30th October 2014

Why your learning feedback is ineffective

One way of viewing human interaction with the outside world is in terms of a feedback loop. Even the simplest action, such as taking a step forward, illustrates this. We take a step. As a result of this, multiple sensory […]


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9th October 2014

Five ways to use your intuition for making decisions and sparking innovation

Have you ever been in the situation where simply working harder didn’t work for you? You had a difficult decision to make or a knotty problem which needed a solution – fast. The more you pushed, the more you used […]


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7th October 2014

Organisational learning – a luxury you can’t afford?

In the current economic climate it is tempting, if not necessary, to economise on the ‘non-essential’ aspects of your business. The essentials for you probably include salaries, utility bills, paying suppliers and other operational expenses. It’s also likely you will […]


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11th September 2014

Win states in a reflective learning game

I’m creating a five round game to run at Witney Trade Fair next week.  The game is intended as a showcase of what I do in terms of creating games which drive learning through reflection, and also of the performance […]


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28th August 2014

Instructional Design ‘Consequences’

Have been working on a giveaway for the Witney Trade Fair. If you have an idea for training for your business, but don’t know where to start analysing your needs or planning what to deliver, this will help. It asks […]


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5th June 2014

The Joy of Lists

When I started Games for Good, I imagined that it would operate in two main areas, Games for Learning and Games / Gamification for personal achievement .  The former is what I have been doing for the past few years, […]


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4th June 2014

Differentiation – not just for the classroom

As someone who has spent many years designing courses in various subjects, I have written more lesson plans than I care to remember.  One of the things I find endlessly fascinating is how different learners absorb information, and the different […]


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4th June 2014

Full marks – too much and not enough

My seven-year-old daughter got 30/30 in her Maths SATs.  I say this, not from the boastful point of view of a proud parent, but from the point of view of a disappointed educator. OK, I’ll fess up before I even […]


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8th May 2014

Motivation in games – lessons from 2048

A couple of days ago I said that Castle Dice was my absolute favourite game in the whole world.  When I said this I may have been overlooking another game slightly.  The other game is 2048.  For those of you […]


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6th May 2014

Story and Aesthetics and Lens #65

So, where has my list of mechanics got to now.  Well, I now have three shorter lists entitled: Mechanics which will definitely be included Mechanics which got a lot of votes, but whose relevance is unclear Mechanics which got few […]


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