This blog contains my personal musings on games, learning, computers, engagement, fun, playfulness, technology, and other stuff that takes my fancy.
playful thoughts on games and learning
I was lucky enough to be invited to give a keynote talk last week at the Future of Technology in Education Conference. Although a bit knackered, after a 5am flight from another conference in Cork, I managed to get through it in one piece, and the feedback from twitter was very kind (although the ability to receive instant feedback after – and even during – a presentation is a bit disconcerting).
The title of the talk was What is the Future of Digital Games and Learning? (although perhaps should have been more correctly titled: What is the Future of Games and Learning in HE?) and I’m not going to go into it in depth here (the slides and video are available online). It was one of those talks where you have to come up with the title long before you think of the content. However, I wanted to share what I think will be the three big trends in games and learning in HE in the neat future, just to get an idea whether people agree, disagree or think I’ve missed anything blindingly obvious. All comments welcome!
As an aside, Katie Piatt, ran a brilliant potato-themed conference game. Her reflections can be found on her blog.