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Below is the final video interview I did with keynote speakers at the 2017 Annual EDEN Conference, held in Jonkoping, Sweden. It features a conversation with Professor Frans
Mäyrä. Frans is Professor of Interactive Media at the University of Tampere in Finland, and his research interests focus on the topic for the conversation – Ludic literacy. Frans explains in detail what Ludic literacy entails, how games based learning can be leveraged to create more engaging learning experiences, and how playful forms of learning contrast with more goal oriented learning traditionally delivered in university settings. This is a fascinating conversation that encompasses serious games, playful culture, deep learning, simulation and suspension of reality, immersion and multiple realities. Students as ‘designers of games’ is a particularly interesting facet of this approach to higher education.
The EDEN Interviews: Frans Mäyrä by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.