Where I’ve Been Online (May 10, 2014)

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Productivity and Play in Digital Media and Learning | DMLcentral “The authors of the study state that the usage policies for publicly accessible computers tend to favor “productive” uses — such as looking for work or conducting research — over … Continue reading

CMEC Statement on Play-Based Learning

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes A great start…. play-based-learning_statement_EN.pdf (application/pdf Object). Of course, play lies at the core of innovation and creativity for adults too….. what do you think real scientists do all day? CMEC = Council of Ministers of Education CMEC StatementonPlay-BasedLearning     … Continue reading

Gamasutra – Features – Jerked Around by the Magic Circle – Clearing the Air Ten Years Later

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Gamasutra – Features – Jerked Around by the Magic Circle – Clearing the Air Ten Years Later. A broad strokes definition: The magic circle is the idea that a boundary exists between a game and the world outside the game. … 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