Can students save the world?

Can students save the world?

Due to my huge interest in “games as learning machines“, I’ve been actively pursuing the idea of “challenge based learning” for some time now. In short, good games build a framework for exactly that – challenge based learning....
Let’s fail more often!

Let’s fail more often!

Here’s a small excercise: Repeat after me: [blockquote]failure is good[/blockquote] To support this notion, I could fill this post with quotes from famous researchers, inventors & entrepreneurs, all arguing in favor of failure as a very natural, beneficial,...
Revisiting old posts – part two

Revisiting old posts – part two

In this post, I try to create an overview of what I’ve written on my blog in relation to digital media & education. This is the second installment, where I focus specifically on games & learning. See the first installment here My work remains centered...

Revisiting old posts – part one

In this post, I try to create an overview of what I’ve written on my blog in relation to digital media & education I’m not really the stable blogger, churning out a steady flow of blog posts week after week…and I probably never will be. Too much...
Share EVERYTHING!

Share EVERYTHING!

I don’t normally shout (in typing, at least. I am known to noisy in person, though), but I sincerely feel it is appropriate this time around. During the last week, I’ve encountered several related issues, which I don’t fully understand. Or, to be...
Conference on game based learning

Conference on game based learning

As I announced on Twitter earlier today, I’m currently working on a conference to conclude the GAMEiT-Project in a way, which mirrors the overarching purpose of the project – to explore the field of game based based learning (in practice) and to share all...
Why I love Twitter (and you probably should too)

Why I love Twitter (and you probably should too)

However, to make it possible for nations to benefit from the experience of others and to avoid mutual misunderstanding of intentions, free access to information and unhampered opportunity for exchange of ideas must be granted everywhere. Niels Bohr Having recently...

Context is everything

I can’t stop thinking about context. I mean; context is really-really important. Pause. Rewind. Think. Do you ever do anything meaningful without it being embedded in a proper context? Perhaps I need to rewind even more, and take a brief look at definitions....

I’m a cheater

I just read this post, where it is stated, that “smartphones are the next classroom computers”. I definitely agree that using smartphones in education is one of the viable paths we should currently be exploring. These tiny, yet powerful “pocketable...

Don’t just repeat; rephrase!

I’m doing all kinds of stuff, both when working and when trying not to. It often proves hard to find a common denominator encapsulating my activities; to briefly explain what I do. One attempt, however, might emanate from the idea of challenging the...