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Andrew Walsh
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Photo by Jon S, https://www.flickr.com/photos/62693815@N03/ under CC BY 2.0 I had a minor rant about Play in Higher Education recently, and after editing by the Guardian peeps, it got published... not quite what I was trying ...
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Unlock Learning Kickstarter
Just a teaser! I'll be launching a Kickstarter to produce educational escape room materials shortly and just done a video for it... look out for the actual Kickstarter soon :)
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Playful Learning conference and my escape room box
I went to the Playful Learning Conference last week, if I get around to it I might blog about the conference itself, but this post is a bit more specific! I took my escape room box along with the materials for the library induction I've made set up and ran ...
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A residential camp to make escape room stuff!
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A "library camp", but making stuff?
Materials out for a "makerspace" at Dokk1 I've been to quite a few library camps (national and local ones) and they can be a really good day - lots of ideas bounced around, lots of really positive people, and a "different" mix of people than specific subjec...
Materials out for a "makerspace" at Dokk1 I've been to quite a few library camps (national and local ones) and they can be a really good day - lots of ideas bounced around, lots of really positive people, and a "different"...
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Guardian article on play in Higher Education...
Photo by Jon S, https://www.flickr.com/photos/62693815@N03/ under CC BY 2.0 I had a minor rant about Play in Higher Education recently, and after editing by the Guardian peeps, it got published ... not quite what I was trying to say, but close enough for a ...
Photo by Jon S, https://www.flickr.com/photos/62693815@N03/ under CC BY 2.0 I had a minor rant about Play in Higher Education recently, and after editing by the Guardian peeps, it got published... not quite what I was trying ...
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Unlock Learning: Mobile Escape Rooms Kickstarter
Just launched my "Unlock Learning" Kickstarter! Escape rooms are exploding in popularity at the moment, with new ones seeming to pop up every week. But what if we used the same ideas in education? The play inherent in escape rooms, especially playing as a t...
Just launched my "Unlock Learning" Kickstarter! Escape rooms are exploding in popularity at the moment, with new ones seeming to pop up every week. But what if we used the same ideas in education? The play inherent in escape ...
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Next escape room thing...
Teacher throwing an old fashioned bomb While trying out my escape room induction, I'm also working on something a bit more involved... This may also be linked to a Kickstarter I'm sketching out at present, in which case it'll end up at various different lev...
Teacher throwing an old fashioned bomb While trying out my escape room induction, I'm also working on something a bit more involved... This may also be linked to a Kickstarter I'm sketching out at present, in which case it'll...
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Library "make camp" in Manchester
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CLS Showcase and the escape room box
Table, boxes and kit ready for the start The escape room induction had it's first outing today, not for "proper" students, but for (mainly) staff at Huddersfield Uni at the CLS (Computing and Library Service) Showcase, where we show off things that are goin...
Table, boxes and kit ready for the start The escape room induction had it's first outing today, not for "proper" students, but for (mainly) staff at Huddersfield Uni at the CLS (Computing and Library Service) Showcase, whe...
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SLA weekend course
SLA weekend workshop 2016 logo I'm currently putting my box of goodies together for the School Library Association. They run a weekend course every year for members and I'm doing a couple of (very) short workshops this Saturday on making games for informati...
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Easily bored Academic Librarian, National Teaching Fellow, innovator & promiscuous researcher at University of Huddersfield
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I'm a Teaching Fellow and Librarian at the University of Huddersfield. Currently interested in Information Literacy;  teaching information skills; using mobile 'phones in the library; game based learning, and play / playfulness in adult education.

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Guardian article on play in Higher Education...
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Photo by Jon S, https://www.flickr.com/photos/62693815@N03/ under CC BY 2.0 I had a minor rant about Play in Higher Education recently, and

#CompetitionSunday vote for your favourite Herbin Anniversary Ink to win!
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With the arrival of the new J Herbin Anniversary Ink this week, we've pitted the current members of the gang against each other in a popular

Low cost publisher for the Library Profession
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Books for the professional development of library staff & LIS students are expensive. This campaign will set up a small low cost press as an

Innovative Libraries :: i2c2 conference
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Information about i2c2, Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity Conference: 6/7 March 2014

Innovative Libraries :: "Only Connect" book information
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Call for papers for upcoming book, "Only Connect": Discovery Pathways, Library Explorations, and the Information Adventure. A collection of

Epic Win - Level-Up Your Life
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EpicWin - the iPhone to-do list app, turn your tasks into quests and level-up your life.

SOURCES!
gamesforlibraries.blogspot.com

I've a second card game nearly done as a follow up to SEEK! This one brings up issues around the many sources of information available to us

SEEK! extra copies?
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Everyone attending the workshop gets one copy of SEEK! my search skills game. I'd encourage anyone that wants to use it to think about adapt

Getting ready for the first workshop...
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Prompted by creating SEEK! recently, as well as introducing Lemontree from Running In the Halls into my University Library, I thought it wou

SEEK! A game for Information Literacy Instruction
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A card game to develop learners' information literacy, particularly around