Category Archives: Games

The Use of Games in Learning

Today i am sharing an illustration around the use of games in learning. It’s not intended to be definitive, but rather a snapshot view of four applications of game dynamics and mechanics: Quests, Rehearsal, Problem Solving, and Engagement. Quests are … Continue reading

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Games in Learning: a #WorkingOutLoud post

I have started work on Module 3 of the Modern Learning Capability Programme, which covers ‘Games in Learning’, and then ‘Virtual Reality’. Today i am sharing an early sketch, which concerns the use of games in learning. This is a … Continue reading

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Games for Boys. Games for Girls

Another ski lift story: you may remember the four year old Canadian girl who i shared a ski lift with last week. The one who could ski like a rocket? Well, if nothing else, i admired her confidence, confidence being … Continue reading

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Game Mechanics versus Game Dynamics

I’m presenting some new work next week, a session entitled ‘Beyond Badges: Game Dynamics in Learning‘. As i pull that session together, i’m refining some of my earlier work and finding the right framework to present it in. I’ve settled … Continue reading

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The Rules of Beach Volleyball: agile teams and engagement

A whole weekend with friends: picnic lunches and BBQ evenings. On Saturday afternoon we head to the beach for some Volleyball. A little bit of running around, to find some sticks to mark the ‘net’ and to scrape a rectangular … Continue reading

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Gamification: How to use Game Dynamics in Learning

There’s a family story that i once threw a Monopoly board across the room rather than accept defeat. I’m not sure i remember it quite that way, but i do know that the battered box is relegated to the cupboard … Continue reading

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Baseball: the ritual of the game

As the sun went down over the Target Centre, Robert and I sat in companionable silence, beer and pizza in hand, watching the game. Next to us, a group of college students, joking and shouting. Behind us a mother with … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning: reflecting on the state of play

It’s been a year since i published ‘Mindset for Mobile Learning‘ and a lot has changed. Predictably, most of it in unpredictable ways. My own perception is that conversations within the organisational learning space have not progressed far, whilst the … Continue reading

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Pathways

I went for a game of Scrabble after work yesterday with Laura. I’m just working in Bath, staying in a hotel for a few days but, as Laura lives near here, she knew the best pub with a Scrabble set. … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning: the state of play

The ecosystem of mobile learning is in constant flux: advances in technology being rivalled by creative methods of applying it in the real world. Sometimes a technology creates possibilities, sometimes inventive minds find creative ways of applying old technologies, and … Continue reading

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