Category: Games based learning

Play with a purpose

Yes I know, it sounds like some Music Hall joke but purposeful play has been on my mind for a couple of weeks now. Immersed in learning outcomes though I am,  it is still very easy to get caught up with the fun of designing games and forget that in the world of workplace learning…



Drama-based training: can playful learning achieve serious outcomes?

Drama-based learning programmes are sometimes pigeoned holed as ‘edutainment’, a term I prefer to resist. Whilst we certainly want delegates to enjoy our workshops, and we encourage a playful approach, we are very focused on achieving serious outcomes for our delegates and client organisations. And, as this quote, from an email I received this week,…



What can we learn from playing ‘casual’ video games?

Do you play games on your PC, or iPhone or other device?  Do you take a few minutes out of your day to login to Facebook and play a game? And does part of you feel a bit guilty about wasting precious time playing a seemingly meaningless game?  Well you can stop worrying, for you…