Reflections on Handheld Learning 2008

October 14, 2008

Some initial reflections on Handheld Learning 2008.

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Quick interview with Steve and Mark

October 14, 2008

A very short and quick conversation with Mark Kramer and Steve Wheeler.

Wanted it to be longer, but was interrupted by the start of the second plenary session.


Are we playing games?

October 14, 2008

So here we are on day two of Handheld Learning 2008.

I am in the plenary session listening to Steven Berlin Johnson talking about technologies and how children learn through simulations.

Are we playing games?

Common theme so far seems to be about the innate way in which young children learn through the use of technology.

Talking about Civilisation, of which I played the original version, and how this very complicated game is being played by children who are learning while playing.

Some amusing observations from the game.

Moved onto the simplicity of Pac-Man versus the complex goals of Zelda.

Today’s games are a lot more complicated than the games from my generation.

More soon from Handheld Learning 2008. In the meantime check out my Flickr photographs and my Twitters.