Hi, I'm Associate Professor Michael Dezuanni. I'm Associate Director of the Digital Media Research Centre at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.
My research has been in the use of digital media, and particularly games, in learning for children. I was a researcher on the three-year study "Serious Play" that investigated the use of digital media and games - including Minecraft - in Australian schools.
I'm excited about the potential of MC:T1 particularly in making a difference in education outcomes around Type 1 Diabetes for children. Children learn incredibly complex things quickly and effortlessly in Minecraft, so it is a great platform for this project. I've been involved in this project with Magikcraft since February of 2017, and have watched it move forward. Taking it to the next step - implementation trials - with this campaign - and then on to hospital implementation trials means that we can make this platform highly effective and widely available.