Gamification in the Workplace – Episode 8 Follow-up

I think @SummerTeachin will be pleased. Work meeting on how to encourage engagement at an upcoming event. I pipe up: let's try gamification! — AJ Macpherson (@aj_mac_pherson) December 15, 2016 Within minutes of the above tweet to my teaching account being posted, a conversation ensued that had given me extra motivation to focus this blog…

Eat Your Vegetables – Episode 7

Learning well is eating all your vegetables. This represents a common, implicit, and completely flawed belief of a large number of people who continue to think of learning as anything but a game. The ongoing reluctance on the part of many working in the broad area of ‘education’ to consider the relationship between learning and…

Gamify with AI – Episode 5 Follow-up

The chatbots have landed!! Would you bother talking to someone when you can just converse with your phone? Since we filmed Episode 5 on the gamification of language-learning, the massively popular app Duolingo has released its new chatbot feature. Powered by artificial intelligence, this feature provides a range of ‘virtual language tutors’ for users to…

Gamifying Food Regulation for Students – Episode 2

Introducing each other by interviewing each other. This may sound like a somewhat unconventional strategy for co-hosts to start a new web series off with, but reflecting one of those unforgettable lines from the 1960s: ‘it seemed like a good idea at the time.’ Of course, we’ve done the usual thing by providing some brief…