Items tagged: "digitalplay"

Wednesday 10 August 2011

Text, Teaching and Video Gaming

I was once asked “What is the easiest type of online game to adapt for language learning?” I thought about it for a bit and then answered, “Any online game with a walkthrough.” This inevitably led to the next question, “What’s a walkthrough?” So, I showed them what they were, where to find them and [...]

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Tuesday 3 May 2011

Video games – the media of the future

In 2009 The BBC posted an article proclaiming that (video) games will ‘eclipse’ other media.  Comparing the two industries of gaming and movies the article found that while the latter was in decline for the former it was very much ‘game on’.  Even when placed directly side to side the video game adaptation of a [...]

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Thursday 21 April 2011

Gamification and ELT

Thanks to all of you who came to see Kyle and I speak at the IATEFL conference in Brighton. It was also very interesting for us to see other people presenting their ideas and projects related to using games in ELT. One of the parts of my talk that I got most questions and comments [...]

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Tuesday 12 April 2011

Fear and addiction in computer gaming

Hi, my name’s Kyle and I’m co-authoring Digital Play with Graham Stanley.  In this and subsequent blogs we want to look at how to use video games with a language learning class.  In this blog I’d like to address a question that has arisen both in my own mind, in class, with parents at parents’ [...]

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Tuesday 5 April 2011

Why it’s Digital Playtime in ELT

Hi everyone, I’m Graham Stanley and my co-author is Kyle Mawer. We’ve written a book called Digital Play : Computer games and language aims for the Delta Teacher Development Series, which will be published shortly. During the next month we’ll be writing for the DELTA Publishing Teacher Development blog. This will also coincide with the 45th [...]

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