Digital Game-based Learning: A Retrospective

Tempus fugit – Doesn’t time fly when you are having fun? After a 12 week tournament that is the “Digital Game-based Learning” module. All good things must eventually come to a full stop. Whilst we have been reading, writing and debating about the “serious” business of games, gaming and play; more importantly, we have also […]

The Language of Play

Reading this week’s papers from Pat Kane (2005) and Brian Sutton-Smith (1997) were a sheer joy and delight compared to the James Newman chapter┬áthe other week. I think the issue between these three writers is one of how an argument is being presented to the reader. We start with Sutton-Smith (1997) who sets that scene […]

Iconclasm in the Digital Age

Gee is such an absorbing read and lots of wonderfully quotable nuggets like: But all learning is … learning to play ‘the game’. For example, literary criticism and field biology are different ‘games’ played by different rules. (They are different sorts of activities requiring different values, tools, and ways of acting and thinking; they are […]