- The evidence suggests that game-based learning can improve engagement and
motivation, but don’t rely on games to improve attainment – there is still a lot we don’t
know about the impact of video games on learning.
- The best way of integrating gaming into teaching is by using it within a clear pedagogic
process. In particular:
On Tuesday 29th January, Education Scotland will alert colleagues throughout Scottish education about the value of professional learning (CPD) communities on Glow.
These communities have evolved from the CPDCentral work with which some of you will be familiar from updates over the last few years.
It is hoped to raise the profile of professional online learning (as advocated in Teaching Scotland’s Future report) by providing a place for us to connect, share and learn with each other and support each other to improve our educational practice.
Feel free to visit the home page of the National PL Community on Glow and have a look for yourself. Your colleagues are encouraged to visit the community support area or email email@example.com if they have any questions.
As always, we are grateful for the support given by you to make these things possible on Glow. If you have any questions or identify any potential issues, please get in touch using the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sent on behalf of Con Morris
National Professional Learning Adviser, Education Scotland
As you probably know, eduBuzz was rebuilt in case it had been “hacked” after some unusual files were spotted on the server. We’ve done everything we can to minimise the risk of future trouble, but now we need your help.
To make the site as secure as possible, we need you to change your password. Please choose a good, secure one – not just a word that can be found in a dictionary!
Here’s a simple guide to creating secure password from Edinburgh University. http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/systems/security/password.html
There have been some reports of login difficulties which we are investigating.