Playful Learning: the eLearning@ed Conference 2017 | howardscott75

eLearning@ed is a community of practice at the University of Edinburgh, which brings together learning technologists and academic colleagues through meet ups and events. This year’s annual conference looked at Playful learning.

Opening Keynote Prof Nicola Whitton (Manchester Metropolitan University), introduced playful learning (and her early love of the ZXSpectrum) and the importance of having space to fail. She highlighted three key aspects to build into teaching and learning: freedom to fail – particularly the usefulness of the “micro fail”; lusory attitude – a willingness to play; and…

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