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Department of Information Science

Overview


Qualifications

  • B.IS Multimedia
  • B.IS Multimedia (Hons)

Responsibilities

  • Junior Lecturer at Department of Information Science
  • Package coordinator for B.IS Multimedia

Contact details

  • E-mail: koos.debeer@up.ac.za
  • Office: IT-building 6-57
  • Telephone: +27 12 420 2833
  • Fax: +27 12 362 5181

Office hours

  • Tuesdays:  09h30 - 11h30
  • Wednesdays: 09h30 - 11h30

Modules


Coordinating

Undergraduate

  • IMY 220 - Multimedia: Advanced mark-up languages (2)
  • IMY 211 - Multimedia: Multimedia and hypermedia theory
  • IMY 320 - Multimedia: Trends

Presenting

Undergraduate

  • IMY 300 - Multimedia year project: Game Design Theory

Postgraduate

  • IMY 761 - Applied Multimedia
  • IMY 771 - Multimedia Trends
  • IMY 773 - Multimedia Technologies: Alternate Reality Game project

Research

  • I am currently working on my masters degree (M.IS with specialization in Multimedia). The topic of my masters is the Alternate Reality Games (ARG) and how they work. This entails case studies of ARGs that have been played as well as some practical experimentation with my own created ARGs. I also teach Game Design Theory to final year undergraduate students. Topics like gamification, games in education and serious games also interest met.
  • Specialties: Research in game design theory, creative use of game design theory (entertainment), Alternate Reality Games, Games and Education, Serious Games, Gamification

Published work


Conference papers

Presentations

Achievements

  • Mentor to 3 groups of student who were finalists at Imagine Cup SA 2011
  • Mentor to the group who won 1st prize at Imagine Cup SA 2011
  • Mentor to 3 groups of students who were finalists at Imagine Cup SA 2012
  • Mentor to the 3rd place winners of Imagine Cup SA 2013/14
  • Mentor to the 1st place winners of Imagine Cup SA 2013/14