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1 Play2Read? Kirk Ramsay Director of Learning Technologies

2 Games Anyone who makes a distinction between games and education doesnt know the first thing about either one. Marshall McLuhan

3 The audience has changed Digital natives Digital immigrants There are behavioural accents

4 Attitude to learning with games? Currently using computer games as part of learning, training or development? How interested in particpating in learning that uses computer games? Masie Center

5 How are games being applied? Masie Center

6 Effectiveness of games for learning? Masie Center

7 Meeting expectations Merging good learning design with real games is NOT easy We have to match content to digital natives and technology We need to overcome immigrant thinking about games We need to understand and employ the principles of game design, especially gameplay and decision making, so as not to suck the fun out Marc Prensky

8 The Monkey Wrench Conspiracy How to teach engineers to use new 3 D design tools

9 How do we take advantage? Games Mods Games Engine Game Mod £5m? £10k? 2 years? 4 weeks?

10 Deus Ex Mods

11 Literacy Challenge

12 Game Structure CORE literacy/numeracy voting social benefits personal money mgmt …more themes Theme Level

13 Game/Learning Level (5) (4) (3) (2) (1) theme (voting) theme (literacy) (1) (5) (4) (3) (2)

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15 The Characters

16 Building the Actors

17 The Environment

18 HQ

19 Network Partnerships Core Game Editorial Board Local Developer Network Local Developer Network Local Developer Network LC

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