Angela Colvert

Angela Colvert

Angela Colvert is Lecturer in Education, and Deputy Director of Innovation within the School of Education, University of Sheffield, UK. Email address:

Her particular expertise includes the co-design of digital games to support learning (with teachers, children, game-creators and artists).

Her award-winning research into the co-production of Alternate Reality Games in schools has had significant impact on product design, immersive theatre practices and on policy development, both nationally and globally.

She has been involved in the development of highly successful educational games, including the Bafta-nominated ‘Teach your Monster to Read’, which was awarded a quality mark by the UK Government.

She also works with immersive theatre companies to research the impact of integrating new technologies in arts in education practices.

Furthermore, she is currently a resident researcher with Punchdrunk Enrichment, an immersive theatre company, co-developing their Immersive Learning Collective with 17 London schools and also co-directed and designed the immersive game, ‘Join the DOTS’ with KIT theatre.

Angela is committed to shaping socially just policies and practices in relation to children’s education and is a founder member of the UK Literacy Association’s Digital Literacies Task Group. She has presented at APPG meetings focusing on Media Education and has engaged in numerous governmental consultations.

She is currently working with the Digital Futures Commission to support them in their mission to ensure that the digital world is designed in line with children’s rights, interests and needs and created the Playful by Design Tool to support this work. More information about this work can be found at

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