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March 10, 2009

ThoughtFest 09

March 10, 2009

Last week I was fortunate to be one of the attendees at the fantastic Thought Fest 2009 conference, held at the University of Salford's Think Lab. Organised by organized by Pontydysgu with the support of the JISC Evolve network and the European Mature-IP project, the event attracted top class learning technology researchers and practitioners from across Europe. Potential ...

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February 06, 2009

SAGSET09: Coaching and Learning through Games - deadline approaching

February 06, 2009

Looking to disseminate your project results? The 39th Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Games, Simulations in Education and Training (SAGSET) is being held at Leeds Met from Wednesday 22 - Friday 24 July 2009, with the theme Coaching & Learning Through Games.Submission is by 700-1000 word abstract and is due by Friday 13th February, though I ...

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August 27, 2008

Women in Games Conference

August 27, 2008

Thanks to Eileen Brown for the heads up on this ...

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July 15, 2008

Telling (digital) Stories

July 15, 2008

One of my favorite sessions at the last Emerge online conference, Exploring User 2.0 was the hands-on closing session on Digital Storytelling. John Sandars invited us to upload a single image "that represents your feelings about engaging with web 2.0 technologies" prior to the session, and we talked through 12 submitted pictures. The session was very lively, thought provoking and ...

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October 30, 2007

The Byron Review

October 30, 2007

The Byron Review is an independent report into the risks posed by inappropriate web and game-based content for children and young people, supported by the UK's Department for Children, Schools and Families (formally the DfES), and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Shiny Shiny, a gadget site aimed at women, has a couple of interviews ...

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October 15, 2007

Machinima Festival Europe 07 Awards

October 15, 2007

I was delighted to be invited along to the first Machinima Festival Europe 07 award ceremony last night. The party followed a full day of screenings and a programme which covered Machinima's history, tools and techniques, and legal issues at Leicester's De Montfort University. International luminaries of the machinima community were out in force, including Paul Marino, Friedrich Kirschner, ...

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July 09, 2007

MMORG -- whassat?

July 09, 2007

Games and education people can ask for a side demo at Manchester from one of the PLE team demoing their very first public prototype -- hot off the press today. The game is a MMORG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) attracting considerable interest in France despite the fact that it is only in beta. From the web site "BEOCIA ...

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July 07, 2007

Educational games about Climate Change by Red Redemption

July 07, 2007

Red Redemption has been developing games for education about climate change issues. Operation Climate Control has been developed for DEFRA as part of the Climate Challenge Fund. The game is free for use by schools and other education institutions. The game aligns with Key Stage 4 of the National Curriculum. Climate Challenge has been developed for the BBC. Now, ...

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April 28, 2007

Sex, lies and video games

April 28, 2007

Paul Kearney and Maja Pivec have written this intriguingly titled article in BJET, about the potential for using video games in education    "Sex and violence in video games is a social issue that confronts us all, especially as many commercial games are now being introduced for game-based learning in schools, and as such this paper polls teenage players about ...

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