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- DescriptionIan Livingstone is the Godfather of the British gaming industry. In Hacking the Curriculum, he explains the critical importance of coding and computing in modern schools - and offers teachers and school leaders real practical guidance on how to improve their current provision.
- Author BiographyIan Livingstone is one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry. He co-founded iconic games company Games Workshop in 1975, launching Dungeons & Dragons in Europe and the Games Workshop retail chain. He co-authored The Warlock of Firetop Mountain with Steve Jackson in 1982, and went on to write many titles in the Fighting Fantasy series which has sold over 17 million copies worldwide. He played a major role in listing Eidos plc on the London Stock Exchange in 1995, where he served as Executive Chairman until 2002. At Eidos he launched global video games franchises including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He co-authored the influential Livingstone-Hope Next Gen review published by NESTA in 2011, recommending changes in ICT education policy. Following publication, he chaired the Next Gen Skills campaign, working with government to introduce the new Computing curriculum in schools in 2014. In the Wired 100 list for 2012, he was ranked the 16th most influential person in the UK's digital economy. He was listed in the 2015 Debrett's 500 as one of the most influential people in UK. Current roles: Chairman of Playdemic Ltd, Chairman of Midoki Ltd, Chairman of PlayMob Ltd, Chair Next Gen Skills Committee, Vice Chair of UKIE, Patron of Creative Skillset, a Member of the Creative Industries Council, Non-executive director of Creative Industries Federation, Non-executive director of Creative England, Non-executive director of Young Rewired State, GamesAid Trustee, Executive Advisory Board Member of GameCity, and Adviser to the British Council. Awards: BAFTA Special Award, British Inspiration Award, Develop Legend Award, Honorary Doctorate of Arts by Bournemouth University, Honorary Doctorate of Technology by Abertay University, Dundee, Honorary Doctorate of Technology by University of Greenwich. Appointed OBE in 2006 and appointed CBE in the 2013 New Year Honours list.
- PublisherJohn Catt Educational Ltd
- Date of Publication01/02/2017
- GenreEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationSuffolk
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintJohn Catt Educational Ltd
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
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