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Differences between gamification, simulations, serious games and games

Differences between gamification, simulations, serious games and games
With so many different ways to use games and gamification, working out how and when to use the different kinds can lead to confusion and a lot of wasted time and effort. Fantastic post by Andrzej Marczewski that sumarises the games and gamification universe into easily digestible infographics

Learning trends for 2019

Learning trends for 2019
I love watching the trends and feel ever-so-slightly smug when I realise I've been working on the things that are developing as a trend. I got into social media when it first started and now happily play in the games and gamification area. The article: 6 eLearning Trends: What Can We Expect Going Into 2019 And Beyond?...

Thinking elastically…survival skill of the future

Thinking elastically…survival skill of the future

As teachers and trainers, how do we contribute to expanding the way our students think? How do we provide learning opportunities for students to safely experiment with ‘elastic thinking’?

Foundation skills training and skilling needs in Australia

Foundation skills training and skilling needs in Australia

A new report out this week from The Australian Industry Group: SURVEY REPORT Workforce Development Needs Skilling: A National Imperative https://cdn.aigroup.com.au/Reports/2018/Survey_Report_WFDNeeds_Skilling_Sept2018.pdf tells is an interesting story of where technology, literacy and training are causing a convergence of both need for skilling and opportunity to achieve this.

#FoundationSkills  #Reading #Writing #OralCommunication #Navigatetheworldofwork #Interactwithothers #Gettheworkdone

#Seriousgames #training #Vocational #teamwork #assessment #Andragogy  

#communication

Social skills development for adults

Social skills development for adults
How do you politely give adults the opportunity to develop their social and diplomacy skills? As self-determining humans, how do you even tell someone they need to improve in these skills? And why would they want to? What is the incentive?

Preparing for the creative economy

Preparing for the creative economy

Interesting speech yesterday by Russel Howcroft at the National Press Club - 15 Aug 2018. (https://www.npc.org.au/speakers/russel-howcroft/ ) 'The Creative Economy Deficit'. 

So how do we nurture the gamut of creativity in our students, so that when they get into the workforce, they can be part of, influence and leverage off this new economy?