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Samphire Digital Ltd
Freelance Digital Producer
Since leaving BBC Children’s in 2010, Becky’s freelance work has focused on creative production, user testing and audience insights for kids and families. Recent projects include SyncScreen’s second-screen app for Gory Games; strategy and research (Nickelodeon, the Essential Parent Company and Atlantyca Publishing); and games/app production (BBC, Endemol, Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop). Her awards include a Webby, an RTS award and a Prix Europa.
Learning by App
Not all games that claim to be educational stand up to scrutiny. 32% of games on the Apple app store have an educational claim or learning goal, but “a great majority… are not very good games and they are not very good at stimulating learning” (Lauri Jarvilehto, Rovio). We hear from app developers, app reviewers and scientists on what makes an app educational and what the market landscape looks like. We explore real life examples and discuss how making a good app, with true educational value, is harder than it might first appear. Plus we get the facts on app…