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Martin Kane

01642 342614
Job title:
Senior Lecturer in Computer Games
School of Computing, Media & the Arts
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Computing, Media & the Arts research

About Martin Kane

Has now worked at Teesside University for about 15 years, primarily in a teaching-based role, mostly on BSc Games Programming, but also some business modules and other Games courses such as Games Design and the combined final year group games production. 

Research interests

Artificial intelligence for games software, particularly imperfect information games.

CAL, MOOCs and online learning.

Computer games, traditional games, ludology, history of games

Gamification and behavioural economics.

External roles and professional activities

Fellow of Higher Education Academy (2015)
Award External Examiner for Staffordshire University, 2017/2018 to 2020/2021 for Computer Game Programming and Software Engineering.

Learning and teaching interests

Interested in computer-assisted learning, MOOCs and gamification. 

Some research and enterprise project, conducted through regular teaching classes have resulted in fairly regular contributions to the annual Teesside University, Learning and Teaching conference.

Enterprise interests

Began in Mechanical Design Engineering and Management, but spent over a decade in the video games industry, in roles such as: games programmer, game developer both freelance & employed and director of a games software development company in Glasgow. Worked on, amongst other things, arcade conversions (some of the Outrun & SCI series) and traditional games (such as, Go, Shogi & bridge) for the publishers of the time, the likes of US Gold, Domark & Microsoft.