31st July 2018

Building skills brick by brick

Building skills brick by brick Published on July 31, 2018  Edit article  View stats In January this year the World Economic Forum published “Towards a reskilling revolution”. It starts by stressing the need for lifelong learning, both for employees, who need […]

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30th July 2018

Designing games with your silent partner

I love a good framework. I’ve used a few in my time, and one I am finding very useful at the moment is the (Design, Play, Experience) DPE model for designing games for learning. This grew out of an earlier model – […]

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29th July 2018

What would playful design of your work look like?

Two of my favourite things to do are spending time outside in nature and playing board games. They both give me a real sense of joy and are activities which will often cause a state of flow, meaning that I can […]

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28th July 2018

Designing your ‘Game of Life’ for pleasure and profit

Good habits are sometimes hard to keep up. There was a time that I found it easy to write a blog on my web site regularly, and to post on social platforms (articles as opposed to updates or comments). It was easy, […]

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28th July 2018

Facebook and failed stories

It’s been a bad week for social media, to put it mildly. Facebook’s losses are of a magnitude which most of us find it hard to even visualise, making Twitter’s similar problems seem almost small by comparison. I must admit to […]

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20th October 2013

Feedback in Game Based learning Part I

Watching ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ this evening has made me think a little about the nature of feedback – giving feedback, receiving feedback and the purpose it serves. First, there’s the feedback from Craig, often in pantomime villain mode, accompanied by […]

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