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Providing Students with Positive Failure Feedback

I have written in the past about the importance of making failure okay, and indeed par for the course, in education. The fact that games make failure normal, acceptable, and even fun is one of the many aspects of play that has drawn me to game-based learning, gamification, and gameful teaching/learning. 1,059 more words

Instructional Design

Gamifying a Short-Term Online First-Year Composition Course

In an attempt to stem the outflow of students to universities with more extensive online programs, my university is piloting several core curriculum short-term online courses this summer at the regular tuition rate and I was asked to teach the 6-week online English 101 class. 1,585 more words

Instructional Design

Innovative Students - Conference Presentation Video


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Mike Lloyd’s keynote address at “Building Skills”, Athens. Thanks to all at the British Council, Microsoft and InEdu in Greece. 102 more words


learning about civilisations with computer games

While investigating the Incas a question was raised “How did they get so big and the why did they disappear when they seemed to be such a big empire? 1,068 more words


GTC - Professional Update

So, with the GTC’s Professional Update under-way – and not enrolled in any formal course of study – I have opted to utilise this blog as a way of recording and sharing my ongoing academic inquiry. 41 more words

CLWB at BETT Asia Leadership Summit


We were delighted to present at the first BETT Asia Leadership Summit. We demonstrated some simple principles for using Programming, Electric Ink, and Control Technology to boost STEM learning.  180 more words

Games Based Learning