A couple of weeks ago, I spent an excellent couple of days at the first face-to-face meeting of the ALT Games and Learning Special Interest Group. The aim of this group is to provide an active community for people interested in all types of games and their relationship to learning, focusing particularly on their use with adults, in formal and informal contexts.
For me, the first meeting was a resounding success and it was great to spend 24 hours in the company of like-minded people and have my views challenged. Oh, and playing with lego was great too. I left the meeting full of enthusiasm and brimming with ideas.
The SIG is open to anyone who is a member of the Association for Learning Technology (this is £10 for associate membership but is free for anyone who works for an Organisational or Sponsoring member). You can find out more about what we do and how to get involved at the group web site. If you have any questions, please get in touch.