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The importance of being earnest not ignorant

  Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. 856 more words

Digital Capabilities


Key messages from the 2016 UCISA TEL Survey

At this year’s ALT-C conference, Richard Walker led a discussion session on: ‘Open and flexible learning opportunities for all?   1,471 more words

Conferences & Presentations

Badges In Wonderland - 10 Things We Learned Gamifying a Conference

Following up from my earlier blog on the “how” of gamifying the UCISA Support Services Conference (USSC16) in Leeds this year, here’s (finally!) the notes on what I learned from the experience – things that worked, things that didn’t work and things I’d definitely do if I had to do it again! 2,466 more words

Higher Education

Review, Reflect and Remember - Playful Learning #playlearn16 @playlearnconf @ucisa

The Hull team arriving at the Playful Learning Conference, 13-15 July 2016.

On arrival* participants were inducted into the marble game which ran throughout the three days. 1,312 more words


Badges Badges Badges! How we gamified a conference

Earlier this month I ran an exercise effectively gamifying elements of UCISA’s Support Services Conference in Leeds, and there are two blogs that I’d like to do on the experience – firstly how we did it (this one – it’ll be a bit dry, but I’ll aim to stick to *what* we did rather than offer much commentary) and secondly, what I learned from it and what I’d do next time(!). 2,113 more words

Higher Education

digital detective #playlearn16

This week I’m at the Birley Campus of MMU attending the Playful Learning Conference #playlearn16. Thank you @UCISA for the bursary which made this amazing experience possible.   714 more words

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