Friday night in Denver


It’s not often that after a long week at work, you want to give up a Friday evening to attend a conference, certainly not one that is likely to run until 2300 but last Friday, that is exactly what I did, and I LOVED it!!

Gamified learning is such an empowering teaching tool. Giving up a Friday night to hear all the inspirational talks at the inaugural Playposium, organised by Lisa Forbes and David Thomas, didn’t feel like work. In fact, the 5 hours flew by, and I enjoyed every minute of them learning about designing escape room activities, digital achievement badges in virtual learning environments through to developing online games. I came away inspired…well, maybe I was inspired the next morning when I woke up.

Check out the Professors at Play website (opens in new tab) for more information about Playful Learning in Higher Education.