Thoughts

Goals Ludic and Otherwise

One of the key components in a structuralist view of games, as promoted by Suits, McGonigal and others, is that they contain goals. However it

Multi Modal Media in the Classroom

When we define multi modal media as being an object that carries information through multiple channels as opposed to single mode transmission like simple text

Ubiquitous learning

I walked into work this morning while listening to the lectures on a set of bluetooth headphones. I sat under a tree outside my office

Is Your Class A Game?

Is Your Class A Game?

“People learn through play” is a statement that almost every teacher, psychologist, educational theorist and even politician can agree on. Play teaches a wide range

Why Study Games?

Why Study Games?

In the academic world this question pops up fairly regularly. It stems from the view of games as pastimes and inconsequential in comparison to the

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

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

Over-succeeding

As teachers we want to see our students succeed. We want to see them accomplish the tasks we put in front of them and answer

Simplification

Simplification

The reason most kids don’t like school is not that the work is too hard, but that it is utterly boring – Dr. Semour Papert

5 holiday gifts for the EFL/ESL teacher

5 holiday gifts for the EFL/ESL teacher

With the holidays fast approaching I wanted to share some gift Ideas for the EFL ESL teacher in your life. (Remember that you can always