Game Design, Gamification, Learning Design and Assorted Other Strangeness

May 2015

A Dice Does Not a (Good) Game Make

In the field of ESL/EFL it is common to see “board games” where the students roll a dice and then answer the questions in English

What’s Fun?

Fun is a word that we as teachers hear a lot. Whether it is from students who are moaning at the lack of it in

3rd Space Learning

Does education have to take place in a formal school based environment? Is school truly the “Work of children”? In 1989 Ray Oldenburg proposed his

Mind Mapping Conversations

The tip of the tongue phenomena is a killer. The words just seem to freeze in the brain and refuse to come out. It is

Games and Activities

A presentation once asked the question, what is the difference between a game and an activity in an educational environment? The presenter went on to