Kim Flintoff

Curtin University Teaching and Learning (Strategic Innovations in Learning Engagement)

Gamification is the buzz word of business and education at the moment and is widely misunderstood.

The Strategic Innovations team at Curtin Teaching and Learning have embraced game-like challenge-based learning as one of the key drivers of the university’s Transformation of Teaching and Learning.

The team is involved in national and international developments around Digital Badging, Challenge-based Learning, Personalisation of Learning, Learning Analytics, Serious Games and other innovative approaches to drive student engagement, improve student achievement and student and employer satisfaction.

The team at Curtin has engaged in some collaborative projects with a range of international organisations (UNESCO, Pearson Research, UNEP-DHI, Serious Games Conference, etc) and have some exciting approaches to learning using serious games and challenges including offerings for the K-12 sector and pre-tertiary opportunities. The approaches offer authentic engagement with real-world issues and are mediated via a range of technologies.

This presentation will offer some demonstration and insights into some of these innovations including Curtin’s new Challenge platform, analytics strategies, and serious games in the classroom.

Join Kim Flintoff at the ECAWA Term 4 Professional Learning Day on Saturday the 25th of October at Wesley College.