The Institute of Digital Learning at the University of Wales, Newport, has launched a number of free interactive games that help people explore topics such as disability, age diversity, racial equality and homelessness. These games are contained within the ‘Addressing Barriers: Enhancing Services’ series of Equality and Diversity toolkits, which incorporate expert video tutorials alongside interactive ‘Bytesize Basics’ serious games.

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Comment:  For years the UK’s e-learning producers have been complaining that overseas (usually Indian) companies can undercut them because of the much lower labour rates in theses countries. However, this move by the University of Wales, Newport, rather takes the wind out of the whingers’ sails. Not even e-learning producers in Argentina – said to be currently the cheapest source of e-learning programming code in the world – can produce e-learning materials for less than free.