What is the role of fun in learning?

kellogg students 2Dr Nicola Whitton (Research Fellow ,
Manchester Metropolitan University)

Tuesday 23rd of November, 17.00-18.30, OUCS

Advocates of digital game-based learning often argue that games are an ideal learning platform because they are motivational, engaging and, above all, fun. This talk will explore these claims, and look at the potential role of fun in the learning process, examining its appropriateness and impact on learning, within formal and informal learning contexts.

nic-bw-smallNicola originally has a background in management in the not-for-profit sector, before changing direction and completing a Masters degree in Information Systems. Since then she has worked in a variety of development, teaching and research roles within the Higher Education Sector.Her research interests include computer games and rich media for learning, interaction design, multimedia learning, student autonomy, collaboration, pedagogic innovation.

Oxford University Computing Services, Evenlode Seminar Room

All are welcome to these events. To book a seat or for further information please contact me at melanie.tritz@oucs.ox.ac.uk

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