publications (Last 5 years)

Reddy, M. (2011), “CalDys2 – Games for Dyslexia” Game Camp 4, 14th May 2011, Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University
Wan, J., Reddy, M. & Longman, D. (2011), “Understanding student engagement in 3D virtual learning environments”, International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, Inderscience Publishers Vol. 3, No.5/2011, pp468-481 ISSN 1753-5255 (Print) 1753-5263 (Online)
Reddy, M. (2010d) “Taking the ‘cad’ out of Academic and the ‘grit’ out of Integrity” Plenary keynote speaker at the 2010 Annual International Conference
“Integrity in Troubled Times: Leading by Example” 22-24th October, Long Beach, California, USA
Reddy, M. (2010c) “Putting the ‘Play’ in Plagiarism” Workshop for the 4th International Plagiarism Conference, 21-23rd June, Northumbria University, Newcastle
Reddy, M. (2010b) “Putting the Play in Plagiarism: Making Games as Assessment for Learning” Newport NEXUS Conference June 14-15th, Caerleon Campus, University of Wales, Newport
Reddy, M. (2010a) “Paizogogy: How ‘Gamez Meanz Learnz’ or the pedagogy of making games, rather than just playing them” 1st HEA-ICS One-Day Workshop on “Next Generation Learning: Using Games and Animation in Education” 25th March, University of Greenwich, London
Wan, J. Reddy, M. & Longman, D. (2010), “Ensuring student engagement in 3D virtual learning environments” in Haslett, S.K. & Rowlands, H. (2010), ‘Enhancing Research-Teaching Links in Higher Education: Proceedings of the Newport NEXUS Conference Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching’, Special Publication, No. 3, 2010, pp. 83-91ISBN 978-1-899274-43-7
Eaton, R. & Reddy, M. (2010) “POT Moodle: Practice Opposing Technology (P.O.T.) in the Moodle electronic submission pilot” Newport NEXUS Conference June 14-15th, Caerleon Campus, University of Wales, Newport
Culwin, F. & Reddy, M. (2010) “12 reasons for, and 12 reasons against, deciding academic misconduct by means of a viva” HEA-ICS Managing Academic Misconduct & Preventing Plagiarism, 25th February, London South Bank University, London
Reddy, M. (2009) “‘Oh the Cowman and the Farmer should STILL be Friends’” invited speaker at Games: EDU09, July 14th 2009, Brighton
Reddy, M. & Westecott, E. (2009) “Gamez Meanz Learnz” presented at the HEA Wales Nexus Conference, 15-16 June, 2009, Caerleon Campus, University of Wales, Newport
Reddy, M. (2008e), “Participatory design of a peer-negotiated, self-set examination for a computer graphics module,” http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/York/documents/aboutus/wales/37_newport_particpatory_design_of_perrnegotiated_selfset_exam_for_computer_graphics.doc available at Inter-disciplinary team-based assessment (Newport) in the “Practice which works: a snapshot of assessment practice in Wales,” http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/resources/casestudies/welsh_case_studies_index
Reddy, M. (2008d), “All your grade are belong to us,” http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/York/documents/aboutus/wales/36_newport_all_your_grade_are_belong_to_us_sic.doc available at “Inter-disciplinary team-based assessment” in the “Practice which works: a snapshot of assessment practice in Wales,” http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/resources/casestudies/welsh_case_studies_index
Reddy, M. (2008c) “Dr. Strangecut: How I learned to stop worrying and love copy and paste” 3rd International Plagiarism Conference 2008, JISC Plagiarism Advisory Service, 23rd-25th June 2008, Northumbria University, City Campus East, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Reddy, M. (2008b) “The Ephedrine Case Study,” Invited Speaker at “Grasping the nettle: designing assessment to reduce plagiarism,” AJAIS Seminar, Oxford, 21st May 2008
Reddy, M. (2008a) “ ‘Oh, the Cowman and the Farmer should be friends’ – Why the Games Industry and Academia must work together, but not too closely,” Invited Speaker at “Games:EDU 2008” New Century House, Manchester 29th April 2008
Reddy, M. (2007b) “Wi Mii? – Observations of a NintenDad,” “Women in Games Conference 2007 Aesthetics in play: new platforms, new perspectives, new players,” University of Wales, Newport, 19-21st April 2007
Reddy (2007a) “Putting the Real in Surreal: Scientific simulations in a virtual world,” Invited speaker at “Massively Multi-Learner” ICS HEA Workshop, 22nd March 2007, University of Paisley

Memberships

Dr. Reddy is on several national committees, including the PlagiarismAdvice.org expert advisory board, the TIGA Professional Development Panel and Sony’s Playstation First Academic Board, with both an academic and industry focus. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

External

Public Engagement Activities and Esteem Indicators

Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Commerse and Manufactures,
Keynote speaker at the 2010 Academic Integrity Conference, Long Beach, USA
International Plagiarism Conference Editorial Chair and Committee for all four biannual conferences since 2004.
Invited speaker for the Brighton Develop Games Conference in 2009 and 2011
Consultancies for the EPSRC and the British Council and formerly an Expert for ISFE and PEGI.
Science Ambassador for Setpoint Wales
Referee for the following journals: IEEE Trans. On Image Processing, IEEE communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks.
Host and regular guest on the “Games Night” Sky TV show, which won the Games Media Award in 2008
Mike regularly appears on Radio and TV, discussing the social effects of technology, and novel assessment strategies.

Research

Expertise or Interest

Dr. Reddy’s research borders on social, ethical as well as technical developments of Future Technology (“Futology”). This work encompasses engineering, computer science, and pedagogical practice, and includes international collaborators, such as NASA’s CoLab Project. His main inspiration in developing the link between learning and situated technology have been Paulo Freire and bell hooks, as well as Vygotsky’s Activity Theory. All of which emphasise the breaking down of traditional educational power structures, and recognition of the role of environment and community in educational practice.

The less wordy version is that Dr. Reddy is interested in how humans interact with computers, especially in the learning and leisure contexts.

Grants Awarded

2010 – EU EACEA LL2 Research Grant “caldys2 – use of computer games to aid children with dyslexia learning English as a second language” €422,000 Awarded

Supervision

Currently supervising one research student, in digital marketing. The previous research student was investigating the educational application of virtual worlds.

Degree Examiner Appointments

Internal and external examiner for PhD and Masters students, External Examiner for Wolverhampton and London Metropolitan universities. Previous external for the Open University, with the longest record for examinership for a single course. Several validation panel memberships for UK awards at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Centre or Group

Future Technology Research Group

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