Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning 2013

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Dr. Nicola Whitton

Dr. Nicola Whitton

Dr. Nicola Whitton

Dr. Nicola Whitton is a researcher in the area of learning innovation, based at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is passionate about enhancing and rethinking the ways in which teaching, learning and assessment are carried out, particularly in the context of Higher Education, in order to create more equitable and engaging experiences for students. She is particularly interested in the use of games to create active and experiential models of learning, engage students, and provide safe playful spaces for learning.Dr. Whitton’s extensive work in the area of game based learning, including current research and teaching interests, can be viewed at http://bit.ly/URnXYy.

 

Fiachra Ó Comhraí

Fiachra Ó Comhraí

 

Fiachra Ó Comhraí

Fiachra is Player 1 (CEO) of Gordon Games [gordongames.com], a company making people happier at work through software game techniques. The company uses gamification to bond people together, make progress clearer and make good work addictive. He was EMEA Vice President of salesforce.com  where he worked for ten years. He saw cloud computing go from esotericism to the centre of the software industry. He believes that game thinking will transform software as comprehensively; if anything, the change will be greater because it taps into something deeper, human motivation.


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