I think Tony is on the train back to Galway as we speak so maybe I can jump in…
The idea behind the article was to start a constructive dialogue so that probably explains the tone of the piece. Everyone has an opinion on this but the challenge, as always, is how to do something about it.
I think the IGDA committee members and Irish companies are up for engagement as it is in their best interests in terms of the quality of graduates they can expect out of the courses. The question is are lecturers and tutors up for engagement and cooperation or will we end up going the route of games education in the UK and have industry accreditation of courses?
As an academic I know how difficult it is to set up new courses but on this debate I can hopefully just facilitate a dialogue as I do not teach on a games course and am not about to set one up.