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Why board games can be more effective than e-learning

Why board games can be more effective than e-learning
Board games are inherently social and provide great opportunities for players to talk, learn from others, sort through topics, and work as teams when the game is set up that way. Of course, there are many ways to achieve this outcome and knowing what you want the players to get out of the experience is key to the design and making process.

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

What’s next after STEM?

What’s next after STEM?

Industry workforce planning reports are identifying the need for ‘soft skills’ especially around communication, negotiation, innovation and skills of being about to work together with empathy and insight into the needs of others.

The next wave after STEM is ‘creativity’ and all that comes with it… Innovation, repurposing, making, designing, caring for others … all the beautiful gifts that machines cannot do no matter how well they are programmed