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’m a Research Fellow at the Education and Social Research Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University. I’m passionate about the the potential of games and playfulness to create for active and engaging learning, teaching and assessment experiences. My main focus has been Higher Education but I’m also interested in other adult learning contexts, and work with children and young people.
I’m co-director of the Centre for Research in Technology, Innovation and Play for Learning, and co-chair of the Association for Learning Technology Games and Learning Special Interest Group. This is my academic web site, and my profiles on Academia.edu and Google Scholar.
I would love to hear from anyone else with similar interests – in games, learning, play, and general silliness – to find out what you are doing and what you are thinking about.
Email: n.whitton at mmu.ac.uk