Wonderful overview of a conference I am sure we all wish we could have attended!
Last week, I managed to attend a day of the DEANZ conference, a great opportunity to catch up with those involved in research and practice related to e-learning and distance education in the schooling and tertiary sectors.
While one day couldn’t really capture the conference as a whole, there were a few takeaways for me that made me wish I’d managed all three days!
Associate Professor at Curtin University, David’s focus is in supporting university departments to further e-learning design as part of their programmes.
His keynote made some exciting (and mentally stretching!) points about the way gaming structures can enhance learning pathways. For example:
- He shared the crowd-sourced interactive Handbook of Games and Simulations in iTunes that he had been part of, and explored the notion of building resilience and grit through clear goal setting by referencing Angela Duckworth’s TED talk.
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