Develop '09: Dr Mike Reddy questions current role of educational body

Skillset accused of ‘pushing out’ IGDA

Newport University’s Dr Mike Reddy has suggested that Skillset’s position is detrimental to the role of other bodies of a similar nature.

"The industry should be very careful about the way it wants to expand and effect education, and visa versa," said Reddy, speaking at the Develop Conference 2009. "The problem with Skillset as an umbrella is that it pushes out others like IGDA."

In a colorful seminar devoted to exploring the relationship between developers and the educationalists training many of the industry’s future staff, Reddy suggested: "educational freedom is the way forward."

The Skillset organisation, which Reddy also praised for its standards and efforts, recently granted Teeside University accreditation.

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