There are no wrong answers

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I was at a conference recently, at a workshop where we were given an exercise that included a brainstorming activity. Among the guidelines was the now-all-too-common refrain: “There are NO wrong answers!” Poppycock. There are too wrong answers! Plenty of … Continue reading

Great Simulations and a Kitten

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Do Animals Play Games? I guess it is always possible to discuss definitions, but if one is willing to accept a common-sense definition of play, then animals absolutely play. Kittens (and almost all adult cats) often ‘play’ when alone, which … Continue reading

Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes I have seriously misjudged M. David Merrill. His Component Display Theory was very computer sciencey, and unwieldy, and really turned me off; but First Principles is *really* good. Thank you Gail for pointing me at it! I’ve had this notion … Continue reading

Immersive Education and Virtual Learning Environments

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This looks like this might be worth a bit of time to investigate: http://immersiveeducation.org/It came across the game_edu list this morning. Media Grid call for participation: Immersive Education and Virtual Learning Environments High quality PDF and Web versions: http://MediaGrid.org/#NEWS BOSTON, … Continue reading