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Safe to say the Learning Technologies show at the start of the month was a resounding success and bigger and better than it’s ever been. I enjoyed many interesting conversations with learning professionals from all walks of life and found it really insightful to hear about their successes and challenges in terms of digital learning.…

Surely it’s not December already?! How did that happen? Don’t worry, there’ll be no mention of the C-word in this post… 2015 has been a fascinating year for me from a personal perspective, in terms of the range of projects I’ve worked on and the different technologies, platforms and learning methods I’ve encountered along the way. I’d like to think that I’ve learned more than ever and I’m really excited to see what 2016 brings.…

Recently I’ve had the pleasure of running a number of workshops with some amazing clients and organizations who are looking at ways they can incorporate gamification into their learning function. Gamification is a concept that has moved from the periphery into the mainstream, especially in the e-learning world. There is a continued increase in the number of organisations who are starting to view games-based learning as a serious, viable option. As a passionate gamer and learner, this is great to see.…

Gamification is a theme that often intimidates both the e-learning newbie right through to the seasoned expert. In the past decade, the perception of the type of person that plays games has changed drastically. The average age of the gamer now 31. Over 74% of teachers now regularly use games within the classroom. And 52% of gamers in the UK are female.…